WHY YOU NEED TO FOOD TEST
When I first started keto, I lost a little bit of weight, but not what I expected. I was wondering why everyone else was having the fat literally melt off their body, yet mine wanted to stick around. Then I heard about food sensitivity testing and I knew that was probably my problem.
My fear was I wouldn’t be able to eat all my favorite foods like cheese, egg, nuts…Well I couldn’t just not eat those, I also had to avoid beef, avocado, and all dairy products. However, this was only temporary. I needed to take 6 months to focus on healing my gut by eliminating these foods, taking probiotics and eating fermented veggies.
Research has shown that gut health is of the utmost importance. and since my goal is to age in health, I take this very seriously and intend to be diligent to stick to the plan. It’s a temporary sacrifice for a long term gain!
This has helped me get the number on the scale to finally move downward, cleared up my brain fog, joint pain, and gave me healthier bowel movements. Since I had such great results, I decided to work directly with the lab and offer my clients the same tests.
So I am using blood spot testing to see if you have a food sensitivity / intolerance! Through a simple finger prick, I am able to tell you exactly how you react to 95 of the most common foods. Delayed onset food reactions aka food sensitivities are a rapidly growing concern for many people.
FOOD TEST SCIENCE
This video is almost an hour, but gives a lot of details on why food testing may help you, the way it helped me.
A true Food Allergy is looking at the IgE portion of your immune system. This is usually an IMMEDIATE reaction. In other words, a person may eat peanuts and breakout in a rash right away. Or worse yet, a person may eat shrimp and their throat swells. In this instance it may be a serious anaphylactic reaction. Again, this is NOT what we’re testing.
This blood spot procedure is testing the IgG portion of your immune system. This is the DELAYED immune reaction. This can be a 10-12 hour…sometimes up to 72 hour delayed response. The time frame of a delayed reaction is simply too much to do any sort of elimination diet.
Food sensitivities are generally caused by an inability to digest a food and this occurs in the digestive tract and NOT the bloodstream, like an allergy. Oftentimes when we consume a food too frequently our bodies can develop an antigen against it. Hence rotating your foods frequently is important.
This test provides reliable results of your personal food sensitivities by measuring antibodies in the blood your immune system has produced in response to the foods you’re eating. It uses the ELISA method of testing for rapid, reproducible results.
It’s been estimated that up to 83% of health conditions are FOOD RELATED! This system provides an objective solution to many of these health challenges! When you eat the wrong foods (i.e. foods that your immune system reacts to), this spikes inflammation and can cause a downward spiral in your overall health.
By working together with me, using this test, you’ll be able to find out EXACTLY how you react to 95 of the most commons foods. Do you react to gluten? Dairy? Eggs? Believe it or not some people even react to certain fruits and vegetables!
No more guessing! No more elimination diets!
Symptoms Associated With Food Sensitivities
- Weight Gain
- Gas / Bloating
- Thyroid Dysfunction
- Sinus Problems
- Chronic Pain / Inflammation
- Stomach Aches
- Acid Reflux / GERD
- Leaky Gut
- Dark Circles Under Eyes
- Autoimmune Conditions (MS, Lupus, etc.)
- Anxiety / Depression
- Eczema / Psoriasis / Acne
Before you being, please fill out these 2 documents to make sure you have symptoms and actually need a food test.
You can choose to get the basic 95 food panel or the full 190 food panel.
In order to take your health to the next level, contact me about food sensitivity testing, to see if you qualify. You can email the completed forms to Tracee@HighEnergyGirl.com or call me at 408-892-4572
When your kit arrives, come back here to watch this HOW TO Video. When I receive your results, I will contact you for your consultation and meal plan.