Food Sensitivity Testing For A Customized Diet

Are you eating healthy and still not feeling well? You may need to dig deeper with proper testing!

We use various arrays from Cyrex Laboratories to test for food sensitivities. Testing is necessary for each individual in order to get to the root cause of why you may feel ill. Food sensitivity testing allows us to create a customized diet for each individual to help the person manage their condition.

A few things we may test for:

  • Dairy and eggs (Modified)
  • Grains (Raw and Modified)
  • Herbs (Raw)
  • Vegetables and Fruits (Raw and Modified)
  • Spices (Raw)
  • Meats (Modified)
  • Gums
  • Brewed beverages
  • Fish (Raw and Modified)
  • Nuts and Seeds (Raw and Modified)

Testing for foods that are cooked(modified) and raw is important because someone may have a reaction to the heat-modified food antigens but not raw and vice versa. This is necessary in order to determine whether dietary proteins may play a potential immunoreactive role in autoimmune disease such as Hashimoto’s, Grave’s, Lupus etc. Your diet may need to be more strict after the testing, or may open you up to be able to stop guessing and become aware of which ones to avoid!

Delayed Reactions With Food Intolerances Are Common

food sensitivity testing in charlotteAn individual may not experience symptoms from a food intolerance for up to 3 days which can make it hard to pinpoint the exact food that could be making a person feel unwell. An intolerance may be connected to an autoimmune thyroid disease and has many different symptoms, such as fatigue, allergies, headaches and inflammation.

When immunological cross-reactivity occurs the immune system sees the protein structures from two different substances as the same. Dr. Datis Kharrazian’s new research has identified immune reactivity between T3, T4, DIO2, thyroglobulin, and many food proteins. When two antigens with similar amino acid structure respond against each other during the adaptive immune response, this is when immunological cross-reactivity occurs. Specific monoclonal and polyclonal antibodies binding to purified proteins suggests the potential for immunological cross reactivity in a subset of susceptible individuals.

About 30-35% of individuals allergic to natural rubber latex show cross-reactive IgE hypersensitivity to plant sources. Avocado, peaches, kiwi, tomatoes and bell peppers have been shown to cross-react with latex or latex-fruit syndrome and may potentially lead to Tg cross-reactivity in susceptible individuals who are reactive to natural rubber latex and corresponding foods.

At Least 25% of People With One Autoimmune Disease Will Get Another.

An autoimmune disease is when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body by mistake.

  • Pancreas (Diabetes)
  • Myelin (Multiple Sclerosis)
  • Brain (Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Dementia)
  • Intestines (Crohn’s, IBS)
  • Joints (Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • Uterus (Endometriosis)
  • Stomach (Pernicious Anemia)
  • Bones (Osteoporosis)

If you are ready to manage your condition and get answers, proper testing will be necessary to find the underlying cause of your condition. After the testing we will be able to create a customized diet for you to help manage your condition and get you on your way to feeling better! Call us today at (704) 308-2557.

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