Common Food Sensitivities

Generally speaking, food sensitivities are the result of toxic responses to food and are divided into two categories: allergic responses; and food intolerances. The symptoms for food sensitivities are often the same as for an allergy, however, food sensitivities may also cause additional symptoms such as fatigue, gas, bloating, mood swings, nervousness, migraines and eating disorders.

Food allergies elicit an immune response while food intolerances do not. Another way of putting it is that a food intolerance response is any reproducible, toxic response to food that does not involve the immune system. It is most commonly a gastrointestinal reaction.

Refer to the following for a more in-depth discussion on food-related allergies and sensitivities: Food Allergies and Other Food Sensitivities

Common Types of Food Intolerances

According to the newly-published book, The Virgin Diet: Drop 7 Foods, Lose 7 Pounds, Just 7 Days , by J.J. Virgin, the 7 highest food/food group intolerances are:
  • Gluten
  • Dairy
  • Eggs
  • Soy
  • Corn
  • Peanuts
  • Sugars/Artificial Sweeteners

Other common intolerances are:

  • Lactose
  • Fructose
  • Yeast
  • Tyrosine
  • Gluten

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Disclaimer:  The information provided here is for educational purposes only, and is not intended as diagnosis, treatment or prescription for any disease.  The decision to use, or not to use, any of this information is the sole responsibility of the reader. Please consult with a licensed health care practitioner if you are dealing with a serious disease or illness.

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