– Are food intolerances more common than we think? Why or why not?

Statistics show that food intolerances are more common than thought probably due to increased dietary changes, pollution, and lack of exposure to microbes.

 – What do you wish all men knew about having a food intolerance?

They should understand that there is no treatment to food intolerance. However, I recommend avoiding foods that could cause digestion problems or eat them in reduced amounts. I also advise my clients to instead use supplements for easier digestion.

– What are some subtle signs that you may have a food intolerance that are easy to overlook?

Weight gain

People with food intolerance can continuously gain weight even with diet control and exercise. It is because after eating, the body triggers insulin resistance, which causes obesity.

Skin issues

If you experience skin breakouts including acne or dullness, especially after eating dairy products, food intolerance could be the main culprit. Find out what you ate and keep a record to confirm the speculation.

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Anastasia Filipenko is a health and wellness psychologist, dermatolist and a freelance writer. She frequently covers beauty and skincare, food trends and nutrition, health and fitness and relationships. When she's not trying out new skincare products, you'll find her taking a cycling class, doing yoga, reading in the park, or trying a new recipe.

Barbara is a freelance writer and a sex and relationships adviser at Dimepiece LA and Peaches and Screams. Barbara is involved in various educational initiatives aimed at making sex advice more accessible to everyone and breaking stigmas around sex across various cultural communities. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys trawling through vintage markets in Brick Lane, exploring new places, painting and reading.

MS, Durham University

The work of a family doctor includes a wide range of clinical diversity, which requires extensive knowledge and erudition from a specialist. However, I believe that the most important thing for a family doctor is to be human because the cooperation and understanding between the doctor and the patient are crucial in ensuring successful health care. On my days off, I love being in nature. Since childhood, I have been passionate about playing chess and tennis. Whenever I have time off, I enjoy traveling around the world.

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