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Food Sensitivities vs Food Allergies

Food sensitivities exist when an individual experiences difficulty in the digestion of specific foods or certain groupings of foods. Food allergies exist when an individual's immune system reacts negatively to a food or liquid causing swelling, difficulty in breathing, wheezing, itching, rashes, or flushing of the skin soon after eating a food. The medical profession is quite knowledgeable concerning food allergies and is continuously upgrading its ability to test for food allergies. Technical testing for food sensitivities is much more limited. Most physicians do not have a good understanding of food sensitivities and are unable to help their patients deal with this issue.


Symptoms of Food Sensitivities

The symptoms of food sensitivities and allergies are quite different. A food allergy can cause a quick, obvious, severe and sometimes life threatening reaction such as swelling, rashes, difficulty in breathing or even anaphylactic shock. The symptoms of food sensitivities are not as immediate or obvious as those of food allergies. The symptoms associated with food sensitivities are very broad. The following are some of the major symptoms:

·        chronic fatigue

·        lethargy

·        feeling sleepy after eating

·        drowsiness

·        poor memory

·        poor concentration

·        mental agitation

·        mood swings

·        compulsive eating

·        food cravings

·        sugar cravings

·        carbohydrate and starch cravings

·        water retention

·        weight problems

·        mood swings

·        depression

·        restlessness

·        irritability

·        headaches

·        migraines

·        chronic pain

·        gas

·        bloating

·        indigestion

·        heartburn

·        constipation

·        blurry eyes

·        spots in front of eyes

·        poor sleep (insomnia)

Individuals plagued by nagging health problems that cannot be diagnosed or that do not respond to normal therapy, should investigate the possibility of food sensitivities as they could be contributing to their ill health.

Health Problems That May Be Associated With Food Sensitivities

Many health problems experienced by children and adults can be related to food sensitivities. The following are a number of food sensitivity associated health issues:

·        anxiety

·        arthritis

·        asthma

·        depression

·        irritability

·        acne

·        chronic fatigue

·        intense fatigue after eating

·        migraine

·        headache

·        Multiple Sclerosis

·        Irritable Bowel Syndrome

·        constipation

·        fibromyalgia

·        premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

·        fluid retention

·        food cravings leading to weight problems

·        indigestion

·        heartburn

·        gas and bloating

·        autism

·        joint aches and pain

·        hyperactivity

·        attention deficit disorder

·        arthritis

·        poor sleep

Food sensitivities are a symptom of other underlying conditions. One must determine the underlying problem that is causing their food sensitivities in order to eliminate them. Food sensitivities add to the health difficulties being experienced but are truly a symptom of an underlying problem.

Testing For Food Sensitivities

There are many different types of laboratory tests that can be conducted to determine if you have food sensitivities. Check with your health care practitioner to determine the best one for you. If you can find a good muscle tester they can very easily identify the exact foods you are sensitive to inexpensively. Food sensitivities change and by taking steps to improve your diet and health can sometimes be eliminated

What to do?

If you are certain that you have food sensitivities or exhibit the symptoms of food sensitivity and not food allergies the following protocol may alleviate your sensitivities. The most common food sensitivities include gluten (wheat, rye, barley), sugar, dairy, eggs, soy, and corn. We have found that most food sensitivities are due to a fungal/yeast (Candida) overgrowth.  Once you have determined the foods you are sensitive to eliminate them from your diet for at least two weeks, go on the anti-fungal diet for at least two weeks and take Morinda Supreme (Noni) and Melia Supreme (Neem). This protocol should help eliminate most if not all food sensitivities. When symptoms are eradicated add eliminated foods back in one at a time waiting two days in between additions. If you do not react to the foods the sensitivities have been eliminated. If you still are reactive to the foods they are either permanent sensitivities or you did not completely eradicate the underlying cause which is most likely a fungus/yeast (Candida) overgrowth.  Try the protocol again.

This protocol is for food sensitivities NOT FOOD ALLERGIES.