It took me half my life to realize I was garlic intolerant, and just how much that affected my health. I hope that by sharing my story, and my experience living with and beyond garlic intolerance, that I may help someone else who is struggling with the same issues.
How can you tell whether you are “just” garlic intolerant, or actually allergic to it?
Caveat: I'm not a medical proffessional, and this article is my experience and opinion. Food allergies can be very serious, life-threatening problems, so if you suspect you may have a garlic allergy or any food allergy, please see a specialist!
I talk about being “garlic intolerant”, but it’s probably more accurate to say that I am allergic to garlic. I’ve discussed this with an allergist, and he agreed that my symptoms did sound more like a food allergy. So how can you tell whether you are “just” garlic intolerant, or actually allergic to it?