World Digestive Day is celebrated every year on 29th May. This day marks the start of a 12-month campaign focusing on raising public and professional awareness of a digestive disease or disorder. As part of this campaign, it is important to know what a food intolerance is.
A food intolerance is a digestive system response and it occurs when something in a food irritates a person’s digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest or break down the food.
The chances are you either know you have a food intolerance or suspect you do. Either way, the question is why you are developing these. Food intolerances are often an indication of poor digestive health or ‘leaky gut’. Once you have pinpointed which foods are holding you back with Allergy Test you can focus on healing your digestive system. If you have a happy gut you may be able to enjoy the foods again that you have been missing, after a period of healing. Order your test now and get your health back on track!
Has a food intolerance kept you from living your best life?
The good news is that we can reverse this problem and we can help you heal your food intolerances naturally.
The first step is to pinpoint which foods are causing you to have a reaction. You can take a food intolerance test with Allergy Test. If you are ingesting foods daily that are triggering an immune system response you are never going to give your body the chance to calm down so that it can heal itself which is why it is so important to firstly get tested.
Follow these simple steps to heal your digestive system:
- Elimination Diet
After you find out which foods you are intolerant too it is important to cut these foods out of your diet for at least 3 weeks. This will give your gut lining time to heal. Make sure you check labels when doing your weekly food shop as many ingredients are hidden and unsuspecting. If you are unsure of what foods you can eat we have a professional nutritionist that can help and advise you.
- Remove the Bad
The goal is to remove things from your diet that will negatively affect the environment of your gut, such as inflammatory foods that can lead to a food intolerance. These foods include:
- Refined Sugar
After 3 or 4 weeks or eliminating these foods, re-introduce them slowly and take note of your body’s response.
- Eat a Healthy Balanced diet
You can help rebalance the good gut bacteria in your system by regularly eating fermented foods, which naturally contain probiotics. Here’s a few to try:
- Unsweetened coconut yogurt
- Apple cider vinegar
- Beet Kvass
- Organic unsweetened kefir
- Organic unsweetened yogurt
You also can take a probiotic supplement that will contain several different strains of beneficial bacteria. These can be found in the refrigerated section of your local health food store.
Let’s get back to enjoying a wide range of healthy foods again today. Order your test now!