Although we may consider respiratory allergies in our work (eg pollen causing hay fever), as I’m primarily a nutrition coach, we’ll mostly be talking about food sensitivities, and what foods you need to avoid for a period of time.
Some of the common categories of problem foods include:
- Gluten OR just wheat OR all starches
- Dairy (usually either lactose or casein specifically)
- Peanuts & other nuts
- Banana (this seems to come up more in NZ than overseas)
- Nightshades (potatoes, tomatoes, capsicum, paprika, chillies, eggplant, goji berries)
But if there are a number of them, we will probably need to look at some gut repair work. When our digestion is working properly, many food sensitivities disappear.