Food Allergy and Sensitivity Testing

The incidence of food sensitivities has increased dramatically over the years, and it is estimated that up to 20 percent of the population have adverse reactions to
foods. Allergens, also known as antigens, can be ingested, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. From milk, corn and fish, to house dust, animal dander, chemicals, bacteria, pollens and more, we are surrounded by
substances with allergic reaction potential. The incidence of allergies is rising, and some scientists believe that increased chemical pollution in our air, water
and food supply is causing the frequency and severity of allergic reactions to escalate. Natural and synthetic hidden ingredients in food, the genetic manipulation of plants, less diversity in the diet and poor digestive function also may be contributing factors. While the issue of food allergies is complex, testing can help identify offending substances. This information can be used to modify your diet – or your child’s diet – to experience optimal health.

If you or your child routinely experience some of the following symptoms, or have been diagnosed with any of the following conditions, talk to your doctor about the benefits of allergy testing.

  • Joint pain
  • Low back pain
  • Bursitis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis

 

  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Bloating or flatulence
  • Abdominal pain and colic
  • Loss of appetite
  • Constipation
  • Malabsorption
  • Gastritis or ulcer
  • Ulcerative colitis
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Celiac Disease
  • Weight gain

  • Chronic or recurrent infections
  • Chronic acne
  • Canker sores
  • Eczema
  • Itchy rash
  • Hives
  • Tissue swelling

  • ADD/ADHD
  • Headache
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Excessive Restlessness
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Personality changes
  • Seizures
  • Migraines
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Chronic runny nose
  • Asthma
  • Recurrent bronchitis
  • Recurrent croup
  • Recurrent ear infections
  • Bed-wetting
  • Bladder infections

  • Fainting
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Anemia
  • Sinusitis
  • High blood levels of eosinophils
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Failure to thrive (infants and toddlers)