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The Importance of Food Allergy Testing

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Food allergy testing is a highly specialized procedure performed only by doctors trained in recognizing and treating non-anaphylactic food allergies, and only in laboratories especially equipped to handle the sophisticated testing required. In order to give you an accurate result, this test must be a blood test, and must include both IgE and IgG antibodies. […]

Testing for Food Allergies: The Standard Food Allergy Profile

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The Standard Food Allergy Profile test takes the guesswork out of treating your condition and saves you a great deal of time, effort, and discomfort. And if by chance your test happens to be negative, you can quickly move on to other potential causes of your problem without spending valuable time on an unsuccessful elimination […]

Food Allergy Testing: ALCAT and Signet/LEAP/MRT aka LRA or ELISA/ACT

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Food allergies and food allergy testing are some of the most misunderstood issues in medicine. Many people seem to have an opinion about allergies and allergy testing, yet most people don’t understand how different one test is from the next. We have summarized the key strengths and weaknesses of each test so that you can […]

Testing for Food Allergies

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The Standard Food Allergy Profile test takes the guesswork out of treating your condition and saves you a great deal of time, effort, and discomfort. And if by chance your test happens to be negative, you can quickly move on to other potential causes of your problem without spending valuable time on an unsuccessful elimination […]

Eating with Food Allergies: Be “One of Those People”

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This article, while directed at people with food allergies, is for everyone who has specific food requirements (not just those with life-threatening allergies), and for their friends, family, and co-workers. Whether your food choices reflect morals, religion, health concerns, or just taste, they are your choices and you should feel empowered to eat what is […]

Getting a Better Understanding of Allergies and Food Allergies

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Let’s start with the word allergy. When people hear the words food allergy, some people think that they have a pretty good idea about what that means. The first thought is often of anaphylaxis, which is swelling of the tongue or throat that could be life threatening. This is typically the assumption when we are […]

5 Reasons It’s Hard to Detect Your Own Food Allergies

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Reason #1 One major obstacle to figuring out which foods are problematic is that, even on an elimination diet, you may not have truly eliminated all of your allergenic foods. Assumptions are often made about which foods are allergenic and which foods are not. These assumptions are often wrong. Even on an elimination diet you […]

What’s Causing Your Food Allergies?

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It order for you to understand the potential causes of your digestive problems, it’s important to understand the role of food allergies. The immune system produces numerous kinds of antibodies, called immunoglobulins. IgE and IgG are acronyms for the two different kinds of antibodies produced by the immune system in allergic reactions to food. This […]

Food Allergies: Can I Eat Just a Little?

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People with food allergies are often disappointed when they learn that they have them because it means not eating foods that they like. While there are good substitutes for many allergenic foods and it is becoming easier and easier to find well-labeled products in the grocery store and even restaurants, it can be challenging to […]