Food Intolerance

If you suspect you have a food intolerance check out the information below.

If your dog may be suffering from leaky gut, food intolerance or could do with some general help then please check out the Dog Therapy page.

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Know Your Symptoms...

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Food intolerance is your digestive system responding, not your immune system responding and occurs when something in food irritates your digestive system or when you are unable to break down the food. This could be due to an intolerance to lactose. Lactose is found in milk and other dairy products, and is the most common food intolerance. Food groups are the most common intolerances found and over 2 million people in the UK are living with a diagnosed food intolerance.

There are also many factors that may contribute to food intolerance. In the case of lactose intolerance, the person lacks the chemicals, called enzymes, necessary to properly digest certain proteins found in food. Food intolerances are usually caused by increased permeability or "leaky gut" the gut forms a vital barrier between the external environment and our blood stream and internal systems, and has a huge role to play in managing our immune system.

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Leaky gut (gut permeability) - the gut lining is made up of cells called enterocytes. In between each one is a tiny gap called a 'tight junction' which is strictly regulated by your body to only allow molecules of a certain size through. Certain food (as with food intolerances), medications and medical conditions can cause the gaps in between the enterocytes to become larger, allowing bigger molecules to pass through and into the blood stream. Once larger molecules are able to pass through, undigested food particles, bacteria and other waste products can "leak" through into the blood stream, causing the body to react in an immune response, which is why you suffer what can be some debilitating symptoms.

Once we establish the foods you are intolerant to, we can eliminate them from your diet for several months, whilst administering a thorough cleanse and detox, plus re-introduction of good bacteria and digestive enzymes to repair and replenish your gut health, once we have undertaken this process it may then be possible to re-introduce the foods that you were originally intolerant to.

If you suspect or know you have a food intolerance, don't put off doing something about it. I'm here to help and you can call me on 07401885420.