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People tend to think that these are one of the same. Intolerance will happen over a course of time; normally those foods that we tend to eat a lot of like wheat and gluten.

Clients tend to experience different symptoms, more than likely there is bloating involved and discomfort, one may even experience an increase in clothes sizes. When you have food intolerance it will also cause other effects such as constipation, feeling sluggish and a decrease in concentration or even irritability. People with food intolerances may suffer from an impaired digestive system or other symptoms can be stomach cramps, or find it difficult digesting certain substances like lactose.

With food intolerance you may start experiencing symptoms several hours after you have ingested the substance and need to eat a larger amount to start a trigger. This condition is not life-threatening.

Let’s look at an allergy; the symptoms are totally different such as itching, tingling and immediate swelling of the mouth, lips or throat. Food culprits will be as we know peanuts, bee sting, fresh fruit, vegetables and nuts.

These reactions can be mild, but they can also sometimes be very serious. Allergies can affect different areas of the body at the same time. Common symptoms include itching inside the mouth, throat or ears, raised itchy skin rash, swelling of the face for example eyes, lips tongue and the roof of the mouth.

In the more serious conditions people can go into anaphylaxis shock and this can be life-threatening, in these cases you have to call emergency services or get immediate help or assistance. People can experience difficulty in breathing or swollen lips. The immune system treats protein in foods as a threat to the body, when in fact they should be harmless, releasing a number of chemicals that cause an allergic reaction, in other words the immune system’s body defences react against these proteins. These foods are shellfish, nuts, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, milk, and fresh fruit like apples, pears, kiwi and vegetables such as celery, carrots and parsnips. The most common type of food allergy is triggered by an antibody called immunoglobulin E IgE causing rapid symptoms when exposed to the food culprits.