Food allergies and food intolerances are often confused, and aside from anaphylactic shock, which is only present in severe allergy cases, the symptoms of both allergies and intolerances tend to mimic one another. The good news, however, is that food intolerances can be overcome, and allow you to enjoy the foods you love once again without worrying about the negative effects that come along with them.
Those with food intolerances may find that they can enjoy their favourite foods and drinks in small amounts and not feel any negative effects, while others who are more sensitive find that even a bite or two sends them into gastrointestinal distress.
Food intolerances have several different causes, and some of the most common include:
- Absence of enzymes – An absence of enzymes within the body that help you to properly digest the food is a very likely cause of food intolerances.
- Sensitivity to additives – If certain additives or extras are in the food, they can cause sensitivities making a person intolerant of the food.
- Celiac disease – Celiac disease has the autoimmune response of a food allergy but is actually considered an intolerance due to the gastrointestinal effects and no risk of anaphylaxis.
While food intolerances cause gastrointestinal reactions, food allergies cause an autoimmune response and put a person at risk for anaphylactic shock. Food allergies should always be considered carefully and those with these allergies should consult with their physicians in order to manage the allergy safely throughout their lives.
For those with food intolerances, we have natural digestion aids by Biohawk at All Organic Store that help to make those with intolerances more tolerant of their favourite foods. The Biohawk Relief Starter Pack includes a helpful magnet, natural digestion aid, and a ginger oil bottle, giving you all your need to give you freedom from food intolerance once again.