IGg antibody detection is the most sensitive food testing available today.
While simple elimination diets can be used to identify problem foods, this “trial and error” approach is often imprecise and time consuming. It can take a long time to identify the offending foods and achieve long-term health improvements, even with the help from a health professional.
Detection of foods-specific IGg antibodies is recognized as a reliable method to identify foods that may be causing symptoms and to guide the design of elimination diets based on the IGg antibody results.
Increasing importance of food sensitivity testing
Adverse reaction to foods are causing increasingly more health problems. Approximately 5% of the population is affected by the food allergy, which produces an immediate onset of symptoms often associated with an “allergic response”. However, its is estimated that more that 40% of the population have a delayed type of reaction, which occurs several hours or days after a food is consumed. The delay in the appearance of symptoms makes it difficult to determine which foods could be considered as the trigger of the health problem.
Link to Chronic Complaints
If the small intestine becomes damaged (e.g. by stress, infections and/or medicines), partially digested foods can reach the blood stream. Certain areas of these foods are recognized as “antigens” by the immune system and special IGg antibodies are formed against them. These IGg antibodies bind to the specific food proteins to form immune complexes, which can accumulate in joints, organs and the vascular system. Immune complexes are disseminated by an inflammatory reaction. If his recurs frequently, it can lead to a chronic process and subsequent health conditions.
Common symptoms include:
. chronic gastro-intestinal problems: irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, bloating
. skin issues
. depression and anxiety
. weight control
. chronic fatigue, fibromalgia
. ADD and or hyperactivity disorder
. brain fog
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