Why We Use The Dietary Antigen Test

by in Chiropractic Care November 5, 2018

Do you sometimes have abdominal pain, bloating, or feel dizzy after eating ?

Maybe you feel a slight tingling in your mouth or throat?

Perhaps you just “feel bad” and aren’t sure why.

It might be time to get tested for food allergies or sensitivities.

You don’t have to resign yourself to feeling bad all the time. You want a high quality of life that you won’t be able to fully attain until you know what foods may be causing your symptoms.

What is the Dietary Antigen Test?

It is vitally important to understand how you react to certain foods. The Dietary Antigen Test indicates which foods are causing the most response within your immune system. Foods that show a moderate or high reaction on the test should be reduced or completely removed from your daily diet, at least for a period of time (usually six months is a good starting point).

What does the test Measure?

The test measures IgE (Immunoglobulin E ), IgG(Immunoglobulin G), IgG4(Immunoglobulin G4) , and complement activation for multiple foods.

Most food allergy test only check IgE, which can miss delayed allergic reactions and food sensitivities that do not rise to the level of a true “allergy.”

The immune system is like a pie with many pieces. IgE is only one piece of the pie. The Dietary Antigen Test checks the pieces of the pie that cause food allergies AND sensitivities. IgG, IgG4 and complement activation can produce delayed reactions to food.

It may take up to 72 hours after exposure before having a reaction to the offending food. Reactions to low-grade food allergies and sensitivities are  not the stereotypical rash or closing of the throat, but can still be very debilitating and unpleasant. Food sensitivity symptoms can include things like fatigue, headache, stomach ache, gas/bloating, change in bowel pattern, etc.

Why is This Test the Best?

The Dietary Antigen and Environmental Allergen Exposure Profiles measures 88 foods to check for sensitivities and allergies (far more than the “Big 8” of milk, eggs, fish, crustacean shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat and soybeans.

Not sure about if you should test for food allergies or sensitivities? Still unsure what the Dietary Antigen Test is or how it is more effective than some other food allergy or sensitivity tests? Talk to someone at Apple Wellness Group right away!

It’s time to find relief from your food allergies and sensitivities!

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