Food Intolerance Occurs Because Of Two Basic Reasons
- The lack of relevant enzymes in the body required to digest a particular food.
- The sensitivity of the immune system to certain foods.
Functional Medicine Can Help!
The body’s reaction to food can be immediate or last up to three days after consumption. Hence, isolating food that your body is sensitive to is challenging.
Common Symptoms Of Food Intolerance Include:
- Muscle aches
- Weight gain
- Skin rash
- Gastrointestinal problems
Although commonly observed in most people suffering from food intolerance, these symptoms can vary in intensity from person to person. When you consume something your body is intolerant to, the immune system attaches inflammatory messenger proteins to the food particles. It’s a signal – like a red flag that these food particles need to be discarded from the body as early as possible.
Once the food particles are flagged, the immune system releases inflammatory chemicals to ensure the removal of these particles. As the inflammatory chemicals chase the particles out of your body, they impair the digestive tract causing severe inflammation.
Sometimes The Process Backfires And Makes The Immune System Attack The Healthy Tissues And Cells In The Body, Leading To Autoimmunity.
If you face any of the above mentioned symptoms of food intolerance, reach out to us. We can devise a comprehensive functional medicine treatment plan, tailored to help you overcome this condition and restore optimal health.