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Food sensitivity, part 2.

It’s important to distinguish between food intolerances, food allergies, and diseases that can be triggered by certain foods. - A food intolerance begins in your digestive system, because you’re not able to digest the food properly. Intolerances can often be pinpointed in order to avoid symptoms caused by ingestion of certain foods or food additives. Working with a practitioner is recommended - I can help! - A food allergy is an issue rooted within the immune system. An allergic reaction happens when your immune system mistakenly perceives something in a food as a threat, and produces antibodies in an attempt to fend off the threat. - A disease such as celiac disease also originates in the immune system. Celiac disease causes the body to fight against gluten in a manner so strong that the lining of the small intestine is damaged, so the symptoms are typically more severe than that of food intolerances. Whatever the case may be, if you are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms after eating food such as bloating, diarrhea, fatigue, brain fog and headaches - it's time to talk to the practitioner who can get to the root cause!

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