Allergies vs. Sensitivities



Food allergies and food sensitivities might be the most common and least understood health conditions.  Allergies and sensitivities affect people in many ways, some of which may not seem related to food, including: stuffy nose, sneezing, wheezing, itchy skin, watery eyes, coughing, irritability, anxiety, headaches, indigestion, constipation and ear infections.  Allergies and sensitivities have some significant differences.  


Food allergies can be life threatening and result from even a small amount of the allergen (e.g. peanuts, shellfish). Reactions, such as hives, appear immediately following exposure. Sensitivities produce milder symptoms that can appear up to 24-48 hours after exposure. In recent years, food additives have been added to the list of substances to which people are sensitive (e.g. MSG, food dyes).   Because additives are in so many foods, it is difficult to isolate the offending substance without professional help. While true allergies are detected through medical allergy testing, sensitivities are not.  For these reasons, many people suffer needlessly with the effects of sensitivities for years.  


The good news is that Health E Guide offers Sensitivity Testing using a proven assessment system in use for the past 50 years.  Testing identifies allergies as well as sensitivities to a variety of substances:  foods, food additives, household chemicals, and environmental agents. If a sensitivity is found a nutrition program is then provided to reduce adverse reactions over time.


For more information, go to:   Bio Energetic Evaluation