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.