IT’S HERE! IT’S HERE! Christmas has arrived which only means one thing, family time and happiness and also a bloated stomach! If you have overindulged on turkey, chicken or veggies then we feel your pain! Whilst we know that this time of year is all about spending time with your friends and family, it can be daunting if you have a food intolerance or sensitivity. Some of you may even have an intolerance to turkey, and it is important to your wellbeing and happiness that you find out today! So, if you have a headache, bloated stomach or a runny nose, then check out our tests today!

If you have an intolerance to turkey, then it could be because you have overindulged on certain foods. If your body cannot tolerate a certain item, then almost everything that you eat and drink requires certain enzymes to break down sugars and proteins in order to be absorbed by the body. If your body lacks the necessary enzyme to digest the proteins in turkey, inflammation and swelling can develop.

Symptoms of a turkey intolerance range from a headache to a bloated stomach to a runny nose, anything is possible so it is vital to your own health and wellbeing that you identify these sensitivities.

Symptoms of a food sensitivity include:

  • Stomach pain/cramps.
  • Gas
  • Bloating
  • Cramping
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea

As we all know, Christmas is a time when you and your family members tend to overindulge on certain foods. Resisting temptation is something that we must do if we have a food sensitivity, even if it is a delicious Christmas treat, as it will make us feel unwell. We do not recommend that if you have been identified to have a food sensitivity that you treat yourself. We know how hard it is to say no, but food sensitivities are highlighted as well. We have put together some top tips on how to avoid that dodgy stomach this Christmas, check them out below!

1. Know your body

If you have a food sensitivity, you should make you sure you buy foods which you can tolerate. An example would be if you have a gluten intolerance, then you can buy gluten-free foods, or if you have a turkey intolerance, then you can buy a chicken for example! Always ask around as there are many people who have food sensitivities and can point you in the right direction. Of course, if you don’t know if you have a food sensitivity, then you can order a test here to find out.

2. Know Your Limits

Sometimes, if you have a food sensitivity, your body is able to handle a small bit of that certain food in question. However, you must listen to your body and therefore know when enough is enough. Don’t give into it and take into account any issues that you may be experiencing as a sign of an intolerance.

3. Talk to those around you

Do not be afraid or embarrassed to speak to others. You don’t want to be the person that tells your friends or family on a constant basis that you can’t eat something because of a food sensitivity, but often it is very important. Be open and honest and make them aware of your dietary requirements. Remember, your friends and family will love you so they will be happy to cater for you and make a smile at Christmas!

If you do experience any symptoms like a bloated stomach, we would advise you to consult a professional or order a Sensitivity Test now and take your first step to enable you to live a healthier lifestyle. However, the most important thing to remember is not to panic and to make sure you focus on the happy side of Christmas! EAT WHAT YOU CAN and relax without any symptoms over the holiday season!