Overcome Food Intolerances and Sensitivity

On Overcome Food Intolerances you will learn everything you need to decide whether you have a food allergy or an intolerance. That includes how to recognise the symptoms of non-allergic reaction food sensitivity. We also explain how you can get an accurate diagnosis and tell you about the various treatment and management options that are currently available, or being researched.

Via this site you will learn how to lessen the negative impact that food sensitivities can have on your health and life. As new treatments become available we tell you about them.

What do you need to know about living with food intolerance?


Before we tell you about what is already on the site and how best to find what you are looking for I would like to ask a favour of all of you. Don’t worry it is not a big favour and it won’t take long for you to do it.

Please use the comments box to answer these questions for me:


What do you want to/need to know about food sensitivities and coping with them?

How is food sensitivity affecting your life, what issues do you need solved the most?


In other words … What information would you like to see added to this site?


Tell me what you need and I will focus my ongoing research on those issues in an effort to give you the information and resources you need to live with food sensitivities.


How to Quickly Find What you Need on Overcome Food Intolerances


To help you to find the information you need this website is organised primarily by food sensitivity type.

For example, if you suspect (or know) that you have an egg intolerance all you need to do is to click on the ‘egg´ tab in the top menu. For gluten intolerance click that tab.

If you want general information. For example, what is food intolerance? what are the symptoms? etc, it is the Overview tab you need.

For each food intolerance click the menu to be taken to the complete guide for that particular problem.

Clicking the main menu takes you to detailed articles that tell you the basics. Including, what causes that particular food insensitivity, the symptoms, treatments and how to avoid foods that contain those allergens.

I have tried to make these food lists as comprehensive as possible, but they are still a work in progress. There are a lot of hidden ingredients in food, which is one reason avoiding certain foods is so challenging. Therefore, my food avoidance lists include ingredients you rarely see mentioned elsewhere.

From the main allergy page you can navigate to other articles that go into more depth. They cover subjects like how to get tested for that intolerance. In addition, there are links on the left hand of the page to help you to navigate to the other articles.

You will also find general articles, news and tips for living with food sensitivities under the blog tab.

Please take the time to look around. If you find the information helpful please share it with others. There are social media buttons on each page to help you to do that.

If you feel there is something missing please let me know and I will add it at a later date.

Here is an index of the main areas of the website to help you even more with navigation.




Food Intolerances General Articles

This section covers the subject of food sensitivity in general. It is a good place to get an understanding of the subject .

You will find this article about food allergy apps and software particularly useful.


Gluten Intolerance


These pages include helpful content, including:

How to avoid eating gluten and still enjoy a varied diet

How to deal with celiac hair loss


Egg Intolerance


Eating a balanced and varied diet even if you cannot eat eggs.

Here are some of our readers favourite egg free pages:

learn about egg intolerance symptoms here

egg free banana muffins

eggless pancake recipe


Wheat Intolerance


Living without wheat in your diet, but being able to enjoy allergen free bread, pasta and baked goods.


Lactose Intolerance


As soon as I find the time to writhe these pages you will be able to learn all about living with lactose sensitivity.

If you suspect that you are suffering from lactose intolerance, I highly recommend your visiting this website. The owner of this site provides excellent recipes, and takes a very hands on approach to helping people who are suffering from lactose intolerance.


Dairy and Milk Intolerance


Many people think that dairy intolerance is the same as lactose intolerance. This is an understandable assumption, but it is usually wrong to assume that because you cannot drink milk that you are also lactose intolerant. You will understand the issue far better by reading this article.

If you already know that you are dairy or milk intolerant, my suggestion would be that you visit this website. This site will help you to go dairy free, if you need to.

How to live a dairy and milk free life. (coming in the future)


Yeast Intolerance


Unfortunately, I have not found the time to write this section, but in the future I plan to explain how to cope with yeast intolerance and eat a yeast free diet. It is not a subject that is widely covered, but you can find out important things like which foods to avoid if you are yeast intolerant, from this website.


Other Food Sensitivities

This area of Overcome Food Intolerances covers other, less common food sensitivities. There is less detail here, because these food allergies and sensitivities are less relatively rare, but there are plenty of links out to sites that specialise in each of these conditions.

Included are:

Unfortunately, due to time constraints I am yet to write a complete overview of each of these food intolerances, but plan to do so in the future.


Sugar Intolerance


In the meantime this website gives you a good idea of what you need to know. This lady shows you how to go 100% sugar free. Following her advice will help you to mange both sucrose intolerance and sugar or fructose malabsorption, which are the two main forms of sugar intolerance or sensitivity.


Soy Intolerance


If you cannot eat soy products you are in for a nasty shock because soy beans are used in a huge range of other products. You really, really need to know what you are doing if you are sensitive to soy. Fortunately, this guy knows what he is talking about, and can help you to live a soy free life, and start to feel better. Just click this link to get high quality help fast.


