Did you know a food intolerance could be stopping you from losing weight?
What is a food intolerance?
A food intolerance is different to an allergy. The symptoms of a food intolerance have a big impact on a persons life, but are not life threatening, and are much more common than an allergy.
What happens when we are intolerant to food?
As we digest food, it is broken down into smaller bits, this makes it easier for our body to absorb. Sometimes larger bits pass through without breaking down, and sometimes the body reacts by attacking them. It does this by using anti-bodies called immunoglobulin G's or for short IgG. The symptoms of an intolerance may not present themselves immediately, unlike an allergy. This makes it difficult to identify the cause. Symptoms can include bloating, migraines, feeling tired and difficulty losing weight.
How can I find out if I have an intolerance?
ECPT can now offer food intolerance testing working with a company called Lorisian. Following a consultation with me, the test is an easy, straight forward pin prick test. Testing up to 208 food ingredients and can also test for Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).
Who are Lorisian?
Lorisian are based in the UK and now Melbourne, they have over 35 years’ experience, specialising in laboratory tests that measure food triggers (food-specific IgG antibodies). Their results offer a fast track or starting point for an elimination diet. The tests are aimed at those that may have food intolerances, and those who want to optimise their diets by avoiding any foods that they are reacting to. Their aim is to promote wellbeing within the pressures of a modern lifestyle. There are 3 testing options available with reactions to 100, 150 or 208 different food ingredients tested.
Over 45% of the population react adversely to foods that they eat, which whilst not life threatening, can have a massive impact on someone’s quality of work and home life. The way that food can affect our everyday life is often difficult to explain and it is common for people to try and eliminate foods from their diet to help themselves feel better. Often they don’t know which foods to try and eliminate and have to guess. Many people don’t know that identifying food intolerances can be an important element of optimising health and wellbeing.
If you would like to know more, then contact me on 0435 670 137 to book a free consultation.