With increasing interest in physical reaction to foods, many do not understand the difference between a food allergy and a food sensitivity.
A food allergy is an IgE-mediated immune response that can result in hives or difficulty breathing, and can be life threatening. Common sources of food allergies are nuts, shellfish, and certain fruit. These allergies can be life-threatening and should be managed in conjunction with your healthcare provider.
A food sensitivity is an IgG-mediated immune response that may be associated with unwanted symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain and headaches – just to name a few. Our at-home lab testing measures your body’s IgG immune response to 96 foods. Your results rate each food from normal reactivity to high reactivity based upon your body’s IgG immune response to the food. This can help guide a temporary elimination diet with add-back challenge to determine if a food(s) may be connected to an unwanted symptom you are experiencing.
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