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Are you suffering from a sugar sensitivity?

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 21 November 2016, Allergies, Digestion
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Differentiating between the possible triggers of a food sensitivity is usually a lengthy and arduous process, sometimes taking years to complete.

Is it eggs? Dairy? Sulphites? Since there are so many common food offenders – many of which contain allergens that are molecularly similar to other foods – determining the food that sends your body into havoc can be challenging and frustrating…

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Allergy and intolerance – Find out the difference

by Dominique Vanier, B.Sc.H., M.Env.Sc., on 17 December 2015, Allergies, Healthy Eating
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It is easy to confuse allergies with intolerances. They both make us feel sick, lethargic, and downright miserable.  Allergies and intolerances are your body’s reaction to particles in food, air, or through contact.

While both are a response by your immune system, they differ in many key ways: their time of onset, severity of physical symptoms, and immune system mechanism of action.

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Food intolerances and food additives…Be on the lookout!

by Sonia Chartier, on 2 June 2015, Allergies, Digestion, Healthy Eating
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It is not unusual to hear about people reacting to certain food additives. We all have friends or colleagues who react to too much caffeine or salt. Others react to dyes and preservatives in foods.

These are not allergies per se, but could be deemed intolerances. In fact, it is difficult to ascertain who will get hyper from too much caffeine and who will drink twelve cups a day and sleep like a baby.

Apart from these rather obvious reactions, there are more subtle responses to additives.  Symptoms are sometimes so subtle that they go unnoticed, and unless someone is really looking for the causes of a repetitive condition or symptoms, they may go unnoticed for decades.

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Battling Food Intolerances & Allergies

by Sonia Chartier, on 19 March 2014, Allergies
Battling Food Intolerances & Allergies

Why More People Have Food Allergies Today

These days, more and more people suffer from food intolerances or allergies. Why is that?

For one thing, our high-stress lifestyles and poor eating habits are at least in part to blame, but there has to be more to it than that… So what mysterious mechanism could cause the body to go so off-kilter?

For starters, you might be interested to know that our diet, high in refined carbohydrates, grains and sugars, especially when combined with our over-use of antibiotics, plays a major role in the allergy phenomenon.

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