Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances: What’s the difference?
Allergies have to do with the immune system. You can be allergic to anything and everything. With an allergy, there is a reaction the very first time you come in contact with the substance, whether it is ingested, inhaled, injected or in contact with the skin (like poison ivy).
As an example, babies can be allergic to their mother’s milk and they have never been exposed to any kind of milk before. It is very possible that the mother has allergies too, that are inherited by the baby.
The Allergy Kit works miracles for allergies.
Sensitivities occur after repetitive exposure to a substance. In the beginning, there is no reaction but after a while it can be torture. Sensitivities have more to do with foods and are only secondarily related to the immune system.
By eating processed foods and consuming lots of sugars and other simple carbohydrates, especially wheat and gluten, drinking sodas and other sugary drinks (juices included), the naturally existing good bacteria and enzymes get depleted. The gut gets compromised and patients often end up with what is popularly called a leaky gut or Leaky Gut Syndrome (LGS).
Symptoms of Sensitivities may be similar to those of the allergic reaction though they will tend to be less severe.
When the sensitivity has progressed to the point of turning chronic with either diabetes, overweight or obesity, it becomes more difficult to eliminate the allergies. They are now intolerances.
The patient suffering from an intolerance needs to repair their gut with a healthy diet, stay away from harmful foods (mainly sugars, processed foods and simple carbohydrates), gentle detoxification and to treat the overall system with The Allergy Kit.
Depending on how severe the intolerance is, the patient will have to repeat the Kit treatment while working on his/her digestive system.
Intolerances can be produced by naturally occurring food chemicals, like salicylate for example. Patients may develop reactions to Aspirin, other NSAIDs and to food where salicylates occur naturally, like cherries, apples, citrus fruit, strawberries, tomatoes, and wine.
Other naturally occurring food chemicals are Tartrazine and Benzoic acid. They can be found in fruits, fruit juices, spices, herbs, nuts, teas, coffee, chocolate, bananas, tomatoes, and wine. Cross-reactions and cross-reactivity include amines, nitrates, sulfates and some antioxidants.
Intolerances also are closely related to the level of enzyme in the body. Every reaction in the body has to do with enzymes. The most common intolerances are probably to lactose and fructose.
If your lifestyle and food intake doesn’t contain enough live enzymes you may acquire intolerances to foods, environment, or many other substances.
Intolerances can affect your skin, respiratory system or digestive system.
The symptoms are many and can appear as skin rashes, hives, dermatitis or eczema.
Sinusitis, asthma and nonproductive cough are symptoms of a respiratory system intolerance.
Mouth ulcers, abdominal pains, nausea, bloating and gas, diarrhea and/or constipation, IBS, leaky gut and more would be common symptoms of a digestive system intolerance.
In these instances, a lifestyle change is needed! The Allergy Kit is a marvelous tool, but if you don’t change your bad eating habits, it will not deliver the best possible results.