Friday, September 09, 2011

Food Idiosyncrasy


Food idiosyncrasy is an adverse reaction to a food or food component that occurs though unknown mechanisms which even include psychosomatic illnesses.

It is a reaction to a nontoxic food that can’t be traced to the immune system, metabolic system an illness or a psychological problem.

Examples would include sulfite-induced asthma, tartrazine (a yellow dye ingredient) induced asthma, Chinese restaurant Syndrome, food associated migraine headache and a variety of other illness.

Persons suffering from this food sensitiveness frequently have been affected for early infancy, which in a few cases there is a history of hereditary transmission.

In contrast of food idiosyncrasy, adverse reactions to foods such as eggs, wheat, peanuts and other protein sources are likely to be a true allergy or hypersensitivity because they involve an antigen/antibody reaction mediated though and IgE immune response.
Food Idiosyncrasy
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