Food Intolerance Testing
Food intolerance develops when foods that are poorly digested arrive in your intestines. Here they may react badly with the bacteria that reside there. If we continue to eat these problem foods, this toxic mix will continue to irritate and cause damage to the gut wall, making it more permeable. The immune system responds to the undigested foods which are feeding these gut toxins by producing large amounts of defence antibodies. These antibodies are designed to block and destroy these problematic foods. If you continue to eat these problem foods the immune system will keep flooding the system with these defence antibodies. Pain and inflammation are the end result, if allowed to continue.
People with undiagnosed food intolerances will have their digestive and immune systems weakened. The only way to assist this weakened system and to calm the over-responsive immune system is the avoid these problem foods.
The specific antibody produced against these food intolerances is called an “IgG antibody“. The Food Intolerance Test measures the amount of IgG antibody you are producing against 93 listed foods.
The difference between a food allergy and intolerance:
a) A food allergy – IgE Antibody – is where a food reaction occurs almost immediately. The reaction is obvious and often quite violent. For example, eating peanuts or shell fish, where the person’s mouth swells, or is violently sick. True food allergies are quite rare.
b) Food intolerance – IgG Antibody – affects a lot of people and can occur at any time of life. The symptoms rarely occur immediately after the food is eaten. The reaction is usually delayed, even over several days. The reaction could be bloating, reflux, cramping, irritable bowel, sinusitis, headaches, or similar discomforts.
It is these food intolerance responses by the IgG Antibody that the Food Intolerance Test tests for.