Increasing Importance of Food Sensitivity
Adverse reactions to foods are causing increasingly more health problems. Approximately 5% of the population is affected by a food allergy, which produces an immediate onset of the symptoms often associated with a ‘allergic response’.
However, it is estimated that more than 40% of the population have a delayed type of reaction, which occurs several hours or days after a 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.
Common symptoms include:
- Chronic gastro-intestinal problems: irritable bowel syndrome, diarrhea, bloating
- Skin problems: itching and psoriasis
- Depression and anxiety
- Headaches and migraines
- Weight control
- Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia
- Attention deficit and/or Hyperactivity Disorder
The Health Food Sensitivity Test
The Health Food Sensitivity Test is performed using state-of-the-art technology. Originally invented for studying DNA and gene expression, this microarray technology has now been extended to Food Sensitivity testing.
The Health Food Sensitivity test is a sensitive and accurate technique that can better detect the presence of IgG food-specific antibodies to over 200 commonly eaten foods. As part of a quality program, samples are analyzed in duplicates. Results are also semi quantitative, allowing a measure of specific food sensitivities. The flexibility of the testing system permits a number of different panels to be offered.