Some food allergies are immediate and can have severe consequences if the individual does not receive immediate medical attention. We often hear about children with nut allergies that are unable to sit at a table where another child is eating peanuts; this is an example of a Type 1 IgG food allergy. In comparison, a Type-3 IgG food allergy reaction could be delayed up to three days, making it much harder to identify what caused the reaction.
Your immune system produces food-specific IgG antibodies which can lead to inflammation. These inflammatory reactions can have a negative impact on your health. Some symptoms of Type3 food allergies can include acne, headaches, nausea, fatigue, Irritable Bowel Syndrome and even overweight and obesity. Since the symptoms are latent with Type 3 allergies, they can be difficult to pinpoint.
Immufood, a leader in the food allergy and sensitivity testing industry can test for up to 270 specific food allergens; they offer the most comprehensive services after diagnostics as well with their knowledgable staff and app database. I am excited to partner with Immufood and provide my clients this value-added service!
Once the initial nutrition consult is complete and an assessment shows that food allergy testing is indicated we can perform the test in our office. After obtaining a few drops of blood, we will send your kit to the laboratory and have the results within a week.
Your results are emailed to you along with access to an app that allows you to have a list of your trigger foods at your fingertips. As your Dietitian I can help you navigate through your results to ensure nutritional adequacy. Contact me today for special pricing offers.