Food Inflammation Testing
Do you have bloating, stomach pain, fatigue, joint pain, migraines, eczema, sugar cravings, or trouble losing weight? Maybe it’s what you’re eating. Food sensitivity can cause inflammation throughout your body leading to these or other health conditions over time. About 70% of your immune system is located in your gut so it’s easy to see that there is a strong connection between your gut and your overall health. When you ingest something you are sensitive to your immune system jumps into action to help eliminate the intruder. But when we constantly expose our intestines to foods that we are sensitive to it causes a lot of inflammation. This can also lead to leaky gut syndrome if it is not addressed.
It may be difficult to pinpoint exactly what foods are causing you all this discomfort because food sensitivities can be delayed. Symptoms can occur anywhere from a couple hours after ingestion up to a few days after consumption. Starting an elimination diet without much guidance can be challenging. That is why we offer FIT tests (food inflammation test) which measure your sensitivity in different foods, additives, and even candida. With just a simple finger stick you can get the results you need to get your gut feeling better. The test measures the severity of IgG and complement reactions which is your immune response to the various foods and additives. You also get a free 30 minute wellness consultation with a clinical pharmacist to go over your results, talk about other similar foods you may need to avoid, and supplementation to help heal your gut and get you back on track.
Symptoms of food sensitivity include: irritable bowel syndrome, joint pain, chronic headaches, migraines, fatigue, eczema, and psoriasis to name a few. These symptoms generally occur days after the food is ingested which makes the offending food hard to identify without proper testing. Test, Don't Guess! The FIT test is a patented multi pathway delayed food sensitivity test. This new technology measures both IgG and Immune Complexes, the most common food-related pathways in the body. The test comes with a free wellness consultation with our clinical pharmacist. Available for ages 2 years and up!
We offer two options, the FIT 132 and FIT 22. For more information you can call and speak with one of our pharmacists or send us an e-mail.
How do our FIT tests differ from IGG only tests like EverlyWell:
The food sensitivity test that is offered by EverlyWell is just one more single-pathway test that detects the only IgG which indicates food exposure but NOT necessarily a food which causes Inflammation. By contrast, the food sensitivity test we offer, The FIT Test, is a unique multi-pathway test that detects both IgG 1-4 and C3d which indicates not only food exposure but simultaneously indicates which foods are likely involved in inflammation and leaky gut. The net result is that IgG only tests are non-specific because they identify many foods that do not cause inflammation whereas, The FIT Test is very specific and more accurately identifies those foods causing inflammation. From a patient’s perspective, IgG only tests identify many foods which do not cause inflammation, so the elimination phase is complex and takes a long time when compared to the FIT Test which identifies many fewer foods, those causing inflammation, so as a result, the elimination phase is much less complex and much shorter.
The FIT test is a multi-pathway test that takes much of the guesswork out of food sensitivity testing by zeroing in on the key foods, that are causing inflammation, PLUS our test gives a good indication of leaky gut. In conjunction with the test report, KBMO provides our patients a convenient App so problem foods can be identified quickly while out to eat or when shopping at the market along with a 7-day meal plan to guide your diet.
In summary, IgG only tests are a single-pathway approach that merely identifies food exposure versus the multi-pathway approach which detects inflammation by identifying foods that actually cause your symptoms including leaky gut.