The debate over whether food intolerances or sensitivities even exist continues

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The debate over whether food intolerances or sensitivities even exist continues

Post by Tee on Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:34 am

The debate over whether food intolerances or sensitivities even exist continues, but sufferers report symptoms that are very real. And doctors who treat them are on the same page regarding a test that they rely on for results.

Some doctors question whether food sensitivities can be linked to the host of symptoms patients claim.

Other doctors insist—along with increasing numbers of their patients—that food intolerances could be contributing to weight retention, migraines, eczema, fatigue, mouth sores and a slew of other issues.

So, while a number of doctors are adopting food intolerance tests for their practices, the disputes over the existence of food sensitivities and the type of tests available continue to be debated.

“Intolerances are not allergies,” said Dr. Arnold Donnell, co-owner of Chicago Family Asthma & Allergy in Lincoln Park.

Donnell said an allergy involves an IgE antibody—Immunoglobulin E—that presents a potentially life-threatening situation in response to an allergic reaction in a “noticeable and time-associated way.” A true allergy is a recurrent, severe reaction when exposed to the same substance repeatedly.

http://news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=206458

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