Food allergy & Intolerance
A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body and can cause a range of symptoms. In some cases, an allergic food reaction can be severe or life-threatening. In contrast, food intolerance does not involve your immune systems, there is no allergic reaction and it is never life-threatening. Symptoms are generally less serious, often happen gradually and are most commonly limited to digestive problems.
It can be difficult getting a referral to an allergy clinic to be tested for food allergy and intolerance but there is now a home test you can carry out that will give reliable results.
Alcohol allergy- can you be allergic to alcoholic drinks?
Canola allergy - also known as Rapeseed allergy
Food allergies and skin problems - what to do if you or your child has them
Oral Allergy Syndrome Cross-reactions to fruits and vegetables by those with hayfever
Histamine intolerance - including list of histamine-rich and histamine-releasing foods
Lactose Intolerance - some useful notes and list of foods
Soy allergy - including list of foods containing soy
Free-from Recipes Tried and tested