What the test is about?
IgG (immunoglobulin G) testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets in many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders often suffer from IgG food allergies. These people may continue to eat offending foods unaware of their potential effects.
As immunological reactions, IgE food allergy causes the release of histamine, producing an immediate hypersensitivity reaction, in which symptoms appear within minutes or hours. In contrast, food sensitivity is a non-IgE allergy characterized by the measurement of IgG antibodies specific to antigenic food proteins. This IgG food allergy is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction in which symptoms appear anywhere from hours to days after eating the offending food.
The 96 foods tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida can identify problem food so it can be eliminated from the patient’s diet.
Elimination of IgG positive foods can improve symptoms of eczema, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, autism, ADHD, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy according to numerous clinical studies.
Blood is collected on a protein saver card after a pin prick is performed on tip of a finger. Five to ten full circles of dried blood on the protein saver card is required.
What are we looking for with the test?
Level of IgG measured according to exposure of blood to each food item on the panel.
Why would you do the test?
This test will help determine if food reactions are contributing to physical or mental symptoms. Removal of highly reactive foods from the diet is a non-invasive, food-based therapy that often mitigates a patient’s symptoms. Research and clinical studies suggest food allergies identified by IgG testing can be a major contributing factor in many chronic health conditions
Food rotation and elimination diets can reduce stress on the immune system, lower gut inflammation, resolve food cravings, and reduce the potential for eating disorders
Elimination of IgG positive foods can improve symptoms of eczema, headaches, irritable bowel syndrome, autism, ADHD, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy.