Food intolerances: how cutting out foods can do more harm than good

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By The Gut Health Doctor Team

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If you think you have a food intolerance, please don’t immediately cut out foods without a clear action plan! It can do more harm than good.

If there was one myth I’m most passionate about busting right now, it has to be about food intolerances.

Why? Because not only could the false information surrounding intolerances and sensitivities put your physical health at risk – it could impact your mental health too.

Here are 5 important things to remember if you suspect you might be reacting to your food…

– Food is amazing! Full of nutrients that support all our body functions.
– It’s not the food’s fault. And there could be many other factors at play, like stress.
–  It usually depends on the portion. Everyone’s tolerance level is different and the goal isn’t total restriction.
– It might not be the food you’ve just eaten. A new meal can simply ‘push’ your previous one down to meet your gut microbes.
– Even just by *thinking* we have a food intolerance, we can actually experience gut symptoms. The gut-brain axis is powerful!

I cover much more on this, and what to do about it in my new book, Eat More, Live Well – pre-order now!


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