One size does not fit all. Different people have different reactions to food. Another way of looking at it is one man’s food is another man’s poison.
Food reactions are common and can be categorized as an allergic reaction or food sensitivity (intolerance). The difference is that with an allergy the symptoms are immediate and can happen up till 2 hours after exposure to the food. This type of reaction is life threatening.
Food sensitivity is a toxic reaction to food. The symptoms of food sensitivity may be delayed for several hours after exposure and response can be up to 4 days. This makes diagnosis a challenge. The symptoms will influence quality of life.
Increasing evidence proofs that food sensitivities are more common and have a wider impact on our health than previously realised. The surprising fact is that at least 30% of people will experience one or more episodes of sensitivity during their lifetime.
Many symptoms are associated with food sensitivities:
- Runny nose
- Hives (Urticaria)
- Skin rashes
- Mood swings
- Eating disorders
A blood test is now available to identify food intolerances (sensitivities) but can also be detected when doing the NLS scan. Foods that because sensitivities will be excluded from the diet to prevent illness and disease.
"The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want, drink what you don't like and do what you'd rather not." - Mark Twain