For decades our society has been eating genetically altered foods, which cause sickness. Unfortunately, because of the high demand for commercial agriculture, we have been exposed to such things as steroids, antibiotics, pollution, environmental chemicals, molds, food additives/colorings, medicinal herbs, gluten and yeast. These foreign ingredients trigger chronic activation to our immune system which can lead to the following conditions:
Weight Gain & Obesity, Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Eczema & Other Skin Disorders, Asthma, ADD & ADHD, Gastrointestinal Disorders-IBS, Arthritis, Joint Pain, Muscle Pain and Headaches.
Food Sensitivity Testing:
Click below to find out how a food sensitivity test has helped tremendously with The Leaky Gut Syndrome, The Obesity Epidemic, Athletic Performance and many more. Find out the dangerous side effects of ADD & ADHD medications.
Symptoms & Causes of Food Allergies
Allergic reactions to foods typically begin within minutes to a few hours after eating the offending food. The frequency and severity of symptoms vary widely from one person to another.
What’s the difference between a food intolerance (IgE) and food allergy (IgG)?
Food reactions are common, but most are caused by a food intolerance (IgG) rather than a food allergy (IgE). A food intolerance can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two.
A true food allergy (IgE) causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. It can cause a range of symptoms. In some cases, an allergic food reaction can be severe or life-threatening. In contrast, food intolerance symptoms are generally less serious and are limited to digestive problems.
If you have a food allergy, even a tiny amount of the offending food can cause an immediate, severe reaction. Digestive signs and symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, cramping and diarrhea. Other signs and symptoms can include a tingling mouth, hives, and swelling of the lips, face, tongue and throat. A life-threatening allergic reaction known as anaphylaxis can cause breathing trouble and dangerously low blood pressure. If you have a food allergy, you’ll need to avoid the offending food entirely.
Food intolerance symptoms generally come on gradually and don’t involve an immune system reaction. If you have a food intolerance, you may be able to eat small amounts of the offending food without trouble. You may also be able to take steps that help prevent a reaction.
True Allergy (IgE):
- Specific immunity
- Genetic/Exposure related
- Immediate symptom onset
- Usually IgE mediated-Mast cells/basophiles
- Skin test/RAST
- Delayed symptom onset
- Innate immunity
- Genetic/Exposure related
- Gut integrity
- As many neurons in gut as along spine
- 95% of serotonin consumed in gut
- Liver detox
- Enzyme deficiency
The Solution to Your New Lifestyle
A food sensitivity test yields a comprehensive read-out of hundreds of food sensitivities, medications, additives, gluten, yeast and other environmental chemicals that your body can not break down.
Our doctors suggest abstaining from these selections for a period of three to six months. A customized diet and consultation with a nutritionist is complimentary and included as part of your test results. Throughout the six months after, we will provide nutritional consultations and massage therapy to help aid the detoxification process. After the immune building period has ended, you may resume eating those foods which were once a sensitivity.
To learn more about our treatment plan, which includes an onsite nutritionist, click here.
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Findings from a 2009 to 2010 study of 38,480 children (infant to 18) indicated:
- 8% have a food allergy
- Approximately 6% aged 0-2 years have a food allergy
- About 9% aged 3-5 years have a food allergy
- Nearly 8% aged 6-10 years have a food allergy
- Approximately 8% aged 11-13 years have a food allergy
- More than 8.5% aged 14-18 years have a food allergy
- 38.7% of food allergic children have a history of severe reactions
- 30.4% of food allergic children have multiple food allergies
- Of food allergic children, peanut is the most prevalent allergen, followed by milk and then shellfish