Food Intolerance Testing
Bloating, vomiting, heartburn, diarrhea………if you regularly experience some of the above symptoms, you may have a food intolerance.
Our testing can help identify food intolerances, and sensitivities. Our test consists of taking 4 strands of hair and sending it off to the lab. Once completed, 72 hours after the lab has received the collection you are directly emailed the results. The results contain the sensitivity if present and alternatives to other foods that are well tolerated.
What is a Food Allergy? A food allergy occurs when the immune system mistakes an ingredient in food as harmful and creates an immune response to fight it.
What is a Food sensitivity? Most food reactions known today are caused by a food sensitivity rather than a true food allergy.
What is a Food Intolerance? While the symptoms are similar to food allergy, a food intolerance does not involve an immune reaction (i.e. no antibodies produced). Rather, intolerances occur when an ingredient/compound in a food irritates a person’s digestive system or when a person is unable to properly digest the food outright. An allergy, however, there is a noticeable and measurable difference in the immune response.
It is not medical advice and should always seek medical counsel when understanding and evaluating their own health, as each health plan should be tailored to the unique needs of the individual.