What is the difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance?

food intolerance testingA food intolerance is a food sensitivity that does not involve the immune system. A food intolerance involves the digestive system. It cannot be identified by an allergy test.

A food allergy will cause an immune reaction often even if a very small amount is eaten and the response can be very extreme and immediate.

While the symptoms of food intolerance vary and can also be mistaken for those of a food allergy, a food intolerance is more likely to originate in the gastrointestinal system and is usually caused by an inability to digest or absorb certain foods, or components of those foods. The food can cause symptoms up to 5 days later as that is how long the food stays in your system.

A food intolerance may cause different symptoms and severity in different people

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The testing does not involve taking any blood. The testing is done via a computer program that communicates with your body to identify where you have a weakness or intolerance for a food.

We are able to test about 200 foods and food additives and you will leave with a printed report showing how your body responds to these items.

Take some of the guess work out of what is causing your symptoms with Food Intolerance testing by the IQS3 food sensitivity testing. Email Jennifer to book your testing.