Overview

What is a Food Intolerance?

Food intolerance/sensitivity is a reaction to naturally occurring food chemicals that some people have after eating or drinking some foods and is triggered by the digestive system. Unlike a food allergy, a food intolerance/sensitivity is not life-threatening.

Symptoms

What are the signs of a Food Intolerance?

Some of the symptoms of food intolerance a may include:

Gas

Gas

Bloating

Bloating

Constipation

Constipation

Cramping

Cramping

Nausea

Nausea

Causes

What are the causes of a Food Intolerance?

Causes of food intolerance include:

Absence of an enzyme needed to fully digest a food

Absence of an enzyme needed to fully digest a food

Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome

Sensitivity to food additives

Sensitivity to food additives

Recurring stress or psychological factors

Recurring stress or psychological factors

Coeliac disease

Coeliac disease

Diagnosis

How do I know if I have Food Intolerance?

No single test is enough for a diagnosis of IBS. However, useful tests your doctor/practitioner might recommend include:

Elimination diet

Elimination diet

Allergy panel (blood) IgA and/or IgG

Allergy panel (blood) IgA and/or IgG

Find a Practitioner

See a list of practitioners who are specialised in treating a Food Intolerance