Food Allergy Testing
Do you have a food allergy reaction?
Wondering how to reduce these reactions naturally?
Would you like to find out with allergy testing ?
Have you heard of ALCAT allergy tests or IgG, IgM or IgA?
No referral necessary.
Do you or family members suffer from –
- eczema or psoriasis
- hay fever (allergic rhinitis)
- high histamine
- headaches and migraines
- bloating, indigestion, reflux
- itching eyes
- fatigue and tiredness?
Then you may have a food sensitivity or allergy or interested in histamine testing?
Allergies can be disruptive for your day to day events. Are they affecting your work, home life or social activities? For fast relief and testing, naturally contact the Cura Clinic to speak with a Perth Allergy clinic.
What you eat can make you sick without you realising it! Although you may be eating ‘healthy’, many foods can trigger internal reactions, even in a healthy body and contributing to serious health problems.
You may not even realise that food reactions are happening because the reactions occur inside your body, often without rashes or itchy skin.
Any of these symptoms can be a result of a food intolerance or sensitivity. Throughout our lives allergies and sensitivities can change due to changes in gut flora, pharmaceutical medications, stress, diet and a range of other contributing factors.
The Cura clinic offers a range of allergy tests in Perth, the most common one being the IgG96 food panel test. This involves a small blood sample and the sample is sent to a laboratory for immunological testing. A report is returned with a list of foods which the patient has created an immune response to. To prevent further complications and inflammation, the patient is recommended to remove these foods from the diet for a minimum of 3 months. Sometimes they can be re-introduced after herbal and nutritional treatment which assist healing and immune modulation.
If you are always struggling with high histamine, you can also have histamine levels tested too.
What Are Common Food Allergy Symptoms?
- abdominal pain or bloating
- skin rashes or hives
- diarrhea, loose stools or frequent bowel motions
- itchy eyes
- fatigue or associated conditions such as anemia
- nausea or abdominal pain
- generalised aches
- broken stools
- nutritional deficiencies and malabsorption issues
We all eat a variety of foods each day, but it is very hard to work out which ones are doing us good, and which ones aren’t. Sometimes some of the foods we eat can cause life threatening reactions such as peanut allergies but often the reactions just cause internal GIT irritation and inflammation.
The majority of adverse reactions to food, however, are not life threatening but life altering. Adverse reactions to different foods can be a source of considerable discomfort in many chronic conditions and diseases. Some reactions may be mild abdominal bloating or discomfort.
Indeed many people live with minor or major symptoms of adverse food reactions for years without ever suspecting the involvement of the immune system and the foods which trigger them. They are chronically ill as a result of the foods they eat – but don’t even know it. You could be part of this group.
Food allergy reactions may be the result of enzyme deficiency, histamine releasing effects, altered intestinal permeability (e.g. leaky gut) or pharmacological effects. Naturopaths often work with IgG allergy tests together with diet, lifestyle, herbs and a holistic approach to reduce allergy symptoms.
IgG Food Allergy Test Panels
The allergy clinic offers three different levels of IgG testing for the food panel pathology test. There are also IgA, IgM and IgE tests available and an appointment is necessary to discuss the differences and the most appropriate for you to test for.
The most commonly used are-
- IgG 5 Food Test (testing cow’s milk, wheat, white fish, soy and nut mix)
- IgG 40 Food Test (testing 40 foods)
- IgG 96 Food Test (testing 96 foods)
There are a range of other pathology testing available in addition to these common tests. Please contact the clinic for more information or to talk with a integrative medicine practitioner.
Which Foods are Tested in the IgG Allergy Tests?
In the most common test, over 90 different foods are tested. A Vegetarian Food List and Asian Food List are also available.
- Dairy: Casein, Cheese (Cheddar, Cottage, Mozzarella), Milk (Cows, Goat), Whey, Yogurt.
- Fruits: Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Coconut, Cranberry, Grape, Grapefruit, Lemon, Orange, Papaya, Peach, Pear, Pineapple, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry.
- Grains/Legumes/Nuts: Almond, Amaranth, Barley, Beans (Kidney, Lima, Pinto), Buckwheat, Corn, Filbert (Hazelnut), Gliadin (Wheat), Gluten (Wheat), Lentil, Oats, Peas, Peanut, Pecan, Rice (White), Rye, Sesame, Soybean, Spelt, String Beans, Sunflower, Walnut, Wheat (Whole).
