..theres also a difference between food 1)allergies, 2)intolerances and 3) sensitivities..
From one source of info. apparently only a small minority of the population 1-4% are effected by food allergies and only A little more to intolerances however as much as 20% of the population are effected by food sensitivities ..(although symptoms may or may not be obvious ie asymptomatic )
Identifying the food /chemical culprit is a start..as is its elimination and rotational diets for those who have multiple food sensitivities etc.. But we are also facing a big gap in the puzzle..
The big question is WHY is the body suddenly/gradually objecting to food/chemicals that it was managing and coping to process before hand? Personaly the onset of a reaction against a familair product signaled to me that the body was not happy, had had enough and was protesting alerting me to a problem that it was no longer functioning in tip top condition! Healthy bodys are efficient and process and have buffers etc ..unhealthy bodies don't.
reading up on sensitivities and causes etc found that kids brought up on margerine developed more food sensitivities than kids brought up on butter!! It's an an easy swap over at the supermarket and a small but maybe significant step to get things rolling in the right direction towards prevention and healthirer lifestyle..i now understand lees possible reasoning and emphasis on this better choice of butter..from his previous post..who had observed a noteable incidence of people on the forum with sensitivities.(anyone just skimming or passing through this forum and happen on this thread ..i recommend looking up posts by lees, past ones too for an overall picture, and finally positive news!!)
.but for now..out of interest and to whittle things down..i googled top 10 food sensitivities..
Food sensitivities: 10 Best and worst foods for your tummy..
when you refine this and remain hydrated..you're left with a cleaner and toxic free diet that anyones intestines and surrounding fluid, organs and nervous system etc would give them an internal squeeze and love hug for!
ps Located in the intestine are the immune response mechanism which deals with allergies etc as is a substantial part of the processing plant in the stomach-brain axsis..responsible for the mood elevating feeling factor and biochemical neurotransmitter seretonin.