As a Food intolerance dietitian and having three allergic and food intolerant children myself, I understand the challenges people face in every environment and situation I still find shopping and cooking for my family to be one of the biggest challenges and delights I have yet faced as a Dieititian
While mouth ulcers, nausea, colic, irritable bowel, headaches, fatigue, irritability, sinus, asthma, hives and eczema can be attributed to a spectrum of causes, food intolerance can sometimes be the underlying factor. Often overused as an explanation without correct investigation, or mislabelled as a food allergy, food intolerance can be a real problem if not pinpointed and managed correctly.
Although some may see this specification between food intolerance and food allergy as petty, for those suffering from either condition, the correct diagnosis and dietary modification can have a huge impact on their quality of life.
While food allergy is an immune reaction to specific proteins, food intolerance is a little more ambiguous, does not involve our immune system and can manifest as a large variety of symptoms. The treatment of food allergy is pretty clear cut, avoid the offending protein sources, whereas food intolerance requires a more flexible approach.
Some of the ways I can help:
Identification of possible food chemical intolerances
Provide practical tips and strategies for managing elimination diets where they are recommended
Quickly identify the most likely food or chemical causing your symptoms to avoid wasting precious time and energy on unnecessary restrictions or diets
Challenge and increase tolerance for your trigger foods and food chemicals
Establish Healthy eating patterns that meet all your nutrient requirements with lots of practical suggestions