Weight Loss Difficulties? Could Be a Food Intolerance

Food-intolerance

Are you experiencing uncomfortable symptoms after you eat certain foods?

 If you are noticing digestive issues, headaches, bloating, skin issues after you eat a certain food or group of foods then you could have a food intolerance.

This is not to be confused with a food allergy which is an immune response usually recognized as an anaphylactic reaction.

A true food allergy only effects about five percent of the population. A food intolerance is a non-allergic food hypersensitivity that is not life-threatening.

 It is estimated that 10-25% of the population are dealing with a food intolerance.

Lactose intolerance is a common food intolerance. Other common foods that create hypersensitivities are wheat, dairy, soy, and yeast. But pretty much any kind of food can cause a hypersensitivity.

If you suspect that you have food intolerance you can easily test a food by eliminating it from your diet usually for 1-6 weeks.

You may notice right away that you feel better after eliminating the food from your diet. If you are able to pinpoint the offending food you should avoid that food for about a three month period so that your body can build up a tolerance.

Then try reintroducing the food into your diet again but if you experience your usual symptoms you may want to avoid the food for another 1-3 months and then test it again.

A food intolerance can wreak havoc with your digestive system by creating pin holes in your digestive tract. These pin holes can ultimately lead to “leaky gut syndrome.”

Weight loss can become a struggle with a leaky gut since this condition makes it difficult for the body to properly absorb nutrients from the diet.

 How do you know if you have a leaky gut? It is a difficult condition to diagnose and according WebMD leaky gut is not a subject that is studied in medical school.

If you are experiencing chronic digestive issues you may want to see an integrative physician or functional medicine practitioner since they tend to have training in digestive health issues.

To heal leaky gut you want to eat a really clean diet and avoid any food that may be creating an intolerance.

There are “gut repair” supplements that are available that can help to close up those pin holes in the digestive system.

 If you are having a difficult time with weight loss examine your reaction to certain foods. Let me know if you have any questions.

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