Food Intolerance Test
What markers are tested?
This simple blood test is able to measure your delayed reactions to 59 different foods types. Using immunoglobulins, this test is able to see if you have a particular intolerance to certain food types by their reactions in your blood sample.
The different immunoglobulin food reactions:
Immediate reactions (IGE) to food intolerances are fairly obvious as they occur soon after eating the problematic food.
Delayed reactions (IGG) are much harder to pinpoint as reactions can occur up to three days after consumption. This is where the blood test can come in handy.
Why do you need it?
Why remove foods if you don’t need to. An elimination diet run over a number of months can tell you eventually which foods you should avoid but this is time-consuming and incredibly hard to follow. This test speeds up the process and identifies very quickly which foods you need to avoid.
Reactions to food intolerances can appear in many different forms, some not even related to the digestive system! Some examples of different reaction types are:
Weight Gain: Food can impact your body’s ability to lose weight if you have an intolerance to it – even if it is a “healthy” food choice.
Gastrointestinal: distension, bloating, gas, cramping, colic, IBS, diarrhea
Respiratory allergic reactions: rhinitis, nasal congestion, sinusitis
Dermal: Skin rashes, eczema, angioedema
Central Nervous System: mood swings, behavioural changes, learning difficulties
Neurovascular: migraines, Meniere’s disease (vertigo)
Musculoskeletal: weakness, feeling “below par”, arthralgia, myalgia
Without testing, you could be experiencing reactions to food intolerances without ever knowing it.
Why The Lucy Rose Clinic uses this test
Discovering food intolerances is not an easy thing to accomplish; most allergy testing fails to identify foods that are aggravating (as they induce a different bodily reaction than allergens do) and while food elimination diets do offer a chance to discover food intolerances, they’re extremely restrictive and long-lasting.
We use this test because the reactions to food intolerances are especially important to limit for thyroid patients (who already have system troubles and often deal with nutrient deficiencies and digestive issues) and because the speed and accuracy of this test is unparalleled.