The old saying goes: One man’s medicine is another man’s poison. Nowhere is this truer than when it comes to our different and unique responses to food.
When most people think of food allergies, they usually get an image of someone eating a peanut and ending up in the emergency room with a swollen tongue, hives, or the inability to breathe. That’s what is called an immediate allergy (also known as an IgE hypersensitivity reaction) which turns on an aggressive histamine reaction. These are very serious but also quite rare.
But there is a different type of food reaction that is much less dramatic and deadly. It is called a delayed allergy (or IgG delayed hypersensitivity). Many times you’ll here this referred to as a food sensitivity. This reaction is much more common and creates much more suffering for millions of people. It is mostly ignored by conventional medicine. Nonetheless, IgG reactions play a HUGE role in many chronic illnesses and weight problems.
Food sensitivities can cause symptoms anywhere from a few hours to a few days after ingestion. They also cause a wide range of problems like weight gain and retention, acid reflux, fluid retention, fatigue, brain fog, irritable bowel syndrome, heart palpitations, mood problems, sleeping problems, headaches, sinus and nasal congestion, joint pains, acne, arthritis, eczema, and more. These are all sources of inflammation. Specific symptoms vary widely. The body becomes inflamed because the immune system recognizes protein in an otherwise healthy food as a foreign invader.
Because food sensitivities are quite prevalent amongst the American population as well as our clients, we are sharing a video with you highlighting Melissa’s food sensitivity results, what she learned from it and how food sensitivities affect someone suffering from gastrointestinal or autoimmune conditions.
If you’re interested in learning how food sensitivities might be affecting you, reach out to us today!