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food intoleranceFringe medicine
Per Dr RC Atkins, food intolerances can be identified by applied kinesiology, cytotoxic testing, observing the patient after placing the food on the tongue, interpreting the elevations of blood sugar and with electroacupuncture.
An adverse reaction to specific foods, which occurs in an estimated 10% of the population; food intolerances are often chronic and may cause severe illness. The term food intolerance has been mistakenly regarded as a synonym of food allergy; unlike food intolerances, food allergies are predictable, often severe, and involve immunoglobulin E and the release of histamine from mast cells.