Food Sensitivity Test: Test What Foods Cause YOU Inflammation
Food sensitivity is a type of adverse reaction to a food that is less severe than a food allergy. Food sensitivity symptoms can include water retention, digestive issues, skin rashes, and headaches. Unlike food allergies, which can be life-threatening, food sensitivities are generally not as serious and do not typically cause anaphylaxis.
Food Sensitivities and Inflammation
Food sensitivities can sometimes lead to inflammation in the body. Inflammation is a process that occurs when the immune system responds to an injury or infection. It is a natural and necessary process that helps the body heal and protect itself from harm. However, chronic inflammation (which is prolonged inflammation that lasts for an extended period of time) can be harmful and has been linked to a number of health conditions, including heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer.
In the case of food sensitivities, the immune system may react to certain foods by producing inflammation in the body. This can lead to a variety of symptoms, including digestive issues, skin conditions such as acne, as well as head and body aches. Some research has also suggested that food sensitivities may be linked to other conditions that involve inflammation, such as asthma and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Common Food Sensitivity Symptoms
- Congestion or Runny Nose
- Diarrhea or Loose Stool
- Fatigue or Poor Sleep
- Gas or Bloating
- Headaches or Migraines
- Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- Joint Paint or Inflammation
- Malabsorption of Vitamins and Minerals
- Poor Immune Defenses
- Rashes, Eczema or Swelling
How to Test for Food Sensitivities
There are several ways to test for food sensitivities, including the following:
- Elimination diet: This involves eliminating certain foods from your diet and then slowly reintroducing them one at a time to see if any symptoms occur. This can be a good way to identify which foods may be causing your symptoms, but it can be time-consuming and may be difficult to do on your own.
- Blood test: A blood test for food senstivity can measure your immune system’s response to certain foods by checking for antibodies in your blood.
- Skin prick test: During a skin prick test, a small amount of a suspected food allergen is placed on the skin, and a needle is used to prick the skin through the allergen. If you are allergic to the food, you will develop a raised bump (hive) at the test site.
- Oral food challenge: An oral food challenge involves consuming a small amount of the suspected food allergen in a controlled setting, such as a doctor’s office, to see if symptoms occur. This is generally considered the most accurate way to test for food allergies, but it can be risky and should only be done under the supervision of a healthcare professional.
Food Inflammation Tests
Food sensitivity blood tests are used to measure the immune system’s response to certain foods by checking for antibodies in the blood.
There are several benefits to getting a food sensitivity blood test:
- Identifying allergies: A food sensitivity blood test can help identify specific allergies by measuring the presence of antibodies in the blood.
- Guiding treatment: If you are allergic to a certain food, avoiding that food can help reduce the risk of serious allergic reactions. A blood test for food senstivities can help guide treatment by identifying which foods you need to avoid.
- Reducing the risk of complications: By identifying and avoiding allergens, a food sensitivity blood test can help reduce the risk of complications such as anaphylaxis, which can be life-threatening.
Wellacy’s (AKA: FastLabs) Food Inflammation Test looks at 88 of the most common foods in one single test. Food Inflammation Test results can lead to more precise treatment plans and better patient outcomes. Studies show that patients who were given an elimination diet (based on the results of our food allergy and sensitivity testing) experienced fewer headaches and less abdominal pain, diarrhea, constipation, and bloating.
Knowing exactly what foods your body reacts negatively to can help to avoid unnecessarily restrictive diets. It will also help you to evade treatment protocols that inadvertently expose you to reactive foods. Stop eating the foods that interfere with your healing.
How To Schedule Your Appointment
Visit FastLab’s new South Miami location at 6193 Sunset Dr, South Miami FL 33143 – across the street from South Miami Hospital and close to Larkin Hospital. This new state-of-the-art laboratory offers a FULL menu of laboratory testing and diagnostic options for patients – including a Food Inflammation Test.