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Delayed food allergy testing may give clues to improve your health

It seems like so many people have allergies these days or at least it's being talked about more in recent years. If you've ever gone to the allergist for a scratch test to determine what you are allergic to but suspect additional allergies then you may need to go a step further and take a delayed food allergy test called IgG.

USBiotek offers a delayed allergy test you can get done on about 96 foods in several categories: General, Vegetarian, Mexican, Asian, Japanese. These tests will cover grains, legumes, nuts/seeds, dairy, fruits, vegetables, meats and eggs, fish, spices. Each categorized test has a specific protocol of the foods it will test. They also offer testing for environmental factors including inhalants that can cause reactions mold, trees, weeds, indoor allergens.

Your test results will show your reaction based on a scale of 0 to VI (7). Zero being no reaction, I = Very Low, II = Low, III = Moderate, IV = High, V = Very High, VI = Extremely High. Ideally, you will then avoid all foods that gave results of II (Low) to VI (Extremely High) for at least 6 weeks. Then you may reintroduce the foods one at a time, starting with the lowest reaction, to see if the reaction subsides. Sometimes our bodies need a break from foods we eat a lot and other times, we need to avoid foods forever. The foods on the High reaction and above may need to be avoided indefinitely or perhaps several years, then consumed sparingly if at all. Learning which foods work well for your body and which foods cause allergic reaction is key to optimal health.

Some common delayed food allergy reactions may include: fatigue, anxiety, depression, brain fog, rashes, eczema, asthma, hives, digestive upset, heartburn. Delayed food reactions may occur 12 - 72 hours after consuming a food so that can make it much harder to detect than an immediate food allergy.

If you want to get the UsBiotek test done, you can locally by this provider:

Dr. Frank Driano


9684 Pines Blvd, Pemproke Pines, FL 33025

If you need help figuring out what foods and meals to prepare once you know what foods to avoid, contact Pamela Higgins, Certified Health Coach, Healthy Eating Consultant and Recipe Developer.

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