Could your elevated blood sugar, overweight or obesity be due to food sensitivities and leaky gut? Our total health, including the ability to lose weight, begins in our gut, our first line of defense. Our gut becomes compromised by any number of influences, including antibiotics, stress, various medications (including non steroidal anti-inflammatory agents like aspirin, ibuprofen), as well as steroids, harmful bacteria, toxins (pesticides in our food) and exposure to gluten. If our gut is compromised (becomes leaky) it sets the stage for dramatic increases in inflammation and compromises our immune system’s ability to determine self versus non-self, which can lead to autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes, psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis. The inflammation also increases insulin resistance and can be responsible for elevated blood sugars.
IgG Food Antibody Assessment is a food intolerance test which helps identify those with true IgE-mediated allergies as well as IgG-mediated food intolerances. This immunological food intolerance test measures IgG antibody levels to 87 foods, and total IgE. Additional intolerance tests are also available for regional inhalants, molds, vegetables, and spices. This antibody food intolerance test is ideal for patients who may suffer from delayed reactions/sensitivities to specific foods. It may also provide insight on intolerances, or non-immune responses, to certain foods.