“What is food to one man may be fierce poison to another.” – Titus Lucretius Carus That quote was from the presentation during the Hi-Precision Diagnostics luncheon which I attended recently. There, I discovered I’m intolerant to many types of food that I regularly consume, thanks to the Food Intolerance Test I took last month. Time for some major adjustments in my food choices. It’s not gonna be easy. So, what is this test all about?
What is Food Intolerance?
“Food intolerance is your body’s abnormal reaction to certain foods which can manifest itself in a number of ways.”
Symptoms and reactions include:
- Severe headache
- Skin problems / Eczema
- Weight problem
- Respiratory conditions
- Feeling sluggish
- Chronic fatigue
- Abdominal pains
- Irritable bowel syndrome
Different symptoms and reactions for different people. Some will have one, while others may experience a combination of many, like me. =( My headaches and eczema worsened during the holiday season, and I realized I’ve consumed more than my usual intake of desserts and pastries — all loaded with milk, flour, eggs. Food is the main culprit, and is often misdiagnosed. You’ll see in my results that eggs, wheat, and milk are in my “elevated food” group — the red zone.
At the event, Hi-Precision Diagnostics VP for Sales and Marketing, Melissa Ongsue-Lee, shared her personal experience about how her food intolerance testing helped address some of her health concerns, which prompted her to make this special test available to the public through HPD.