Understanding Allergies: How to Detect the Seemingly Undetectable Food Sensitivities

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Chances are that you or someone you know has an obvious allergy. In my practice, I have seen numerous ones coming in to see me following an allergic reaction to something simple as Sugar, Tomato, Corn and Peanut. They get hives, and their eyes swell to the size of golf balls. It isn’t very pretty, but it’s blatantly obvious that they have the allergies because their bodies have a physical reaction to it. This is known as a Type I or IgE reaction to food.

There is yet another type of reaction that is harder to detect. Type II or IgG reactions are not immediate and are moreso delayed reactions. Different foods break down and digest at different speeds so the toxicity of these foods to our body differs based on the type of food, the speed at which it breaks down, and our own body’s chemistry.

Though the explanation is suitable, it still leaves one wondering how to detect these allergies and sensitivities before they create more damage and potentially irreversible affects to the body. Without a very scientific and advanced test, IgG reactions and sensitivities are nearly impossible to detect.

Luckily, science is constantly advancing and there is a test that can be conducted to detect these slower moving toxic reactions. The IgG Food Allergy test. The testing from the outside seems simple enough. You or your child get your blood drawn, and then the lab sends you a list of your toxic foods. Many people find that they only have a few toxic foods that are in their workup, however these foods are a significant part of their regular diet. Imagine if you have an allergy to chicken and pasta. While these are only two foods, you might eat them several times a week. Imagine the damage you are doing to your body!

East Valley Naturopathic Doctor’s say:

“A Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) article revealed that more than 75% of the money spent on health care is spent on chronic conditions. Our research indicates that a great deal of these chronic conditions are the direct result of food toxicities; easily treatable by simply removing the foods from your diet.”

After changing their diet to avoid the foods that are proven toxic, people report that their concentration, energy, and general mood improve almost immediately.

Now, it is known that the Autistic body is often very sensitive and children with Autism have many allergies. A lot of these prove to be IgE allergies, to where an immediate reaction is seen. But with so many potential Type II, IgG reactions, what is your child really allergic to? Could the healthy foods that you are directed to give them be really causing havoc on their bodies? Sure, fruits are vegetables are reported to be good for the body, but what if YOUR body or YOUR CHILD’S body doesn’t process these foods in a way that is beneficial?

The only way to find out exactly what foods are good for the body is by having an IgG Food Allergy test done. This is the most efficient and complete way to discover what foods are toxic to your child’s body. Before you can put your child on any Gluten Free, Casein Free, or Limited Fruit diet, it’s important that you discover which foods are really beneficial to them.