Food Allergies and Intolerances

How we can help:


  • advice regarding allergy testing (eg. blood tests, skin prick tests)

  • evidence-based elimination diets to determine food intolerances (eg. FODMAP diet, food chemical elimination diet)

  • ensuring nutritional adequacy

  • recipes

  • label reading

  • menu planning

  • advice for eating out​

What is a Food Intolerance?


"Food allergy and food intolerance are commonly confused as symptoms of food intolerance occasionally resemble those of food allergy. However, the following difference should be noted: food intolerance does not involve the immune system and does not cause severe allergic reactions (known as anaphylaxis). Food intolerance does not show on allergy testing. Sometimes substances within foods can increase the frequency and severity of migraine headaches, rashes (such as hives) or the stomach upset of irritable bowel."

- Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. To read more click here

What is a Food Allergy?


"Allergy occurs when a person's immune system reacts to substances in the environment that are harmless for most people. These substances are known as allergens and are found in house dust mites, pets, pollen, insects, moulds, foods and some medicines. There are many different causes of allergy and symptoms vary from mild to potentially life threatening."

- Australian Society of Clinical Immunology and Allergy. To read more click here

Suzannah Smart The Barossa Dietitian and Nutritionist
Suzannah Smart The Barossa Dietitian and Nutritionist