What is pork sensitivity?
A food intolerance or sensitivity occurs when your digestive system reacts adversely after eating a certain food-in this case, pork. While food allergies and food sensitivities are rare for meat – including chicken, beef, and lamb- it is possible. Meat proteins can trigger IgG sensitivities which can be picked up through a food sensitivity test.
Pork allergy symptoms can be similar to that of pork sensitivity, so it can sometimes be difficult to determine whether the reaction to pork is one over the other, making testing all the more important to understanding your gut.
Another note that there is evidence of a tie between those that have a cat allergy also experience symptoms when eating pork in what is called pork-cat syndrome. In those cases, the body’s allergic antibodies can cross-react to both cat albumin and pork albumin. In all cases of a food allergy, these are tied to your IgE immune system reacting to certain factors making it more serious and lifelong. It’s necessary to see a doctor or allergy specialist to determine if this is affecting you.