Allergens vs. Sensitivity
Allergens are defined as any substance that the immune system creates antibodies in response to.
Sensitivities are defined as any substance that you lack the enzymes to properly process & digest.
Allergies are commonly associated with runny nose, hay fever and chronic sinusitis. This is associated with a "histamine" reaction. This type of allergy in known as an IgE response.
There are several other Immune responses that contribute to ones overall health. IgG immune responses make up about 70% of total antibodies. These are delayed responses, meaning they take up to 4 days to produce an effect. The effect is cumulative, meaning they add together and produce an immune response. These are responsible for a vast array of conditions linked to food allergy.
Another major contributor to an allergic response is secretory IgA. This makes
up our immune system in our GI tract. Disruption in this system leads to "leaky gut" , indigestion, GERD, and a host of different GI symptoms.
At Rockford Wellness Center we will help discover the allergenic agents and
remove them safely. At the same time, help to restore gut