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A common question we hear is whether or not allergy testing or intolerance testing can help stop a variety of symptoms that you might be experiencing, including headaches, fatigue and migraines. The answer is yes, it can and at Allergy Test Australia, we are always happy to help. Below we have listed what symptoms indicate you might have an intolerance and what you can do to stop them.

If you do believe you are suffering from a migraine, then you should consider allergy testing or intolerance testing. Migraines, fatigue and lethargy are common symptoms, and they can often affect your social life and your life at work. They are often hard to sense coming and people usually try to get through them by taking medication and lots of sleep. Of course, these remedies can work but do they not solve the problem, they simply manage it. If you are suffering from a headache or fatigue, then you should consider intolerance testing, it could mean that you will never experience symptoms again.

Why consider allergy testing or intolerance testing?

Headaches, migraines and fatigue are often attributed to other causes rather than a food intolerance. If you have a runny nose and a pounding head when coming into contact with other foods, the likelihood is you have either an allergy or an intolerance, and allergy testing or intolerance testing can help you identify what items you need to avoid. Have a look below at what may be causing your intolerance or allergy symptoms.

1) Nuts

The world has gone nuts! As nuts are increasingly popular around the world, they are harder to avoid. In pubs, bars and in the regular household, they are everywhere. This is bad news if you suffer from either a nut allergy or intolerance. Try to let everybody know that you cannot have nuts, regardless of how nutritional and tasty they are. For you, nuts a no-go area!

2) Wheat

Wheat is one of the most common allergies, especially as it contains the protein gluten. The likelihood is that you have met someone with a wheat intolerance or allergy, such is its prevalence. If you undergo allergy testing and you are shown to be allergic to wheat, then a wheat-free diet should be considered as you cut out any foods that contain wheat. We would recommend an elimination diet.

3) Yeast

Yeast is everywhere, in all of our favourite foods. As a regular staple of a person’s diet, a yeast intolerance has the potential to be life-altering. If you are consuming a lot of bread and alcohol, and overindulge on this food item, then you are likely to develop an intolerance or an allergy. Allergy testing can help you to identify your intolerances and allergies, and highlight which items you need to avoid.

4) Eggs

Although they are a great source of protein and vitamins, eggs can cause severe allergic reactions. Many people consider them to be a necessity of a healthy and balanced diet, but if you eat them too much, you can experience symptoms such as migraines and headaches. Our recommendation? Do not overindulge on eggs. They are important but if you eat too many, then you can cause yourself a great deal of pain. Allergy testing will help you identify whether or not you have an allergy to eggs.

5) Dairy

Do you suffer from a dairy intolerance or allergy? You are not alone. If you have undergone allergy testing and have realised you have an intolerance, then you should consider the alternatives. Have a look at what else you can try:

Soya Milk – A creamy flavour that is great for tea and coffee. Available in both sweetened and unsweetened varieties.

Almond Milk – A tasty milk alternative which is slightly nutty in flavour – again, this can be available in sweetened and unsweetened varieties.

Rice Milk – Typically made up of 14% rise, oil, salt and water, this is a great alternative to drink straight up instead of a glass of milk.

Hemp Milk – Hemp milk is absolutely full of incredible health benefits, including Omega-3 which is beneficial for a healthy heart.

6) Seafood

Sometimes you cannot eat seafood. If you’ve eaten too much, you may develop an intolerance to seafood. If you are found to have a seafood intolerance, then Allergy Test Australia can help. Through allergy testing, you can identify your seafood intolerance and learn that you have to cut it out of your diet. However, this is not necessarily the end for your seafood cravings. After slowly reintegrating it into our diet, we can then measure how much seafood our own body can take.

7) Alcohol (Noooo!)

No, vomiting, nausea and headaches are not just necessarily because you drunk too much last night. It could be that you have an intolerance to alcohol and the hangover is because of the ingredients in alcohol. Even though many people will suffer from drinking too much, it is important to consider that some of the ingredients may be causing your symptoms. Similar to food intolerances, Test Your Intolerance Canada can help you to rectify the situation and find out if you are intolerant to alcohol or not.

8) Gluten

At Allergy Test Australia, we highly recommend to you that you consider allergy testing, in order to fully understand what your body needs before making a variety of different lifestyle changes. As wheat and other grains contain gluten, as well as being rich sources of protein, it is important that you do not get rid of gluten without being sure that you have an intolerance or an allergy to it.

9) Meat

Throwing a steak on the grill or consuming that tasty looking hamburger is something many of us love to do. But meat can be a real problem food for some. Seen by many as a main source of protein, and a key contributor to a balanced and varied diet, meat is eaten regularly. Its symptoms an very from bloat to fatigue to headaches, and it is vital that we keep on top of this, as with all other food intolerances.

10) Fruit

Interestingly, fruit is not a common food that is associated with food intolerances. However, with the world population being so large, it is possible that someone may develop an intolerance to fruit. So, even though it is not common, people should still be aware of fruit and the potential consequences of being intolerant to it.

Are any of these foods a regular staple of your diet? Do you think you may have an intolerance? Head over to www.allergytestaustralia.com to find out for sure. We have a friendly customer service team who are always looking to help you choose the right test, as well as deal with your intolerances.