What is the difference?
A allergy is a immediate reaction and can be seen as a anaphylaxis. It means there is an overproduction of the IgE antibodies in reaction to any one thing. On the other hand sensitivities or intolerances are results of an overproduction of the IgG antibodies. The reaction is slower and can often be linked to leaky gut.
SYMPTOMS OF FOOD INTOLERANCE MAY INCLUDE:
• Gas and Bloating (Belly distended)
• Congestion and Sinus problems
• Migraine headaches
• Lack of Focus
• Low Energy
• Mood Swings
• Joint Pain
• Weight loss resistance
• Skin problems
If you have a food allergy (IgE response) the cause must be avoided.
If you have food sensitivities consider testing so you can proceed with a elimination diet to give your body a rest and reset and eventually stop the reactions. Some of the top foods the cause sensitivities includes dairy, wheat & gluten, eggs, sugar, corn. Probiotics are also recommended to support healing of the leaky gut along with other nutraceuticals to support the gut lining and reduce inflammation.
As a Nutritional Medicine Practitioner I provide a Allergy Rest and Reset 12 week program. Which includes testing, nutritional support and a nutrition plan.