200+ Food Intolerance Test with 7 Day Meal Plan
What is included:
- Testing over 200 foods
- Understanding Food Intolerance
- Interpreting Your Test Results
- 7 Day Meal Plan with Grocery List and Recipes
- Planning Your Diet
- Monitoring Your Symptoms
- How To Avoid Dairy, Eggs, Wheat and Yeast
- Email support
In a food intolerance (or sensitivity) reaction, the immune system reacts to a particular food by releasing immunoglobulins known as antibodies, much like it would to a virus or bacteria. Foods that have developed this response with our immune systems are known as "antigens", or allergens. Two types of antibodies commonly produced in response to foods are IgE (an immediate anaphylactic reaction, such as your classic peanut-style allergy), and IgG (delayed response allergy), which cause less recognizable food sensitivities. Both types of antibodies can be tested, each with indications for different concerns.
- Systemic: Fever, fatigue, chills, sweating and feeling weak.
- Skin: Acne, itching, redness, swelling, and rashes (including eczema).
- Brain: Mood and memory disturbances and behavioural problems.
- Lungs: Bronchitis and asthma symptoms.
- Musculoskeletal: Joint pain, muscle stiffness and swelling.
- Digestive tract: Nausea & vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort
- Digestive disorders: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), Crohn's Disease
- Mood/Attention Deficit Disorders
- Weight Gain
- Inflammatory Skin Conditions (Acne, Psoriasis, Eczema, etc)
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
Intestinal permeability, commonly nicknamed 'Leaky gut syndrome' is a result of inflammation in the gut lining allowing improper passage of food from our digestive system into our bloodstream. Inflammation can be caused by preservatives, stress of all types, certain drugs (like NSAIDs), and alcohol. An inflamed gut lining may result in food particles passing between the enterocytes of our gut wall, and ending up in our bloodstream. The improper presentation of food particles in the bloodstream causes the body to produce immunoglobulins to that food, as our system thinks the food particles are invaders.
Taking the Test
The food intolerance test requires a simple blood collection, and results are reported in roughly 2 weeks from the time of sample collection.