naturheilzentrum bottrop’s topic focus: knowledge of food sensitivities & intolerances
enjoyment instead of deprivation – a report
the düsseldorf-based blogger aletta carmanns actually writes on topics such as internet curiosities and social media for verbalstylistin.de. she wrote a guest article on a completely different subject in the nabo blog for farid zitoun & christian rüger from bottrop’s naturheilzentrum. it’s a topic which she herself has first-hand experience of: food intolerances and sensitivities. two years ago, when the 35-year-old started getting problems with her stomach more and more often, the cause was unknown at the time. only when she was referred to a gastroenterologist did it become clear that she suffers from a sensitivity to fructose and sorbitol.
when the stomach suddenly rebels and swells up
food sensitivities or allergies are no longer a rarity today. more and more People have to forego certain foods in their diet. if a meal suddenly upsets the stomach and the reasons for this cannot be ascertained, the problem might be a food sensitivity. according to a recent study by the ‘schwenninger’ health insurance company, a third of germans suffer from a food sensitivity. lactose intolerance and gluten sensitivity are probably the best known among them. aletta carmanns reports on the less prominent ‘fructose and sorbitol sensitivity’, and shares her knowledge on the right way to deal with it.
food intolerance or sensitivity? the small but essential difference
the difference between an intolerance and a sensitivity is important, precisely because these terms are often used synonymously. in contrast to an intolerance, a sensitivity is not congenital and can develop over the course of your life. this usually means that your diet has to be completely changed – from one day to the next, in fact. this is certainly a challenge with fructose and sorbitol sensitivity - because sugar is often a no-go here. aletta carmanns describes, from her own experience, the ways of not giving up sweet things entirely.
food sensitivities mean that there are often significant limitations in everyday life. having the courage to talk about this and to share these experiences are therefore topics which lie very close to the blogger’s heart. she recommends a comprehensive nutritional consultation, where it will be individually determined how a Person should optimally change his/her diet after diagnosis. her favorite recipes for sugar-free snacks are included. read her exciting and very Personal contribution to the nabo blog here.