Accompanying the test
– 20-minute consult to discuss findings, next steps, and questions
– PDF of results in a bar graph, indicating mild, moderate, and severe sensitivity (see sample report 132)
– personalized meal plan eliminating food-sensitive foods
– how-to recommendations for reducing/eliminating those on the list
– timeline for elimination and re-introduction
Many things can contribute to leaky gut, so it becomes a cup-runneth-over scenario. When the gut is overwhelmed either by food offenders, chemicals, inflammation, or other stressors, the result can be a leaky gut or intestinal permeability. Our intestines have walls that are one-cell thick, so even minor disruption can contribute to a weakening of the wall. The result can manifest in symptoms like arthritis, joint pain, fatigue, brain fog, GI issues and more, and even those associated with ADHD.
This test measures sensitivities to 132 different foods and additives spanning all major food groups.
This is a patented, multi-pathway delayed food sensitivity test. The test uses new technology that measures both IgG and Immune Complexes (C3D protein: Complement fragments which is what generates the inflammation and resulting symptoms). These are the most common food-related pathways in the body. Other assays measure only IgG resulting in reduced sensitivity and incomplete results.
Food sensitivity reactions are termed delayed-type hypersensitivity (DTH) because the time between exposure to the antigen and display
of symptoms is generally greater than 12 hours. This test of 132 antigens tests for Type II & III DTH.
How is this test different from other IgG or food sensitivity tests?
– The FIT test developed by Dr. Dorval, in collaboration with Dr. Alessio Fasano, measures IgG/food immune complex, plus associated split-complement protein C3d as well as Zonulin, Occludin, and Candida (markers for intestinal permeability, tight junction integrity, and overgrowth)
– The mechanism behind IgG/food immune complex-driven inflammation is centered around the activation of Complement (C3d, a series of proteins that induce the inflammatory response)
– Testing for Complement increases the reliability of IgG test results, and reduces the chances of false positives and negatives