One of the most beneficial tests you can have done in your quest for optimal health is a food allergy test. I wanted to share my results with you and talk about the information I’ve obtained from the test.
This food allergy test measures the levels of Immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibodies that are present in your blood. Interestingly, IGG antibodies are found in every bodily fluid and they act as a first line of defense against infection. When it comes to food allergies most people will think of a stuffy or runny nose, coughing, itchy skin, flushing, or other immediately noticeable symptoms. IgG antibody response produces more subtle symptoms which are oftentimes not felt by the person. Some of the common signs of an IgG antibody response are fatigue, bloating, headaches, and mood changes.
Below are my food allergy test results. As you can see the most reactive foods for me are eggs (specifically egg yolks), followed closely by dairy. My family has 12 backyard chickens so the eggs we eat are as fresh and natural as you can get. I eat a lot of eggs, they are one of the most perfect foods in my opinion and I’ve never noticed an adverse reaction to them. This demonstrates the power of the food allergy test. Now I know I need to wean myself off of eggs as best I can because of the inflammatory response my body produces when I consume them. Inflammation is at the heart of many health related issues so it’s important to know what foods you’re eating are adding to your inflammatory load.
I also had high levels of a yeast called candida. One of the telltale signs of candida overgrowth are a near insatiable appetite for foods high in sugar and carbohydrates. My cravings for those foods over the past month have been off the charts, and this test has helped explain why. I have a simple protocol to help you get rid of candida overgrowth if your tests shows elevated levels.
A food allergy test can be done in the comfort of your home and the cost is $199 and that includes an appointment with me to go over the results and to develop a game plan based on those results.
I hope this has been informative for you and it encourages you to take a food allergy test so you can make more informed decisions about what to eat.