Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing

There is a new paradigm in health and medicine – personalization. Health can be improved and maintained by knowing how food plays a role in your body. Food Sensitivity Testing enables you to take advantage of leading technology to create a personalized eating plan resulting in benefits that can be seen and felt.

Sensitivity vs. Allergy

A so called, “true” or, “classical” food allergy reaction usually causes immediate and dramatic symptom onset and can, in extreme circumstances, even be life threatening. Usually the respiratory system is most impacted.

Food sensitivity symptoms, on the other hand, are usually delayed and less acute; but, can lead to chronic inflammatory health issues, impacting almost any part of the body.

The different symptom presentation, different biological underpinnings, and overall different character of true food allergy, versus, food sensitivity, mean that different diagnostic approaches need to be applied. The ALCAT Test is efficacious for food sensitivities, but not, “True” food allergies.

The results from your Food Sensitivity Testing help determine which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation. When complying with the test results and provider recommendations, many clinical symptoms associated with food sensitivity may be substantially improved or possibly prevented altogether.

Symptoms such as migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory, skin, neurological, and numerous others, have been linked to food sensitivity and chronic inflammation. Food Sensitivity Testing is designed to assess sensitivities to over 450 food, chemical and environmental, herbal and other substances.

Gastrointestinal disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), indigestion, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Disease1, 3, 7-9 Metabolic disorders, such as obesity, Type II diabetes, inability to lose weight Inflammatory conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis or asthma, autoimmune disorders Others, such as fatigue, headache, migraine, cognitive impairment.

Service Overview

What you can expect in the office:

A small sample of your blood is sent to the laboratory overnight where it goes through a multistep quality assurance process. Your white blood cells are tested against foods and other substances in a process using an impedance methodology based flow cytometer. This is a very accurate way to determine if your relevant immune cells react to the test substance. Your results are presented in a clear and easy to read color-coded format

Potential Outcomes:

After a 3 week wait period, your provider will meet with you to discuss the results to create an individualized nutrition plan, based on your immune system, enables you to make food choices that are better suited for your health and well-being. With the Food Sensitivity Testing many clinical symptoms associated with food and chemical sensitivities can be substantially improved or possibly prevented altogether.

Test results include:

Easy to understand color-coded test report. Foods to avoid list. Comprehensive Understanding your Food Sensitivity Test Results guidebook. Personalized rotation plan. Practical shopping guide and restaurant card.

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