Food Allergy Testing For Weight Loss
How Do Food Allergies Affect Weight Loss
A food allergy is an immune system response that is typically characterized by hives, shortness of breath, upset stomach and in some cases anaphylaxis. The most common food allergies are to nuts, shellfish, wheat and dairy. However, food allergies can also cause bloating and edema that can severely add water weight and the inability to absorb vitamin and minerals. As part of the Harding Medical Institute’s weight loss program we perform a series of tests to analyze for food allergies.
Specific Testing For Food Allergies
The ImmunoCAP and IgEblood allergy tests are utilized by Harding Medical Institute and offer results comparable to that of a skin prick test, but with less discomfort. It is the most effective way to find out if a patient’s symptoms are caused by a food allergy. It can also identify specific seasonal and perennial allergens. All the information can be gathered from one small blood sample, and the patient can continue to take their prescribed antihistamine medications.
Food Sensitivity Testing
Many people suffer from a food Intolerance, or food sensitivity, which is much more common than food allergies and can be a cause of many symptoms such as digestive disorders, bloating, abdominal pain, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders, fatigue and behavioral issues. It has been stated that upwards of 70-80% of the US population has food intolerance. Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often misidentified.
The ALCAT Test For Weight Loss
The ALCAT Test is one of the effective food intolerance tests used by Harding Medical Institute. It identifies abnormal cellular reactions to foods, chemicals, molds, and herbs. It can also detect a Gluten sensitivity which is much more common than previously thought. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems such as obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders.
Platinum Comprehensive Testing Covers: 320 items
- 200 Food Panel
- 50 Functional Foods and Medicinal Herbs
- 20 Food Additives/ Colorings
- 10 Environmental Chemicals
- 21 Molds
- 20 Antibiotics/Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Call 407.201.2101 to schedule a FREE Allergy Consultation to learn more about food allergy and sensitivity testing.