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Food Intolerance Fact Is We Are All Different

Written by Bunmi. Friday, November 11th, 2016


Food intolerance the fact is, we are all different and how food affects us, nourishes us and satisfies us is different.  I’ve been eating free-from for over 10 years now and I’ve been good at understanding my body and how I react when it comes to the foods that I’m eating. Recently I’ve noticed increased changes in my sensitivity level when it comes to eating the foods that normally made me feel ok.  I’ve seen a huge rise in people eating free-from being affected by these now alternative foods.  It’s highly likely that if you eat free-from you have a sensitive stomach and thats something that you always have to be aware of and watch out for. It’s important that you manage and look after yourself by doing whatever you can to heal.  Always listening to your body and not just living with the discomfort.

My own personal experience has seen me fearing a relapse of an auto-immune that I suffer with.  Don’t get me wrong, I look after myself and I always try to ensure that I eat the right foods for me. I’ve recently been eating a specific branded wrap and unfortunately I’ve been reacting to ingredients within them. It’s not been easy and in fact I have nearly ended up in hospital because of them.  Luckily I’ve been able to take a step back, re-looked at my most recent food intolerance test and seen that one of the free-from ingredients within them was actually the crucial item causing me to be so unwell.  It took me a few days but without having had my food intolerance test results and reviewing what was happening and how quickly things could have changed for me, I could have continued to get more and more unwell and in turn have to go into hospital.

Now I’m not saying that this is or will be the same for everyone but I think its an important statement that we all need to really look after ourselves and we all need to take full control.  Food is supposed to nourish and give us energy, not take it away. I hope that if there is any food that you think is making you feel unwell, you take control and you don’t just let it be. There are several options that you can take.  You can start straight away with simple elimination and keeping a food diary. Talk to tour doctor and or health practitioner. Speak to a nutritionist and of course have a food intolerance test.  There are lots of opportunities to start your healing process. You just need to take charge and be in control.

Wishing you health and happiness.

Bunmi 🙂

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