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Ask Elsa: Digestive troubles

Q I've been having digestive trouble and recently did a food intolerance test which showed sensitivity to many foods.

I've cut them out and seen some improvement but I'm wondering if there's anything else I can do to build up my digestive system?


A As there is no single known cause of food intolerance there is no single cure. However, you can minimise the likelihood of developing a food intolerance with a digestive -friendly diet. First and foremost, it's vital that you eat as natural as possible. By sticking to whole natural foods that haven't been genetically altered, you're eating foods which speak the same language as your body and so, therefore, can be digested and absorbed effectively.

Variety is key to good digestion and health, so make sure to mix things up. Most people become intolerant to the food they eat most often. In fact, many of us stick to the same type of foods day in day out without even realising it. For example, many people will have cereal for breakfast, a sandwich at lunch and a bowl of pasta for dinner, so it's no wonder so many of us develop intolerances to wheat.