Food Intolerance & Allergy

The diagnosis of food allergy, food intolerance and food sensitivity is becoming increasingly common among Australians. However, many people with an intolerance remain unaware of it due to a vagueness of symptoms, sometimes disguised by other conditions, or due to slow, discreet development. 

Symptoms of food intolerance are incredibly varied and may manifest differently in each individual, what might be a minor symptom in one person could present as a major symptom in another. Symptoms may include:

 
  • diarrhoea
  • constipation
  • IBS
  • bloating
  • flatulence
  • nausea
  • reflux & indigestion
  • abdominal pain
  • fluid retention
  • headaches
  • migraine
  • behavioural problems in children e.g. ADHD
  • fatigue
  • difficulty concentrating
  • skin problems (eczema, psoriasis, acne)
  • nasal congestion
  • hay fever
  • asthma & shortness of breath
  • mood swings & irritability
  • depression
  • memory loss
  • weight gain
  • auto-immune disease   (Crohn’s, Hashimoto, Lupus, Sclerosis, etc.)
 

 There is an extensive range of allergy testing available, if you suspect you may have an allergy or intolerance Emma can arrange the appropriate test to identify areas of concern and will then treat accordingly. If left untreated, food sensitivity can damage the gastrointestinal system permanently, contributing to an even wider range of conditions.