How Do Food Allergies Develop?

The fact that around 45% of the people that live on this planet are currently suffering from some sort of intolerance towards food brings up the question: just how does a food intolerance or food allergy develop? Although food intolerances aren’t completely and fully understood, the fact that they are becoming more and more prevalent in today’s society is placing a more focused interest on finding out more about why someone would develop an intolerance to food.

How Does Food Intolerance Develop?

An IgG Food Allergy (commonly known as food intolerance) develops when something changes inside the body, making what was once eaten without issue a new and definite problem for the consumer. The digestive system is the place that contains lots of antibodies and immune cells, with the lining of the gut acting as a barrier that is there to help protect you from all of the things that can make you become ill, like partially digested food, or harmful microorganisms.

If this barrier isn’t able to do its job correctly, there could be an increase of larger food particles getting into your system, which in turn can set off many various and intricate immune responses from the body causing it to become irritated and inflamed. It’s this inflammation that can cause quite a lot of damage to the body, creating a vicious cycle that can be hard to get out of.

Unfortunately, the actual cause of IgG food allergies still isn’t known as there are usually many different factors at play. Ongoing infections, continuing use of antibiotics, an unhealthy or monotonous diet (eating too much of the same foods), stress and even genetics can all play a role when it comes to developing this kind of allergy toward food.

I Think I Have A Food Allergy – Now What?

If you think you have allergies towards food, you should get tested to make sure you’re on the right track. If there are foods you’re eating causing inflammation, you’ll need to be proactive by taking some steps that will help you choose the right foods to eat so you can stay healthy and live comfortably without suffering symptoms.

And since healing will take some time, be sure to give yourself enough time for the transition to take place. You may be amazed at how quickly your body will heal once you start making some food choices that won’t have such a negative impact on your body and overall health.

Think you may have a delayed food allergy? Take our free online self-assessment to discover which test is right for you and if ImuPro may be able to help.