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Food Sensitivity, Allergies, and Intolerance

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Leon County Judge John Cooper on June 30, 2022, in a screen grab from The Florida Channel.

Food has been a source of pleasure and nourishment for centuries, but in recent years it’s also become a source of discomfort. For example, today is national chocolate chip cookie day, but any one of the ingredients in a simple cookie could trigger a reaction because of an allergy or sensitivity.

Today on Gulf Coast Live we’ll learn about the difference between sensitivity, allergy, and intolerance with Cell Science Systems  CEO, Roger Deutsch. His company in Fort Lauderdale, Florida tests hundreds of blood samples for food sensitivities in a test called the Alcat

We’ll learn how that test works and what it tests for. Plus, we’ll find out how the medical community is reacting to this kind of testing. 

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Julie Glenn is the host of Gulf Coast Live. She has been working in southwest Florida as a freelance writer since 2007, most recently as a regular columnist for the Naples Daily News. She began her broadcasting career in 1993 as a reporter/anchor/producer for a local CBS affiliate in Quincy, Illinois. After also working for the NBC affiliate, she decided to move to Parma, Italy where she earned her Master’s degree in communication from the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Her undergraduate degree in Mass Communication is from the University of Missouri at Kansas City.