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Food intolerance

Updated on December 14, 2014

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FOOD INTOLERANCE IS AN ABNORMAL PHYSIOLOGICAL REPOSE TO FOOD that does not involve an actual allergy.It happens when the body is unable to deal with a certain type of food .Most food intolerance reactions involve a defect in the food processing .

WHAT ARE THE CAUSES OF INTOLERANCE OF FOOD ? :--It can result due to the absence of specific chemicals or enzymes needed for digestion of a particular food item in our body .It can also happen due to the chemicals present in the diet .

How would you do food intolerance test ?

Food intolerance test identify food causing immunoglobulin antibody production which may be involved various conditions such as food intolerance irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) eczema and arthritis.

Do not confuse food intolerance with food allergy ?

Food intolerance is often confused with food allergy .The two are not interchangeable food intolerance is a negative reaction to certain food stuffs that makes a person feel uncomfortable after eating a particular food,generally when eaten in large amounts .food allergy is an immunological hypersensitivity which occurs most commonly in response to food proteins specially found in egg milk etc ,some doctors say the terms are interchangeable as two are part of same spectrum of diseases .

Symptoms :-

  • Gastrointestinal tract infection
  • Ulcer
  • Heart burns
  • Gas formation in the stomach
  • Diarrhea
  • constipation
  • Nausea
  • Abdominal cramps and pains
  • sinusitis
  • migraine

People Who Cannot Tolerate Animal Products Can Substitute It with Soy Products Such As Soy Milk


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      Sarika Mehra 3 years ago

      Sudhir79 ,get your allergy test done ,do aanuloom viloom for 15 mins 2 times a day ,do kapalbhati twice a day ,and get giloy stem cut it into 1 1/2 inch sticks crush it boil it in a glass of water and when it is left half ,drink it everyday ,it will help you a lot.

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      Sudhir79 3 years ago

      I am facing severe Food intolerance recently. I am restricted to have normal foods these days. My diet is very soft such as simple rice with curd, fruit & bread, chapatis, leafy vegies etc. I am a pure vegie also. Inspite of these I am facing severe problem such gas formation in stomach, sinusitis, Abdominal cramps and pains & loss of appetite. Please suggest me some remedies to get rid of these problems.

      Thanks for your help.