It sounds a simple question, and the answer is quite simple. You must know what food allergies and intolerances you have as they can severely impact the way you live your life. Of course, allergies are more severe and can be life-threatening, as shown in a previous case of a boxer who was almost killed by a nut allergy. Intolerances are less severe and can be coped with, but it is still very important that we identify them.
Allergy and Intolerance News
If you haven’t seen the news over in the UK, there was an amateur boxer who very nearly died after he suffered an allergic reaction to a milkshake. The milkshake contained nuts, which he is allergic to. This goes to show the importance of identifying both your food allergies and intolerances.
Food allergies can affect people in many different ways, with people experiencing symptoms like swelling, a runny nose, headaches and stomach issues, as well as more life-threatening actions like the boxer who went into cardiac arrest, and subsequently a coma. Why did it happen? Well, he was served a coconut and vanilla milkshake containing 400 times the amount of cashew nuts that would have triggered a reaction. How did this happen? Well, there have been many previous instances of incorrect labelling by food chains, and it is very important that all staff and all customers are well aware of what is contained in each product.
What can we do to combat food allergies and intolerances?
Educate, learn and identify! Yes, identifying your food allergies and intolerances is very important. You can identify your intolerances by clicking here, and this means you can cut these offending items out of your diet and look forward to a happier and healthier future. We recommend you undertake an elimination diet, and you should hopefully see your symptoms vanish if you have suffered from an intolerance. Intolerance testing can be extremely beneficial, especially as many people do not even realise what foods they are intolerant to.
Food allergies are far more serious. If you suspect you have an allergy then please consult a Health Professional immediately. An allergy can be life-threatening and cause major disruption to your work and social life, so please do not leave anything to chance.
For more information on the intolerance testing process and identifying the difference between an allergy and an intolerance, please click here. If you require further assistance, do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service advisors via LiveChat on our website.