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  • Alyssa Abrahamson

Food Sensitivity, Intolerance, Or Allergy: What’s the Difference?

One of the most surprising things I learned in Nutritional Therapy school was that some foods, even “healthy” foods, can trigger not only digestive reactions, but physical and emotional reactions.

I wasn’t aware, for example, that gluten can trigger anxiety or brain fog for some people. Or that avocados, eggs, almonds, onions, and bananas (or any food for that matter) can also trigger internal inflammation and may be expressed through symptoms such as joint pain, chronic allergies, headaches, runny nose, skin rashes, irritability, migraines, or fatigue.

Did you know that you don’t need to have a true food allergy to experience a food intolerance or sensitivity? In fact, many of us have food sensitivities and intolerances that we don’t recognize and wouldn’t know how to identify.

Now, you most likely would know if you have a food allergy since it shows up as an immediate reaction. But how do you determine if you’re sensitive or intolerant to a certain food? And why does it even matter?

Tune into podcast episode 63, “Food Sensitivity, Intolerance, Or Allergy: What’s the Difference?” as I explain the difference between food sensitivity, intolerance and allergy, their common symptoms, and what to do if you suspect you have one or more of them.

Love, Your Wellness Coach,


P.S. I know how challenging it can be to try to figure this out alone. If you're ready for personalized support with your nutrition and wellness, I can help you. Email me to set up an exploratory call with me.

March 9, 2022


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