Dr. Katrina Traikov ND

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IgG food sensitivity testing – different from the skin prick test

The skin-prick test offered by your allergist tests for the IgE antibody. This antibody is released immediately, and is associated with typical allergic symptoms like hives and itching. The blood test we offer tests for both  IgG antibodies to 120 common foods. The IgG antibody is the main antibody in your gut.

IgG antibodies can cause delayed reactions to common foods. They can be linked with a broad range of symptoms affecting almost any system in your body.

IgG food sensitivities can result in a wide range of chronic symptoms. Each time we eat foods we are sensitive to, we can have symptoms 1-3 days after we have eaten the food. Because we often eat the foods we are sensitive to regularly, food sensitivities can be hard to pin down, and the symptoms we experience because of food sensitivities can become our “new normal”.

Food sensitivities can be related to wide variety of symptoms and health conditions

These include: migraines, irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), hyperactivity, anxiety, irritability, arthritis, fatigue, muscle soreness, issues with balance and coordination, chronic infections, constipation, inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn’s, colitis), brain-fog, headaches, acne, eczema and weight gain.

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