Managing Food Intolerance

Food intolerances make it difficult to digest a specific food, usually causing symptoms like gas, bloating, and belly pain. Affecting an estimated 15 to 20% of the population, food intolerance is a prevalent health concern that can impact your long-term well-being. 

While food intolerance can be uncomfortable, it’s possible to manage it and prevent future flare-ups. Here are our top tips:

Go to the Source. 

One of the most effective ways to manage food intolerance (also known as food sensitivity) is to determine the source of the issue. Physicians can test for sensitivities with a blood or skin prick test, which may indicate which foods trigger your symptoms. However, testing doesn’t always find the exact cause of an intolerance. 

Another way to find the cause of your intolerance is an elimination diet, which involves removing possible foods from your diet and slowly adding them one at a time. If you experience symptoms after a new addition, it’s likely the root of your sensitivity. 

Implement Supplements. 

Various supplements promote gastrointestinal health and may lessen food intolerance symptoms, including digestive enzymes and probiotics. Talk to the team at Body Flow Wellness in Clearwater to learn about the supplements that may work for you. 

Limit Stress. 

Chronic stress can contribute to food intolerances by increasing intestinal permeability (also known as leaky gut) and inflammation in the gut. Therefore, managing stress levels through mindfulness exercises, exercise, journaling, and other methods may help lessen GI discomfort from food sensitivity.  

Consider Colon Hydrotherapy. 

Colon hydrotherapy is a natural, drug-free method of alleviating gastrointestinal symptoms and improving digestive function. It fully evacuates the colon, which detoxifies the digestive symptoms and reduces inflammatory chemicals. 

If symptoms of food intolerance are disrupting your life, it’s time to find relief. Reach out to the team at Body Flow Wellness in Clearwater to learn more about our proven methods for gastrointestinal discomfort. 

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