Did you ever wonder if the foods that you eat are making you sick? Inflammation and chronic activation of the immune system due to food intolerance have been linked to digestives disorders, migraines, aching joints, skin disorders and arthritis.
The “wrong” food, although it may be “healthful” for most people, can induce inflammation. The immune system confuses this kind of food with the harmful invaders such as bacteria, parasite and viruses, aiming to destroy it, but as a result it is damaging our own body. Long-term exposure to the “wrong” food can even trigger auto-immunity, where the immune system actively attacks our own tissues and bodily structures.
Now more than ever the foods you eat play an integral role in either harming your immune system or preventing a wide range of degenerative diseases as well as premature aging.
Think about your immune system for a moment. Your immune system is like a double-edged sword. It reacts and thus protects us appropriately against infection when confronted with “infectious agents,” like viruses or bacteria that may harm us. Yet, the other edge of that is for some of us exposure to common foods, chemicals and molds may trigger chronic activation of that same immune system that’s designed to protect us.
We have partnered with a specialty clinical laboratory which uses the ALCAT test as a tool for managing a wide variety of conditions linked to chronic activation of the immune system. With a one-time blood draw, we can screen over 450 individual foods, additives, colorings, biological and chemical substances.
The results from the ALCAT Test can help determine which foods and other substances may trigger unwanted inflammation and related symptoms. Results from the ALCAT test clearly identify incompatible foods and the level of each reaction as well as those foods which are safe and non-reactive providing you with support and certainty in that positive step towards improving your health.