IgG Food Sensitivity Blood Test
Food intolerance is all about how your body’s immune system, its natural defense against harmful foreign substances, reacts to specific foods. Food intolerances arise when certain, incompletely digested food particles enter your bloodstream and are treated as foreign substances. This results in your immune system producing tailor-made antibodies called Immunoglobulin G (IgG), which attack the food in question. Researchers demonstrate that this inflammatory response in the body can increase certain symptoms such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), bloating, tiredness, constipation, diarrhea, cramping, eczema, headaches and migraines.
The IgG Food Sensitivity Test is available as a dried blood spot collection. This is an easy finger prick for patients and only takes a minute during an office visit. No blood draw is necessary offering a non-invasive, easy procedure that offers a wealth of information about how foods are impacting your body.
Once the doctors discover your nutritional needs through state-of-the art testing, a specific nutritional plan will be made for you. The nutritional plan can include the elimination of certain foods from your diet, and the introduction of specific nutritional supplements to support the needs of your body.
The Benefits of Testing
- Helps 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