What is Food Intolerance?
Many people have chronic food sensitivity. Unlike the immediate effects of IgE mediated food allergy, IgG mediated food sensitivity reactions may take several days to appear. Controlled removal of the suspect foods from the patient’s diet in many cases will improve the patient’s condition.
SYMPTOMS OF FOOD INTOLERANCE:
Food Intolerance can manifest itself in many ways ranging from:
- Itchy Skin (Eczema)
- Skin Problems
- Persistent Cough
- Arthritis and Joint Pain
- Autoimmune Diseases
- Chronic Respiratory Symptoms (Wheezing or Bronchitis)
- Abdominal Pain
- Bowel Problems (Colitis, Diarrhoea, Constipation)
- Weight Problems / Obesity
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ALLERGY AND FOOD INTOLERANCE
|Food||Peanut, Shellfish||Gluten, dairy|
|Rate of Response||Immediate after ingestion||Delayed up to 72 Hrs after ingestion|
|Mechanism||Rapid production of histamine||Gradual formation of Ag/Ab Complexes and release of inflammatory mediators|
|Symptoms||Classical allergic response||Many symptoms affecting any part of body|
|Severity||Can be fatal||Not life – threatening|
|Permanence||Can last lifetime||Can be reversed or reduced by elimination of foods|
|Diagnosis||Often self-diagnosed||Rarely self-diagnosed|
WHO NEEDS A FOOD INTOLERANCE TEST?
As an essential Wellness test, food intolerance testing is recommended for all at least twice in their lifetime, once around 10-25 years and again around the 50th year. You could also choose this test for yourself and your family if you notice any common signs of intolerance like fatigue, breathlessness, lethargy, headaches, bloating and abdominal discomfort especially in the – time period following a meal. A fairly simple blood sample and no requirement of fasting before make this an extremely convenient test for a better energetic life.
THE UNIQUENESS OF THE TEST
First Protein Microarray test which can detect more than 200 foods IgG in a single step. Unlike other tests, it requires a minimum volume of blood sample and has a higher sensitivity as compared to other available technologies such as ELISA. The test comprises a comprehensive list of more than 200 foods in European, American and Asian diets including India.
WHAT NEXT AFTER ONE HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED FOR FOOD INTOLERANCE?
This test can help you in reducing or eliminating the food groups thereby improving the quality of life and reducing the incidence of food intolerance. After all, shifting from Tongue conscious intolerant food to health conscious tolerant food” is more important.
TESTS FOR ALL KINDS OF FOODS
With this test you can detect your intolerance to more than 200+ foods ranging from Dairy products, Sea food, Fruits, Grains, Spices/Herbs.
Meat, Vegetables and many others.
Examples of different food type tests performed
|Food Type||Food Items|
|Dairy||Buffalo Milk, Cow’s Milk, Egg White, Casein Egg Yolk, Goat Milk And Many More|
|Fish / Seafood||Grab, Oyster, Cockle, Eel, Lobster, Prawn. Cutilefish, Octopus, Salmon And Many More|
|Fruit||Apple, Banana, Blackberry, Blackcurrant, Blueberry, Cherry, Cranberry Date, Grape, Guava, Lemon, Mango, Orange, Papaya, Tomato, Watermelon And Many More|
|Grain||Com (Malize), Malt, Millet, Oat, Rice, Rye Flour, Wheat And Many More|
|Herbs & Spices||Aloe Vera, Clove, Coriander (Leaf), Curry (Mixed Spices), Garlic, Ginger, Red Chilli, Rosemary, Saffron, Thyme, Vanila, Cinnamon, Mustard Seed And Many More|
|Meat||Beef, Billy Goat, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Ox And Many More|
|Nuts||Almond, Cashew Nut, Coconut, Peanut Pine Nut, Pistachio, Walnut And Many More|
|Vegetables||Beet Root, Bean (Broad), Bean (Green), Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Cucumber, Gourd, Onion, Potato, Radish, Soya Bean, Spinach And Many More|
|Others||Cane Sugar, Cocoa Bean, Coffee, Honey. Mushroom, Sesame Seed, Tea (Black), Sunflower Seed, Yeast And Many More|
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