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Food Sensitivity

Sensitivity vs. Allergy

An allergy is a reaction that triggers the release of antibodies that results in immediate symptom onset. A true food allergy causes an immune response that can affect multiple organs and in some cases be severe or even life threatening. Food sensitivity symptoms are delayed and are typically limited to digestive problems but they can lead to chronic inflammatory health issues.

Associated conditions

Symptoms such as migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, and others have been linked to food sensitivity and chronic inflammation. The Alcat Test is designed to assess sensitivities to over 450 food, chemical and environmental substances. These sensitivities are shown to be associated with both acute and chronic conditions.

• Gastrointestinal disorders, such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), indigestion, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, bloating, ulcerative colitis, Crohn’s Diseasel.

• Metabolic disorders, such as obesity, Type II diabetes, inabilitiy to lose weight.

• Inflammatory Conditions, such as eczema, psoriasis, arthritis or asthma, autoimmune disorders.

• Others, such as fatigue, headache, migraine, cognitive impairment.

Identify problem foods with the Alcat test.

The Alcat test may help uncover which foods and other substances trigger chronic inflammation and its related health issues such as gastrointestinal, metabolic disorders and others. The Alcat Test measures cellular reactions to over 450 substances.

How it works

How long it will take for the patient to get their test results back.

All patients receive a 30 minute over the telephone consultation from a licensed Dietitian, to ensure understanding of their test results. A small sample of your blood is sent to the laboratory overnight. Upon receiving the sample, the blood goes through a multi-step quality assurance process. During testing, your white blood cells are tested against foods and other substances in a process known as flow cytometry and cell impedance methodology. After testing, the results are presented in a clear and easy to read color-coded format.

Personalized Nutrition

Health can be improved and maintained by knowing how food plays a role in your body. The Alcat test enables you to take advantage of leading technology to create a personalized nutrition plan resulting in benefits that can be seen and felt.

The results from the Alcat tst can help determine which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation. The personalized nutrition plan based on your immune response can assist with food choices that are better for your health and well-being. When complying with the Alcat test results, many clinical symptoms associated with food sensitivity may be substantially improved or prevented altogether.

Clear test results

Utilizing Alcat Test results to create an individualized nutrition plan, based on your immune system, enables you to make food choices that are better suited for your health and well-being. With the Alcat Test many clinical symptoms associated with food and chemical sensitivities can be substantially improved or possibly prevented altogether.

Test results include:

  • Easy to understand color-coded test report.
  • Foods to avoid list.
  • Comprehensive “Understanding your Alcat Test Results” guidebook.
  • Personalized rotation plan.
  • Practical shopping guide and restaurant card.

Alcat Test Panel Components