Food Allergy and Sensitivity Specialty Lab Testing
Introduction to Food Allergy and Sensitivity Lab Testing
Certain proteins in foods may cause an immune response, commonly known as an allergy or intolerance.
An immune response may occur right away or have a more insidious onset before damage of the exposure becomes evident. Immune responses may manifest as chronic fatigue, headaches, joint pain, gut problems such as irritable bowel, celiac, thyroid dysfunction, depression and mood disorders. Appropriate blood testing for food sensitivities such as gluten may help identify food that maybe compromising your health and well-being. My Labs For Life encourages you to take a proactive stance with regards to your health.
What Is Food Allergy and Sensitivity Lab Testing?
Certain proteins in foods may cause an immune response, commonly known as an allergy or intolerance. An immune response may occur right away or have a more insidious onset before damage of the exposure becomes evident. Allergic responses cause elevation inflammatory markers we can measure. Through different pathways, these immune responses cause an increase in inflammation in the part of the body that is affected. Immune responses may manifest as chronic fatigue, headaches, joint pain, gut problems such as irritable bowel, celiac, thyroid dysfunction, depression and mood disorders. Allergic responses also instigate an imbalance in blood sugar and insulin levels. As we know, a chronic elevation in blood sugar is a dangerous threat to brain health. If someone with immune responses to certain foods is continually exposed to these food proteins, these food proteins become a toxin and a vicious cycle of inflammatory destruction becomes self-generating. Over time, sugar cravings continue to increase and so does the multitude of dysfunction initiated by the inflammatory process. When it comes to promoting brain health, this information maybe very helpful indeed.
Why Perform Food Allergy and Sensitivity Lab Testing?
MyLabsForLife.com offers the opportunity to identify potential food allergies, sensitivities and intolerances that may compromise health and wellness. MyLabsForLife.com offers lab testing and health and wellness education using functional medicine perspective. A Functional Medicine approach evaluates the body as a whole, with a unique perspective focused on the relationship of one body system to another as well as potential nutrient imbalances and toxic overload that may compromise these relationships. The health professionals at MyLabsForLife.com keep up to date with the latest research and the evidence speaks for itself.
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