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Bloating is often caused by an excessive build up of intestinal gas or wind that can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. This gas is produced by the bacteria in the digestive tract that generate gas from food that has not been properly digested or absorbed by the body. Regular bloating can be a sign of underlying health issues and imbalances that can lead to more serious health problems in later years. Bloating is an early warning signal that all is not well and you need to do something about it.
Bloating is one of the main food intolerance symptoms that affects the way that food is digested. Symptoms of bloating can be relieved by identifying the foods that are causing the problem, then removing them from your diet. However, first you need to know what to change. Currently the best accepted method for confirming food sensitivities is by elimination diet where you eat a restricted diet for several weeks. If there is no reduction in symptoms during this time, the restricted food type is not the problem and the process is repeated with another food type. Using this method it is impossible to test all the different combinations of food types that may be causing the problems.
N.B. Information about the potential symptoms of food intolerance is provided here to inform those seeking advice from Nutritional Therapists, Health Practitioners or Medical Professionals. The presence of this information should not in any way be misconstrued to imply that YorkTest Programmes have been proven to be efficacious in treating these symptoms.
A survey, commissioned by Allergy UK was carried out with 5286 people reporting a wide range of chronic medical conditions, who had taken the YorkTest – or to give it its scientific name - a food-specific IgG enzyme-linked immunosorbant assay (ELISA) blood test.
Main Medical Condition Reported
% of People Who Reported Moderate to High Benefit
e.g. IBS, Bloating etc
e.g. Asthma, Breathing Difficulties, Rhinitis
e.g. Migraine, Headaches
e.g. Eczema, Acne, Psoriasis
e.g. Arthritis, Rheumatism
e.g. Depression, ADHD, Panic Attacks
e.g. Lethargy, General Feeling of Malaise
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