FOOD INTOLERANCE TESTING
At CosMedic LaserMD, we have Food Intolerance Testing available to determine an individual’s food sensitivities. From our experience, patients who alter their diet in accordance with their test results show a significant improvement in their symptom(s) within three to four weeks. Often, additionally, hard-to-lose pounds are easily shed. This can function in lieu of an elimination diet.
With this test, our lab can thoroughly measure the IgG antibody levels against the proteins of over 200 different foods. This technique works to identify the foods that respond negatively with your system, with just a few drops of blood dispensed by a basic finger prick.
What Is Food Intolerance?
Food intolerance occurs when our bodies cannot properly digest and convert the foods we eat into the necessary nutrients that fuel our systems. More simply, food intolerance occurs when you eat something, but it fails to be properly broken down in the intestines. The main reason for this failure is due to a lack of digestive enzymes, which break down food molecules so that they can be properly absorbed into the bloodstream. When the body doesn’t produce enough (or any) of an enzyme that a food requires for proper digestion, the proteins cannot convert into amino acids or nutrients, and will start accumulating in the gut and eventually make their way into the bloodstream improperly.
The immune system identifies these partially digested proteins as foreign intruders and attacks them. This attack triggers inflammation in the gut – the immune system’s natural response to injuries and other harmful things that enter the body.
Just like when you have the flu, the body’s fight against the imperfectly digested food will cause many negative symptoms including:
- Mood Swings, Memory Loss
- Depression/ Irritability
- Eczema/Skin rashes
- Acne/Skin Congestion
- Weight Gain
- Brain Fog
- Joint Aches
- Acid Reflux
- Food Cravings
- Chronic Pain
- and more
Different from the flu, however, these symptoms will persist over a lifetime if you continue to consume foods to which that your body is intolerant. Normally when you eat, your digestive system breaks down food into essential nutrients and amino acids. These nutrients are then released into your bloodstream to sustain your body throughout the day. However, when you have a food intolerance, all the healthy proteins that would normally fuel your system throughout the day fail to convert into energy and instead are treated as intruders, forcing the immune system to defend itself.
Additionally, studies have determined that diet might be more closely related to the prevalence of acne and overall skin health than previously thought. So, even if you’re eating vitamin-rich foods that promote skin health, if your body is intolerant towards them, then you’re missing out on the nutritional impact it would normally have on your skin.
Schedule Food Intolerance Testing in Ann Arbor, MI
Call us at CosMedic LaserMD and get your Food Intolerance Testing done immediately to see improvement in your symptoms!