Food Reactions and Allergies
Sensitivity and intolerance to certain foods is a very common occurrence.
Bloating, gas, abdominal pain, headaches and constant fatigue are just a few of the key symptoms. Because the onset of food sensitivity symptoms can be delayed for long periods of time (sometimes up to 3 days), it can be very difficult to diagnose a food reaction.
Food sensitivity, as district from food “allergy”, is an abnormal reaction to certain foods and does not show on allergy testing. It does not involve the immune system, with symptoms generally limited to digestive problems. Food sensitivity often goes undetected and untreated, which can lead to chronic medical conditions.
The term 'Leaky Gut' has become more common in the past couple of years and is used to describe intestinal inflammation. When the walls of the intestines 'open up' undigested food particles, toxins and bacteria can leak into the blood system causing confusion to the body. Our leading edge and state of the art test, combines and analysis for Total IgG antibody response to the 24 or 88 food types most commonly analyzed for food sensitivity and a quantitative measurement of Zonulin, a key marker in diagnosing increased intestinal permeability often called ‘LEAKY GUT’.
What is ZONULIN?
Zonulin is a protein found in intestinal cells, with production and release mimicking the effect of certain bacterial toxins. Once triggered, Zonulin plays an important role in bowel “leakiness” and the familiar symptoms associated with food intolerance. Although the “leak” effect of Zonulin has been implicated in Celiac Disease and Type 1 Diabetes it can be found in many individuals who struggle with good intestinal health.