Food Sensitivity Testing
Most food allergies are of the “delayed hypersensitivity” type in which symptoms appear anywhere from hours to days after eating the offending food. This is different from the food allergy we tend to think of when one eats strawberries and breaks out in a rash or has difficulty breathing.
What Is Food Sensitivity Testing?
Through a simple finger prick, we’re able to tell you exactly how you react to 95 of the most common foods. Delayed onset food reactions / sensitivities is a rapidly growing concern for many people. Click on the link below to watch a video and learn more about Food Testing
Food Allergy Vs Food Sensitivity
Food sensitivity testing is NOT a food allergy test. It is important that you understand the difference. A true Food Allergy is looking at the IgE portion of your immune system. This is usually an IMMEDIATE reaction. In other words, a person may eat strawberries and breakout in a rash right away. Or worse yet, a person may eat shrimp and their throat swells. In this instance it may be a serious anaphylactic reaction. Again, this is NOT what we’re testing.
Food sensitivity testing looks at the IgG portion of your immune system. This is the DELAYED immune reaction. This can be a 10-12 hour…sometimes up to 72 hour delayed response. The time frame of a delayed reaction is simply too much to do any sort of elimination diet.
Food sensitivities are generally caused by an inability to digest a food and this occurs in the digestive tract and NOT the bloodstream, like an allergy. Testing for food sensitivities is done so by measuring antibodies in the blood your immune system has produced in response to the foods you’re eating.
A Customized Solution
It’s been estimated that up to 83% of health conditions are FOOD RELATED! Food testing provides an objective solution to many of these health challenges! When you eat the wrong foods (i.e. foods that your immune system reacts to), this spikes inflammation and can cause a downward spiral in your overall health.
By working with a facility who offers food sensitivity testing you’ll be able to find out EXACTLY how you react to 95 of the most commons foods. Do you react to gluten? Dairy? Eggs? Believe it or not some people even react to certain fruits and vegetables!