A recent survey has estimated 1 in 10 adults have a food allergy, but twice as many (1 in 5) thinkthey do. When asked about their symptoms, many people were actually describing a possible food intolerance, rather than a true allergy.
The public’s confusion between a food allergy vs. intolerance has heightened in recent times, with at-home testing kits now widely available.
Unfortunately, many of these intolerance kits are unreliable, inaccurate and not backed by science. As a result of these tests, we see clients avoiding extensive lists of nutritious, healthy foods for no good reason.
The only way to diagnose a food intolerance is to follow an individualised elimination diet followed by re-introduction.
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