A food allergy reaction can lead to a wide variety of health challenges. Food allergies can begin at any age! The main food allergies are to dairy, soy, egg, peanut and gluten grains. Research has shown that around 60% of the US population suffers from food reactions that are causing health challenges.
Food Allergy / Food Allergy Testing: IgE is the immune pathway tested to determine if there are immediate reactions to foods called a food allergy. Only a small amount of people tested actually have true food allergies. Skin tests are another way to test for traditional food allergies. Skin testing do not test for delayed food reactions.
Food Intolerance / Food Intolerance Testing: IgG or IgA are the immune pathways tested to determine if there are delayed reactions to foods called a Food Intolerance or Sensitivity. Most people suffering from food reactions have a“delayed” food intolerance. Reactions can occur hours after a food is eaten or even the next day. Since there is a delay in the reaction time, you may not realize the symptom is caused by a particular food.
A typical food allergy reaction is a stress response when the wrong food is eaten too often. This “stress” response may appear as emotional issues, auto immune disorders, immune challenges, inflammation, fatigue, hyperactivity or anxiety, tics, twitches, headaches, feeling overwhelmed etc.
Many people come into our clinic and say they feel like they are having food allergy symptoms to foods they eat everyday. They say even healthy foods make them feel sick. Many people ask for food allergy testing to know what is safe for them to eat.