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Why You’ll Love Food Sensitivity Test
- Dry and itchy skin
- Other miscellaneous skin problems
- Food intolerance
- Feeling bloated after eating
- Joint pain
- Gastrointestinal (GI) distress
- Stomach pain
If you are looking to add a potentially ‘problematic’ food back into your diet to see if you’re still sensitive to it on your test results, it’s recommended to consume that food for about 4 weeks prior to testing. Please be advised that if you experience symptoms while eating this food, you’ve already identified a sensitivity.
An antibody IgG immune response can offer guidance on what foods may be the best to eliminate. Rather than randomly eliminating foods over many months and assessing your change in symptoms, as improvement in symptoms is always the best test, you can have a directed elimination plan.
What will my results tell me?
Your results will tell you how reactive your IgG antibodies are to 96 foods commonly found in western diets. Each food will have a rating of Class 0 (low reactivity) all the way to Class 3 (High reactivity).
How accurate is this test?
Our test is very accurate, and can detect low levels of IgG reactivity. IgG antibodies are naturally broken down by your body if they aren't being used; therefore, some people who have eliminated foods from their diet for long periods of time may not have any elevated IgG reactivity to report, but that does not mean your IgG reactivity would have measured the same had you still been consuming the symptom provoking foods you previously removed.
Additionally, you may have an elevated reactivity to a food that you do not consume as a result of cross reactivity to other substances you are exposed to in the environment or as a result of ingesting ingredients in processed foods that you did not realize were actually a particular food.
What guidance will I get along with my results?
EverlyWell will provide tailored advice about what to do next. While reactivity does not always equate with symptoms, it can help prioritize the elimination of certain foods. Once you have your IgG test results, you can try an elimination diet of your choosing until you achieve the right balance of minimizing your symptoms while maintaining a lifestyle that you enjoy.
You may choose to not stop eating certain foods, but knowing your reactivity might lead to adjustments in how much or frequently you eat them.
Our tests provide personalized information and education; they are not intended to diagnose any disease or condition or to substitute for professional medical advice or treatment. You should always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health care provider with any questions you have regarding your medical care.
This test is a great place to start if you want to dig into your body's relationship with food and is generally more affordable than comparable tests. If you have any questions feel free to chat with us below.