Food Intolerance


Food IntoleranceSome nutrients that seem healthy or innocent may lie behind your health problems or complaints! However, immunological tests can now reveal out the nutrients that your immune system causes a foreign body reaction.

Many nutrients that seem healthy may have a negative effect on your body. For instance; if an egg that is considered a healthy food cannot be digested, your body reacts to the proteins found in the egg. This negative effect is called ‘’Food Intolerance’’ which causes many conditions, such as weight gain and even chronic diseases.

The foods are consistently fragmented in the process ranging from the ingestion to the defecation. The food is first broken up into small fragments in the mouth. Then, the gastric acids and peristalsis provide the food with a certain consistency in order to transfer the digested food into the small intestine. Various enzymes in the small intestine continue to break up the food into the smallest pieces. Proteins in the nutrients are converted into amino acids and secreted to the blood circulation in order to be carried to the body parts, where they are processed.

Food intolerance is different from food allergy
Food intolerance should not be confused with food allergy. Though food allergy is not a common disorder, it may cause serious and even fatal reactions. For instance, an individual with food allergy to nuts or seafood may suffer from anaphylactic shock in less than one hour and even be unable to breathe.

In food intolerance, negative effects of the foods begin to emerge within 3-24 hours. It is very difficult for an individual who eats healthily to determine which food causes her/his health problem, because s/he has consumed a lot of food within 24 hours.

For instance; someone who had eaten chocolate in the morning and then had eaten two meals until the night cannot attribute any intestinal problem which arises before bedtime to the milk in the chocolate consumed in the morning. Food intolerance means that your body will react to certain food ingredients negatively. However, it is very different from food allergy, because it is not associated with the immune system.

Food intolerance may lead to many diseases, such as obesity, difficulty in losing weight, migraine, acne, edema of unknown origin, intestinal gas, abdominal distension, chronic fatigue syndrome, intestinal obstruction, skin problems such as acne, itching, neurodermatitis, chronic eczema, rheumatic diseases, asthma, diarrhea, abdominal cramp, depression, sleep disorders, headache, respiratory tract diseases, chronic pharyngitis, constant sniffles, mouth sores, epigastric pain, Crohn’s disease, irritable bowel syndrome, persistent influenza, chronic nasal flow, ASD (Autistic Spectrum Disorder), psoriasis, neurodermatitis, and urticaria.