This week we’re breaking down the differences and symptoms of allergies and intolerances related to food. The first step to eating for recovery is to know what foods are unhealthy for your system.
- Learn the difference between symptoms of allergies and intolerances.
- How to get tested for allergies.
- Find out how to do an elimination diet.
- Autoimmunity and allergies/intolerances
- Get started on an allergy/intolerance free diet for recovery with OUR PROGRAM!
According to American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology:
More than 50 million Americans have an allergy of some kind. Food allergies are estimated to affect 4 to 6 percent of children and 4 percent of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. You can even develop an allergy to foods you have eaten for years with no problems.
Eight types of food account for about 90% of reactions: Eggs, Milk, Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Fish, Shellfish, Wheat, and Soy.
According to the American Academy of Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology:
A food intolerance, or a food sensitivity occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food. This can lead to symptoms such as intestinal gas, abdominal pain or diarrhea.
A food intolerance is sometimes confused with or mislabeled as a food allergy. Food intolerances involve the digestive system. Food allergies involve the immune system. With a food allergy, even a microscopic amount of the food has the potential to lead to a serious or life-threatening reaction called anaphylaxis.