Allergy To Certain Foods

What Causes Food Allergies?

Food allergies can have various causes, ranging in severity from 'troubling' to 'very serious'.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose food allergies, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "food allergies" as a symptom.  Here are five possibilities:
  • Increased Intestinal Permeability
  • Selenium Need
  • Vitamin Pantothenic Acid Need
  • Adrenal Fatigue
  • Dehydration

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
red palms/fingertips
severe tongue swelling
adverse reaction to stress
hypoglycemia
severe sexual abuse during childhood
difficulty conceiving children
sugar/sweet craving
dark urine color
regular infections
often/always feeling unusually cold
numb/burning/tingling extremities
severe vision disturbances
... and more than 100 others

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of food allergies:
Cause Probability Status
Increased Intestinal Permeability 92% Confirm
Dehydration 28% Unlikely
Selenium Need 5% Ruled out
Adrenal Fatigue 4% Ruled out
Vitamin Pantothenic Acid Need 0% Ruled out
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate suffering allergic/other reactions, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you have any reactions or allergies to specific foods which improve if you avoid those foods?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Mild reaction to one or two foods
→ Mild reaction to several foods / severe to 1 or 2
→ Severe reaction to several foods
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate either allergies to certain foods or severe allergies to certain foods, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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