Food Sensitivity Testing
Discover optimal health and reverse signs of inflammation and dysfunction in the body. Senara offers Food Sensitivity testing as part of our Functional Medicine Nutrition Counseling services. This simple, yet comprehensive blood test identifies IgG type reactions in your body to hundreds of foods, medicinal herbs, food additives and colorings, environmental chemicals, molds, antibiotics, and anti-inflammatory agents.
Inflammation caused by chronic activation of the immune system from food intolerance can be linked to:
- AutoImmune Disorders
- Digestive Disorders
- Sleeping difficulties
- Obesity/Weight Gain
- Chronic Fatigue
- Aching Joints
- Skin Disorders
- and many more symptoms…
Food Sensitivity vs Food Allergy
Food allergy is an IgE immune system response that is typically characterized by hives, shortness of breath, upset stomach, and, in some cases, anaphylaxis. The most common food allergies are to nuts, shellfish, eggs, wheat and dairy. According to the Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network, only about 4% of the United States population has a a true food allergy. Food Sensitivity Testing does not detect Food Allergy.
Food intolerance or sensitivity, on the other hand, is much more common than food allergies and is characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders and behavioral issues. It has been stated that upwards of 70-80% of the US population has food intolerance. Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause. Food Sensitivity Testing is now considered the, “gold standard” laboratory method for identification of non-IgE mediated reactions to foods, chemicals, and other substances.