Yourwellness Magazine Considers the Difficulties of Food Allergies

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Following the launch of new food-allergy-inspired health bars, Yourwellness Magazine explored the difference between food intolerances and food allergies.

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An entrepreneur has been inspired by her own food allergy to create a range of health food bars, it was announced August 15th. Steph Croft-Simon and co-founder Justin Ralley have now launched the nom bar, which is dairy free, organic, has no refined sugar and uses ethically-sourced ingredients. The bars, which sell for £1.49, are now stocked in several outlets in Oxfordshire and across the UK. Ms Croft-Simon commented, “The bars are oat-based and contain cacao nibs and coconut oil, which is what allows us to leave out the dairy. When we gave them to family and friends to try, they loved them, so we sent samples to retailers and got positive reactions.” http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/business/news/10614172.Entrepreneur_s_food_allergy_was_catalyst_for_the_sweet_taste_of_business_success/

With this in mind, Yourwellness Magazine explored the difference between food intolerances and food allergies. According to Yourwellness Magazine, “A classic food allergy only affects around 2% of the population but symptoms can be severe and sudden. In contrast, food intolerances are much more common and may occur when certain antibodies (known as IgG) are triggered, as the result of a reaction to specific foods.” Yourwellness Magazine explained that any food can cause a reaction, but the chief culprits are often wheat and dairy products, closely followed by other gluten grains, eggs and yeast. The article also noted that symptoms may be delayed for hours or even days after eating the food, making it very difficult to pinpoint the culprit. (http://www.yourwellness.com/2012/01/food-allergy-and-intolerance-week/)

Yourwellness Magazine outlined the main symptoms of a food intolerance:

· Anxiety (acute or chronic), Depression
· Attention Deficit Disorder, hyperactivity disorder
· Constipation, diarrhoea,
· Headaches and migraine
· Insomnia and chronic fatigue
· Water retention and bloating
· Arthritis
· Fibromyalgia
· Asthma
· Itchy skin
· Weight control problems
· Gastritis, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)

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