Food avoidance is an easy way to alleviate the symptoms, but this is possible only if you have been able to identify the culprit.

For severe symptoms or a diagnosed condition it is best to see a supportive dietician or nutritionist who may supervise a trial elimination diet, followed by tests to determine which food chemicals are contributing to the problems.  Biomedical treatment may also be recommended to restore the balance within the body’s digestive system (see MINDD Foundation).

For more information visit the Food Intolerance Network at or the MINDD Foundation at

This information is not intended as medical advice. Always consult with your doctor for underlying illness. Before beginning dietary investigation consult a clinical dietician or licensed nutritionist.