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Allergy, Sensitivities & Intolerances: What's the Difference?

Allergy, sensitivities, and intolerance

An allergy is when the body’s immune system is overreacting to an otherwise harmless substance, such as pollen, mold and dust mites, called allergens.


You can be allergic to absolutely anything and everything, and it has to do with the immune system. If your defense system is strong, you are healthy and don't react to anything and you won't get sick.


We get our immune system from the foods we eat and how we can absorb the nutrients, so it goes both ways – if we have allergies, we don't absorb the nutrients well, and if the immune system is weak, we can get allergies.


We call almost everything an allergy, but there are really three different reactions: allergies, sensitivity, and intolerance.

Food Allergy

‘Food allergies involve two parts of the immune system. One is immunoglobulin E (IgE), a type of protein called an antibody that moves through the blood. The other is mast cells, which you have in all body tissues but especially in places like your nose, throat, lungsskin, and digestive tract.


The first time you eat a food you're allergic to, certain cells make a lot of IgE for the part of the food that triggers your allergy, called an allergen. The IgE gets released and attaches to the surface of mast cells. You won't have a reaction yet, but now you're set up for one.‘(WebMD)


Sensitivities vs Allergy

Sensitivities have to do with too little enzymes and bacteria in the digestive system, causing allergic-like reactions. It’s hard to see the difference and the Allergy Kit treats both. It is a home remedy allergy treatment that you can do yourself.


Sensitivity reactions are normally less severe than allergic reactions.


They can also be produced by naturally occurring food chemicals, like salicylate for example. Patients may develop reactions to Aspirin, other NSAIDs and to food where salicylates occur naturally, like cherries, apples, citrus fruit, strawberries, tomatoes, and wine.


Other naturally occurring food chemicals are Tartrazine and Benzoic acid. They can be found in fruits, fruit juices, spices, herbs, nuts, teas, coffee, chocolate, bananas, tomatoes, and wine. Cross-reactions and cross-reactivity include amines, nitrates, sulfates and some antioxidants.


Intolerance vs Allergy

The third is intolerance and they are more difficult to eliminate. Due to the over-consumption of certain foods, the body doesn’t tolerate this substance anymore.


This means, that apart from using the kit, you have to stay away from this food for a length of time and treating with the kit regularly. This is the reason some people don’t see any difference after using the kit.


I have clients who have continued treating themselves and stayed away from what they reacted to, and finally, get rid of their intolerance.


Because we get our immune system from the absorption of the nutrients we ingest, it is necessary to start with the Foundational Kit, called The Allergy Kit, that consists of 7 vials plus a stress vial. This way we can start to absorb the nutrients and build up the defense system.


All three can lead to digestive problems – Leaky Gut, Crohn’s disease, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Diabetes, and Weight Disorders.


Other areas affected are your skin and respiratory system.
The symptoms are many and can appear as skin rashes, hives, dermatitis or eczema.

Sinusitis, asthma and nonproductive cough are also symptoms of a respiratory system imbalance.

Mouth ulcers, abdominal pains, nausea, bloating and gas, diarrhea and/or constipation, are common symptoms of a digestive system due to allergies, sensitivities or intolerances.


In all cases, enzymes and probiotics are extremely important, but you can even have an allergy to those substances!


What causes any of these diseases?


It seems as if every generation since the ’50s is born with a weaker immune system than the generation before. Everybody had their childhood illnesses and few died from them – on the contrary – it made them stronger!


In the ’50s and the 60’s, the TV dinners came out. These, of course, were processed foods and the family could sit on the couch, bent over, to watch TV and eat at the same time. No need for conversation either!


It was also around this time that the fast food chains sprang up and soda pop became much more attractive than water to drink.


Eating fruits and vegetables was on the back burner and people didn’t understand how important it was to eat a “healthy” diet – it seemed, as fast food was the answer to the new life, with everybody working and no time to cook at home. Everything comes in a box now!


Health has gone down tremendously and we wonder why!


Hippocrates said already almost 2500 years ago, that all disease starts in the gut – smart guy!


So, now we have to start to heal going through the gut and the first step is to eliminate basic allergies, so we can start to absorb the nutrients from the food and re-build the immune system.


We also have to change lifestyle! It’s not possible to keep eating fast, processed foods, and indulge in ice cream and sodas, full of GMO sugars and other non-organic foods, that are also full of pesticide and herbicide!


The Allergy Kit is a fabulous method for eliminating allergies to start a new, healthier life!


Some people feel a difference immediately; for others, it takes more time – usually due to other allergies that are bothering them in a more obvious way and then they think it’s not doing anything.


We have partnered with Modern Allergy Management, a company that tests allergies and intolerances from hair – no need to go to a doctor or a lab! (Link)


Having the results from the test, you know where to go next.


We also help with a complete menu, tailor-made just for you! It will give you a perfect diet according to your allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances, with hundreds of recipes to choose from, with calories content and how to make them. These menus will be tweaked when necessary and when your situation changes!


Emotions are another thing that can aggravate any reaction, and that’s why we have the Emotions Kit!

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