After living with food-related digestive discomfort for quite some time, I decided to visit the Dubai Herbal & Treatment Centre (DHTC), which specialises in alternative and allopathic medicine, to take the ImuPro food intolerance test.
I wanted to get to the bottom of what was causing unpleasant symptoms like bloating and having an upset stomach after eating certain meals, and after a quick and painless blood test and consultation at DHTC, the ImuPro test results revealed which ingredients and food groups in my diet were the culprits.
Yes, you guessed it – gluten was one of them. But what surprised me the most was seeing items like potatoes, pineapples and ginger, amongst others on the list. I had no idea that foods like these were wreaking so much havoc on my digestive system.
Equipped with my list of food foes, I felt slightly overwhelmed with what do to next – how would I cope with cutting all of these foods out of my diet? And, what on earth was I going to eat instead?
Bespoke meal plans
To get into the swing of things with my ‘new diet’, I sought the help of DHTC’s nutrition specialists, who work hand-in-hand with the culinary team at Eat Well – the in-house healthy eating restaurant at DHTC, to create bespoke meal plans for its customers.
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