Food Intolerance Test

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What is Food Intolerance?

Many people have chronic food sensitivity. Unlike the immediate effects of IgE mediated food allergy, IgG mediated food sensitivity reaction may take several days to appear. Controlled removal of the suspect foods from the patient's diet in many cases will improve the patient's condition.

Difference between allergy and food intolerance

Allergy

Intolerance

Food

Peanut, Shellfish

Gluten, dairy

Mediated

IgE

IgG

Rate of Response

Immediate after ingestion

Delayed up to 72 hrs after

ingestion

Mechanism

Rapid production of

Gradual formation of Ag/ Ab

Complexes and release of

histamine

inflammatory mediators

Symptoms

Classical 'allergic' response

Many symptoms affecting

any part of body

Severity

Can be fatal

Not life - threatening

Permanence

Can last lifetime

Can be reversed or reduced

by elimination of foods

Diagnosis

Often self-diagnosed

Rarely self-diagnosed

Skin-Prick test

Positive

Negative

Symptoms of food intolerance. Food intolerance can manifest itself in many ways ranging from:

Headache

Persistent Cough

Fatigue

Arthritis and Joint Pain

Itchy Skin (Eczema)

Autoimmune Diseases

Insomnia

Chronic Respiratory Symptoms
(Wheezing or Bronchitis)

Migraines

Abdominal Pain

Depression

Bowel Problems

(Colitis, Diarrhoea, Constipation)

Skin Problems

Weight Problems / Obesity

Sinusitis

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Who needs a food intolerance test?

As an essential Wellness test, food intolerance testing is recommended for all at least twice in their life time, once around 10- 25 years and again around the 50th year. You could also choose this test for yourself and your family if you notice any common signs of intolerance like fatigue, breathlessness, lethargy, headaches, bloating and abdominal discomfort especially in the time period following a meal. A fairly simple blood sample and no requirement of fasting before make this an extremely convenient test for a better energetic life.

The uniqueness of the test

First Protein Microarray test which can detect more than 200 foods IgG in single step. Unlike other tests, it requires a minimum volume of blood sample and has a higher sensitivity as compared to other available technologies such as ELISA. The test comprises of a comprehensive list of more than 200 foods in European, American and Asian diets including India.

What next after one has been diagnosed for food intolerance ?

This test can help you in reducing or eliminating the food groups thereby improving the quality of life and reducing the incidence of food intolerance. After all shifting from "Tongue conscious intolerant food to health conscious tolerant food" is more important.

Tests for all kinds of foods

With this test you can detect your intolerance to more than 200+ foods ranging from Dairy products, Sea food, Fruits, Grains, Spices/Herbs, Meat, Vegetable and many others.

Example of test different food performed

Food type

Food items

Dairy

Buffalo milk, cow's milk, egg white, casein

Egg yolk, goat milk and many more

Fish /

Crab, oyster, cockle, eel, lobster, prawn,

Seafood

Cutilefish, octopus, salmon and many more

Fruit

Apple, banana, blackberry,

Blackcurrant, blueberry, cherry, cranberry

Date, grape, guava, lemon, mango, orange,

Papaya, pineapple, pomegranate, strawberry,

Tomato, watermelon and many more

Grain

Corn (maize), malt, millet,

Oat, rice, rye flour, wheat and many more

Herbs/

Aloe vera, clove, coriander (leaf),

Spices

Curry (mixed spices), garlic, ginger, red chilli,

Rosemary, saffron, thyme, vanila,

Cinnamon, mustard seed and many more

Meat

Beef, billy goat, chicken, lamb,

Pork, ox and many more

Nuts

Almond, cashew nut, coconut, peanut

Pine nut, pistachio, walnut and many more

Vegetables

Beet root, bean (broad), bean (green), cabbage,

Carrot, cauliflower, cucumber,

Gourd, onion, potato, radish,

Soya bean, spinach and many more

Others

Cane sugar, cocoa bean, coffee, honey,

Mushroom, sesame seed, tea (black),

Sunflower seed, yeast and many more