Over the past year or so I have tested many people for food sensitivities/intolerance. They usually come to me because they have ongoing uncomfortable digestive symptoms such as cramps, bloating, constipation etc. for which no medical cause has been found. When people avoid the food item they are sensitive to and take supplements to support the digestive system these symptoms usually clear up very quickly.
Another issue that people do not necessarily associate with food intolerance is muscle cramping, tightness and sore joints. When somebody is sensitive to a particular food it may not always directly affect the digestive system but can cause inflammation in other parts of the body such as the skin, muscles and joints particularly when these areas come under pressure. Some people who take part in sporting activities find they have constant muscle tightness in the lower body such as quads, hamstrings and glutes. They may get temporary relief by massage, stretching and other conventional treatments but if the root cause is a food intolerance this relief is short lived. When a particular food causes inflammation in the body leading to muscle tightness, removing this one food item from the diet can make a huge difference in flexibility and range of motion. This can happen within a few weeks as the muscles re-set to normal tone. I have had several clients for whom this was the case but all with a slightly different food intolerance. For some it was the protein part of dairy, for others lactose, gluten or even oats. If this is of interest and you would like to book an appointment please get in touch using the contact form on this website or call/text Patricia 086-8138963