with Claire Snowdon-Darling

A food intolerance is not an allergy. An allergy is a full immune response, and people know when they have allergies.

But, actually, food intolerances, low-level food intolerances, are often very responsible for a lot of the symptoms that people could avoid going to the GP for.

So, I have a little story actually.

I was obsessed with tomatoes, like obsessed with tomatoes, and when I went through my training, tomatoes were one of the red flag sort of foods. And I'd had a history of migraines, I'd been hospitalised, I was on medication, from the age of 15 and when I found out that I was intolerant to tomatoes, because very often it's the foods you love because you're getting an adrenaline and cortisol hit that you can be intolerant to, when I found out I was intolerant to tomatoes, I mean firstly I was devastated, secondly I thought, well let's give it a go, and three weeks later, I'd lost a stone changing nothing else but giving up tomatoes. And after that I was then weaning off my medication and I haven't had a migraine since.