Many chronic diseases can be triggered by food sensitivities which is often an underlying problem of numerous conditions. By testing for food sensitivities, an elimination diet can be designed and implemented to lower inflammation and achieve significant improvement in symptoms. The immune system primarily located in the gut, reacts to foods in many different ways. Food allergies have become highly prevalent in most western and industrialized countries, and this trend is likely an interaction between dietary, epigenetic, and environmental risk factors.
Physical reactions to certain foods are common, but most are caused by a food sensitivity rather than a food allergy. A food sensitivity can cause some of the same signs and symptoms as a food allergy, so people often confuse the two.
A food allergy is usually due to IgE mediated response causing an immediate reaction while food sensitivity is marked by IgG immune reactions.
IgG food sensitivity reactions also known as delayed hypersensitivity reactions are more subtle since they can occur hours or even days after consumption of an triggering food. Sometimes, a reaction to a food may be delayed several days after eating and the link between the food and their symptoms may not be connected. These hidden food “allergies” are actually food “sensitivities” and are caused by increasing blood levels of IgG4 antibodies in reaction to specific foods
It utilizes a new technology that measures IgG and Immune Complexes against food particles. Test results are easy to understand, and an elimination diet can be planned using these results. Test kits options are available for 22 food items or 132 foods with or without Zonulin profile. Up to 132 and additives across all major groups can be tested with a simple finger prick test: Dairy, Grains, Fruit, Meat, Nuts, Fish, Seeds, Beans, Fowl, Shellfish, Vegetable, Spices, Microbial, Food Additives and Extract
It is also a blood spot test that measures IgG4 antibodies to 30 commonly consumed foods. This profile measures the IgG4 levels in serum that react to 30 different foods, including commonly eaten foods such as corn, milk, egg, and wheat. From a simple finger stick, the Bloodspot IgG4 Food Antibodies Profile offers a less invasive alternative to a blood draw in determining IgG4 food reactions. Foods tested are: Almond, Aspergillus, Beef, Cantaloupe, Cashew, Chicken, Corn, Crab, Egg-Whole, Garlic, Lobster, Milk-Cow, Mustard Seed, Oat, Orange, Peanut, Pea-Green, Pinto Bean, Pork, Rice, Salmon, Shrimp, Soybean, Strawberry, Sunflower, Tomato, Tuna, Turkey, Walnut- English, Wheat.
Absolutely not! A common misconception about eating clean or eating vegetarian is that your options are limited. This is simply untrue, there are plenty of meat substitutes that provide an incredible amount of protein. They’re filling, fibrous, and easier for your body to process than actual “processed” food. Trust me, you’ll be eating a lot more than juices and fruit salads. PLUS –– you get TWO recipe guides… with meat or without. Your choice, your program!
You’ll never be pressured to take supplements or unnatural substances that would cause disruption in your body. This is simply a switch to more organic, healthy foods as opposed to what you may have been eating before! You’ll want to drink more fluids and eat a bit more protein than usual, otherwise, you’ll be perfectly fine. Of course, always consult your doctor.
This is where we highly recommend sharing the meal plans with a physician before starting. You can always adjust the meals to accommodate your health needs! While this program is based on eating only whole foods, it is still advised that you consult your physician before beginning this or any program
Note: It is important to consult with a physician before beginning any new eating or exercise program. This is a clean eating program designed to teach you the difference between foods that inflame you and foods that fuel you. If you need to be medically evaluated before the start of your program, book an appointment here (connect here to her appointment page) with one of our physicians.
Not at all, these recipes are designed to cater to those who need an especially clean gluten-free, dairy-free diet. No matter what your eating habits look like now, this plan will help you to make them better. Note: For educational purposes only. These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.