Skin Test for Allergies
A skin test pinpoints your specific allergies.
Are Foods Making You Sick? Inflammation and chronic activation of the immune system due to food intolerance have been linked to allergies. Skin testing is the oldest and most reliable form of allergy testing. Used for over 100 years, skin testing continues to be the “gold standard” for diagnosing allergic disease. This testing is not painful. A tiny drop is placed on the skin surface and absorbs into a pore. After the test is performed, it takes only about 15 minutes to develop the reaction. A positive test will appear as a raised, red bump on the skin.
The skin test reveals allergic disease on a miniature scale. For example, if you think you are allergic to cats, the test will show it. The test helps people see (and feel) a positive allergy to cat dander. This educational experience is much more dramatic for the patient than a printed blood test report revealing a positive cat allergy test.
The skin test reveals allergic disease on a miniature scale.
For example, if you think you are allergic to cats, the test will show it. The test helps people see (and feel) a positive allergy to cat dander. This educational experience is much more dramatic for the patient than a printed blood test report revealing a positive cat allergy test.
After skin testing has pinpointed the cause your allergies then a customized immune-therapy is started, which eliminates the cause of your allergies. Please read more about this process here.
Food Intolerance Testing by ALCAT
Inflammation caused by reactions are linked to a wide variety of chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders. Symptoms can show-up hours or even days later, making it hard to connect the dots.
Elimination diets can be effective for the big offenders like corn, gluten, dairy, and soy…but what about the dozens of others foods you like to eat?
Inflammation and chronic activation of the immune system due to food intolerance have been linked to:
- Digestive Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- Aching Joints
- Skin Disorders
- Pain Conditions
- And many more..
The ALCAT test has been validated in many studies. Baylor Medical College reported a 98% success rate for fatigue, weight loss and/or improvement in body composition from patients that followed the recommended rotational plan based on the individual’s results of the test; an unparalleled achievement.
Weight and Obesity
Weight gain can be caused by health conditions such as hypothyroidism, food sensitivity, Cushing’s syndrome, organ disease, prescription drug use, anxiety, blood sugar imbalance, and essential fatty acid deficiency. Many people respond to stress or depression by eating excessively. Sources of stress may not always be apparent, but may still affect eating habits and cause weight gain.
Reactions to foods are not always immediate. They can occur many hours later as bloating and swelling in the hands, feet, ankles, abdomen, chin and around the eyes. Much of the weight gained is fluid retention caused by the release of certain hormones and inflammation. In addition, there is fermentation of foods, particularly carbohydrates, in the intestines, which can result in a swollen distended belly and gas production. Food allergies as well as food sensitivities can cause weight gain. Yes, it’s possible to have no other symptoms. You can’t count on seeing runny noses or sneezes with some food sensitivities. Instead, a person’s body perceives the food as a poison and limits digestion of nutrients, thus causing the body to store fat.
“I took the ALCAT test even thought i had no health problems, I just wanted to look and feel even better. After 6 months on the diet, I dropped 1/2 a shoe size and 3 dress sizes! My strength and endurance has increased dramatically. Friends say my skin and face look years younger. I dropped over 14 pounds and my chloesterol went down almost 70 points!”
“My husband and I have done the ALCAT test and would like to let others know what great results we have had. I have been on the rotation meal plan for 6 months and my husband for one month. Within three days my husband who suffers from asthma has seen dramatic results. He can breathe better than he can ever remember. I have quit after 5 years, my menopause replacement hormones, I no longer have acid reflux, no more sinus headaches or constipation. Our sons have even asked for the ALCAT test as their birthday presents after they saw our results!”