Food Intolerances are caused by a food substance that triggers a toxic reaction on contact with our intestinal cells which produces inflammation and can result in intestinal damage. Inflammatory cells release chemicals that cause our immune system to release antibodies against the offending foods.
Typical signs of Food Intolerances in the gut:
Diarrhea or soft to loose stools are the most common GI symptom
Intestinal hypermobility - accelerated intestinal passage of food which results in vomiting, spasms of the gut and diarrhea
Malabsorption - inability to benefit from the food we eat
Changes in intestinal wall integrity - allows foreign bodies and microbes access beyond the gut which normally does not occur
Food Intolerances symptoms beyond the gut are many:
Heiner syndrome which is a chronic pulmonary disease caused by hypersensitivity to cow's milk
Brain issues like headache, migraine, sleeplessness and irritability
Anti-cancer defense from folic acid deficiency
Changes in blood coagulation from Vitamin K deficiency
Anemia, meaning a weakened immune system
Saliva samples are collected for testing of the Major Intolerances of Gluten Intolerance, Cows' milk vs. Lactose Intolerance, Egg Intolerance and Soy Intolerance. The results answer questions that will help determine a plan of action for working toward improved health.