Food Intolerances or Food Allergies.

We all have been led to believe that adverse reactions to food are few and far between, and that the adverse reactions to foods are limited to the gut.

Nothing could be farther form the truth!

Food intolerance reactions commonly won’t show up for many days after that food is eaten.  And those reactions are often  a long way from the gut.

Here’s an example,

We were working with a woman close to retirement age. We tested her and found that she was intolerant to dairy. One day she came in for a visit, and we found that she had recently eaten some dairy. She couldn’t think of where she might have had dairy and went home after the visit. About a week later she called me and said that she had just had 2 grand mal seizures. She had been to 2 gatherings where food was brought to serve the attendees. She remembered having a wild rice soup, which is usually a cream base at one of the gatherings, and another food with dairy in it at the other gathering.  We concluded that dairy was the cause of her life-long problem with seizures.

Seizures are but one type of food intolerance reaction. There are many other responses that we can have. Brain fog, migraine, fatigue, thyroid problems,arthritis, autoimmune responses are only a few of the potential reactions our bodies can have from food intolerances.

Reactions

We know that most of our negative food responses are reactions and not true allergies. We also know that gluten reduces the flow of blood in the brain.[1] Gluten also produces “Depression and Anxiety; Insomnia, Brain Fog, ADHD, and Migraines; Peripheral Neuropathy, Epilepsy, and Vertigo; Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder; Autoimmune Brain Damage.”[2]

Food Intolerances may be linked to diabetes, obesity, hormone imbalances, infertility, ADD, ADHD, depression, to name only a few.

Food Allergy Tests May Not Be Accurate.

About 50-60 percent of all blood tests and skin prick tests will yield a “false positive” result.[3]

Regarding skin prick and blood allergy tests,

It is important to understand that this test has never been scientifically proven to be able to accomplish what it reports to do. The scientific studies that are provided to support the use of this test are often out of date and in non-reputable journals, and many have not even used the IgG test in question. The presence of IgG is likely a normal response of the immune system to exposure to food. In fact, these higher levels of IgG may simply be associated with tolerance to those foods.

Due to the lack of evidence to support its use, many organizations, including the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the Canadian Society of Allergy and Clinical Immunology and the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology have recommended against using IgG testing to diagnose food allergies or food intolerances/sensitivities.[4]

IgG antibodies measure exposure to a given food, not an allergic response to it. IgE antibodies are the antibodies actually involved in (most) allergic reactions.”[5]

We test for food intolerance reactions.

We test by methods that have been shown to have a 95-96% accuracy. 6 We do this by muscle testing. Muscle testing is based upon using the muscles to test the electromagnetic  responses your body has to different foods. With this system, we can test every organs response to each food. This way of testing gives us way more information than standard allergy testing, and it allows us to test people for reactions while they remain in their home when we need a distant way to work with them.

[1] Reuben Pena, Gabriela Roman, Nataila Zuloaga, Magdalena Araya, Celiac Disease and Neurological Manifestations of Gluten Sensitivity. What Do They Share In Common?, Am J Med. 2004, Mar 1; 116(5):312-7 PMID: 14984816 below. Accessed 12/21/18.
[2] Jane Anderson, Gluten-Related Neurological Symptoms and Conditions, Very Well Health, 10/28/18, https://www.verywellhealth. com/gluten-related-neurological-symptoms-and-conditions-562317. Accessed 12/18/18.
[3] Blood Tests, FARE https://www.foodallergy.org/life-with-food-allergies/food-allergy-101/diagnosis-testing/blood-tests. Accessed12/18/18.
[4] The Myth Of the IGG Food Panel Testing, Allergy Asthma & Immunology, https://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/
library/allergy-library/IgG-food-test. Accessed 12/24/18.

[5] What Kind of Food Allergy Testing is Actually Reliable?, Paleo Leap, https://paleoleap.com/what-kind-allergy-testing-is-reliable/. Accessed 12/18/18.

6. ICAK-USA, http://www.icakusa.com/content/faqs. Accessed 4/10/12

Dr. Scott Cuthbert D.C., Dr. George J. Goodheart Jr D.C, Index Medicus Journal article on MMT and AK (.pdf / 316 kb). Accessed 4/10/12

Anne M. Jensen, 1,2 Richard J. Stevens,1,2 and Amanda J. Burls, BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016; 16: 492., Estimating the accuracy of muscle response testing: two randomised-order blinded studies, BMC Complement Altern Med. 2016; 16: 492, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5131520/, 11/30/16. Accessed 12/28/18.