Allergies vs sensitivities and intolerances

If you suffer with weight issues, abnormal tiredness, sinusitis, asthma, diabetes, pain (recurrent headaches, migraine, abdominal pain, heartburn, gallbladder pain, neuralgia, gastric ulcer, chest constriction, angina, hypertension); nervous system issues (epilepsy, dizziness, emotional instability); gastrointestinal: (constipation, colitis, irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, canker sores, colitis, hemorrhoids, gastrointestinal bleeding, bloating, vomiting, gas, nausea); skin issues (hives, eczema),its highly likely you have intolerances or sensitivities to foods and other triggers like pollen, sulfites, dust, chemicals etc.

Food Allergy

An allergy is when your immune system forms IgE antibodies in reaction to a food (or to an environmental irritant like pollen). This triggers a histamine release causing symptoms that vary from mild to life threatening, such as anaphylaxis. Common allergy symptoms may include: swelling (of the lips, eyes, ears, face, tongue or throat); skin irritations (hives, rashes, flushing or burning sensations); abdominal or ear pain; bloating; vomiting; or diarrhea.

Intolerance/Sensitivity

If you have an immune response other than an IgE reaction (but typically IgG, IgA, or IgM antibodies) it’s a food sensitivity. The symptoms may be immediate or up to twenty-four hours later and are typically exacerbated by stress and environmental toxins.

Food Sensitivity unlike a food allergy or intolerance, a food sensitivity does not trigger the immune system to produce antibodies.

Sensitivities to a food can develop if the gut is inflamed or damaged from dysbiosis. The most common food sensitivities include reactions to: histamine, sulfites, salicylates and the FODMAPS foods which are high in fermentable oligosaccharides, disaccharides and monosaccharides,and/or polyols.

Histamine intolerance symptoms resemble those of allergies. The most common reaction to sulfites are asthma and breathing difficulties. Numerous gastrointestinal symptoms are triggered with a FODMAP intolerance.

Laboratory tests for allergens can be very expensive as you are charged per item tested.

A three-week elimination program enables you to identify foods that may be making you sick and is much more cost effective.

A BioResonance full body scan can also provide some insight to sensitivities, gut health, pathogen and toxin load – which exacerbates symptoms and this form of testing is cost effective, non invasive and highly accurate. It takes away the guess work.

Take a health test to find out if you have sensitivities and intolerances.

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