ALCAT Food Intolerance Test
Could FOOD be making you sick?
The foods that we eat can cause inflammation and chronic activation of our immune system. Each of us have food intolerances and sensitivies that cause a cellular reaction after exposure to our blood system. The sensitivity to certain foods is related to many conditions such as the following:
- Celiac disease/gluten intolerance
- Weight gain or inability to lose weight
- Extreme fatigue
- Anxiety (can range from mild to that seen in anxiety or panic attacks)
- Chronic pain
- Depression ( can range from mild melancholy to suicide)
- Irritable bowel
- Gallbladder attacks
- Headaches and migraines
- Gastrointestinal distress
- Bed wetting
However, food sensitivity can be the culprit of just about any symptom or condition you can think of, including:
Irritability, mood swings, eczema, aggression, violence, euphoria, anger or rage, migraines, sleepiness, narcolepsy, inability to remember and concentrate, listlessness, muscle pain, edema, asthma, itchy eyes, aching legs, myalgias, palpitations, irregular heartbeats, indigestion, heartburn, diarrhea, constipation, coughing, breathing difficulties, rashes, itching, indigestion, heart burn, stomach aches, earaches, sinus infections/irritations/congestion, nervousness, shaking, restlessness, recurring ear aches, restless leg syndrome to name a few.
Food and Chemical Intolerance can exacerbate Autoimmune Diseases, such as Lupus, RA, Fibromyalgia, Glutent Intolerance, etc because of the extra physical stress they cause.
If you or someone you know is suffering from any of these conditions, call our office today to schedule your ALCAT test. The ALCAT test is a simple blood test that measures the body' cellular response to challenges from a wide variety of foods, including meats, vegetables, nuts, seeds, oils and grains. The test also evaluates your response to additives, food colorings, medications, herbs, supplements, molds and other toxins that you may be exposed to.
Your test results are presented in an easy to read, easy to understand color-coded format. They highlight your incompatible foods and the level of reaction as Severe, Moderate or Mild. The ALCAT test results clearly identify the foods which are non-reactive or "safe" foods by putting them into a personalized rotation diet specifically designed for you. By simply eliminating the reactive foods, it helps detoxify your body and stops the chronic inflammation and immune system activation. No pills or crash dieting, simply eliminate reactive foods and your health improves. No other test is as accurate or helpful in education yourself about foods and your reaction(s) to them.
The ALCAT test has been validated by demonstrating a high correlation with double-blind oral challenges with both foods and food additives. A controlled study from Baylor Medical College reported a 98% success for weight loss and/or improvement in body composition from patients that followed the ALCAT rotation diet.