A food sensitivity is different from a food allergy. An allergy usually results in a relatively quick and apparent reaction to contact with a certain food. With a food sensitivity, the reaction is often delayed and cumulative, and resulting symptoms may manifest as skin rash, joint aches and pains, sinusitis, asthma, insomnia, headaches, and digestive disorders producing bloating, gas, and poor food absorption.
A person with food sensitivities may also develop leaky gut syndrome, a condition in which the lining of the gut (mucosal membrane) has increased permeability that leads to bacteria and toxins that are in the gut leaking into the bloodstream and causing inflammatory reactions throughout the body.
For more information, check out these videos and articles on our website:
Are Foods Causing Inflammation and Making You Sick? This article explains exactly how food sensitivities can affect us and how we can treat them.
Food Sensitivity Testing In this video, Dr. Marcantel explains the food sensitivity test she uses in her practice and gives examples of test results and how she would approach treatment.
What Is Leaky Gut Syndrome? In this video, Dr. Marcantel explains what causes leaky gut syndrome and why it causes inflammation that can lead to a host of symptoms.
Treatment for Leaky Gut Syndrome In this video, Dr. Marcantel gives a brief explanation of suggested treatments for leaky gut syndrome.
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