Get to the Root of Your Food Intolerances with Alcat Testing
Could your health problems be linked to a food allergy or sensitivity? Everything from food additives and colorings to chemicals and molds in your home can affect your health. Long-term exposure to these harmful substances could have a serious impact on your health. Worse, you will feel sick, tired and sluggish and never know what the problem is!
The Antigen Leukocyte Antibody Test (Alcat Test) is designed to test for food sensitivities and intolerances. This test helps to detect intolerances that lead to intestinal inflammation, upset stomach, nausea and diarrhea. In addition to testing for sensitivities for up to 200 foods, we also test for sensitivities for up to 20 food additives such as MSG, aspartame, Blue 1, Blue 2 and other colorings.
Food Allergies v. Food Intolerances: What’s the Difference?
When we think about food allergies or intolerances, the first image to come to mind might be a life-threatening peanut allergy or shellfish allergy. And while those are indeed very serious, if you have these allergies, then you are likely already familiar with them. What you may not know, however, is that there could be a whole host of foods that your body is unable to tolerate. Food sensitivity symptoms are less dangerous than food allergy symptoms and typically along the lines of stomach pain, diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. These symptoms appear gradually and, if you do not consume a large amount of the trigger food, they may not even appear at all. Unfortunately, this means it’s easy to dismiss the symptoms of food intolerance for another problem. With Alcat Testing, we can make a clear determination as the source of your health concerns.
Next Steps: Why Identifying Food Intolerances Matters
Identifying food intolerances is important so you can alter your diet to minimize or avoid these foods altogether. Our wellness team will show you how to correctly read food and nutrition labels in order to determine whether the item contains harmful ingredients. With Alcat testing, you will have fewer rashes, headaches, and upset stomachs and enjoy better health!
Questions about Alcat Testing? Contact Synergy Family Health today!