Blood Testing For Allergies
Because allergy and intolerance are two different conditions, what is called blood testing for allergies is technically an IgG food intolerance test or blood antibody testing. A food allergy is best tested by doing a skin scratch test according to naturopathic doctors. If you suffer from any type of sensitivity, it is important to know the differences of intolerance vs allergy.
Intolerances, also called IgG reactions, are set apart by the fact that the symptoms show up hours or even days after eating the offending foods. According to alternative medicine sources, an ongoing 25 year old research indicates that almost 95% of the population suffer from food toxicity due to their immune system attacking food protein erroneously perceived as harmful substances.
When you have a delayed reaction due to something you ate hours or days before, the culprit is difficult to identify on your own. Different foods dissolve at different speeds and produce different toxic responses depending on your individual body chemistry and the type of food eaten. So without a blood test, it is almost impossible to detect the foods that produced your reactions.
IgG Allergy Testing
Testing consists of a simple blood draw. At the lab the test is performed by exposing blood drops to as many as 100+ different foods. A list of the amount of IgG antibodies found for each food tested is compiled into a report. You will then get a list of the foods that need to be avoided from your diet.
Reportedly after eliminating the aggravating food the individual experiences more energy, symptom relief and a mental acuity boost. It has been reported that some people who have been suffered from chronic disease such as arthritis or migraines have been able to rid themselves of these ailments after avoiding the allergy-positive foods.
The IgG allergy test is highly controversial, as the traditional medical community does not believe this is an effective tool to diagnose food intolerance, neither do they think that certain foods contribute to the development of certain diseases when an allergic person is repeatedly exposed to the offending foods, as believed by the alternative medicine community. They rather prescribe drug medications that mask the symptoms, but do not target the root of the problem. However you’ll be the judge after doing your own research and listening to Dr Bellonzi, a naturopath, in the above video.
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