“Food sensitivities” is a new topic that’s getting a little attention from the medical community. Here are some facts that you may not know about food sensitivities:
Food allergies, food intolerance, and food sensitivities are not the same things at all. Food allergies are a response from the immune system, and can vary from a mild itching to life-threatening problems. Food intolerance happens when the body is missing an enzyme to digest certain foods. Food sensitivities are a specific antibody-mediated immune response. The thing that makes food sensitivities so hard to diagnose is it can take two to three days to have a reaction. The reactions are not easy to pinpoint, due to the fact that they can vary radically even from the same food. Plus, the reactions can and do change. Things that can affect them are overall health and stress.
The symptoms are not limited to the digestive tract. Most people think of symptoms like bloating, gas, acid reflux, constipation, and diarrhea when they think of food sensitivities. Unfortunately, the symptoms can affect every part of the body. Other symptoms include migraine/headaches, sleep disturbances, weight issues, fatigue, acne, joint pain, depression, asthma/allergies, and anxiety. Food sensitivities can also make it hard to lose weight.
There is a delay in the appearances of symptoms. It can take two or three days for them to show up. That’s why it’s hard to identify which food is the problem. If you eat the same types of food every day, you may always feel sick.
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