As a clinician, I find that unknown leaky gut syndrome and food sensitivities are at the root of many major health conditions. Most people will go through their entire life destroying their body by eating things that cause an inflammatory process throughout their body.
Food allergies and food sensitivities (or food intolerances) are two types of food sensitivities that can be very destructive to the body. Food allergies are a very severe immune reaction to a particular food that causes immediate reactions such as swelling, rash, itchiness and sometimes a life-threatening anaphylactic shock. Food intolerances cause more subtle health challenges that make someone feel uncomfortable without outward immune reactions.
Food intolerances can often lead to elevated levels of whole body inflammation that can cause fatigue, joint pain, brain fog, digestive disturbances, headaches and other unwanted symptoms. Many people go through their lives without ever understanding how food intolerances can lead to these health challenges. They never suspect that the food they are eating every day is silently killing them and their doctors never advise them to look at how they are responding to their diet.
The Food Sensitivity Spiral:
I recommend all of my clients and followers to begin on a completely gluten-free diet as gluten has been well-established to cause gut inflammation and set the stage for leaky gut syndrome. Once the gut is inflamed and bad microorganisms take the locus of control, the mucousal membrane gets worn down and the gut becomes permeable.
Gut permeability allows food particles to cross into the blood stream partially digested. This causes the immune system to react by creating specific anti-bodies to these undigested food particles. This results in food sensitivities and chronic inflammation in the body.
Then the Cycle Continues to Repeat until the Food Sensitivities are Removed and the Gut is Healed and the Protective Gut Mucosal Membrane is Sealed.
Using IgG as a Guide to Food Sensitivities:
IgG (immunoglobulin G) testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets in many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders often suffer from IgG food allergies. These people may continue to eat offending foods unaware of their potential effects. IgG antibodies provide long term resistance to infections and have a much longer half life than the traditional IgE allergy.
Symptoms may occur hours or days after the offending food has been eaten. The 93 foods tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida can identify problem food so it can be eliminated from the patient’s diet. This elimination of IgG positive foods can improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, AD(H)D, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy according to numerous clinical studies.
The Great Plains IgG Test with Candida:
The Great Plains Laboratory, Inc. has added Candida to the IgG Food Allergy Test. Candida problems are caused when the benign yeast form of Candida albicans mutates to its fungal form. Candida can take over sections of the intestinal wall causing numerous symptoms.
As it grows out of balance it produces toxins that create holes in the intestinal lining, leading to leaky gut syndrome. After entering the blood, Candida albicans causes an inflammatory immune system response. A wide range of disorders have been linked to Candida including autism, multiple sclerosis, depression, and chronic fatigue. Use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, chemotherapy, and anti-inflammatory steroids greatly increase susceptibility to Candida.
The Importance of Food Sensitivity Testing:
Many individuals will go through their lives with leaky gut syndrome and chronic inflammation and never really understand what is causing it. They will eat foods that create massive inflammatory spirals that damage their brain tissue, joints, skin and organ systems. This leads to poor quality of life and a myriad of different health problems.
Food sensitivity testing allows us to identify the immune provoking agents and eliminate them from our diet. This reduces inflammation in the body and quiets down the hyperactive immune system. When this is combined with proper gut healing and immune modulating nutrition and supplement protocols the gut is able to heal and seal.
This is extremely important to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of chronic degenerative disease. Additionally, the individual notices improved energy, sleep, brain function, physical appearance and mood. They also have less pain, less acne/eczema, less fatigue and improved metabolism, lean body tissue development and fat loss.
Why I Use This Test:
This is a great test that looks at a wide variety of foods. It is relatively low cost and gives an incredible amount of information. This looks at 93 commonly consumed foods and it looks at how the body is tolerating the Candida that is present in all of our bodies. So the test will help us understand if there is a Candida overgrowth along with food sensitivities.
This test is a dried blood spot collection that does not require a blood draw. The specimen can be collected from the convenience of home and shipped to our laboratory for analysis. The dried blood spot test is the same price as the analysis.
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