Food Sensitivity Testing Available through Health for Life Clinic
Ann Lee, naturopathic doctor, licensed acupuncturist and owner of Health For Life Clinic, offers Immunoglobulin G (IgG) food sensitivity testing for 95 food antigens. Requiring only a small amount of blood, the test can be done at home and returned to the laboratory for assessment, with results received in three to four weeks.
IgG, the most abundant type of antibody found in all body fluids, protects against viral and bacterial infections. Food IgG levels increase in response to the presence of food antigens in the bloodstream. The levels are ranked according to their concentrations and reported as low, moderate or avoid. According to Lee, “This allows a person to see how reactive her/his immune system is to certain foods and even figure out food combinations, because generally people do not eat things one at a time.”
Since IgG reactions may cause delayed symptoms, such as joint or muscle pain, chronic headaches, fatigue, eczema, psoriasis, sinus issues, thyroid issues, hormonal imbalance, anxiety and depression, Lee works with patients to optimize appropriate nutrition according to individual needs.