Allergy vs. Intolerance

 

What's the difference?

Many people often get these terms confused. A food allergy is an immune system disease that can impact the entire body causing anaphylaxis. A food intolerance impacts the digestive system and while symptoms may appear to impact other parts of the body, it is not life threatening. 

 

Both can present severe symptoms. Effects after a reacation may take weeks to fully recover.