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Understanding Food Allergies and Sensistivities

J. Junker

The spectrum of food intolerance ranges from food allergies to food sensitivities.

Some people are so allergic to nuts or shellfish they might die without intervention. On the other end of the spectrum is food sensitivity, which can present in a number of ways. On The Point, we discuss the differences between food allergies and sensitivities, common symptoms, and how to determine which foods could be the culprit.



Our guest on the program is Dena Irwin, Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist at the Community Health Center of Cape Cod and Registered Yoga Teacher. She practices integrative nutrition, using whole foods healing and offers holistic nutrition counseling and cooking lessons through her business Nourish.


Mindy Todd is the host and producer of The Point on WCAI which examines critical issues for Cape Cod and the Islands. She brings more than 40 years of experience in radio and television to WCAI.