Symptoms of Fructose Sensitivity

The only reason you would suspect either type of Fructose sensitivity - would be daily diarrhea. There are other causes of diarrhea of course. But if you do not suffer from this ailment - fructose is most unlikely to be your problem. 

Chronic Gastrointestinal Symptoms in Fructose Sensitivity

Fructose sensitivity is responsible for diarrhea in millions of people. Because it is not well understood - fructose intolerance (along with Fructose malabsorption) goes undiagnosed and untreated in most cases. But one of the hallmarks of any fructose sensitivity is daily diarrhea.

Daily diarrhea means you are not absorbing nutrients properly and are at risk of other disorders including:

  • Dehydration - too much water is lost from the body
  • Malabsorption - not enough food is absorbed, vitamins and minerals are lost
  • Anaemia as blood iron levels drop
  • Depression and mood disorders as vital biochemical processes get disrupted
  • Low energy levels and even lethargy


Other Causes of Diarrhea - Not Just Fructose

The symptoms above are all results of chronic diarrhea (you have it every day of your life). The problem is - there are other causes of diarrhea or loose bowel motions - and you need to find out which one is causing yours. Please don't jump to conclusions about having Fructose intolerance.

  • In fact - you can get chronic diarrhea from any of Gluten, Dairy, Yeast or Fructose intolerances
  • The best way to tell them apart is with the Journal Method. We recommend the Detection Diet Journal - as used in the Healing Program.




Diarrhea - a very common outcome of all four food intolerances

Many clinical studies dating back more than forty years have shown that milk products are one of the world's major diarrhea causes. But generally this information has been overwhelmed by the heavy marketing of dairy products.

Other major causes of diarrhea are Fructose, Gluten and Yeast. Fructose is a sugar found in fruits. Most commercial fruit juices have extra fructose added because it is a relatively low-cost sweetener. Fructose is also used extensively in confectionery, soft drinks (as high Fructose corn syrup, HFCS) and thousands of manufactured foods.

Gluten is found in Wheat and some other grains. And Yeast can cause diarrhea when it overwhelms the body in an overgrowth of candida albicans. So if you do have diarrhea every day or most days - don't jump to conclusions about which food intolerance you have.

A Journal gives you fast accurate answers. Find out more about the Detection Diet Journal in the Healing Program.


I think I might have food intolerance: What should I do?

Beginning with our free e-book, we can help you establish if you are suffering from gluten or wheat intolerance or if your symptoms indicate an intolerance to dairy, fructose or yeast. You may even be suffering from more than one food intolerance.

The research indicates doing nothing can be a risk. Undiagnosed food intolerance can cause serious long-term health problems like osteoporosis, anaemia and many others. Sign up for the Free E-book 'How to Tell If You Have Food Intolerance'



Fructose intolerance and Gastrointestinal disorders and Depressive disorders



All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals