A valid point is made in this article, however, many people may not understand the distinction between a true food allergy caused by the release of histamine by IgE antibodies and food sensitivities via the immune reaction of IgG antibodies.
The avoidance of a food for the purpose of a health related goal can be done respectfully without causing added stress to those in the food service industry and without speaking dishonestly. Gluten and dairy are ubiquitous and difficult to avoid and restaurants can do more to enhance their awareness of alternatives. Teamwork is the key -both the host and the customer need to make an effort for clarity and communication.
Are you interested in knowing whether you have an allergy or a food sensitivity? Lifestyle Naturopathy routinely tests clients. The IgG assay tests for 120 different food sensitivities with the option of assorted add-ons. The IgE panels offer testing of the most common allergy causing foods and inhalants.
Knowledge goes a long way in gaining health and maintaining well-being.