FOOD SENSITIVITIES TEST (IgG)
The IgG Food Explorer is a food sensitivity test, helping to immediately identify inflammatory foods, and to personalize diet and lifestyle guidance to reduce and eliminate symptoms related to adverse food reactions.
IgG Food Explorer
– Evaluate Over 250* Food Sensitivities With a Simple At-Home Collection!
What is IgG Food Explorer™?
The IgG Food Explorer by Diagnostic Solutions Laboratory is a food sensitivity test measuring total IgG antibodies to a plethora of foods. IgG Food Explorer evaluates over 250 food antigens using a simple at-home collection.
Results help to immediately identify inflammatory foods, and to personalize diet and lifestyle guidance to reduce and eliminate symptoms related to adverse food reactions.
Note: Although this test is extremely useful to precisely identify trigger-foods, it does not identify the extent of the root-causes of those sensitivities, which is gut-lining permeability (leaky gut), gut-bacterial imbalances/overgrowths/infections, and/or impaired digestive function. The GI MAP test is recommended for that purpose, and to pair with the IgG Food Explorer.
What are Food Sensitivities?
Food sensitivities are an adverse immune system response to ordinarily harmless foods. These food sensitivities are highly individualized, and symptoms are subtle and often delayed. Adverse reactions can occur from 3 to 72 hours after ingesting the offending food.
Why Test for Food Sensitivities?
Elevated IgG antibodies can promote systemic (whole-body) inflammation, leading to a variety of unwanted symptoms.
IgG Food Explorer tests immunoglobulin (IgG) antibodies to a variety of common foods. This extensive food sensitivity test helps to pinpoint which foods may be driving symptoms and best prioritize and individualize a diet and lifestyle plan for patients.
Usually, eliminating foods that promote an IgG antibody response can reduce stress on the immune system, lower whole-body inflammation, and help heal the gut. An antibody-guided elimination diet is more reliable and preferable than generalized diet plans or exclusion diets based on food journaling and diet history alone.
IgG Food Explorer provides in-depth insight into adverse food reactions and the symptoms they create.
Who Can Benefit from Food Sensitivity Testing?
Food sensitivities are common and on the rise. As a result, most people can benefit from food sensitivity testing. The IgG Food Explorer can help patients who wish to optimize their health and those who have experienced chronic symptoms for years.
The range of symptoms related to food sensitivities is vast and varies for each patient.
Symptoms May Be Gut-Related Symptoms or Extra-intestinal, but Are Not Limited to the Following:
• Acid Reflux
• Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
• Autoimmune conditions
• Skin symptoms, including:
– Atopic dermatitis
– Rashes and urticaria
– Bags under eyes
• Blood sugar imbalances
• Musculoskeletal/Joint pain
• Food Cravings
• Behavioral symptoms, including:
– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
– Mood swings
– Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Understanding Food Sensitivities vs. Food Allergies
Food sensitivities and food allergies are not the same. Different arms of the immune system facilitate both conditions.
Food sensitivities are delayed reactions and elicit IgG antibodies, while food allergies are immediate, potentially life-threatening, mast-cell mediated, and often involve IgE antibodies.
It is best practice to measure IgG and IgE antibodies together as they independently create inflammation and play key roles in symptoms driven by food. A food can elicit an IgG sensitivity response, and an IgE antibody response, or both.
By understanding a patient's food sensitivities, we can tailor dietary protocols that can help resolve uncomfortable symptoms.
NOTE: IgG Food Explorer does not test for dietary intolerances (such as lactose intolerance) and does not test for celiac disease-specific antibodies.
Testing Method: Blood-spot sample by finger-prick, done at home with testing kit, and then posted internationally for analysis
*Pricing includes 1x initial and 1x follow-up consultations
(Note: This is 25% off for coaching-clients)