The majority of adverse reactions to food are rarely life threatening, but may be a source of considerable discomfort in many chronic conditions and diseases.
The symptoms are varied and individuals can react in different ways. Many people live with minor or major symptoms of adverse food reactions for years without ever suspecting the involvement of the immune system and the foods which trigger them.
- Fluid Retention
- Inflamed Bowel
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
- Mood Swings
- Skin Conditions
- Child Behavioural Problems
Food sensitivity is often given a low priority in the investigation of disease. Common conditions where food sensitivity may play a significant role include:
IgG Food Sensitivity testing is an efficient and reliable method for diagnosing individuals with adverse reactions to food.
Food allergy, on the other hand, is an immunological adverse reaction to food which is often IgE-mediated and can be measured in most instances in blood by detection of specific antibodies.
The most common food sensitivities occur with cow's milk, eggs, beans, nuts and cereals.