Food Allergy Testing
At Integrated Wellness, food allergy testing is an important aspect of helping patients achieve optimal wellness. Food allergies can be quite dramatic, and in some cases are even life threatening. Fortunately, only about 4% of the population suffers from food allergies. By contrast, the number of people affected by food sensitivity or food intolerance is estimated at a number closer to 70%.
Food allergy symptoms include digestive distress, tingling of the tongue, and constricted airways. On the other hand, food sensitivities manifest in different ways, with food intolerance linked to digestive disorders, migraine headaches, obesity and inability to lost weight, chronic fatigue, ADD/ADHD, eczema, joint pain, arthritis, and even autism. Unfortunately, allergy testing is not adequate for the task of identifying food intolerance.
Because food sensitivities are not often discovered through allergy testing, the ALCAT test is used for gluten intolerance testing as well as sensitivity to other chemicals and food. Proven accurate over two decades worth of use, ALCAT is useful in determining whether your diet is an underlying cause of your symptoms. For those who can benefit from ALCAT testing or food allergy testing, Integrated Wellness can help.