Food Intolerance Testing
Allergy Vs Intolerance
The difference between an allergy and an intolerance can sometime be ambiguous, especially for those who are uneducated within the field. To break it down simply, A food intolerance can occur when the body has difficulty digesting certain foods. When this occurs over time, large food particles (proteins) may enter the blood stream and this can cause inflammation, something we could all do without.
When foods and drinks are digested, the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. Larger fragments can pass through without breaking down, and sometimes the body reacts by attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin G’s (IgG).
When we digest both foods and drinks, the protein bodies within them are broken down into smaller more manageable fragments allowing the body to easily digest and absorb them. In some cases, when larger fragments pass through without being broken down, the body can react by attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin G’s (IgG).
However, it remains imperative that a food-specific IgG reaction should not be confused with food allergies, nor other types of food intolerances, which Lorisian do not test for. These include:
Enzyme deficiencies e.g. lactose (milk sugar) intolerance
Coeliac disease; requiring lifelong avoidance of gluten
Chemical sensitivities e.g. histamine, tyramine, sulphites etc
Food intolerance can cause a wide range of disruptive symptoms such as digestive problems, eczema, migraines and headaches, fatigue, depression and low mood, joint pains and sinusitis.