Stomach aches and digestive problems are two common conditions that can be caused by many health problems such as indigestion, flatulence, and acid reflux. Unless the pain is extreme and debilitating, these problems are usually harmless and often go away on their own.
But what if stomach pains have become a constant problem?
Many people experience stomach problems constantly without even understanding the root of the problem. If you regularly suffer from stomachaches, you may have a food intolerance.
What is food intolerance?
You may have heard of food allergies, but not everyone is aware that they may have food intolerances. A food intolerance is a response of the digestive system and occurs when a person is unable to properly digest certain foods. It should not be confused with food allergies, which are a response of the immune system. The most common food intolerances are lactose and gluten intolerance.
In many cases, a person becomes intolerant to a particular food when they lack the necessary enzymes to digest certain proteins found in it. People can also become intolerant to additives, such as food coloring and flavor enhancers.
Symptoms of food intolerance
If you feel a painful rumbling in your gut every time you eat a certain food, you may be intolerant to it. These are the symptoms of food intolerance to watch out for:
- Stomach cramps
- Gas or bloating
Like food allergies, the symptoms of food intolerance can also range from mild to threatening. Therefore, knowing how to manage this condition is crucial.
How to control food intolerance
Food intolerances are actually quite easy to deal with. Like food allergies, all you have to do is stay away from the foods that cause the reaction and try to find alternatives to these food products.
The hard part is knowing what foods and food products you can’t tolerate.
Some doctors recommend keeping a food diary and watching your body’s reactions each time you eat a specific food. Some may also prescribe an elimination diet, which consists of eliminating foods from the diet one by one until the culprit is discovered. Although these methods are useful, they are time consuming and may not be entirely accurate.
Attacking the root of the problem is important to prevent the symptoms of food intolerances. Therefore, EasyDNA offers the DNA Test to Detect Intolerance. It is a non-invasive DNA test that offers a comprehensive analysis of your sensitivity to up to 800 foods and 325 non-food products. The test also includes a nutritional analysis, metal toxicity, intestinal flora, and a hormonal balance analysis.
Once you receive the results of the DNA Intolerance Test, which will be available within 2 to 5 days of receiving the samples in the laboratory, you will also receive post-test support, with additional advice and assistance, including more information on intolerances, as well as recipes. Improve your quality of life thanks to the EasyDNA Intolerance Test!