A Food Sensitivity is NOT a food allergy. A food allergy involves a dramatic toxic response from the body due to exposure to certain foods. It is an immediate, robust, and (usually) permanent response that can be mild or even deadly. Food allergies are typically discovered in childhood, with a few exceptions, and rarely involves foods that are tolerable.
A food sensitivity, on the other hand, involves foods that can be tolerated and this is one of the hints to distinguish an allergy from a sensitivity. Although the food can be ingested, the body still creates an inflammatory response. This reaction, however, can occur several days later and can be overlooked as a result.
Symptoms of Food Sensitivities:
- Unexplained skin eruptions
- Abdominal Pain