Food Sensitivity Testing

Food Sensitivity Testing Plus Detox in Victoria, TX

Are the foods, chemicals, and herbs you eat causing inflammation in your body? These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders.

This package includes the following:
  • Food Sensitivity test (ALCAT) – 150+ foods, 20+ food additives/colorings
  • Allergix IgE Food Antibodies test (by Metametrix)
  • (Optional) Detox Profiles
  • Visit with physician to review test results and receive recommendations
 
What is food sensitivity?
The inability to tolerate foods and environmental factors, also known as sensitivity or intolerance, induces chronic activation of the innate immune system and gives rise to inflammatory processes, which includes excess production of reactive oxygen species and the release of preformed and newly synthesized mediators of inflammation.
 
This inflammation has been linked to countless chronic conditions, including:  digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, ADD, aching joints, skin disorders, arthritis and many more.

 

How does food sensitivity differ from classic food allergies? 
True food allergies refer to foods that trigger the immune system to acutely produce massive amounts of the chemical histamine that leads to anaphylaxis.  This potentially fatal condition causes the throat and esophagus to swell, cutting off air from the lungs, or may simply cause hives, skin rashes, and other non-life-threatening reactions.
 
This type of reaction is called a type I hypersensitivity reaction, caused by the degranulation of mast cells or basophils that is mediated by Immunoglobulin E (IgE).
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