What is the difference between an allergy and an intolerance?


An Allergy is a reaction that occurs by the body’s immune system when it encounters a perceived invader. Signs or symptoms usually come on fairly quickly after exposure. When exposed to an allergen the immune system produces antibodies called Immunoglobulins. These antibodies travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction.

Intolerances are different to allergies because they are usually a slow onset reaction. If you have difficulties in digesting, processing or absorbing certain foods, you might have food intolerances. An intolerance reaction is often an accumulative response. The severity of the symptoms depend on exposure duration and/or amount consumed.

People can be allergic or intolerant to food, medicine and environmental substances. The reactions can include coughing, sneezing, vomiting, migraines, watery eyes, rashes, swelling, hives, diarrhea, constipation, bloating and aches and pains.

The conventional treatment for allergies is to block the immune system’s response when coming in contact with an allergen. In more severe cases the entire immune system is suppressed with steroids, both systemic and topical. While this approach can provide symptomatic relief, it does nothing to address the underlying cause of the problem. Doctors often recommend complete avoidance of any known allergens as a way to reduce the severity of the symptoms.

The conventional treatment for intolerances is to avoid the food or environmental factor, thereby not going over the reaction threshold. This is often easier said than done as there could be multiple intolerances present and reaction can develop over days and weeks making it hard to pinpoint what is causing the flare up.

 

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Food Kit

  • - Do you get joint pain, headaches or migraines?
  • - Do you feel tired or have difficulty sleeping?
  • - Do you get bloated or have stomach pains?
  • - Have you been advised to go on the elimination diet?
  • - Do you get unexplained skin rashes or hives?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you could benefit from this kit.

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Breathing Kit

  • - Do you get hay fever symptoms?
  • - Do you get worse seasonally or are your symptoms present all year round?
  • - Have you been diagnosed with asthma?
  • - Do you often have mucous or post nasal drip?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you could benefit from this kit.

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Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Kit

  • - Do you get tired or get a headache after going to a shopping center or supermarket?
  • - Do you often have brain fog, dizziness or trouble concentrating?
  • - Do you get anxious or irritable when exposed to chemicals?
  • - Do you often get nausea, gas or bloating?
  • - Do you get unexplained rashes, hives or itching?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you could benefit from this kit.

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Allergy Care Skin Kit

  • - Do you get eczema, dermatitis or psoriasis?
  • - Does your skin get red, itchy, dry, scaly, crusted or hardened?
  • - Do you sometimes get welts or oozing lesions on your skin?
  • - Does your skin get worse seasonally or does it get worse with certain foods or stress?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you could benefit from this kit.

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Digestion Kit

  • - Do you get bloated no matter what you eat?
  • - Do you get acid reflux or pain in your stomach when you get hungry?
  • - Do you get any discomfort or gas after eating a particular food?
  • - Do you always seem to look out for the nearest bathroom?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then you could benefit from this kit.

 

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Custom Kits

  •   - Would you like to create your own kit and choose what allergens are included in it?

Then this is the kit for you!

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  •   - Are you unsure of which kit is right for you?
  •   - Would you like a personalized kit tailored to your needs and made especially for you?

Then this is the kit you have been waiting for!

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