Food Allergy Testing
Are Food Allergies Keeping You Sick?
Your body attacks food as a foreign invader simmular to the way it attacks bacteria and viruses. It does this to make sure to make sure the food is beneficial and not harmful. Food allergy testing is used to identify foods that the immune system over reacts to. This over-reaction produces inflammation which is known as the "silent killer" because the longer it occurs without little or no symptoms and can promote disease every cell in our body. Food allergy testing can help remove foods that promote inflammation and help add new foods that are safe to eat.
This food allergy test targets not only triggers of immediate (IgE) allergic reactions, but also of possible sources of delayed (IgG) reactions -- the so-called “hidden allergies” or difficult to connect allergies whose effects may not show up for hours or even days after exposure to an antigenic substance. Traditional skin testing for allergies only identifies IgE reactions and provides no information concerning delayed food allergies.
This particular test comes with a personal guide that helps you plan daily meals and snacks so that you can avoid the offending foods and still maintain a great diet. Most IgG food allergies need to be avoided for 6-12 months before attempting to add them back into your diet.
What's Being Tested:
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Fasting Requirements: No
Note: Immunosuppressants such as prednisone and steroids will alter test results. Talk to your doctor before testing.