96 General Food Panel Tests For IgG Antibody-Mediated Sensitivities
How Food Intolerances Affect Your Health
Unlike an immediate food allergy, food intolerances, also known as delayed food allergies and food sensitivities, are much more commonly involved in immune reactions to foods. In fact, 76-80% of the population not responding to conventional medicine are likely to have this type of reaction to foods. Food intolerances are intimately linked to your body’s immune system. The immune system is the body’s defense against foreign invaders, such as poisons and harmful bacteria. Intolerance to foods can develop when food particles are absorbed into the bloodstream before the food is fully digested, due to a condition known as “Leaky Gut”. These partially digested foods are viewed, not as nutrition, but as invaders, which alert the immune system to form IgG antibodies. Therefore, if someone regularly eats foods to which they are intolerant, they are continually placing their immune system under stress. In these circumstances, the immune and detoxification systems use their energy and reserves to fight food components which should not be there.
Reactions produced by food intolerances are inflammatory and can be involved in a whole host of health problems, some severe and some “nagging”. The symptoms are often “masked”, that is, they mimic the symptoms of common problems such as headache, fatigue and joint pains. Delayed food allergies have been linked to either causing or provoking over 118 allergic symptoms and well over 150 different medical conditions. Sometimes food intolerances will not produce the same reaction each time. The foods or substances that cause masked reactions are often the ones people are exposed to on a regular basis. In fact, someone may crave the food causing the problem, and feel temporarily better when eating it. As previously mentioned, the reactions are often delayed and therefore the sufferer doesn’t associate the problem with the particular food causing the symptom.
Health conditions that can be caused by delayed food allergies: Abdominal pains, Aches & Pains, Acne, ADD/ADHD, Anxiety, Arthritis, Asthma, Autism, Bloating & edema, Breathing difficulties, Celiac disease, Chronic fatigue syndrome, Colic, Colitis, Constipation, Crohn’s disease, Depression, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Dizziness, Earaches, Eczema, Epilepsy, Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Gastric ulcers, Headache, Inner Ear Infections, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Itching, Migraines, Mouth ulcers, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Nausea, Panic attacks, Psoriasis, Rashes, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Sickness (general), Sinusitis, Skin problems, Stomach cramps, Weight gain, Weight loss, Wheezing, AND MANY, MANY OTHERS
The only way to accurately detect delayed food allergies is with an IgG lab test.
Categories and food tested:
1. Dairy*: Casein, Cheddar Cheese, Cottage Cheese, Mozzarella Cheese, Whey, Milk, Goat Milk, Yogurt
* Bovine-derived unless specified
2. Vegetables: Asparagus, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, White Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Garlic, Lettuce, Common Mushroom, Black Olive, White Onion, Green Bell Pepper, Sweet Potato, White Potato,
Pumpkin, Radish, Green Spinach, Zucchini Squash, Red Tomato
3. Fruits: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Cranberry, RedGrape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Red Raspberry, Strawberry
4. Meat/Fowl: Beef, Chicken, Chicken Egg White, Chicken Egg Yolk, Lamb, Pork, Turkey
5. Grains/Legumes/Nuts: Almond, Amaranth Flour, Barley, Kidney Bean, Lima Bean, Pinto Bean, Soy Bean, String Bean, Buckwheat, Coconut, Corn, Filbert, Wheat Gliadin, Wheat Gluten, Lentil, Oat, Green Pea, Runner Peanut, Pecan, White Rice, Rye, Sesame, Spelt, Sunflower, Walnut, Whole Wheat
6. Fish/Crustacea/Mollusk: Manila Clam, Atlantic Cod, Dungeness Crab, Halibut, American Lobster, Oyster, Red Snapper, Pacific Salmon, Western Shrimp, Sole, Yellowfin Tuna
7. Misc.: Cocoa Bean, Coffee Bean, Honey, Cane Sugar, Baker’s Yeast, Brewer’s Yeast
New York State health law prohibits the testing of specimens collected in or mailed from New York, and prohibits the transmission of data from the laboratory to NY physicians or residents. Therefore, direct receipt of lab results for NY residents is not possible.