Food Intolerance

Sugar Intolerance: Too Much of a Delicious Thing.

Sugar Intolerance: Too Much of a Delicious Thing.

Some people get sick when they eat certain kinds of sugar. Some people get sick when they eat too much of ANY kind of sugar. So… Is a sugar intolerance causing some of YOUR misery?   What is sugar intolerance? Sugar intolerance can take many forms, from type 2 diabetes to hypoglycemia to bowel problems. Note that I’m not writing about genetic diseases here. Those are uncommon, and... »

Milk Sensitivity

Milk Sensitivity

Have you been weaned yet?? I told my new gastroenterologist I had a milk sensitivity.  He wasn’t surprised, but what he said surprised me. He told me just about everyone a problem with a dairy sensitivity sooner or later. I asked him why people should have so much trouble digesting milk, cheese, and other dairy products.  I wanted to hear what he’d say. He told me that in nature, anima... »

Soy Sensitivity

Is this “health food” hurting your health? Soy sensitivity (also called soy intolerance) affects many people. Most people don’t even know what soy is.  Yet many people suffer from the effects soy has on their digestive tract. Many people have a soy sensitivity and don’t even know it. Soy is in all kinds of foods either as soy bean oil, as a meat filler, as a meat substitute... »

Annatto Allergy

Could an annatto allergy be causing your IBS symptoms? Annatto is a very common “natural” food additive. It’s used as an orange food dye and as a natural flavoring in MANY foods. I’ve recently discovered information that links an annatto allergy or intolerance to all kinds of strange problems, including IBS symptoms. Now I don’t know whether this reaction is caused by... »

Fructose Malabsorption and Fructose Intolerance

Or how raisins kicked my butt! Fructose malabsorption or fructose intolerance basically means that your body has problems digesting fructose. Fructose is the sugar in fruit and lots of other foods. It was one of the last pieces of the IBS puzzle for me and may be important for you. Here’s what happened to me, is it happening to you? I stopped eating all kinds of junk food and put together a ... »

Wheat Sensitivity

Or Death by Bagel… The words wheat sensitivity seem pretty harmless. But this common food intolerance can cause you all kinds of grief. Studies show that as many as 1 out of 100 people become VERY SICK from eating wheat products… And that’s just people that have celiac sprue disease (see below). Because people can have a sensitivity to wheat even without celiac sprue, the number ... »

Could You Be Lactose Intolerant?

Many people who think they have IBS are actually lactose intolerant. Of course it’s possible to have IBS and have trouble with lactose too! Lactose intolerance can cause just about all of the symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome. The good news is that if your IBS is simply lactose intolerance you can cure yourself by avoiding dairy products. The bad news is, that to cure yourself you MAY nee... »

IBS Diet: The Best Food Elimination Diet for IBS Treatment

What is a food elimination diet? A food elimination diet can help you find foods that are causing health problems. Finding and removing problem foods has helped some people reduce or even eliminate symptoms of IBS, eczema, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), and mental health issues like depression and ADHD. Though I admit that going on a food elimination diet and tracking foods in a foo... »

Food Intolerance and IBS

Many people have a food intolerance or food allergy and don’t even know it. Studies have shown that people can reduce or even eliminate IBS symptoms removing problem foods from their diet! Food allergy… Food intolerance… Food sensitivity? What’s the difference? Does a food sensitivity have your guts tied up in knots? © Bigstock.com   An intolerance is not the same as a... »