Food Sensitivity Testing
Ever wondered why is seems like your body is fighting with food and you can’t be friends?
FOOD SENSITIVITY and INTOLERANCE can be discovered through a simple blood test for $465.00 for test results and report only. Consultation with medical provider, ongoing support and care is available for additional cost.
Food in the United States isn’t the same quality as it was when we were kids. Our foods are no longer enzyme rich, not to mention the chemical structure has changed. Ever wondered if there was a test to help you find out what’s wrong?
Did you know a staggering 80% of the population has some kind of food intolerance –and most don’t even know it.
Knowing what specific foods to avoid is a critical piece of information necessary for optimizing the body’s ability to lose weight, recover health, produce energy, reduce inflammation body wide, boost immune system, age gracefully, and is increasingly being used to help athletes achieve peak performance. Food sensitivities are defined as delayed reactions (IgG) to foods that are more subtle than allergic reactions such as anaphylaxis (the kind [IgE] that requires an epi-pen or trip to the ER), but can still contribute to a host of problems such as fatigue, brain fog, anxiety, irritability, sleep issues, skin rashes, acne, constipation, diarrhea, bloating, gas, stomach upset, heartburn, other gi issues, autoimmune conditions, asthma, diabetes, weight gain and more. People have spent thousands of dollars on testing, seeing traditional providers or even specialists only to be told to take over the counter products. Wouldn’t it be nice to get to the bottom of the problem?
You might consider food intolerance and sensitivity testing if you have one or more of those symptoms. The gold standard for food sensitivity testing is elimination and challenge, but testing your blood first will speed up the identification so you know what to eliminate immediately.
With elimination and challenge, the person eliminates the most common allergens including gluten, dairy, corn, soy, egg and any other items to which they think they are reacting until digestive or other symptoms have resolved or you’ve worked on gut repair. This can take anywhere from weeks to several months. Once symptoms have resolved, the person may gradually re-introduces foods one by one while monitoring their symptoms. Who has the time?
Most people choose to first test their blood for IgG response to get an idea of where to start.
The food sensitivity tests we use are for IgG antibodies that cause the more subtle delayed reactions rather than anaphylactic IgE.
How are food allergies diagnosed? – It’s an art not a science !
- Blood tests can be helpful in making the diagnosis. Food specific IgG antibody testing can determine what the likelihood is of a future reaction to that particular food.
Supporting Healthy Digestion
Eat healthy bacteria. Healthy gut bacteria are essential for digestion and detoxification and production of vitamins, so eat naturally cultured and fermented foods daily or take a high-quality probiotic that contains 30-100 billion live organisms daily.
Stay well-hydrated with water, mineral water, herbal teas and green juices – unless your body doesn’t tolerate the greens.
Move. Your digestive organs need a little massaging and walking, running, yoga, any kind of movement will support organ health in addition to regular bowel movements. Even a 10-minute walk can stimulate a sluggish gut.
Aim for at least 8 servings of nutrient rich vegetables daily – for antioxidants, minerals, fiber, and fats that support gut health and healthy gut bacteria.
Eat healthy fats. Omega-3s from wild caught salmon, small cold water fish such as sardines, walnuts, hemp seeds, chia seeds, dark leafy greens. Plant fats from avocado, leafy greens, coconut and sprouted nuts and seeds. Organic grass-fed butter, beef. Omega 3 rich pastured eggs.
Avoid trans fats and hydrogenated fats from fried foods, processed foods and refined vegetables oils like corn oil, soybean oil and cottonseed oil.
Our tests covers 90+ common foods and spices, candida (yeast), casein and gluten.
FOOD SENSITIVITY and INTOLERANCE can be discovered through a simple blood test.
Testing is done Monday – Thursday and cost $365 for results only. You’ll get your detailed report and know what to eliminate in as little as 3-5 days. Call 952-807-0415 to schedule your lab test today.
The list of symptoms is varied and long. Common symptoms include:
- Overweight/Inability to Lose Weight
- Extreme fatigue
- Migraine headaches
- Joint pain
- Inability to concentrate
- Reoccurring infections
- Irritable bowel
- Other GI issues
- Respiratory Disorders including Asthma