Sometimes, the body can struggle with digesting or processing certain foods, which can result in negative reactions from your body. These reactions can be anything from becoming physically ill to weight gain, which can result in other issues both emotionally and physically.
What’s so difficult about a food intolerance is that most people don’t realize that the symptoms they are experiencing have a constant cause, or that their symptoms are even symptoms. The best way to combat a food intolerance is to learn more about what a food intolerance is, how it can affect your body, and what can be done to treat or eradicate the intolerance all together.
DexaFit is one company that offers various services and resources to help clients learn more about this problem as well as their bodies to put an end to discomfort and digestion issues caused by food intolerance.
What is a Food Intolerance?
If you’re unsure of what a food intolerance is, you may assume it is similar to, or even synonymous, with a food allergy. In truth, a food intolerance represents differently than a food allergy, the latter being much more easily definable. When one has an allergy, physical illness caused by anaphylaxis is present, and the person must be taken to the hospital immediately or treated with an EpiPen.
Food intolerance, on the other hand, is much less serious and symptoms are often limited to digestive problems. Due to the rather benign nature of food intolerance symptoms, many people don’t realize that they aren’t tolerating a certain food well. Due to this, a food intolerance can go undiagnosed for a long time, prolonging discomfort for weeks, months, or even years. In short, the opposite between your immune system and unwanted particles found in certain foods results in an intolerance that leads to long-lasting discomfort and disease.
Symptoms of Food Intolerance
When it comes to a food intolerance, the symptoms can be considered benign when compared to those of a food allergy. After ingesting a meal, people may experience indigestion, diarrhea, cramping, constipation, nausea, mild stomach pain, and even vomiting. In most cases, people credit these symptoms to an episode of food poisoning or even a virus.
In addition to the mentioned symptoms, there are other, less obvious symptoms that can be indicative of a food intolerance. These include:
Tiredness and Fatigue: Because tiredness is a symptom of so many problems, it is one that is easily missed when it comes to food intolerance. If you find yourself often feeling tired and run down, it may be because of your diet. Some foods can greatly affect your energy levels, especially those you can’t tolerate or those that you are developing an intolerance to.
Acne: Especially in adults, suffering from acne can be a huge indicator of a food intolerance. Your diet can certainly affect your skin’s health, so it is important to pay attention to abnormal or persistent acne.
Itchiness: The food you eat can have an impact on your skin as well, and itchiness is one of the top symptoms of a food intolerance that many people miss. If you have itchy skin that isn’t soothed by lotion, an antihistamine, or ointment, the problem may be in what you’re eating.
IBS: IBS or irritable bowel syndrome can cause pain and discomfort in your stomach due to digestive system irritation. IBS can present in various ways, the most common being constipation and diarrhea. Certain foods can cause IBS flairs, serious discomfort, and other issues. Pay attention to when these symptoms arise and flair up—it could be happening after a certain meal without you noticing.
Bloating: Gas and bloating are common symptoms of both digestive issues and normal, healthy digestive functions, so it may be hard to attribute them to a food intolerance. However, bloating can become much worse, more frequent, or even exasperated after eating when you have a food intolerance. Avoiding the particular foods your body doesn’t react well to can alleviate the problem.
Migraines: If you have severe migraines, they be a result of a food intolerance. For some people, an intolerance to a food, a certain ingredient in a meal, a color or dye in some foods, or something similar can seriously irritate the body, resulting in seemingly obscure symptoms like migraines.
Respiratory Problems: Shortness of breath, difficulty breathing, and even asthma can be symptoms of a food intolerance. This is definitely one of the more obscure symptoms, so it is important to visit your doctor before attributing this to a food intolerance.
Joint Pain: Sometimes certain foods can cause swelling and pain in your joints. If you notice joint pain and swelling after a meal, it may indicate a food intolerance.
What is the Dexafit Pinner Test and How does it Work?
It’s difficult to know when exactly you’re dealing with a food intolerance, and it takes a lot of guesswork to identity which food is the culprit. Thankfully, DexaFit has worked to take out the guesswork of whether or not you have a food intolerance (and if you do, which food is it?) thanks to the new PinnerTest.
The PinnerTest is a revolutionary way to identify which foods your body can’t tolerate, helping you know to avoid them in the future. This test makes it possible to identify food intolerances with complete accuracy and precision, removing error and guesswork on your part. The PinnerTest tests for 200 food types. You simply have to send in a blood sample and then you’ll receive your results via email within 10 days. The results are easy to read and understand, broken down as follows:
Foods in the Red Column represent those you can’t digest, or your Food Intolerances.
If you have questions, you can contact and speak with an intolerance specialist who can further explain your results, answer questions, and offer any insight you may need about your intolerances.
Food intolerance won’t have to be a lifelong problem anymore. With the help of DexaFit and the PinnerTest, you can find out what you can’t tolerate, how to avoid them, and ways to feel better and take better care of yourself. Order your own PinnerTest today!