Is what you are eating making you ill?
Though food provides the necessary nutrients
for good health and wellbeing, there are certain food that will make us unwell. This could
come in the form of a digestive disorder or it could trigger a response from our body’s immune system and it
can sometimes be life threatening.
Welcome to Food Intolerance and Food Allergy
Food intolerance and food allergy are both health condition that affect some people when
certain foods are taken. However, food intolerance and food allergy are not similar.
difference between food intolerance and food allergy:
Food intolerance happens when certain food taken are not digested well. The reason for incomplete
digestion is due to a lack of certain digestive enzymes required to digest that particular
Food intolerance symptoms do not surface immediately after the sensitive food is taken. The
symptoms are often mistaken for common
health problems such as headache, diarrhoea and bloating and it can vary from person to person. Though
it is not life threatening, it will create discomfort.
Food allergy is a
condition where the immune system produces antibodies to attack the protein in a food it mistook as a
foreign substance. These IgE antibodies will set off an almost immediate allergic reaction to the body.
This reaction could surface in the form of rashes, wheezing, coughing and it can sometimes be life
Find out more about Food
Intolerance and Food Allergy:
- Types of food intolerance
- Symptoms of food intolerance
- How to Diagnose food intolerance
- Types of food allergy
- Symptoms of food allergy
- How to diagnose food allergy