Considering that we are mammals programmed to feed on milk in our childhood, it makes sense that a large part of the adult population suffers from lactose intolerance. Approximately, after four years, the production of the lactase enzyme begins to decline, eventually disappearing when you are an adult. When adults consume lactose, a series of relatively mild but very […]
Ankylosing Spondylitis and Food Intolerances
What is Ankylosing Spondylitis? Ankylosing Spondylitis is a chronic condition where the spine and other areas of the body become inflamed. It usually causes back pain that lessens with exercise and worsens or isn’t improved by rest. Symptoms tend to develop gradually over months or years. In some cases, the condition gets better with time, […]
Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Food Intolerances
What is Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)? IBS is a common chronic condition that affects the large intestine. Symptoms include abdominal bloating, stomach cramps, diarrhoea and constipation. The exact cause isn’t known, and there’s no known cure, but there are ways to help mitigate the symptoms. Many patients have found altering their diet to be effective […]
Crohn’s Disease and Food Intolerances
What is Crohn’s Disease? Crohn’s disease is a condition that causes inflammation in the gastrointestinal tract. This inflammation can cause redness, swelling and pain. Crohn’s is one of the two major forms of IBD (inflammatory bowel disease). The other condition is Ulcerative Colitis. Crohn’s is often described as a chronic condition, although sufferers may experience […]
Do you have a banana allergy or an intolerance?
Banana Intolerance. What are the symptoms of a banana intolerance? Around Ireland, bananas are one of the most popular foods. There are around 5 billion bananas eaten every year, which is probably why some of us develop a banana intolerance. Are bananas good for you? From a young age, people are always taught that eating […]
Major Depressive Disorder and Food Intolerances
There has been more and more research lately into a possible connection between the gut and major depression. This is a hopeful new line of research into the development and prevention of major depression. What is Major Depressive Disorder? Major depressive disorder is characterised by experiencing at least 5 of 8 pre-defined depressive symptoms for […]
Tomato Intolerance: What is the cause?
Tomato Intolerance. What causes your intolerance symptoms? If you have a tomato intolerance, then every time you eat a tomato, you will experience symptoms like a bloated stomach, a headache, and a runny nose. But why does this happen? This page will explain why you may be having to experience these symptoms and why a tomato […]
Ulcerative Colitis and Food Intolerances
What is Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcerative colitis is a horrible inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation and ulcers along the digestive tract. Symptoms such as diarrhoea, abdominal pain, rectal pain and weight loss, usually develop and worsen over time, rather than suddenly. Recent studies have indicated that a diet guided by IgG food intolerance testing can help manage […]