You can probably feel your mouth watering thinking about a nice takeaway after work. But do you ever experience any form of upset tummy afterwards? It is probably unfair to isolate these two types of examples, and we really should include most ready-made meals and anything such as pre-packaged or processed single items before they … Continued
Category: Intolerances & Allergies
A considerable variety of fish can trigger an allergy in your body, from mild to more troublesome or painful. The question is, what is causing it? When we say ‘fish’, it can be either the finned variety or more commonly, seafood. It may be one particular fish, or it can be a multitude of different … Continued
Food allergies have a range of negative impacts on the human body. Some symptoms are obvious, such as struggles with the respiratory tract and outbreaks of acne and hives on the skin. Others are more subtle and nefarious, such as a drop in energy levels. These are more likely linked to a food intolerance.
Physical reactions to foods are common. While food allergies account for some of these reactions, the majority are caused by a food intolerance (also known as food sensitivity). The symptoms for both are similar, which can cause confusion.
Oral allergy syndrome, or OAS, is a condition that’s thought to affect around 10% of the nation. Sufferers experience allergic symptoms after eating certain foods that contain pollen proteins similar to the ones that cause their hayfever.
A lactose intolerance is caused by not having enough of an enzyme called lactase in the body. Lactase breaks lactose down into two simple sugars; glucose and galactose.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) can both be painful to the sufferer, but they are different conditions.
Coeliac disease is a fairly common complaint, yet one, which is often misunderstood, even by the people who live with it. Coeliac disease is, at its core, an autoimmune disease whereby the body reacts adversely to a food protein called gluten.
Natasha suffered from the most severe allergy reaction, anaphylaxis, to a sesame seed allergy and her symptoms developed so rapidly that nothing could be done to save her. The culprit was a pre-prepared baguette from Pret-a-Manger.
It’s surprising how many people suffer from food allergies and food intolerances, although the two should never be confused. It can also be difficult sometimes to get to the bottom of what is causing the problem.