Food intolerances (e.g. sensitivity to dietary histamine/vasoactive amines, salicylates, sulphites, wheat, gluten or lactose intolerance) may lead to a variety of symptoms such as:
- Abdominal symptoms (e.g. diarrhoea, constipation, wind, bloating, nausea, pain, reflux)
- Skin symptoms (e.g. flushing , itching, nettle rash)
- ENT symptoms (e.g. rhinitis, sinusitis, glue ear)
- Other symptoms: (e.g. fatigue, muscle and joint aches and pains, headaches, wheezing, chest tightness).
How can food intolerances be diagnosed?
The only way to find out which foods are causing symptoms is to follow an exclusion and reintroduction diet under the guidance of an experienced dietitian. Unfortunately there are no reliable tests that can identify food intolerances. Liane can decide which approach is best for you to find out if your diet is causing your symptoms, whilst ensuring your diet remains nutritionally balanced.