Food Allergy & Sensitivity Test

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Adverse reactions to foods can cause both mild and severe health problems in a subset of the population. Immediate food allergies are known to affect 4% of the general population, whereas general adverse reactions to food may affect a much higher proportion (>20%). The symptoms caused by the food reactions can be as mild as bloating but as severe as anaphylaxis. Conditions which may be caused or exacerbated by adverse food reactions include asthma, arthritis, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), migraine, otitis media and skin rashes. A wide variety of more non-specific symptoms can be attributed to food sensitivities such as fatigue, headaches, and difficulty losing weight, food addictions and trouble concentrating.

Allergies vs Sensitivities (Intolerance)

Adverse food reactions include any abnormal reaction resulting from the ingestion of a food. They can be categorised as food allergies (with an immune response) or food sensitivities/intolerance. In general, food allergy occurs immediate after consuming specific foods and it can be life-threatening, where as food sensitivity (intolerance) does not cause severe allergic reactions. However, we cannot ignore food intolerance because it is said that food intolerance has been associated with asthma, chronic fatigue syndrome, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and other conditions. 

Different antibodies react differently!

IgA antibody

We need you to know that we have 5 different antibodies circulating in our body and they all do different job. IgA is the predominant antibody found in mucus membranes and works as a first line defence against allergens. Production of IgA antibodies are exacerbated when sensitivity to specific foods inflame the mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. This inflammation will lead to gastrointestinal symptoms of abdominal pain, bloating, flatulence, IBS to IBD. Elevated IgA to specific foods is indicative of impaired mucus membrane integrity in the gut. Individuals with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis, or even those with suspected leaky gut may benefit from testing IgA food reactions.

IgG antibody

Recently studies in atopic patients and IBS have been implemented to demonstrate the effectiveness of the IgG test. In general, IgG reactions occur hours and days after consuming the foods you are sensitive to. The severity and timing is all depend on the level of your sensitivity. Test results highlight what your body is sensitive to AND how sensitive you are as well. It provides us possible link to your health concern too. From the results, we assist you to build a diet plan specific to you - generally start from eliminating high scored foods to 'settle' inflammation in your body, then slowly introduce again by rotating foods. IgG test is the most commonly used food sensitivity test.

IgE antibody

IgE allergic response is the most well-known food allergy reaction. IgE food allergy reactions usually occur immediately after the ingestion of offending foods, such as peanuts or shellfish. The IgE food antibody profile measures levels of antigen-specific IgE to common foods. It is recommended that IgE allergy testing is only performed for infants greater than 18 months of age.

Are you experiencing....? 

  • Nausea

  • Stomach pain

  • Gas, cramps or bloating

  • Vomiting

  • Heartburn, reflux

  • Diarrhoea

  • Insomnia

  • Irritability, Autism, ADHD

  • Anxiety, Nervousness

  • Headache, migraines

  • Joint, muscle pain

  • Cough

  • Runny nose

  • Skin irritation, hives

  • 'Allergy-like' symptoms

Numerous amount of recent studies have been showing the association of food intolerance and all sorts of health conditions. However, it is not always easy to specify which foods your body is responding to and how sensitive you are . Seeing the clear picture will be beneficial to improve your health status.  

Test 96 Food Items* 

Choose from 3 Diet Options (General, Asian, Vegetarian)*

*IgE Allergy Test can only be tested 19 foods and only available 

General Foods (96 Foods)

Casein, Cheese- Cheddar, Milk, Milk- Goat, Whey. Clam, Cod, Crab, Halibut, Lobster, Red Snapper, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Trout, Tuna, Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Green Grape, Lemon, Olive, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry, Almond, Barley, Bean- Kidney, Bean- Lima, Bean-Pinto, Bean-Soy, Buckwheat, Chestnut, Chickpea, Coconut, Corn, Gliadin-Wheat, Gluten-Wheat, Hazelnut, Lentil, Oat, Pea-Green, Peanut, Pecan, Rice-White, Rye, Spelt, Walnut-English, Wheat-Whole, White Bean, Beef, Chicken, Lamb, Pork, Turkey, Egg White- Chicken, Egg Yolk- Chicken, Cocoa Bean, Coffee Bean, Flaxseed, Ginger, Honey- Bee, Mushroom, Oregano, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Yeast-Baker's, Asparagus, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Garlic, Green Bean, Lettuce, Onion, Pepper-Green Bell, Potato-Sweet, Potato-White, Pumpkin, Spinach, Tomato. 

