Food Intolerances

Many children’s lunchboxes are samplers of the food filling the shelves of our supermarkets.  This over-processed, packaged food is high in additives and low in nutrients; and can adversely affect the health and well-being of those who choose to consume this food (see Fed Up With Food Additives).  Approximately 45% of people will experience food intolerances at some time in their life (see Allergy UK).  While there are many who are already aware that they have a food intolerance or allergy, there are many who don’t realise that this food could be the affecting their vitality (see Fed Up With Food Additives).

Food intolerances are often difficult to identify. The cause is often a cumulative buildup of food chemicals, and symptoms can appear some time after a food is consumed.  It is also complicated by the fact that every person’s body is unique. The way in which food affects our bodies varies between individuals; tomatoes may cause a rash in one child and hyperactivity in another. There are no rules to follow.

The number of people experiencing food intolerance symptoms is increasing exponentially. Research has shown that there is a direct causal link between food intolerances and our typical modern western diet (see Fed up with Food Additives). The food we eat affects the health of our digestive system, which in turn affects how well nutrients can be absorbed.  We are more likely to see symptoms of food intolerances or sensitivities in a person with a poorly functioning digestive system (see MINDD Foundation).

The expression, we are what we eat, has never been so pertinent!

 

Click here for further reference information

Sue Dengate – www.fedupwithfoodadditives.info/information/references.htm

Allergy UK – www.foodintoleranceawareness.org/experts.htm

MINDD Foundation – www.mindd.org/s/archives.php/48-Biomedical-treatments.html