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Dr. Gabriel Niles
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Food Intolerance (Definition)

Sensitivity means allergy. Intolerance means something else - usually an inability to digest a component of the food in question. If you are intolerant to cow's milk it could be because you can't digest milk sugar also called lactose. That is called lactose intolerance which is due to lack of an enzyme that digests the milk sugar. The ...Read more


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Symptoms of food intolerance?

Symptoms of food intolerance?

Any related to food: Any symptoms that are uncomfortable associated with eating a food can be called a food intolerance. The term intolerance does not specify a particular cause. Commonly those symptoms which are not related to a food allergy are considered an intolerance. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of food intolerance? Does it vary from person to person?

What are the symptoms of food intolerance? Does it vary from person to person?

Food intolerance: Symptoms of food intolerance are widely variable between people, and the foods themselves. There can be belly cramps, nausea, diarrhea, belching, body aches and pains, dizziness, rashes, difficulty with memory & concentration, etc. There can be days between eating a problematic food and perceptible symptoms, so diagnosing can be confusing. Integrative or functional medicine physicians can help. ...Read more

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What happens if I have a food intolerance, how much of it will cause me symptoms ?

What happens if I have a food intolerance, how much of it will cause me symptoms ?

DEPENDS: eVERY ONE IS DIFFERENT. The symptoms of a food sensitivity include abdominal pain and gas. There usually is no rash. Try to determine how severe the symptoms are and if the benefit of having the food outweighs the symptoms you are having. ...Read more

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What's the symptoms of a food intolerance in a toddler?

Food intolerance: Symptoms may differ but typically would manifest in poor weight gain and growth pattern, or actual weight loss, diarrhea, being tired, less active, abdominal discomfort, skin rashes, frequent infections due to poor absorption of essential nutrients and many more depending on the food and missing nutrients. ...Read more

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Is there a reason why I am having symptoms of food intolerance after 21 years of eating pork?

Is there a reason why I am having symptoms of food intolerance after 21 years of eating pork?

Intolerance: Can you define your food intolerance and describe it to determine what is going on? It is best that you consult an allergist to discuss your symptoms and test you accordingly. ...Read more

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I have periods where I have symptoms of ibs. Is this a food intolerance, what to do?

Food intolerances fi: Keep a journal of what you are eating especially in proximity to the symptoms, don't forget over the counter medications. Food intolerances like lactose, fructose, sorbitol, nonabsorbable Cellulose found in some vegetables and even trehalose!-yes there is such a thing. Spend some time with your provider so you can exchange all the clues and this help confirm the suspicion of a food infolerance. ...Read more

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Can food intolerances cause hypoglycemia or make the symptoms worse?

Possibly: If you don't eat correctly you may not have enough calories to prevent hypoglycemia, especially if you are a diabetic. If you don't have diabetes it's highly unlikely you would develop hypoglycemia which is quite rare. Food intolerances can cause a variety of different symptoms. Try excluding things that make you feel bad after eating them. ...Read more

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I believe I have SIBO. I also have a sulfur fart smell emulating from my nose and mouth. I am sure itbisbsibo because all the symptoms dark circles food intolerances foul gas as soon as I start to eat all point to SIBO. I need help as my breath is killing

I believe I have SIBO. I also have a sulfur fart smell emulating from my nose and mouth. I am sure itbisbsibo because all the symptoms dark circles food intolerances foul gas as soon as I start to eat all point to SIBO. I need help as my breath is killing

R/O IBS VS SIBO: IBS is a diagnosis of exclusion. IUC/CROHNS DZ/IBD is inflammation usually DX by BX IBS SX can be managed .You need a full exam and blood work. Especially screen for H pylori . Also stool screen x 3 for occult blood /parasite/ &colonoscopyWhile you are getting these items checked out you should stick to a gluten free diet . Ie gutbliss.com and Wholeapproach.com TXPROBIOTICS/LEVSIN/BENTYL ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Nutrition (Definition)

Nutrition is the synergistic combination of nutrients found in food and water that allows the human body to perform all essential ...Read more