food intolerance

Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to food intolerance: Gluten intolerance

food intolerance

Fringe medicine
Per Dr RC Atkins, food intolerances can be identified by applied kinesiology, cytotoxic testing, observing the patient after placing the food on the tongue, interpreting the elevations of blood sugar and with electroacupuncture.

Mainstream medicine
An adverse reaction to specific foods, which occurs in an estimated 10% of the population; food intolerances are often chronic and may cause severe illness. The term food intolerance has been mistakenly regarded as a synonym of food allergy; unlike food intolerances, food allergies are predictable, often severe, and involve immunoglobulin E and the release of histamine from mast cells.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

food intolerance

Nutrition Food sensitivity An adverse reaction to specific foods, seen in ±10% of the population, which are often chronic and may cause severe illness; FI is not synonymous with food allergies, which are predictable, often severe, involve IgE and release of histamine from mast cells. Cf Food allergy.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

food in·tol·er·ance

(fūd in-tol'ĕr-ăns)
A condition similar to a food allergy, but generally with less severe findings (e.g., flatus, dyspepsia).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about food intolerance

Q. I am lactose intolerant. Can I have any other dairy food?

A. If you are lactose intolerant then you must avoid all lactose containing foods like milk, yoghurt & cheese. You can consume these dairy products If your intolerance is less or else you can have cultured yoghurt and lactobacillus milk as a better dairy option.

More discussions about food intolerance
This content is provided by iMedix and is subject to iMedix Terms. The Questions and Answers are not endorsed or recommended and are made available by patients, not doctors.
References in periodicals archive ?
Ruba El Hourani, clinical dietician at RAK Hospital, Diabetes Centre, Dubai advises intake of natural pre and probiotics to help counter the problem of food intolerance. "Live bacteria helps us digest food and keep us in good health.
Intolerance to lactose (the sugar found in milk and other dairy products) is the most common food intolerance, affecting about one in 10 Americans.
Figures released by Allergy UK in 2009 estimated as many as 45 per cent of Brits could be affected by food intolerance. ow's milk is one of the most common childhood food intolerances.
More than a fifth of people who think they have a food intolerance believe this is due to hearing that a celebrity has one
"Removing a range of foods from your diet without expert advice on how this should be managed can result in nutritional deficiencies among vulnerable populations and impaired growth in children which can have important longterm health consequences." The Pharmaceutical Society of Ireland released a statement yesterday warning chemists not to offer food intolerance testing services.
What are the key factors driving the global food intolerance products market
Research into food allergies and food intolerance has shown varied outcomes, revealing the complexity of the issues.
Food intolerances are "in vogue", according to dietitian Nigel Denby (
"Woolfred Cannot Eat Dandelions" is a story to help children understand food intolerance, and learning to accept and live with it.
Food allergy refers to adverse reaction to food that is mediated by the body's immune system while food intolerance is simply a local reaction of the digestive system to certain foods.
Julien was already developing tests for people suffering from food intolerance or more serious allergies.

Full browser ?