Can you suddenly develop food allergies in midlife? You bet! As we age, our immune system may weaken naturally (not to mention our out-of-whack hormones) which may be why you’re suddenly struggling with foods you were always able to eat before. But maybe what you are experiencing is actually a food intolerance and not a food allergy. It can be difficult to differentiate between the two. And we need to, because in order to feel our best, it’s important to know which foods to avoid.
Dr. Gill Hart is a PhD Biochemist and the Scientific Director at YorkTest Laboratories. Her passion for science and helping people improve their health has guided her entire career. From managing a hospital hormone testing lab to developing unique “at home” fertility tests for men and women. Since 2005 she has been with YorkTest where her food sensitivity testing came to be. She says seeing the difference that it makes to everyday lives is the pinnacle of her career.
YorkTest Laboratories Inc pioneered the first IgG based food sensitivity in the 90’s, and can boast that as of today, they have tested over half a million people.
Listen as Lauren and Dr. Hart talk about: the main differences between food allergies and food intolerance; why it seems food allergies on are the rise; the age range when food allergies and intolerances typically develop; if both can change as you get older; the most common food allergies and food intolerances in middle aged women; how our hormones impact our reactions to certain foods; the most common symptoms of both food allergies and food intolerances in middle aged women; and the best ways to manage food allergies and intolerances in our daily lives.