Below you will find 5 reasons that it’s a good idea to get checked for food allergies.
1.) Food allergies are very common and can often go unacknowledged.
People are surprised to find out that many of the foods they eat are known to cause an allergic response in the body.
Almost all processed foods in the supermarket carry big allergic potential and the?reactions they’re known to create can have a significant impact on your health.?
Wheat, (unfermented) soy and vegetable oils are some of the most common foods that people react to, but there are many, many more allergen promoting foods on the store shelves.
This is bad. It’s bad because long time exposure to any food (or environmental) allergens causes a lot of unnecessary wear and tear on your body, leading to the development of disease over time.
While not all people are allergic to the foods they eat, a vast majority of the human population has at least some food sensitivities.
2.) Reactions to food can be hard to distinguish by yourself.
We face a challenge that prevents us from easily recognizing allergic reactions to food:
Even if your body had a reaction to a kind of food, the symptoms might take many days to show up and start affecting you. Sometimes, you will feel bad right away after eating something, but often times you won’t.
Because of this, people dealing with chronic issues like migraine headaches or intestinal discomfort might not make the connection between food and allergy, because the bodies response symptoms aren’t showing up directly after the food has been eaten.?
You might not develop symptoms for more than a week after you ate an allergen!
So that piercing headache you have right now: could it be due to that extra cup of coffee you drank this morning, or the huge bowl of ice cream you ate while watching a movie last week?
What complicates this even more is that you could be feeling multiple symptoms of allergies at once.
You might be experiencing discomfort due to:
- Your body reacting to the eggs you ate for breakfast four days ago.
- From the?caffeine?you drank four hours ago.
- Or from both. Or from three kinds of reaction? Or four? who knows?
Because of this it can be extremely difficult to distinguish what foods might be causing us problems and what foods might not. So it becomes easy to be lead astray.?
3.) If you do in fact have food allergies, (many of us do), than you are probably eating at least one of the foods you’re allergic to in your daily diet.
Below is a list of some of the more pervasive food allergies in the human population.?
(And keep in mind, genetics determine your predisposition to certain allergies.?This can give you a hunch about your own potential for allergy. For example: Asian cultures carry a much higher risk of being allergic to dairy.)
- Legumes (example: beans)
- Vegetable oils
- Unfermented Soy
- White Potatoes
4.) In addition to food allergies, you may be allergic to one or more of the common food additives?found in todays food.
While the 150 foods that the?MRT tests can be very telling,?foods aren’t everything.
Not in today’s world at least.?
There’s more to our food than just food: industrial?chemicals and food additives dominate many peoples diets.
Because of this threat, the MRT test also checks for reactions to 30 common place chemicals and additives.?
Here are example results of the chemical portion of the test.?
The results list the 30 chemicals that the Mediator Release Test looks at, and what this individuals reactions were to them.
5.) Finding and removing food allergies can greatly improve any conditions you have and improve your quality of life.?
Another thing many people don’t realize: the foods we eat play a crucial role in our health and wellbeing.
Now I’m sure many people will nod their head and say they already knew that.?
But did you know, the damaged caused by some foods can lead to inflammation that influences autism, OCD tendencies, bi-polar tendencies and other mental and behavior disorders??
Autoimmune disorders are another common issue associated with diet. Some examples being arthritis, autoimmune disorders, asthma and kidney problems.
Let’s add this the list:
- chronic itching
- restless leg syndrom
- acid reflux
- abdominal pain
- Chronic diarrhea & constipation
- Gut dysbiosis
If you find that idea hard to swallow, check out Dr. Natasha Campbells book Gut and Psychology Syndrome (GAPS).
In the well supported book Dr Natasha explains that by healing the gut and digestive system we can calm inflammation in the brain which has been keeping individuals locked in mental and physical disorders and disease.
Since the 80s she has been helping children heal from autism with the GAPS diet. Pretty cool.
Well there we have it. Five reasons to make the investment in allergy testing.
Over the years the LEAP test has been refined?and could now be considered the gold standard in allergy testing.
If you decide to get the test done, give your doctor a call today and get it scheduled.
Or, if you would like to order the test without having to go through a doctor and co-pays, you can order the MRT test here at True Health Labs. They price the test competitively and you’ll get a free phone or Skype conversation with the lead doctor about your results after the test.
- Mold Allergy Test
- Immediate IgE Food Allergy Test. (Basic = 19 food items tested)
- Advanced Immediate IgE Food Allergy Test. (Advanced – 96 food items tested)
**Update: since I already listed the 30 chemicals, I might as well list test examples of the 150 foods as well.