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make sure you don't have a food sensitivity at christmasEverybody put your hands up in there if you love Christmas! At Test My Allergy, we understand that living with a food allergy or a food sensitivity can be unpleasant. The symptoms you experience can be unpleasant and can sometimes complicate life, and sometimes Christmas Dinner, especially if you or someone in your family has a turkey intolerance. Guess what! A food intolerance doesn’t have to ruin your life, and these symptoms can be managed.

Test My Allergy are here to help you. By providing you with the advice and information you need to improve your health, you can learn to cope and deal with your symptoms. In some cases, symptoms of a food intolerance or food sensitivity may disappear if managed correctly. It will be time to throw the best Christmas ever!

Food allergies and sensitivities are becoming more of a concern across America, and 1 in 20 children and about 1 in 100 adults are suffering from these symptoms. In fact, America has one of the highest allergy prevalence rates around the world! Make sure you are not suffering from a sensitivity or an intolerance by ordering a test from us today! Having a food intolerance or food sensitivity means that you will experience a reaction to certain foods which your body cannot tolerate anymore. In some cases, it may be simply that you have overindulged on foods!

See below and if you are experiencing any of these symptoms then it is likely that you may be suffering from a food sensitivity.

  1. Stomach upset
  2. Bloated Stomach
  3. Headaches and migraines
  4. Wheezing, Sniffling, and a runny nose
  5. Hives

So, do you often worry about heading to your parent’s house for Christmas dinner and then always feeling sick afterward? Fear no longer as we are going to give you some tips so that you can throw your own Christmas party!

Even though some people think that their own Christmas dinner may create more stress, if you have a food sensitivity then it might make it easier. It means you are in control of the food, what you are buying and what ingredients you are using. If you, yourself experiences food intolerance symptoms then you should always check the labels very carefully, especially if events across the pond are anything to go by. By the way, this INCLUDES WINE AND BEER! (Sad faces everywhere!)

The good news for people who do suffer from a food sensitivity or food allergy is that food labeling rules state that the eight most common allergens must be declared on packaging, or in connection with the display. Do you think you may have an allergy or a food sensitivity to any of the following?

  1. Crustaceans
  2. Eggs
  3. Fish
  4. Milk
  5. Peanuts
  6. Soybeans
  7. Tree nuts
  8. Sesame seeds

Unfortunately, these allergens are not always easy to find on labels. Other words may also refer to the allergen, eg.. a milk product may be referred to as casein so be careful and vigilant. Pinterest is also a fantastic place to find allergy-free recipes. 

We hope that this has helped you feel more positive about managing your food sensitivity and if you are worried that you are suffering but can’t pinpoint the cause you can order your test by clicking here.