Food Allergies, Sensitivities and Intolerances
Adverse reactions to foods can cause both mild and severe health issues. Immediate food allergies are known to affect just 4% of the population, whereas the less recognised food sensitivities and intolerances are becoming far more common in Australia.
Food sensitivities frequently remain undiagnosed. One reason is that the majority of allergy specialists in Australia only test for IgE-mediated allergies rather than sensitivities, and most IgE blood panels only check for 5-10 common dietary allergens.