If undetected food allergies or intolerances can increase the risk of nutrient deficiencies, due to malabsorption and exclusion of food groups without replacing nutrients.
Nutrient deficiencies increase the likelihood of developing issues, such as osteoporosis, anaemia, inadequate growth or development and further gastrointestinal issues (e.g., constipation). Self-diagnosis is common among food intolerance with many people unnecessarily increasing their risk of deficiencies, bowel cancer and other gastrointestinal issues.
Recently almost four million people in Australia (or 17% of Australians) report avoiding a food due to allergy or intolerance.
Self-diagnosis is common among food intolerance with many people unnecessarily increasing their risk of deficiencies, bowel cancer and other gastrointestinal issues.
CFIH provides an evidence based program to work with clients in identifying and treating food allergies and intolerances. CFIH Dietitians have specialist training through the Australian leaders in food allergy and intolerances at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (RPAH) Allergy Unit and use this expert knowledge to facilitate patients in achieving optimal health.
The program involves intensive one-on-one support over a 3-6 month period to identify food triggers and work with the client to develop an eating plan suitable for their intolerances and lifestyle.