Food intolerances and sensitivities is a topic that is being more widely spoken about across the globe, with celebrities swearing by gluten-free diets, and the supermarkets catering to a wider range of customers by offering vegan and free-from ranges. It is much more accessible to find products in the supermarkets that don’t contain meat, dairy, wheat or gluten and so forth, and it’s also becoming less of a taboo to discuss any symptoms you may be experiencing, such as bloating, nausea or fatigue.
What many people don’t know, however, is that there is a link between food intolerances and skin irritations such as rashes and eczema. According to Allergy UK, up to 15 million people in the UK could be living with eczema, and we can’t help but wonder exactly how many of those people know that their symptoms could potentially be changed by making simple tweaks to their diet, as led by food sensitivity testing. The foods that are most often linked to food allergies are: Eggs, Milk, Wheat, Soy, Tree nuts, Fish and Peanuts.
Symptoms of eczema can typically include things like dry skin, which can become itchy and inflamed, and even potentially becoming blistered and infected. Naturally, this can have a negative impact on a person’s quality of life, leaving them feeling embarrassed and having feelings of low self-esteem, depression and anxiety.
Although there are many over the counter and GP certified creams and ointments you can buy to relieve the symptoms, many people are not aware that the biggest change of all could happen by finding out if there is a food at the root of the problem.
If you think you may be starting to show signs of eczema, then we always advise that you should seek professional advice from your GP in the first instance.
However, if you have been suffering for a while and you’re looking for alternative answers, then food sensitivity testing from TMI Testing could give you those answers. By using a sample of your hair (around 5 strands), we will test this in our labs against food and non-food items and then provide you with a comprehensive report of your results which will highlight exactly which items you are intolerant to. By eliminating these items from your diet, you may also be eliminating symptoms of eczema for good and start to see a change in your skin.
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