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Living with food intolerances can be difficult. Friends, family, and strangers may underestimate or overlook the potential for an adverse reaction. Fortunately, by doing some homework and keeping a positive attitude, you can keep your food intolerances under control and live a healthy and comfortable life.

Tips for living with food intolerances

There are people who can not digest certain foods. Fortunately, it does not matter, but it can be very boring. The key to curbing this situation is to adopt an elimination diet and adapt to your food intolerances. You will avoid the symptoms and, above all, improve your quality of life.

How can a person discover their intolerances?

By ordering one of our expert food intolerance tests, we will analyse your hair sample against up to 725 food items depending on the test which you order. The most common symptoms of food intolerance include abdominal pain and bloating, flatulence and even nausea! If you are experiencing stomach issues, including a bloated stomach and constipation, then it is likely that you are suffering from food intolerances. 

The good news is that with most foods, there are always alternatives to food items and supplements, especially milk alternatives! To ease your stomach you should look for healthier alternatives, and if you have lactose or gluten intolerance then Supermarkets are always on hand to help you find an alternative. 

Common symptoms of Caffeine Intolerance

Caffeine is a very common symptom of food intolerance and it is one of the substances with the highest proportion of damage and can cause uncomfortable pain to an individual. Caffeine is found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, energy drinks and bars, cocoa, chocolate, and some pain relievers.

The symptoms of caffeine intolerance include: insomnia, nervousness, tachycardia, upset stomach, increased blood pressure and heart rate. In order to manage your intolerances to caffeine and other food items, it is enough to reduce the dose until reaching the one that can be better tolerated by the body. It may get to a point that when you consume too much caffeine, it will no longer affect your body. There is always the possibility of replacing your morning boost with products without caffeine.

Gluten Intolerance or Celiac Disease

Gluten is another common intolerance. It is a protein with no nutritional value, but with a high technological value to make bread and spongy buns. It is found in those who eat cereals such as wheat, oats, barley, rye and their derivatives. If you suspect that you have a gluten intolerance then you should eliminate gluten from your diet. Please do remember though that there is a difference between gluten intolerance and celiac disease. If you suspect that you may be suffering from celiac disease then you need to speak to your doctor immediately. 

For more information on intolerance testing and food intolerance, please log on to www.testyourintolerance.co.nz and speak with our Customer Service advisors via LiveChat.