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Allergy or intolerance? What is the difference?

Updated: Apr 22

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation America (AAFA), an allergy is a reaction where the immune's defence mechanisms are stimulated as an immediate response to substances eg food, drugs, insects, latex, mould, pets, pollen.

An intolerance or sensitivity to substances is when the reaction experienced is due the accumulation of exposure resulting in a variety of symptoms or signs, eg pain, aches, headaches, irritation, inflammation, gut issues, running nose, and more.

The signs or symptoms occur over a period of minutes, hours or days, vary in intensity and wear off or reduce when exposure is reduced or removed.

In Functional Kinesiology foods can be tested to see whether they are biogenic, biostatic or bio-acidic to your body. What does that mean?

  • Bio-acidic foods - can either reduce energy balance and muscle unlock, or they can over-energise the muscle or organ, creating hypertonicity.

  • Biostatic foods - are good fillers and neither nurture or provide acidic reaction.

  • Biogenic foods - are those that support and nourish muscles and organs.

Signs and symptoms of imbalances and intolerances can be assessed through Kinesiology's muscle testing and guidance can then be given to support and balance your body, reducing the effects and also supporting the immune system.

Want to find out more? Book a Kinesiology Session


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