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FOOD INTOLERANCES

Food intolerance is a reaction of the immune system to a specific food. According to sources, it is also called food hypersensitivity, type III food allergy, or simply food intolerance. The reaction consists in IgG antibodies binding to the protein of the problem food, which is called antigen. This antigen-antibody complex is generated in certain body tissues. The body then triggers an inflammatory process to destroy these antigens. If the antigens are present in large quantities (large food intake), the body cannot break the cycle, which causes chronic inflammation.

A person’s sensitivity varies according to his or her genetic profile, immune system, digestive function, intestinal barrier, microbiota (intestinal flora), frequency and amount of food antigens ingested, etc. The leaky gut syndrome is often associated with an increase in food intolerances and intensity of symptoms.

Some symptoms may indicate that a person is intolerant to certain foods. These symptoms may come on quickly or they may come on hours, even days after ingesting the food, which makes it difficult to identify. The symptoms and reactions can vary from a person to another or from a period to another for the same person. In the long run, food intolerances can affect your quality of life and your health.

Some diseases may be associated with food intolerances including:

 

  • Acne
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Eczema
  • Epilepsy
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Psoriasis
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • Chronic fatigue syndrome
  • And many more!

The most common symptoms

 

  • Abdominal pain, bloating, gas, constipation and diarrhea
  • Loss of appetite, nausea, stomach cramps
  • Gastric ulcers, mouth ulcers
  • Difficulty breathing, rhinitis
  • Muscle aches and pains
  • Anxiety, panic attack, depression, hyperactivity
  • Headaches, migraines, dizziness, fatigue, lethargy
  • Weight gain or great difficulty to lose weight
  • Water retention (associated with weight gain)
  • Skin rashes

Food intolerances can be easily detected through the analysis of a blood sample collected using a pinprick. The test consists in measuring the quantity of IgGs associated with the foods tested in the blood.

Different panels are available to meet your personal needs.


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Here are a few medical abstracts for reference:

Migraines

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Arroyave-Hernandez+C.+et+al.+Revista+Alergia+Mexico.+2007%3B54(5)%3A162-8

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Alpay+K+et+al.+Cephalalgia.+2010%3B+30(7)%3A+829–837

Irritable bowel syndrome

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Atkinson+J.+et+al.+Gut+2004%3B53%3A1459–1464

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Drisko+J.+et+al.+J+Am+Coll+Nutr.+2006%3B25(6)%3A514-22

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Bentz+S+et+al.+Digestion+2010%3B81%3A252–264

Obesity

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18072008

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