- Vegetables: Asparagus, Avocado, Beet, Broccoli, Cabbage (White), Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Garlic, Lettuce, Mushroom (Common), Olive (Black), Onion (White), Pepper (Green Bell), Potato (White, Sweet), Pumpkin, Radish, Spinach (Green), Tomato (Red), Zucchini.
- Meat/Fowl: Beef, Chicken, Egg White (Chicken), Egg Yolk (Chicken), Lamb, Pork, Turkey.
- Fish/Seafood: Clam (Manila), Cod (Atlantic), Crab, Halibut, Lobster, Oyster, Red Snapper, Salmon (Pacific), Shrimp (Western), Sole, Tuna (Yellowfin).
Food Allergies vs Food Intolerances
This is where the body reacts inappropriately to a food protein. The immune system is stimulated and anti-bodies (IgE) to that food protein are produced. The next time that food is eaten, there will be a severe reaction because of the antibodies present. The reaction is almost immediately seen or experienced. This may present as hives, skin rash, swelling or diarrhea. The most common food allergens are cow’s milk, egg, wheat, peanuts, seafood (prawn, crustaceans, fish, etc) and possibly soybeans but people may have allergies to almost anything.
Food sensitivity / intolerance Symptoms
This occurs when people are sensitive to chemicals, proteins or components in food. They may react to specific chemicals found naturally in foods or to artificial flavouring, preservatives and colours added to foods. The most common chemicals are salicylates, benzoates and amines. The most common proteins are casein or similar. The IgG food panel test is useful for assessing food sensitivities in patients. Read more…
Are you looking for food allergy testing in Perth that will help you to pinpoint what kind of food, beverage and/or food additive etc. is causing you to suffer from fatigue, skin conditions and/or bloating among other aggravations?
You might be showing signs of food allergy symptoms, which will help us to determine what foods aren’t agreeing with your body. Perhaps you have a food allergy rash but you’re not sure what has caused you to have this allergic reaction to food? If so, help is at hand.
Cura Clinic offers the most effective food intolerance tests Perth has to offer. We can help you to discover your sensitivity to certain foods such as gluten, vegetables, meat, fish, dairy, grains and spices etc. We can also assess your tolerance to common food allergies such as yeast and dairy products.
Benefits of food allergy testing
Food intolerances are very common in Australia, with more than 4 million people reporting that they avoid a certain food type because of an intolerance or allergy.
Some side effects of food allergies happen very quickly with bloating, a runny nose, and acid reflux being some of the most common. Others, however, take time to build, making it much harder to pinpoint the connection between that reaction and a certain type of food. Eczema, tiredness, joint pains, migraines and fluid retention are just some of the side effects that can take hold over time.
If you’re struggling with any of the above and you think it could be as a result of food allergies, Perth-based clinic, Cura Clinic, can help you to get to the root cause of your problem.
You will benefit from visiting Cura Clinic in the following ways:
- With proper testing, you’ll learn of any food allergies/intolerances that you’ve got
- Hormonal imbalances can be highlighted too
- Vitamin and mineral deficiencies will also be highlighted
- Once all of the above is noted, we’ll be able to develop a treatment and/or diet plan that will help you reduce or eliminate your allergy symptoms
Feel better, live better with Cura
Our team is experienced and qualified to refer you for ALCAT allergy tests, IgG and IgM tests and explain accurate findings from the results obtained. IgA kits are also available. All tests are quick, easy and non-invasive.
As the leading Naturopath u0026amp; Holistic Health Clinic in Perth, our goal is to help patients improve their health and well-being in a natural way. Offering food allergy testing is just one way in which we help Perth residents live a happier and healthier life.
For more information on food allergy testing and food intolerances, get in touch with us now
Cura Integrative Medicine specialises in natural medicine in Perth. We offer naturopathic advice and consultations, and nutritional medicine. Cura Integrative Medicine provides testing for food allergies, testing for parasites, hormone level testing, underactive thyroid testing and testing for pyrrole disorder. Make an appointment with a Perth nutritionistor a Perth naturopath.
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