Living with a food intolerance can be a struggle. It doesn’t necessarily mean you have an allergy and it should not be confused with food allergies. Food allergies cause your immune system to react against something that you eat. A food intolerance means your digestive system can’t properly handle certain types of food. Typical foods that give people problems with intolerance include those that contain gluten, dairy products, and foods like cabbage or beans that can cause serious cramping as gas builds up in your intestines. Symptoms of food intolerance include:
-Headaches or migraines
-Diarrhea, vomiting, and cramping
-A cough and runny nose
People tend to think that digestive issues are the only problem with a food intolerance. However, that isn’t true. You could feel like you have the flu when your food intolerance kicks in. If you are intolerant to certain types of food, you may not feel symptoms immediately. It might take a few hours. It may even take a few days. Once those symptoms kick in, they are going to stay a while.
So, what can you do about your situation? The first step is to find out what the issue truly is. For example, it may be a food allergy rather than an intolerance. One of the best things you can do for yourself is be proactive.
If you have noticed that you experience discomfort or unusual symptoms after eating certain foods, talk to our team at Formula Wellness Center about what you can do about it. If you don’t know what food is to blame, we can help you identify your triggers. From there you can find ways to fight back. Contact us today to book a consultation in University Park and get started!