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Is it a food allergy?

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Only an allergist can determine if you have a true food allergy or if it's a food intolerance.
Maybe you’ve seen or heard about wellness centers that offer food sensitivity tests, which claim to diagnosis if your body is intolerant to certain foods, such as dairy or gluten.

It’s true that many people do struggle with food allergies or a food intolerance, explains Dr. Benjamin Davis, an allergist and clinical assistant professor at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

However, the food sensitivity tests offered commercially today are considered unreliable, often resulting in false positives, Davis says.

“The really have no scientific backing,” Davis says. “If you suspect that foods are part of (your) problem ..., then going to your general doctor to...



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