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Anybody can have food intolerances from breast feeding babies to kids through to adults, young and older. Foods can cause so many different symptoms depending on your particular sensitivity.
A thorough nutritional assessment can help expose what food intolerance issues may be causing your individual symptoms and importantly how to replace lost nutrients from any food group eliminated.
Who I Help
Upset tummy/ irritable bowel eg FODMAPs
Food additive sensitivity
WHAT I DO
I chose to specialise my Dietitian practice in Food Intolerance and Food Allergies because this I love how changing a diet can reduce distressing symptoms such as gut or IBS symptoms or eczema and rashes, mood changes, behavioural issues in children and even sleep issues in babies. That a food change can help manage some issues (if food related) is quite amazing.
Food intolerance is a complicated area that requires a thorough knowledge of what our foods are made up of and how to manipulate these foods to reduce different components in the diet, be it FODMAPs such as fructose and lactose, or fibre or food proteins such as cow's milk protein or even some naturally occurring food chemicals such as salicylates and amines.
The end result is that you get to learn so much more about which different foods may affect you or your child or your baby and empowered with this knowledge how to make food decisions for your health and your family's health.
POTENTIAL FOOD ISSUES
eg msg & artificial preservatives
NOTE ABOUT FODMAPs:
FODMAP (IBS) symptoms tend to be confined just to the gut: bloating, tummy cramping, constipation and/or diarrhoea & excess gas. Any other symptoms are not FODMAP symptoms.
FOOD CHEMICAL symptoms in kids and adults can affect different parts of the body and change over a lifetime. There often can be multiple symptoms.
Gut or IBS (Irritable Bowel) symptoms: bloating, gut pain, excessive wind, constipation, diarrhoea
Chronic mouth ulcers
Headaches and migraines
Skin reactions such as hives or rashes or eczema
Extreme fatigue, run down, flu-like aches and pains
Feel like you have been 'hit by a bus'
Sinus congestion or polyps
Irritability, ADHD, mood changes, anger, oppositional defiance
Food Issues Often Occur Together
Food issues does not always fit into neat little boxes. You can have any combination!
A very individual package is often the case. Specialist guidance is highly recommended not only to sift through the potential intolerances but to replace lost nutrients that can occur if important food groups such as dairy and wheat are eliminated.
RING FOR A CHAT on 0412 586836 to see how I can help you work out your food intolerances.
Specialist Food Intolerance Dietitian
APD Clinical Dietitian 25 years experience
Monash University FODMAP trained
Professional Certificate- Medical Nutrition Therapy in Food Allergy and Intolerance
Qualified Educator (Dip.Ed)