A food intolerance (or sensitivity) creates biological disturbances that may not be as noticeable or immediate as an allergic reaction, but they can contribute to an inability to lose weight, bloating, inflammation, indigestion, fatigue, depression, and chronic aches, pains, and headaches. Food sensitivities may seem less severe than allergies, but, in reality, both can create severe health concerns (when left unaddressed).
Our food sensitivity testing measures your immune response to 96 different foods and food additives. It measures both IgA and IgG reactions, two markers of immune activation, to determine how your body is responding to each food.
An allergy is identified by measuring the IgE immune marker. This is not part of the food sensitivity panel but it can be added to reveal the full spectrum of reactivity. The results of your food sensitivity test results will be reviewed by our team of wellness experts who will empower you to adjust your diet, reduce your symptoms, and optimize your energy
Who is the Food Sensitivity Test for?
The terms food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances are often confused and used interchangeably, although they are unique physiological conditions. A true food allergy causes an immune system reaction that affects numerous organs in the body. It can cause a range of symptoms, and, in some cases, an allergic reaction can be severe or life-threatening. In contrast, symptoms of food intolerances or sensitivities are generally less serious, but often more difficult to detect or diagnose. Some symptoms may include:
- Abdominal pain
- Musculoskeletal joint pain
- Muscle stiffness and swelling
- Brain fog
- Skin itchiness
- Asthma-like symptoms
Totally eye opening
I really wasn't sure what to expect. I saw my *** about some weird skin reactions I was experiencing and they told me I have eczema and prescribed a topical cream. That didn't seem like a suitable explanation or a permanent solution. So I went down the internet rabbit hole and decided it had to be something I was putting in my body. Next Health made it such an easy process! After they drew my blood, I met with the Nurse Practitioner who went through the whole report explaining which foods were creating inflammation in my body from high, moderate to low levels. The report was easy to read and understand and having someone go through it with me really helped. The best part is, I don't have to eliminate them from my diet forever! She recommended some things I can do to heal my gut wall and then I can reintroduce them back in (which is great cuz I can't imagine living without coffee forever!) Since then, I've noticed my skin issues have almost gone away completely. I'm excited to try their other blood tests and see what else I learn! Thanks Next Health!