Dietary Intolerances

Food intolerance. Two words capable of causing stomach aches just by reading them. Despite not being as severe as food allergies, which can be even lethal in some cases, food intolerances still cause a lot of symptoms, some of which can be quite unpleasant. The team at Digesta is focusing on countering these symptoms and help the digestive system become more effective and less sensitive.

Dietary intolerances are usually caused due to the lack of digestive enzymes in the system. Either that or their level is too low to deliver the proper results. People missing the enzyme lactase will manifest lactose intolerance. This means that the digestive system will prove ineffective in breaking down lactose, which will reach the colon in an unaltered state. It is there where bacteria will eventually consume it, sometimes creating massive amounts of carbon dioxide – one of the main ingredients for an unpleasant bloating and a tirade of gases.

The main problem is that, more often than not, people aren’t even aware of the fact that they have some food intolerance. With food allergies is relatively simple, precisely because the symptoms are so drastic. Even touching the ailment, you are allergic to can cause an adverse reaction. Upon ingestion, depending on the quantity, anaphylaxis could be one of the results. But with food intolerance, the symptoms are milder, and they tend to occur later than in the case of allergies. Sometimes even up to 48 hours after consuming the food.

How to deal with food intolerance

Dietary intolerances can be annoying because, combined with a sluggish digestive system, can contribute to building an overall unpleasant feeling, where you feel tired, in bad mood, bloated and lifeless. What is there to be done about it? The most important thing is to find out the type of food which is responsible for the symptoms you are experiencing.

In this regard, what you must do is:

    1. Write down the type of foods you’ve eaten over each period of 24 hours, as well as when you’ve eaten them, the exact time
    2. Write notes about the symptoms you are experiencing after each meal, even if it’s just a snack
    3. Specify the time the symptoms first appeared, their intensity and duration
    4. Try eliminating the suspicious aliments for 2-3 weeks and see how your body responds to the others
    5. If you show no symptoms of food intolerance, reintroduce the suspicious aliments in your diet, in different doses, and see how your organism behaves

Putting these strategies in place is just what you need to be able to identify the problem. Only after that can you take knowledgeable actions, get rid of the problem and improve your well-being considerably. Dietary intolerances can come from many causes and can prove to be quite a pain when left unchecked.

The professionals at Digesta continuously look for the best solutions to some of the most common digestive problems, because, as we’ve seen, proper digestion makes for an improved and happier lifestyle. Make sure you have all the essential digestive enzymes your gut needs.

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