What Causes Food Sensitivities?
Good Question! We are going to focus in this section on Delayed Food Intolerances and Sensitivities
We at Perth Allergy Clinic are asked many different questions on a day to day basis about this complex topic. We help lots of sufferers with symptoms such as bloating, gas, hard distended abdomen, eczema, skin rashes, migraines, brain fog, mood swings and the symptom list goes on every single day.
Food sensitivities do not happen overnight they develop over a long period of time. Lifestyle and diet are the major contributors.
It all starts within the gut microbiota various factors such as stress, genetics, environment, diet and potential antibiotic intake, may all contribute to the alteration of the gut microbiota. Over time there is a break down of the intestinal barrier whereby it becomes permeable and allows micro particles of food, bacteria and viruses to seep through the gut barrier and activate immune responses. Intestinal permeability is one of the major factors for food intolerances and sensitivities to develop.