Food Allergies are an active response from your body after consuming a specific food that physicians can monitor and diagnose. A food allergy or intolerance, will affect nearly everyone at some point during their lives. Often time, food allergies manifest themselves in the form of an unpleasant reaction to something you have eaten, and that may cause you to wonder if the reaction was caused by what you recently ate.One in three people self-report that they have a food allergy or that they modify their or their family’s diet because a family member is suspected of having a food allergy.
For some people, food allergies can become a more serious medical condition. Food allergies or intolerance can be caused by a condition known as leaky gut (intestinal permeability), which occurs when proteins and food particles are able to pass through the gut and cause systemic body inflammation.
Food intolerance is the body’s digestive system response to a disagreeable food. There are a variety of types of food intolerances, with the most common being gluten and A1 casein. Other examples of food intolerances include food additives such as food colorings, flavorings and preservatives. Sulfites – often found in dried fruits, canned goods and wine can also trigger an inflammatory reaction.
The body senses that a protein in a particular food may be harmful and triggers an immune system response, producing histamine to protect itself. the body “remembers” this and when this food enters the body again, the histamine response is more easily triggered.
If the food allergies persist, they can eventually lead to autoimmune conditions. If you think food allergies might be effecting your life give us a call today.