Food sensitivities are delayed reactions to specific foods that are triggered by IgG antibodies, resulting in symptoms people often classify as being “normal”, such as headaches, bloating, indigestion, fatigue, weight gain and/or difficulty losing weight. By determining what your food sensitivities are, you can meet your unique nutritional needs, thrive in your body and achieve better more vibrant health.
IgG antibody detection is the most sensitive allergy food testing available today. Detection of food-specific IgG antibodies is recognized as a reliable method to identify foods that may be causing symptoms and to guide the design of elimination diets based on the IgG antibody results.
Your Kit Includes
- Collection instructions
- Test requisition form
- 1 Blood collection card
- 2 Auto-lancing devices
- 1 Alcohol swab
- 1 Plastic bandage
- Resealable bag
- Pre-paid Mailer
HOW IT WORKS
- Once you purchase the Food Sensitivity Kit, it will be shipped to you within 3-5 business days.
- Instructions to complete the test will be provided within the kit, as well as pre-paid* postage for you to send it directly to the lab (Canada only).
- You will receive your results in approximately 3 weeks, at which point, I will contact you to set up a complimentary 15-minute appointment to review the results.
The Health Food Sensitivity Test is performed using state-of-the-art technology.
Originally invented for studying DNA and gene expression, this microarray technology has now been extended to Food Sensitivity testing. The Health Food Sensitivity test is a sensitive and accurate technique that can better detect the presence of IgG food-specific antibodies to over 200 commonly eaten foods.
As part of a quality program, samples are analyzed in duplicates. Results are also semi-quantitative, allowing a measure of specific food sensitivities. The flexibility of the testing system permits a number of different panels to be offered.
Increasing Importance of Food Sensitivity
Adverse reactions to foods are causing increasingly more health problems. Approximately 5% of the population is affected by a food allergy, which produces an immediate onset of the symptoms often associated with an ‘allergic response’. However, it is estimated that more than 40% of the population have a delayed type of reaction, which occurs several hours or days after a food is consumed The delay in the appearance of symptoms, makes it difficult to determine which foods could be considered as the trigger of the health problem.
Advantages of the Health Food Sensitivity Test
- Finger-Prick Blood Sample: Less invasive than a venous blood sample.
- Quantitative IgG Level: Food reactivity can be compared for optimal dietary planning.
- “Traffic Light” Results: Easy to Identify the ‘problem’ foods to avoid.
- Microarray Technology: Added confidence in results.
- Choice of Food Panels: Select the most appropriate depending on diet and budget.
Link to Chronic Complaints
If the small intestine becomes damaged (e.g. by stress, infections and/or medicines), partially digested foods can reach the bloodstream. Certain areas of these foods are recognized as ‘antigens’ by the immune system and special IgG antibodies are formed against them. These IgG antibodies bind to the specific food proteins to form immune complexes, which can accumulate in joints, organs, and the vascular system. Immune complexes are disseminated by an inflammatory reaction. If this recurs frequently, it can lead to a chronic process and subsequent health conditions.
Common symptoms include:
- Chronic gastrointestinal problems: irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, bloating
- Skin problems: eczema, itching, and psoriasis
- Depression and anxiety
- Headaches and migraines
- Weight control
- Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
- Attention deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder
Personalized Food Report
- The precise level of IgG antibody for every food item
- Report 1 – foods are listed alphabetically in food groups
- Report 2 – foods are listed in order of reactivity
- Explanation of food sensitivity terminology
- Advice on dietary changes
- How to re-introduce foods