Part 2: Living with Food Intolerance

From my first article, I discussed about the difference between Food Allergy and Food Intolerance. Can this be managed? How will you be able to live with Food Intolerance? Help is possible, with the identification of the food triggers and a sensible management plan, life can be very different for someone who sufferes from Food Intolerance.

Food allergies can be as real as drug allergies, and are arguably much harder to prevent. We can usually control whenever we buy a specific drug but what about eggs, nuts, or milk, all of those foods can also cause life-threatening allergic reaction or anaphylaxis?  Food allergies seems to be growing. More people believe they have some sort of allergy to a certain type of food.  Allergy is sometimes confused with the term “intolerance”, which was clearly differentiated by my previous article. 

Now, how will you be able to rule out the foods that triggers your intolerant reaction? Food intolerance testing and screening is particularly popular among alternative practitioners. Testing can take different forms, but generally the consumer is screened against hundreds of food products and food additives.

One of the widely recognized reliable way of testing Food Intolerance is the Hemocode Blood Testing. It is an IgG blood test. The Hemocode System is a finger prick test that identifies specific immune system-based food intolerance. If you are intolerant to a certain food and you continue to eat it, your body will mount an inflammatory reaction which may manifest in a variety of lifestyle-affecting conditions such as headaches, chronic pain, digestive disorders and many other issues. The Hemocode food intolerance test is a statistically proven, doctor and pharmacist recommended IgG-related test that determines which foods are causing the negative intolerant reactions.

Initially, the consumer will undergo a simple fingertip blood test that will be used to screen blood against 250 items. The test results are then reviewed by “naturopathic medical professionals” who will describe the foods and other products that you are intolerant to, and your degree of intolerance. Once results are available, it will be presented to you by your nutritionist as a Food Management Plan. This plan categorizes screened food products to the following:

1. foods that you are highly intolerant to and must be avoided,

2. foods that you are intolerant to and must be eaten in moderation and,

3. foods that has no reaction and can be eaten freely.

The personalized results also include recommended vitamins and supplements that are uniquely suited to the consumer, based on the foods that are suggested to be eliminated from his diet. By adding personalized vitamin and supplement recommendations, this will help consumers move towards optimal nutrition as they work and comply to eliminate offending foods from their diets. This food intolerance program offers consumers this type of seamlessly delivered, highly customized solution. 

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