As we've already said: our Naturopaths have run thousands of tests and have seen tremendous benefit in many patients but you don't have to take our word for it:
A 2004 clinical trial with 150 IBS patients, were put on a diet based off of their IgG food allergy test results: the same style of sensitivity testing we use at TruMed Naturopath Clinic. After 12 weeks there was a 26% reduction in IBS symptom score in patients compliant on a diet based off of their food sensitivity test results (Atkinson 2004).
A 2005 study by Zar also found a significant improvement following IgG4 testing in IBS patients.
By far most of our food testing clients in Edmonton are coming for IBS! And our Naturopaths have seen massive benefits in many patients.
In a 2010 clinical trial 30 patients that were diagnosed with migraine without an aura had their Food sensitivities detected via IgG antibodies analysis – same food sensitivity testing that we use at TruMed).
The authors concluded diet restriction based on IgG food sensitivity testing is an effective strategy in reducing the frequency of migraine attacks. (Alpay 2010).
Our Naturopathic Doctors have seen lots of migraine sufferers improve from food testing.
Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis (2019)
137 Inflammatory bowel disease patients compared to 50 healthy controls. IgG food sensitivity antibodies were detected in 57.5% of Ulcerative Colitis patients, in 90.72% of Crohn's disease patients. Rice, corn, tomato and soybean intolerance were most common (Wang 2019).
However, because increased histamine concentrations, degranulated mast cells, eosinophils, and IgE-containing cells have been found in the mucosa of Crohn's patients, we also run IgG/IgE Food Allergy Testing in these patients.
There is one other study on Crohn's disease by Bentz (2010) showing major benefit from food sensitivity testing.
A 2010 study by Rajendran also showed benefit of IgG4 testing in Crohn's patients as well.
We've seen many IBD patients benefit from food allergy & sensitivity testing at our Edmonton Clinic.
184 adolescent patients who were experiencing their first episode of depressive disorder were tested for numerous factors including 14 different types of food antigen-specific IgG food sensitivity antibodies.
Over 80% of patients exhibited prolonged food intolerance with elevated levels of serum histamine (Tao2019).
Therefore, there would be benefit to running either food sensitivity or food allergy testing in these patients.
Our Naturopaths have observed that energy and mood improve once sensitive or allergic foods are found and removed.
Skin, Breathing & Digestion (2019)
312 patients who were experiencing either Skin, Respiratory, Digestive and Nervous System issues were tested for 14 foods using the IgG food sensitivity methodology.
The highest sensitivity rates were found in crab, followed by shrimp, eggs and milk (Lin 2019). We have also seen numerous patients improve with symptoms in these areas after food allergy testing.
Skin, Breathing and Digestion commonly improve after sensitivity & allergy testing.
Autoimmune Diseases (2018)
100 patients with autoimmune diseases were compared with 25 control patients. IgG food sensitivity levels for were significantly higher in the patient group then in the control group. Casein, cow's milk, wheat, gliadin, egg white and rice were most reactive.
The authors concluded: food intolerance test is very important tool in patients with autoimmune disease, and should be performed in each patient to tailor an individual diet program (Coucke 2018).
However, we sometimes prefer food allergy testing in patients with TH2 dominant autoimmune conditions.
Our Naturopaths test all of our Edmonton autoimmune patients for food sensitivities or allergies
Top reasons for testing:
Our Naturopaths see many clients looking for help with their digestion. Food sensitivity testing can provide answers about which foods agree with your body.
Figuring out reactive foods is a starting point for our Naturopathic Doctors when trying to skin issues like eczema, hives and psoriasis.
Our Naturopaths often run testing to provide answers for chronic and sinus and lung issues like asthma, phlegm and chronic bronchitis.
We've had lots of people in Edmonton seeking food testing to improve their health and provide structure to their diet to feel their best!
You can book in just for Food Sensitivity Testing.
Your testing appointment includes a consultation with our Naturopaths.
Take the guesswork out of dietary changes