Food intolerance is often confused with food allergies but are very different in mechanism, symptomology, and treatment, hence the need for a separate category. Food allergies are an immune response to an allergen that often occurs quickly, and may provoke dangerous reactions, such as a peanut allergy may. Food intolerance may produce symptoms similar to a food allergy but take longer to emerge, such as Crohn’s disease and other intestinal disorders. Essentially, an intolerance to a specific food is the inability to effectively digest and absorb the nutrients, causing disruption to the digestive system and unpleasant symptoms. It is known that certain enzyme deficiencies, chronic organ infections, and intracellular blockage or damage is associated with certain food intolerance.
Intestinal diseases from food intolerance is becoming more prevalent in our modern society because of what we eat. Foods with refined ingredients, such as white sugar, white flour, and palm oil, create an unhealthy diet that the body cannot process. It could be thought as putting the wrong fuel in your car – it may still run but lacks power and pollutes. The body is the same principle. Symptoms of food intolerance include but are not limited to abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloating, sluggishness, general malaise, extreme gas buildup, and body rashes.
Because reaction to an intolerant food takes time, it is very difficult to pinpoint the food cause using conventional testing means. Sometimes the food intolerance is masked until it reacts with another substance. Fortunately, the Bicom Optima 34 has developed and refined a fast and non-invasive process to diagnose and treat the source of food intolerance. The electromagnetic frequencies of many foods can be used to provoke a masked intolerance and also to test the response of the body to food substances, recording the intolerant foods. Furthermore, finding the cause of intolerance will guide the development of a targeted treatment plan that will help the body restore its own digestive functionality.