Asian Foods (96 Foods)

Casein, Cheese-Cheddar, Milk, Milk-Goat, Whey, Anchovy, Clam, Cod, Crab, Halibut, Lobster, Octopus, Oyster, Red Snapper, Salmon, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Squid, Tilapia, Tuna, Apple, Banana, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Grapefruit, Green Grape, Guava, Jackfruit, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Olive, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Persimmon, Pineapple, Strawberry, Watermelon, Almond, Bean-Kidney, Bean-Lima, Bean-Soy, Buckwheat, Cashew-Nut, Chestnut, Chickpea, Coconut, Corn, Gliadin- Wheat, Gluten-Wheat, Lentil, Millet, Oat, Pea-Green, Peanut, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Rice-White, Walnut- English, Beef, Chicken, Duck, Goose, Lamb, Pork, Egg White-Chicken, Egg Whole-Chicken, Egg Yolk-Chicken, Basil, Black Tea, Cinnamon, Coffee Bean, Coriander, Curry Powder, Ginger, Honey-Bee, Mushroom, Mustard, Pepper-Black, Sesame Seed Sunflower Seed, Vanilla Bean, Cocoa Bean, Yeast- Baker's, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Bean, Lettuce, Onion, Pepper-Green Bell, Potato-Sweet, Potato-White, Spinach, Tomato

Vegetarian Foods (96 Foods)

Casein, Cheese-Cheddar, Milk, Milk Goat, Whey, Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Cantaloupe, Cherry, Cranberry, Date, Grapefruit, Green Grape, Jackfruit, Kiwi, Lemon, Mango, Olive, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Persimmon, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry, Watermelon, Almond, Barley, Bean- Kidney, Bean-Lima, Bean-Pinto, Bean-Soy, Buckwheat, Cashew Nut, Chickpea, Coconut, Corn, Gliadin-Wheat, Gluten-Wheat, Hazelnut, Lentil, Millet, Oat, Pea-Green, Peanut, Pecan, Pine Nut, Pistachio, Quinoa, Rice-White, Rye, Spelt, Walnut-English, Wheat-Whole, Egg White- Chicken, Egg Yolk- Chicken, Basil, Cocoa Bean, Coffee Bean, Curry Powder, Flaxseed, Ginger, Honey-Bee, Mushroom, Oregano, Pepper-Black, Pepper-Chilli, Sesame Seed, Sunflower Seed, Yeast, Baker's, Artichoke, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Brussel Sprout, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Eggplant, Garlic, Green Bean, Lettuce ,Onion, Pepper-Green Bell, Potato-Sweet, Potato-White, Pumpkin, Spinach, Tomato

Not sure which test to go to or want an allergy test?

No problem! simply contact us, we will direct you.

How it works 

  1. Purchase a package - The test kit will be delivered to your nominated address by express post. 

  2. Follow the instruction enclosed and collect the sample.

  3. Post it!

  4. In 12-14 business days, you will receive a call or email once your results have arrived

  5. Book an appointment for 30 minute private 'Reports of Findings Consultation' ** 

**If this is your first consultation, Please choose 'Initial Consultation' to receive a 1.5hr comprehensive consultation ​

During consultation, you will receive

Explanation of your results and how they might be linked to your health concerns

Nutritional, dietary advice based on your results 

Supplements advice

Lifestyle advice

Copy of your results to take home

In-Clinic Meta Scan to ascertain body composition and cellular health

(For initial consultation bookings only)

You will receive personalised,  validated report which shows the level of sensitivity of each food item. You will also receive personalised dietary recommendations based on the results.

Pricing

$390

IgG - First Visit Package 

$330

IgG - Existing Members package

IgG & IgA Combo

- First Visit Package 

$480

IgG & IgA Combo

- Existing Members package

$410

**All prices are inclusive of postage and consultation fees

**Please contact us if you prefer other tests. 

 **First time visit requires comprehensive consultation so that I can better understand your health situation for better health outcomes

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