Food Sensitivity Testing
Do some foods that you used to enjoy suddenly no longer agree with you?
Do you often experience bloating, cramps, and pain that can vary in severity and duration
and that come and go for no apparent reason?
If so, you may have a food sensitivity.
A food sensitivity is simply a sign your digestive system is changing. It can be physically unpleasant at times, but there are ways to manage this change without affecting your overall diet and ensure you keep getting the vital nutrients you need.
Many people confuse a food sensitivity with a food intolerance or allergy. While these conditions share many common symptoms, they are quite different.
Here’s a look at each one…
An allergy is the most serious of the three conditions. It occurs when the body mistakes a food ingredient as harmful and defends itself by producing high levels of a type of antibody called immunoglobulin E. Sometimes a food allergy is life-threatening and requires immediate medical attention. The most common food allergies are to shellfish, nuts, fish, and eggs. A person with a food allergy may have symptoms similar to an intolerance or sensitivity, but he or she also can experience hives, throat swelling, and shortness of breath.
This is an individual’s adverse physical response to a certain food, beverage or ingredient. The symptoms might be only digestive problems, such as abdominal pain, bloating, and gas. Or, you may also have fatigue, headache, or “brain fog.” (For example, some people have digestive problems and feel lethargic after eating too much gluten, a protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. This is different from celiac disease, caused by an immune reaction to gluten that requires complete avoidance of the protein.)
However, the more severe problem occurs when we have prolonged consumption of a food that causes chronic problems over time, including inflammation and that could lead to more ‘dis’ease.
An intolerance means you lack the enzymes needed to break down and absorb certain ingredients. The inability to digest lactose, the sugar in dairy products, is a common food intolerance. When lactose is not absorbed, it ferments in the colon and leads to symptoms like gas, bloating, nausea, and intestinal pain.
Here are a few Food Sensitivity symptoms:
– Digestive issues, IBS or heartburn
– Stubborn weight or bloating
– Joint pain
– Acne, eczema or other skin rashes
– Headaches or migraines
– Depression and fatigue
– Persistent congestion, sinusitis
Of the three, a food sensitivity is most common today. Most of the time, people don’t even know they have it. A sensitivity can occur from one major factor – a natural “weakening” of our intestinal lining that leads to tiny leaks. This could be from a poor diet, overuse of antibiotics, gluten or other inflammatory foods, aging, toxins or parasites/pathogens.
One way to look at this change is to picture your gut like a castle wall built to protect against invaders like bacteria, viruses, and parasites. From their onslaught, this wall can weaken, and spaces develop between the seams. This allows more invaders to sneak in, which can trigger inflammation and cause all kinds of digestive problems.
Once the walls weaken, food substances seep through and end up in our blood stream. Food doesn’t belong there so the body thinks it is a ‘foreign invader’ and either creates an inflammatory response. Once the foods are temporarily removed and the gut has time to heal, the foods can be re-introduced, unlike a food allergy.
Why Take a Food Sensitivity Test?
An IgG (immunoglobulin G) Food Sensitivity Test is a useful guide to determine if food reactions are contributing to your physical or mental symptoms. And to identify which foods should be removed from your diet to alleviate symptoms.
My 96 Food IgG Panel Test includes a blood sampling kit and easy-to-follow instructions on how to complete the test yourself. This will be mailed to you and once you prick your finger and fill out the card with a sample of your blood, you then mail the sample to the lab.
A personal food sensitivity profile will be returned to me in as little as 10-14 days, showing your reaction level to 96 foods that have been found to cause issues for many people. It will then be reviewed by the Doctor and myself and we will come up with a suggested protocol to follow based on the results.
I highly recommend this informative test!
“Within the first week of eliminating foods I was sensitive to I felt lighter, more alert, and calmer and just had this overall feeling of peace.”
The bloating was gone, the IBS was gone, the insomnia was gone and the depression was gone!
It is amazing that within the first month I had more energy and felt better about myself. I didn’t struggle with food cravings as much, which allowed me to make the right choices. As a bonus I have lost 21 pounds.
– John M.
“I recently completed my food intolerance test and the results were amazing – and surprising!!!”
I’ve made major changes in my life around food and have noticed significant changes in my health, energy levels and overall feeling after meals.
I’ve cut out certain foods that I’m severely intolerant to; ones that I was eating on a daily basis I might add and would have never known without her consultation. Alyson is a wealth of information and has tremendously helped me on this path to feeling my best!
– Nicole A.
I offer a unique IgG food sensitivity test that will tell us which foods you are eating
that could be causing a reaction and/or inflammation in your body.
This is not only a science-backed test, full of information but it will also be helpful before we proceed with a customized program, nutritional recommendation or a meal planning session to know what foods are coming up for you as we know that food sensitivity reactions are linked to a wide variety of chronic health conditions such as obesity, diabetes and leaky gut syndrome, as well as, skin, joint and digestive disorders.
Please click on the link below to order your test kit ($599.00) and a one hour follow-up consultation
is included to review your results and provide you with your customized protocol.