The Symptoms Matrix

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Delayed Reactions Cause Confusion

 

Am I affected? How common is food intolerance?

Many people feel they are not affected by food intolerance. But the research evidence says otherwise. Research says 75% (3 in 4) of all people have some type of food sensitivity. A few statistics:

>> 3 in 4 have lactose intolerance (even if they are unaware)

>> 15% are unable to digest gluten (difficult to identify and often misdiagnosed)

>> 1 in 3 cannot tolerate fructose (often misread as other illnesses)

>> Up to 90% of Asians have dairy sensitivity

>> Inflammation caused by Nightshades, legumes and yeast infection is often misdiagnosed

 

Which intolerance? ... (You can't tell from symptoms alone)

It would be convenient if a certain group of symptoms meant a particular intolerance. But that's not the case.

Symptoms from each intolerance overlap with each other like this ....

  • Say you suffer headaches:
    • You could be casein, gluten or nightshade intolerant
  • Or say you have Irritable bowel (IBS)
    • You could have lactose, fructose, legume or gluten intolerance

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Symptoms Matrix

 

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The Symptoms Matrix allows you to narrow the possibilities of your food intolerance. But - it will not diagnose it.

You can do this with a blank exercise book ($2 at your local newsagent) or with the foodintol® Detection Diet Journal in the Healing Program.

At the top of each column there is a link to a type of food intolerance - Dairy, Nightshade etc. If your symptoms fall mostly in one column then there is a good chance you have that intolerance. For instance psoriasis and Celiac disease are associated only with Gluten intolerance.

But many other symptoms are common to more than one. You may have more than one intolerance - or you may need to test them separately.

Find each of your symptoms in the first column and then trace across to see which columns have a dot. Do this one by one for each symptom, eg. headache, stomach bloating, hives etc. (Some people print the Symptoms Matrix and mark their symptoms on the page with an 'X'.)
You are looking for a pattern that matches up with your collection of symptoms.

Remember also, many people have more than one food intolerance. 

>> Download Symptoms Matrix pdf: icon Symptoms Matrix (1.44 MB)

Symptoms

Gluten

Dairy

Fructose

Nightshades

Soy, corn pulses

Abdominal pain

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Anaemia

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Anaphylactic shock

       

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Anxiety, panic attacks

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Arthritis

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l

 

l

 

Asthma

 

l

   

l

Athlete’s foot

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Autism

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Auto-immune diseases

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l

 

l

 

Behavioural disorders

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l

 

l

 

Bloated stomach

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 l

Bone density loss

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Bowel disorders

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Breathlessness

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l

Bronchitis - chronic

 

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l

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Chronic fatigue syndrome

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l

 

Clumsiness

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l

 

Cognitive disorders

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l

 

l

 

Colic (babies)

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l

 

Colitis

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l

 

Concentration difficulty

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Constipation

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l

 

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Cough – chronic

 

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l

Cravings

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l

   

Crohn’s disease

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l

 

Dandruff

 

l

 

l

 

Depression

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l

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 l

Dermatitis herpetiformis

l

       

Diabetes type 1

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Diabetes type 2

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l

     

Diarrhoea

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l

l

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Drowsiness

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Ear infections - recurring

 

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l

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Eczema

 

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Failure to thrive – babies and children

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Flaking skin

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l

 

Flatulence

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Fluid retention

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Food cravings

   

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Fungal nail

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l

 

Haemorrhoids

l

l

l

l

 

Headache

l

l

 

l

l

Hives (urticaria)

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Hyperactivity

l

   

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Indigestion

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l

l

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Infection susceptibility

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Infertility

l

       

Inflammatory disease

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Iron deficiency

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l

 

l

 l

Irritability

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l

 

Irritable bowel

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Jock itch

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Joint pain

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l

 

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 l

Leaky gut

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l

 

Learning difficulties

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Lethargy

l

 

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l

 

Memory disorders

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l

     

Menstrual disorders

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Metabolism disorders

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l

 

l

 

Migraine

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l

 

l

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Mineral deficiency

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l

l

l

 

Miscarriage

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Mouth ulcers

l

   

l

 

Muscular aches

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l

 

l

 

Nasal congestion – chronic

       

l

Nausea

 

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Neck pain

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Psoriasis

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Rashes - chronic

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Rheumatic pain

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Sinusitis

 

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Snoring, sleep apnoea

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Stomach cramping

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Throat infections - recurring

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Thrush

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Tinea

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Tissue swelling

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l

l

Weight gain (unwanted)

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l

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Weight loss (unwanted

l

l

l

   

Wheeziness

 

l

   

l

Yeast infection - candida

l

l

 

l

l

 

Ok, what's my next step?

To investigate - you can use the journal method (any Healing Program) - or the 'Better in 5 Days' Program. Shop now

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