FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING
The Food Safe Allergy Test (Bloodspot IgG Antibody Assay) is a finger prick test that measures the total IgG antibodies that cause adverse food reactions or allergies to common food allergens (95 foods tested).
The information provided in this report enables your naturopathic doctor to design an appropriate diet to exclude the reactive foods. A food that causes an IgG response is referred to as delayed hypersensitivity, which may come and go in cycles, depending on whether the food is eaten or avoided. Food IgG levels increase in response to the presence of the food antigens in the bloodstream, especially those foods eaten often such as corn, wheat, soy, and egg.
IgG responses may cause delayed symptoms, such as:
- joint or muscle pain,
- chronic headaches,
- skin problems, such as eczema and psoriasis
- digestive problems (gassiness, constipation, diarrhea, abdominal pain, etc.)
- many more
Since IgG reactions often occur hours or days after particular foods are consumed, correlating symptoms can be difficult. The reactions can be subtle or severe, and may lead to chronic (long-term) symptoms and chronic degenerative conditions.When an IgG food is avoided it may take 3 to 9 months for the antibody level against that food to decrease significantly. However, for the antibody level to return to the previous level, the food may have to be eaten frequently for weeks to months. For that reason, these foods are often less problematic when reintroduced; when consumed infrequently in a rotation diet, they seldom have to be avoided for life.
Food Allergens Tested For In Your Food Safe Allergy Test
Dairy: american cheese, casein, cheddar cheese, cottage cheese, cow’s milk, goat’s milk, lactalbumin, mozzarella cheese, swiss cheese
Meats: beef, chicken, egg white, egg yolk, lamb, pork, turkey
Grains: barley, buckwheat, corn, gliadin, gluten, malt, oat, rice, rye, wheat
Nuts: almond, peanut, pecans, sesame, sunflower seed, walnut
Fish: cod, halibut, orange roughy, red snapper, salmon, sardine, sole, trout, tuna, shellfish, clam, crab, lobster, oyster, shrimp
Miscellaneous: baker’s yeast, brewer’s yeast, cane sugar, chocolate, coffee, honey, mushroom
Fruits: apple mix, apricot, avocado, banana, blueberry, cranberry, grapefruit, lemon, nectarine, orange, papaya, peach, pear, pineapple, plum, raspberry, red grapes, strawberry, watermelon
Vegetables: asparagus, beet, black olive, broccoli, cabbage, carrot, cauliflower, celery, cucumber, garlic, green bean, green pepper, kidney bean, lentil, lettuce, lima bean, onion, pea, potato, soybean, spinach, squash mix, tomato