A recent survey has estimated 1 in 10 adults have a food allergy, but twice as many (1 in 5) think they 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 food 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 an intolerance is to follow an individualised elimination diet followed by re-introduction.
Read the full article on allergies and intolerance here.