Histamine Intolerance Awareness often cooperates with the Food Intolerance Network. Their website also covers other food intolerances. One of the cooperative projects is a new food and symptoms diary app. The Food Intolerance Network has kindly given permission to forward the information about the app on Genny’s blog.
It is very, very important to use a food diary, for several reasons. More about it, plus a print-out version download for those who prefer to do this in writing, can be found here.
This mobile food and symptoms diary enables you to narrow down food intolerances such as lactose, histamine or sorbitol intolerance, fructose malabsorption or food allergies.
It can also be used to determine your personal threshold (tolerance level) for different foods once a diagnosis has been made.
The app contains neither advertisements nor any hidden costs such as in-app purchases.
Why use this app?
If you believe that you may be suffering from some form of food intolerance or food allergy it is essential to keep a food and symptoms diary. With the help of a food and symptoms diary, the medical professional you are consulting can narrow down the reasons for your symptoms. This means they can focus on the right follow-up (eg. H2 breath test) and thus reach an accurate diagnosis.
The app can also be used after diagnosis.
Different foods need to be tested to establish a person’s individual tolerance level. Therefore, keeping a symptoms or a food diary makes sense.
The app is simple and intuitive. You can record your daily meals by entering them into the diary or simply taking a photo. You can also note your symptoms as well as the degree of severity and produce a clearly readable PDF which you can take to your doctor’s appointment. Symptoms can also be recorded by taking a photo, which is especially useful when you have symptoms such as rashes or other skin changes.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
The app can also be used for recording the symptoms of inflammatory bowel diseases such as Crohn’s disease.
Questions or comments?
This app has its own support forum. Users and developers are happy to help you with any questions regarding our mobile apps. If you do find any bugs please drop us a line on the forum so we can fix them as fast as possible. Thank you!
Data transparency: the symptoms diary app needs the following permissions:
- Photos/Media/Files, Camera: You can, for example, take a picture of your meals or ingredients lists; The files are stored on your device (SD card); The data you enter will also be stored on your device
- Identity, Contacts: the app will access your “me” contact information in order to copy your email address, name and date of birth (if you have entered this information into your device) in order to personalize the diary for your doctor. These settings can be changed at any time. The app will NOT read or access any other details in your contacts and will not send any such data back to us.
- Other: With this app you can create and send a PDF file using the network connection of your phone. There are additional reading materials (e.g. Help & Support) which can only be accessed via the internet. The license authentication is also acquired via the internet. The notifications need the phone to prevent from sleeping and run at startup.