Most of the time when we think of health issues, especially in our own lives, we’re thinking about the big stuff: things that stop us in our tracks or end up with a visit to the doctor. The truth is though, health issues can slowly creep up on you, and before you know it they’re starting to have a real impact on your life.
One common culprit, when it comes to these frustrating health issues, are food intolerances. Our energy, motivation, mood and overall health can all be greatly affected by the foods we eat, and when it comes to food intolerances, the effects are unsurprisingly on the negative end of the scale.
The Difference It Can Make
I myself put up with poor health for many years before finding out that food could be contributing to my problems, but after removing the foods I was intolerant to, my health underwent a huge shift in the right direction. In fact, it had such a profound effect on me that I retrained as a naturopath. I wanted to help others avoid the years of misery that I went through. And while food intolerances are of course far from the only cause of health issues, they can definitely play a significant role.
I have seen the health of hundreds of clients improve as a result of removing foods from their diet which they were intolerant to. Food intolerances are very common and could be causing you all kinds of unnecessary health issues.
Symptoms and Negative Effects
Food intolerances can inflame your gut and create an environment which allows harmful organisms to thrive. This can result in all sorts of unfortunate symptoms and conditions including leaky gut, poor absorption of important nutrients, negative impacts on your immune system and much more. Without adequate vitamins and minerals, your body will struggle to function optimally.
As food intolerances can affect almost any part of your body, they can cause a vast array of symptoms. Common symptoms of food intolerances include digestive issues like bloating, reflux, excessive gas, diarrhoea or constipation. Pain is also a common symptom of food intolerances. Pain can present as headaches, migraines, abdominal pain, joint pain or pain before bowel movements. Other common symptoms of food intolerances include fatigue, depression, hormonal issues, eczema, acne, sleep issues and weight gain or loss. These symptoms can get worse over time and can really start to impact your day to day enjoyment of life.
If you’d like to find out more about how to test to see if you have food intolerances, then call us for a free Mini Natural Health Assessment on ph. 022 017 6033