Food Allergy Testing

  • Most people are familiar with hay fever and seasonal allergies. However, certain foods can act as a detriment to our health if our body is not tolerant to that particular food.

    Food sensitivity is different from food allergy. Food allergy testing is your first step in path of wellness if you suffer from irritable bowel syndrome, headache, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism, eczema, insomnia, chronic infections, insomnia, fatigue and many more conditions. Allergies can be suppressed with antihistamines, steroids and Quercetin (natural alternative to antihistamine). However, a more comprehensive approach is required to address the main cause.

Frequently asked questions

What is food sensitivity?

Food sensitivity is a delayed food allergy. It can take up to three days for the symptoms to appear. Food sensitivities don’t follow histamine pathway. Therefore, the symptoms are less distinct and they vary between individuals. This variety makes it more difficult to determine the offending food or foods.

Food sensitivities can cause weight gain. Adding the irritant food puts the body in stress mode. Cortisol or the stress hormone elevates and shifts the body into sympathetic or alert mode. To be alert, the body shuts down the parasympathetic nervous system that is associated with pleasure and digestion. Digestive enzymes decrease and this leads to weight gain.
What is food allergy?

Food allergy is an immediate food reaction. The traditional symptoms of allergy, including hives, swelling of lips and tongue, tingling and headache occurs within minutes to hours after ingesting the food. Severe cases of food allergy can be life threatening. In an allergic reaction, immune cells burst and release histamine. That is why antihistamine and Epipen are used in address allergic reactions.