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What Is Food Intolerance Testing?

Q. What is Food Intolerance?

Food Intolerance is a food or a combination of foods that a person cannot digest because they lack the enzyme to properly break it down the food. These foods will decay in your intestinal tract and create toxic chemicals such as cadaverine, putrescence, and histamine. These chemicals will then irritate your digestive tract, which will then result in leaky gut syndrome. They are also absorbed into the bloodstream leading to a weakened immune system, and cause inflammation and disease in your body at your weakest organs.


Q. What type of test has to be done in order to figure out what an individuals Food Intolerance is?

In our clinic we preform a simple blood test in order to determine what an individuals Primary and Combination Food Intolerances are. 


Q. Does Food Intolerances ever go away?

No, it is very likely that your food intolerance will ever go away. Because your body lacks the specific enzyme necessary to break down that particular food, as a result any time you consume the food your body will have a reaction. Everyone is different and avoiding your food intolerance all together for and extend period of time can help your body build a tolerance told toward. After which point you can have eat your food in small infrequent quantities.


Q. What are symptoms that you might experience from eating your food intolerance?

Individuals usually experience symptoms such as bloating, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, irritable bowels, chronic fatigue, headaches, mental fog.

Q. Are Food Intolerances and Food Allergies the same?

No, intolerances are not a food allergy. Intolerances are when your body has an abnormal reaction to a particular food or something within the food itself. Common with non-organic foods and foods filled with preservatives. While food intolerance is not caused by immune system reacting from a certain food. Usually this means that your body has a defensive reaction to that you’ve eaten. While food intolerance results in your body metabolizing food that is rotting in your gut.


Stay tuned to our blog for more information on Leaky Gut and Food Intolerance.

Dr. Eric Blake Medical Director of Portland Clinic of Holistic Health

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