Food sensitivity vs food allergy:

A food sensitivity develops when the body begins to produce antibodies against a food; a reaction similar to that of a food allergy, but with a less dangerous type of antibody (antibodies are the workhorses of your immune system and the unique immune reactions produced dictate the type of response that your body has).

The immune system is a double edged sword. It should react appropriately and protect against infection when confronted with harmful invaders or “infectious agents” like viruses or bacteria. Unfortunately for some, exposure to common foods, chemicals and molds may trigger chronic activation of the immune system.

Our bodies react to foods and chemicals in many different ways. One such way is in the form of an immediate allergic reaction. The ALCAT Test does not specifically test for this type of classic or “true” food allergy. Therefore, if you already know that you have a diagnosed food allergy then you must continue to avoid those items.