What is the difference between allergies, sensitivities and intolerances to foods?
FOOD ALLERGY - It is an immediate reaction. You feel it soon and it comes fast. Like getting skin rash after eating shrimps. Like swollen throat after eating peanuts. Like getting hives after eating berries.
FOOD INTOLERANCE - It is a digestive system intolerance to certain foods. Like heartburn after hot sauce or Mexican food. Like diarrhea after fettuccini Alfredo or like indigestion after egg-salad. You feel it coming. You know when it hits you.
FOOD SENSITIVITIES - Contrary to the above two, you don’t feel the food sensitivity. The reactions don’t come fast and are so silent, you may never know you are suffering from them.
Food sensitivities are slow immune-reactions triggered by food particles that leaked through the gut. These food particles tease and annoy the immune system forming food-globulin complexes that hurt the metabolism anywhere in the body. As unpredictable as Nature itself, these metabolic attacks may occur in any organ:
WHAT KIND OF FOOD?
Can be anything. Apples, almonds, grapes, peanuts, orange, bread, milk, eggs, lentils, yeast products, ketchup, yogurt, chocolate, raisins, tomato products, beef, salami, grouper, soy, cream-cheese, banana, corn. It could be any food, even healthy food. The type of food varies with every person, and there is no way to know until a Food Sensitivity Test is done. Yes, THE FOODS YOU ARE EATING COULD BE POISONING YOUR BODY.
SYMPTOMS OF FOOD SENSITIVITY (SYMPTOMS VARY A LOT FROM PATIENT TO PATIENT):
Respiratory symptoms: cough, sneezing, wheezing, asthma, snoring, sleep disorders, bronchitis, nasal congestion, sinusitis, hearing loss, canker sores. Eyes: watery eyes, eyes itch, blurred vision. Immune system : catching infections easily.
Neurological: poor coordination, headache, migraine, depression, memory problems, mental fatigue, intellectual difficulties, confusion, insomnia, poor concentration, autism, attention deficit, learning disability.
Skin: eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, acne, hives, rosacea, rashes, hair loss, cracked nails.
Metabolism: weight gain, obesity, water retention, low-thyroid, cravings, food addictions, imbalance of hormonal triangle, binge eating, weight-loss resistance.
Emotions: mood swings, anxiety, fear, irritability, anger, nervousness, hyperactivity.
Energy: body fatigue, sluggishness, apathy, lethargy, restlessness, severe tiredness, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Musculo-skeletal: stiff muscles, stiff joints, tendonitis, pain in joints, weak muscles, osteoporosis, Fibromyalgia.
Malabsorption: – vitamin deficiency, iron deficiency, anemia, calcium deficiency, nutritional diseases.
Digestive system – irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), diarrhea, Dysbiosis. constipation, bloating, Silent Bowel Illness (SBI), heartburn, belching, stomach pain, stomach ulcer, indigestion, esophageal reflux.
YOU MAY GO FROM DOCTOR TO DOCTOR, SEE SPECIALISTS AND GET NUMEROUS MEDICAL TREATMENTS, BUT UNLESS YOU GET TESTED AND TREATED FOR FOOD SENSITIVIITES, YOU WILL NOT GET BETTER AND YOU WILL NOT ACHIEVE GOOD HEALTH.
WE PERFORM THESE TESTS IN OUR OFFICE.
A SAD FACT – many people go through life suffering multiple medical problems never knowing that the food they eat is the cause of their illnesses.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF I IGNORE THE SYMPTOMS? ….Your disease will get worse.
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OTHER CONDITIONS THOUGHT TO BE A RESULT OF FOOD SENSITIVITIES:
-rheumatoid arthritis -osteoporosis -hashimoto’s thyroiditis -high blood pressure -anemia -multiple sclerosis -atherosclerosis -crohn’s disease -morbid obesity -bad breath -constipation -restless legs -cramps -sleep problems -sneezing attacks -chronic fatigue -gall bladder problems -indigestion -anxiety -poor memory, poor concentration -panic -attention deficit disorder -learning disability -brain fogging -mental exhaustion -fibromyalgia -tinnitus