Food Sensitivity Testing

At Oasis Health & Wellness we focus on finding your food sensitivities, which are delayed reactions to specific foods triggered by IgG antibodies.

In an IgG reaction, the IgG antibodies attach themselves to the food antigen and create an antibody-antigen complex. These complexes are normally removed by special cells called macrophages. However, if they are present in large numbers and the reactive food is still being consumed, the macrophages can’t remove them quickly enough resulting in many different health issues.

Allergy vs. Sensitivity

A true food allergy is triggered by IgE antibody production. These reactions usually occur within minutes of ingesting certain foods and can also be life threatening.  IgE testing is available for  those experiencing eczema, hives and respiratory conditions.

NOTE: Serious reactions like difficulty breathing or anaphylactic reactions should be diagnosed and treated by a physician or a healthcare professional trained in treatment of allergic reactions.

Sensitivities on the other hand  (also known as delayed food allergy) differs from an allergy in that the immune reaction is delayed. It may take hours to days for symptoms to become apparent.  The delayed onset of symptoms makes finding the sensitivities a difficult puzzle to try to solve  on your own.   In fact, food sensitivities often go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed which is why IgG testing is so valuable.

Food Sensitivities are delayed reactions to certain foods

There is a growing body of evidence that supports the clinical benefits of IgG reactive foods from the diet.  Continued consumption of reactive foods may contribute to:

Joint pain / Joint stiffness  Depression
Chronic Headaches  Weight gain
Hyperactivity  Constipation, diarrhea, crohn’s, colitis
Asthma  / Respiratory disorders  Chronic allergic symptoms (runny nose, itchy eyes)
Eczema / Psoriasis  Inability to concentrate
High blood pressure

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Testing requires blood to be drawn, either through a simple finger poke, at home or in the practitioner’s office or more conveniently through a lab testing sight such as LifeLabs.

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Testing can be done for a number of different antibodies such as IgA, IgG, IgE.

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Yes, IgA testing is recommended along with IgG testing. Elevated IgA to specific foods is widely believed to be a sign of damage to the mucous membranes in the gut. Individuals with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis, or even those with suspected leaky gut may benefit from testing IgA food reactions.

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Yes, testing can be done as a stand alone test or added to Iga or IgG panel

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Yes, a celiac profile test is available

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Inhalents can also be tested as a stand alone or in combination with food sensitivity testing.

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Generally speaking test results will come back within 2 to 3 weeks.

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Test results are sent back to your practitioner who will then schedule a follow-up visit with you to go over the results and prescribe a nutritional protocol based on results.

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You should enjoy a wide variety of foods for 3 to 5 days before the test. Click here for a list of foods that will be tested.

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Medications that enhance antibody levels such as prednisone or other steroids or immune suppressants will affect test results. Anti-histamines WILL NOT affect test results.

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Many health care providers will cover testing, although it is best to con-firm with them prior to testing.