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November 6, 2019

Food allergies, intolerances, sensitivities… there a difference?

These terms are often confused to mean the same thing. It comes down to the immune system versus digestive system. Food allergies are a reaction by the immune system and can be as severe as life threatening. Food intolerances and sensitivities take place in the digestive system and are typically accompanied with discomfort which may cause interruptions in daily life making them very annoying and frustrating but also may lead to medical issues.

With food allergies, the immune system reacts to a harmful substance, usually...

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