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What happens during food sensitivity testing?

Question:

What happens during food sensitivity testing?

Answer:

The type of food sensitivity testing that I find most helpful is doing an IgG food sensitivity panel. We usually test about 150 different foods and spices and rank their reaction in the body as high, moderate or low. This is not the type of reaction where you would get hives or anaphylaxis or difficulty breathing from eating a food such as peanuts, this is very different. It is a reaction in the body where the body is not tolerating that food but you are not having an acute reaction to it. Often it is due to a poor or unhealthy gut and we work very hard to really repair the gut barrier, replace anything that is missing in the gut such as probiotics, digestive enzymes and this can be helpful to alter your sensitivity to certain foods, but the IgG panel I find to be most helpful to find what you are sensitive to that you may not realize as we often crave the foods that we are sensitive to.