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Food Allergy Verses Food Sensitivity

Allergy

develops at infancy

4% 

4% of the population suffer from food allergies

What is a Food Allergy?

When the immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by attacking the food and releasing histamine and other chemicals.

Can be severe or life-threatening

Symptoms

Hives, shortness of breath, itching, rash, swelling, anaphylaxis, tingling, nausea, vomiting, etc.

When do they appear?

 Immediatley to a couple hours after consuming

 

The most common allergies:

Nuts

soy

Fish

Dairy

Sensitivity

develops at any age

 90%

90% of the population suffers from food sensitivity

What is a Food Sensitivity?

Where individual components of food cannot be properly processed and assimilated by the digestive system.

Usually less serious but includes more symptoms.

Symptoms

Fatigue, weight gain, stubborn weight loss, migraines, bloating, gas, mood swings, brain fog, IBS, digestive issues, skin problems, headaches, constipation, diarrhoea, joint and muscle pain, etc.

When do they appear?

 Delayed response, up to 72 hours – Commonly up to 72 hours.

 

The most common sensitivities:

Wheat/Gluten

Dairy

Fruit/Veg

Corn