Adverse reactions to foods are causing increasingly more health problems. It is estimated that more than 40% of the population have a delayed type of reaction, which occurs several hours or days after the food is consumed. The delay in the appearance of symptoms makes it difficult to determine which foods could be considered as the trigger of the health problem.
Food intolerance testing – also referred to as an IgG food allergy (type III) testing – is a laboratory test in which blood is analyzed to detect levels of IgG antibodies specific to particular food proteins. Performed in a highly specialized laboratory, the test results enable us to guide you who suffers from a wide variety of chronic complaints emanating from food intolerance.
This is why Fueling for Health Nutrition Consulting has partnered up with Imupro to detects the levels of IgG antibodies directed against specific foods, which could be causing a type III food allergy, and possibly leading to the development of chronic symptoms. The reality is that even in the cases in which a client is sticking to a healthy diet, type III food allergies can trigger low-grade inflammation which underlies many health problems including:
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Crohn’s Disease
- Excess weight
- Skin problems
Food intolerance vs. food allergies
It’s important to note that: An IgG food allergy (type III) or food intolerance should not be mistaken for a classic food allergy (type I). In clients that have a type I allergy, their immune system produces IgE antibodies. These antibodies can lead to an immediate allergic reaction. The symptoms often appear within seconds or minutes: severe swelling, breathing difficulty, rash, itching skin or even anaphylactic shock.
How Accurate is the Blood Test?
The panel shows your results for more than 90 common foods depending on what test you choose. Your body’s immune response can be interpreted in two ways. The antibodies present can indicate both
When is my Follow-Up Appointment?
We will tentatively book a follow-up appointment about 2 weeks after your test. Lab results can often take up to 10 days, leaving us just enough time for shipping and preparing the food elimination plan. In the event of lab delays we will call you and arrange a new time.