A food intolerance response takes place in the digestive system. It occurs when you are unable to properly break down the food. When food irritates your stomach or your body can't properly digest it you may have symptoms like gas, cramps, bloating, low energy, rash, headaches, and/or irritability.
Food allergies involve the immune system. It mistakes something in food as harmful and attacks it. It can affect your whole body, not just your stomach. For instance, if you have an allergy to cow’s milk, your immune system identifies cow’s milk as an invader or allergen. Your immune system overreacts by producing antibodies that travel to cells that release chemicals, causing an allergic reaction. Unlike an intolerance, a food allergy can cause a serious reaction by eating a small amount, touching, or inhaling the food. Symptoms may include rash, hives, chest pains, shortness of breath.
The key is to learn which foods -- and how much -- cause you to have symptoms. Either avoid the food or only have as much as you can without triggering symptoms. Now that your body is clean it’s easy to diagnose because you have been eating foods with low food intolerance for at least 3 weeks. Your level 2 program includes the protocol for food reintroduction designed to keep your results moving in a positive direction and a comprehensive formula of supplements created to replenish the body fully after purification and to support an increase in exercise required during this phase of the program.