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Do You Suspect You Have Food Allergies?

Food allergies are more common than you may think. There is not always a simple cause and effect where you eat a certain food and you see an immediate reaction. In fact, most food allergies are not of that nature. These are known as delayed or hidden food allergies because reactions may appear hours or days after the ingestion of the offending food (food allergen).

Food allergy is an abnormal reaction by your immune system to an otherwise harmless food trigger. The problem is that repeated exposure to these allergens increases inflammation in the body and can contribute to many conditions such as chronic fatigue, rheumatoid arthritis, weight gain, eczema, IBS, migraine and more.

A comprehensive food allergy blood test using the ELISA method determines your levels of antibodies to different types of foods including different grains, meats, sea food, nuts, dairy, vegetables, fruits and more. In this way, you will not only know which foods your body reacts to but also the degree to which it reacts to them. In other words, whether the immune reactivity to each food is mild, moderate or high will be established. Eliminating your food allergens can take a big load off your system and restore your body to good health and greater vitality!


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