The term ‘food intolerance’ and ‘food allergy’ are often confused and are two very different things.
A true food allergy is relatively rare, only affecting about 2% of the adult population. A food allergy is a rapid response by the body’s immune system to a specific food. Food intolerance’s are quite different. Whilst the symptoms can impact the person’s quality of life they are not life threatening and are much more common than food allergies.
When foods and drinks are digested the proteins within them are broken down into smaller fragments for easy absorption into the body. If larger fragments pass through the gut wall without breaking down, the body reacts by attacking them using antibodies called Immunoglobulin G’s (IgG).Research has shown that those who eliminated trigger foods based on food-specific IgG test results had reductions in weight, body mass index, waist and hip circumference and improvements in all indicators of quality of life that were measured. The quality of life indicators included physical and emotional well-being, mental health, social life, pain levels and vitality.
Lorisian testing takes the guesswork out, providing you a fast track or starting point for an elimination diet to help optimise your health and well-being.
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