Could you have a food intolerance?

Weekend Life 29/09/2018
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If you’ve had all of the specialist exams and there are no significant findings, you’re undoubtedly left miserable.

Dr Kathleen Schubert joins Weekend Life with Carly Flynn to talk about food intolerances, which are different from allergies, and how they could be causing your gut woes.

The number of people that have stomach issues is on the rise, with one in five people medically diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).

Research shows that good gut health contributes to health all around the body. Seventy percent of our immunity comes from gut function and an unhealthy gut can contribute to medically diagnosed diseases such as arthritis and auto-immune diseases.

“Often times if you have inflammation in your gut, it has a whole body response” Dr Schubert told RadioLIVE’s Carly Flynn.

There are many factors that contribute to bad gut health including eating processed foods and introducing chemicals into our body through preservatives, but chronic stress and inability to manage stress are the biggest.

Dr Schubert told RadioLIVE that there is a different between a food allergy and a food intolerance, and many people may not even know that they are intolerant because they have only been tested for allergies.

She recommends taking the ALCAT test, which was validated by Yale medical researchers in 2017 for its effectiveness.

Listen to the full interview with Dr Kathleen Schubert for more tips towards a healthy gut.

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