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Allergens vs. Sensitivity

Allergens are defined as any substance that the immune system responds to be creating antibodies.

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 related to a "histamine" reaction and is known as an IgE response.

There are several other immune responses that contribute to one's 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---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 you determine the allergenic agents and remove them. At the same time, we will aid you in your journey to restore your gut health and healthy immune responses.

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An allergic reaction may cause a variety of symptoms including a runny nose, sore throat, and inflammation. While these are some of the more traditional symptoms of allergens being introduced to the system, there are a variety of ways an immune response can manifest. Sometimes it is not in an obvious, immediate way. If you notice certain mood shifts, strange aches and pains, or otherwise abnormal shifts in behavior or bodily function over time, you may be suffering from the effects of an IgG immune response, which are delayed, culminative reactions to allergenic agents.  

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