Food Allergy Vs. Food Intolerance – Comparing Symptoms and Causes

What is Food Allergy? The reaction of the immune system towards certain foods is generally termed as food allergy. Immune system of the body reacts to these foods in a way similar to the toxins and releases histamines in an effort to eliminate the toxic substances. The released histamines result in a myriad of symptoms whose severity can be very high or mild. As the immune system is very active…

February 22, 2012

Food Allergy and Food Intolerance Tests

Food Allergy Food Allergy is an adverse immune response to food substances, mostly protein. The other adverse responses to food substances like food intolerance, pharmacological reactions and toxin-mediated reactions. Protein Food Allergy A protein in the food is the most common allergic causing component. Some of the common and popular food allergens are milk, egg, peanut, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy and wheat. Most of the allergies to food become…

September 24, 2010