IgG FOOD SENSITIVITY TEST

WHY TEST IgG SENSITIVITIES?

Immunoglobulin G (IgG) food testing is a useful guide for structuring elimination diets for patients with many chronic conditions. Individuals with neurological, gastrointestinal, movement, and behavioral disorders often suffer from IgG food sensitivities. People may continue to eat offending foods unaware of their potential adverse effects. Symptoms associated with food sensitivities may occur hours or days after the offending food was eaten because IgG food antibodies remain for a much longer time than IgE antibodies. IgE food allergy causes the release of histamine, producing an immediate hypersensitivity reaction. In contrast, IgG food sensitivity is triggered by the binding of complement to IgG food antigen complexes, causing an inflammatory response. This is a delayed hypersensitivity reaction in which symptoms appear anywhere from hours to days after eating the offending food. Elimination of IgG-positive foods may improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, AD(H)D, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy, according to numerous clinical studies.

Do you suffer from:

  • Fatigue

  • Bloating, gas

  • Nausea

  • Headaches

  • Joint pain

  • Immune dysfunction

  • Skin rashes

  • Behavioral issues

  • Learning or memory difficulties

  • Nasal congestion

  • Poor mood

  • Emotional Imbalance

If you answered yes to 3 or more of the above conditions, it may be a good idea to check for the hidden underlying causes of what is keeping you from getting well again.

THE BENEFITS OF TESTING

  • IgG testing determines if food reactions are contributing to physical or mental symptoms, and much more quickly than eliminating and then reintroducing each suspect food one-by-one over a period of time.

  • Removal of highly reactive foods from the diet is a non-invasive therapy that often mitigates a patient's symptoms.

  • Research and clinical studies suggest food allergies identified by IgG testing can be major contributing factors to many chronic health conditions.

  • Eliminating all identified IgG-positive foods after testing can reduce stress on the immune system, decrease inflammation (helping to heal “leaky gut”), resolve food cravings, and reduce the potential for eating disorders.