Food allergy and intolerances
Food allergies refer to the damaging immune responses to particular foods. Food allergies cause reactions every time the body ingests the allergen foods. Dietitians can assist you to avoid allergens while maintaining a healthy balanced diet.
Food intolerances are reactions to the naturally occurring chemicals found in food. Food intolerance reactions are dose dependent and can include groups of foods. Reactions can be delayed up to 72 hours after ingestion. Dietitians can diagnose food intolerances through specialised diets and food challenges. Dietitians can also support individuals to manage food intolerance long term and ensure nutritional status is optimised.