Dr. Robert Loblay is Director of the Allergy Unit at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Australia and co-author of the RPAH Elimination Diet Handbook. In this Expert Q&A, Dr. Loblay answers some basic questions on food intolerance to clear up common misconceptions.
If your symptoms seem unpredictable, stop thinking in terms of foods and start thinking about food chemicals and finding your threshold dose.
Food intolerance is an adverse reaction to a natural food or a food additive that is not produced by your immune system. Food intolerance can be caused by organic, fresh, or processed foods. It can start to affect you at any point in your life.
Food intolerance is real. What is it? Which foods do you react to? What can you expect if you have pharmacological food intolerance?