Other common food intolerances

There are several other food components that can trigger symptoms in sensitive individuals.

A1-β-casein, capsaicin and gluten are a few of the most common. A1-β-casein is a component of dairy products that has been linked to delayed gastrointestinal motility. Capsaicin is a component of chilli that can trigger abdominal pain in sensitive people. Gluten is often blamed for a variety of symptoms. Blaming gluten is problematic - foods that contain gluten also contain FODMAPs, preservatives and other components that can trigger symptoms. By following a gluten free diet you are also eliminating lots of other potential culprits, so feeling better on a gluten free diet may not mean gluten it the problem. However, true gluten intolerance in the absence of Coeliac disease is thought to occur in a small subgroup of patients.

How can we help?

Our dietitians are expert food detectives. Our experience in a vast array of food intolerances and chronic health conditions means that not only can we help identify which foods are triggering your symptoms, but we can help you to understand which food component is involved, whether there are other related foods involved as well as giving you insight into how the food triggers your symptoms. We can also look at your level of intolerance as many people have a threshold before symptoms occur.

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