Allergy Testing – Food Intolerance
Scientists have discovered that food sensitivities are responsible for many seemingly unexplainable diseases and symptoms in up to 80 percent of the population. Yet, most people are only aware of extreme food allergies in which a person develops an allergic reaction, typically within minutes or hours of being exposed, such as a peanut or shellfish allergy. Food sensitivities and food intolerance may take anywhere from two to seven days to manifest and can cause varying degrees of symptoms, making them very difficult to discern and detect, which is why allergy testing is vital.
A simple blood test can help you determine which foods might be causing your symptoms and which ones are safe to eat. If you change your diet and only eat your safe foods, then your hyperactive immune system will become quiescent and whatever problem you have that is caused by a food sensitivity will improve and often disappear over a period of time, usually within 90 days. If you can continue to avoid the same foods for at least six months, the immune memory will be forgotten, and these foods may then be reintroduced to your diet.
Food sensitivities have been linked to a variety of symptoms including:
- Chronic Hives
- Eczema/Psoriasis or other skin rashes
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome/Constipation
- Heartburn/Acid Reflux/Indigestion/Bloating
- Fatigue/Lack of Energy
- Joint Aches/Muscle Pains
- Weight Gain/Weight Loss
- Autoimmune Disorders
Our providers will sometimes recommend food allergy testing as part of a comprehensive health assessment and anti-aging treatment program. Testing prices typically range from $150 to $750, depending on the company used and whether or not you have insurance. Alternatively, we may recommend an elimination diet, which is another way of testing for food sensitivities.
If you think you may be struggling with food allergy or food sensitivity, VitaNovu, located in Boise, Idaho, offers sensitivity testing that can help you determine the cause of your symptoms and figure out which foods you may be allergic or sensitive to. Doing this can ensure that you can go through life knowing what you can or can’t eat, as well as feeling better and healthier by avoiding foods that you are sensitive or allergic to. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!