Tree Nut and Peanut Intolerances


Most people have heard of peanut allergies. This is because every year thousands of people who are allergic to peanuts die after eating them. However, what is less well understood is what is known as tree nut intolerance or allergy. Peanuts grow underground, but other nuts like almonds, Brazil nuts grow above ground. People are rarely allergic to these nuts, but an awful lot of people are intolerant of them.

Whilst tree nut intolerance is a relatively rare food intolerance, living with it is not easy. This is because a lot of foods contain hidden sources of almonds, walnuts, and other tree nuts.

If you want to find out more about living with tree nut allergies, this is the site for you.

Just a quick mention while I think of it. Usually if you are allergic to peanuts, that ‘s it you cannot eat them full stop. Doing so would literally risk your life. However, there are a handful of people out there who are peanut intolerant rather than totally allergic to them. If suspect you are one of those people you really should still eliminate them from your diet, and seek help from an allergist.


Shellfish Intolerance


There is not a huge amount of information out there about shellfish sensitivity, but this page tells you the basics.


Fish Intolerance


Not being able to eat certain fish is also relatively rare. Often it is limited to an adverse reaction to one or two types of fish, for example salmon. Often this type of food intolerance turns out to actually be a histamine intolerance (see below). If you think you have  a fish allergy or intolerance, I would strongly recommend your reading this page.


Amine Intolerance


This is a relatively rare problem, but it has a big impact on your life. People who suffer from this food intolerance can have emotional and mental health problems. They can be quick to anger, and a bit on the aggressive side, so recognizing and dealing with an amine intolerance is important. By clicking the link you can learn more about this food sensitivity, which is also known as salicylate intolerance.


Histamine Intolerance


Histamine intolerance used to be little understood. Today, that is no longer the case. There is  lot of research going on that is helping people to understand this increasingly common food intolerance, you can read all bout it here.


Food Intolerance Blog Section


This section contains mainly guest posts written by professionals who work in the field of food intolerance, sensitivity and food allergies. In this section,  I also share articles written by sufferers who share how they cope and details of their Facebook pages, websites and books. Occasionally, I also feature reviews of the latest food intolerance tests, diets and food.

If you are interested in contributing to the blog section of this website, please just click the link, and follow the instructions you find there.

10 thoughts on “Overcome Food Intolerances and Sensitivity”

  1. I’m fortunate that I can eat food with made including eggs… I am not able to eat eggs that are alone… Omelettes, or fried… I noticed that I was always feeling “off” after eating eggs. As a young woman I discovered that if I included dill pickles with my toast and eggs..my off feeling would be shortened. .. as I became older.. my inability to tolerate eggs increased, and the pain in my digestive system would become so painful and last for hours…

    • Thank you Marie for your very interesting comment. You are not alone in experiencing less of an issue with eggs as they get older. It is a childhood food intolerance that, often, clears up completely in adulthood. So far, nobody has worked out why. Although, I am sorry to hear that in your case this has not 100% happened.

      However, what I find fascinating is the fact if you eat eggs with dill pickles the symptoms are not as bad. I have been researching the level of lactose intolerance in China. While doing so I discovered that many Chinese people get around this issue by taking probiotics before they eat dairy. Apparently, they find that it helps. I wonder if that is similar to what is happening when you eat dill pickles. There is research on the role of probiotics in easing food intolerances, but the results are very mixed. As a result, I am holding off on writing about this subject.

  2. Thanks so much for sharing this article to overcome food intolerances. Me and my husband are both lactose intolerant but we know we both need milk for our bones. What we do know is that we exercise with a bosu ball and we think it somehow helped to strengthen our body.

    • The link between lactose intolerance and low bone density is hard to pin down. There has been a little research done, but it has been inconclusive so far. Weight-bearing exercise certainly helps with bone density. But, please ask your grandparents to consider getting a bone-density scan done to establish the state of their bones and keep track of how their efforts to maintain and improve it are going.

  3. I have fish intolerance, I was rushed in the hospital months ago because of an allergic reaction. It is really hard to deal with because I love seafood. I tried to overcome it by eating fish in small amounts and it works for me.

    • Thank you so much for sharing your experience. But, it would be remiss of me not to warn you that this is an extremely risky approach.

      It sounds like you had a full-blown allergic reaction. This does not sound like a food intolerance.

      It is more likely to be an actual food allergy. If that is the case, eating those foods even in tiny quantities could lead to another full-blown reaction, that could even kill you. Please, be careful and seek the help of an allergist. They will properly assess things and help you to deal with this health issue in a safe way. Again, thank you for taking the time to share your experience.

  4. I have specific food intolerances and they are thankfully listed down in this article. Thak you for more information on this and the recommendations on how to overcome them. Much appreciated.


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