Food sensitivities can be caused by an imbalance in the microbiome.
Intestinal permeability or leaky gut increases the likelihood of a food sensitivity test coming back positive for a wide range of different foods.
Start at the beginning
Focusing on improving gut health, eradicating any overgrowth in the small intestine, optimising the state of the large intestine, ensuring appropriate stomach acidity and being careful to eat mindfully are more important than carrying out a food sensitivity test.
To improve your gut health, you need to start at the beginning: think about how you prepare your food, if you’re chewing your food properly and then whether you’re able to digest your food efficiently.
Your digestive process starts with the sight and smell of your food. Don’t forget those basics: we ignore them at our peril!
Are you eating a sandwich from the petrol station in the car on your way to your next business meeting?
Are you eating your lunch at your desk in the office when you have the option of going to the canteen?
Sometimes these basic strategies are actually the ones that lead to the biggest improvement in symptoms.