A food intolerance exists when the body can't ingest or metabolize food properly, causing pain and discomfort that often prevents the body from absorbing important nutrients. A food intolerance is not the same thing as a food allergy, which is an overreaction of the immune system and can be deadly. found that even the best medical doctors do not know how to isolate food intolerances, and different nutrition experts have varying ideas about what types of foods make you sick and why. Fortunately, I finally found a nutritional therapist who discovered that I had an H. Pylori infection in my stomach and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome). She explained to me that the symptoms I was experiencing (daily, extremely painful muscle spasms in my stomach being one of them) could be nearly completely eliminated with the right diet and natural supplements.
The six-week diet to cure my stomach infection consisted of a maximum of two fruits per day, no refined sugar, no deep-fried foods, no coffee, no alcohol, no cow’s milk or soy products, only gluten-free foods, and an extremely limited salt intake. But that six-week diet was just to cure my infection. To stay better in the long-term, I was told that I would need to have a similar diet for the rest of my life. I’m in my early 20s, so this felt like someone had whacked me in the face with a large frying pan. If there is anything that I really love, it's food, and if there is anything I hate, it's not being able to make my own decisions about how I lead my life.