What is the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity?
Food allergies are often easy to identify as their effects can be immediate whether it be a reaction on the skin or a systemic reaction that may cause life threatening anaphylaxis. A food sensitivity causes inflammation in the body in reaction to foods and/or food-chemicals. Food sensitivities are much more common than food allergies and are usually undetected.
That’s why those who suffer from food sensitivities tend to remain ill, even after going to many doctors and specialists. These are the conditions that are often associated with food sensitivities: IBS, heartburn, ADD, headaches, migraines, Fibromyalgia, fatigue, muscle pain and joint pain.