The Difference between Food Allergy and Food Sensitivity (aka Intolerance)
February 1st, 2013
Food allergies are, in most cases, quite obvious. If you’re allergic to strawberries and you’re exposed to strawberries, you’ll have an obvious (and likely extreme) reaction that happens immediately or very shortly following exposure. This is would represent an IgE reaction of your immune system.
Food sensitivities, unlike allergies, can be much trickier to discover because these trigger an IgG response by your immune system, which can take up to 72 hours to take effect. Notice how many different foods you might eat in a 72 hour period. By the time you have a response, it’s almost impossible to go back through the list of everything you ate to determine which food is causing the problem.Food sensitivities can be much trickier to discover than allergies! Click To Tweet
In the video below, I explain the difference between IgG mediated food sensitivities and IgE mediated food allergies, as well as how I test for IgG food sensitivities using both The Myers Way food-based cleanse and Immunolabs IgG food sensitivity testing!
Can you see why food sensitivities or intolerances can be so challenging to distinguish?
One way to get to the bottom of your food sensitivities, is to use Immunolabs IgG food sensitivity testing, but my preferred method is to have you personally experience your body’s unique reaction.
How do you do that? The very best way to discover your food sensitivities is to complete The Myers Way® Comprehensive Elimination Diet. This diet will remove the likely culprits from your diet long enough for your body to stop actively creating antibodies for the reactive foods, since your body won’t be exposed to them. Then, when you reintroduce foods one at a time using the menu plan and recipes I designed for you, your brilliant body will make it very clear to you which foods work and which foods do not.
Take my Comprehensive Elimination Diet eCourse! This course outlines my method in diagnosing and treating gut infections in order to achieve optimal gut health. If headaches, seasonal allergies, and gastrointestinal issues (like IBS) have you looking for a solution, the basic protocol outlined in the eCourse will help to resolve those issues. If you suffer from an autoimmune disease, chronic fatigue, or candida overgrowth, this eCourse has a specialized protocol designed for you.
My objective is to empower you to discover your personal food sensitivities and find the most effective ways to implement a dietary change into your unique lifestyle. You will discover the root cause of your symptoms and be able to self-treat at home with food and supplements. During the course, you will have access to a number of worksheets, shopping guides, and checklists that you can complete in the comfort of your home.
The Myers Way Comprehensive Elimination Diet eCourse includes:
- 25 worksheets
- 8 modules of information
- Symptom tracker to track your progress
- Specific diet protocols based on medical needs
- Unique shopping guides for each diet protocol
- Tips for following The Myers Way elimination diet on-the-go
- Personalized food sensitivity information card
- Easy-to-follow meal plans
- Interactive food diary
You will learn how to:
- Formulate a tailored eating plan for life to optimize your nutrition and your health
- Identify foods that are inflammatory triggers
- Achieve weight loss, better sleep, mental clarity, beautiful skin, high energy and youthfulness
- Improve common symptoms associated with chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases, IBS, blood sugar imbalances, migraines, chronic pain disorders, skin disorders and more