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 foodsThere 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|