8% of Australians experience Irritable Bowel Syndrome and 1% experience irritation by food chemicals at some stage of their life.
We can investigate the impact these food irritants have on your body through two validated exclusion diets produced by the Monash University and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital.If you already know your intolerances, we can help you to eat better to manage those food intolerances, so that you feel great and your body is nourished. Symptoms of food intolerance can vary between different people, so a personalised approach is essential in achieving favourable outcomes.
Some of the more common symptoms attributable to foods include:
Skin symptoms: skin swelling, eczema, recurrent hives (urticaria) and other rashes
Respiratory symptoms: sinus problems, wheezing, asthma, chronic cough
Gut symptoms: chronic mouth ulcers, sore throat, reflux, nausea, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) including excessive wind (flatus), abdominal bloating, abdominal discomfort,
Neurological symptoms: migraine or other headaches, hyperactivity or other behaviour disturbances, irritability and mood changes, problems with thinking, restless legs
Other symptoms: joint and muscle pain, fatigue
Within 3-6 weeks you will know if your investigative diet has been helpful in improving your symptoms and a careful reintroduction of previously excluded foods can be started. We can form a diagnosis of your food intolerances and create a list of foods to eat often and those to limit which will give you more control over your symptoms in the long run.
To learn more about our approach or to book an appoitnment, get in touch with us.