When food particles enter the bloodstream, your immune system can sometimes identify these food proteins as ‘foreign’ and produces IgE and or IgG antibodies to ‘attack’ the particular food in question. This response is your immune system’s natural defense mechanism to ward off harmful invaders in the body which can create inflammation.
This inflammation can then trigger troublesome symptoms, which may persist if they are neglected.
The difference between Food Intolerance & Allergies towards Food & Environmental factors.
Food Intolerance Responses (IgG)
- Reactions up to 72 hours after eating
- Multiple foods can be involved
- Any organ system can be affected
- Very common
- Difficult to self-diagnose
- Symptoms can clear after avoidance (3-6 months)
Food & Environmental Allergy Responses (IgE)
- Immediate reactions (2 hours or less)
- Rarely more than 1 to 2 foods
- Primarily skin, airways and digestive system
- Trace amounts of foods can cause reactions
- Caused by raised IgE antibody
Common Symptoms that Might Indicate a Food Intolerance
With support, people suffering from these types of symptoms have been helped by the Premium Food Intolerance test:
- Abdominal pain
- Weight gain
- Skin problems, like eczema, psoriasis, rashes, itchy skin & hives
YorkTest food intolerance, allergy and other test results are provided for informational purposes only and are not a substitute for professional medical advice. The results cannot be used to diagnose, treat, or cure medical or health conditions. If you are concerned about your symptoms then please contact your GP. Information on this website is for educational purposes only and you must never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it based on the information provided. YorkTest define Food Intolerance as a food-specific IgG reaction