Food sensitivity is an intolerance to chemicals that can be found in food, whether added during food processing or occurring naturally. It can occur when the digestive system has a poor reaction to a substance that’s ingested, or to a by-product that’s produced when that substance breaks down. People with food sensitivity will react to different amounts of chemicals, and larger amounts will cause stronger symptoms, which can include:
A food sensitivity dietitian can help you discover what types of chemicals trigger reactions in you and can help you avoid foods containing those chemicals or find a replacement food. You may be surprised at just how easy it is to adjust your diet. Once you have identified the cause of your symptoms, eliminating the food will have a huge positive impact on your wellbeing.
Nick Wray is an experienced food sensitivity dietitian in Adelaide who offers consultations at various locations around town. Click on ‘Find a Clinic’ at the top of the page, or contact Nick online for more information.
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