Food Intolerance Management and Testing

Celiac Disease

What is celiac disease?

Celiac disease is a genetic disorder affecting children and adults. People with celiac disease are unable to eat foods that contain gluten which is found in wheat and other grains. In people with celiac disease, gluten sets off an autoimmune reaction that causes destruction of the villi in the small intestine. Celiac sufferers produce antibodies to attack the gluten, but the same antibodies also attack the intestine, causing damage and illness.

What are symptoms of Celiac disease?

Symptoms of celiac disease include: diarrhea, weight loss, joint pain, mouth ulcers, rashes, abdominal pain, chronic fatigue, weakness, malnutrition, and other GI related problems. In children symptoms may include failure to thrive, irritability, lack of concentration, diarrhea and bloating.

How common in celiac disease?

Nearly 1 out of 150 Americans suffer from celiac disease according to a new study by the University of Maryland Center for Celiac Research in Baltimore.  This new research indicates tat celiac is twice as common as Crohn’s disease ,ulcerative colitis and cystic fibrosis combined .

Non-celiac Gluten sensitivity

What is non-celiac gluten sensitivity?

Non-sensitive gluten sensitive individuals are sensitive to or intolerant of gluten grains and related grain proteins and frequently show GI symptoms similar to but less severe than Celiac disease. The overall clinical picture is generally less severe and without accompanying auto antibodies and autoimmune components.

What are symptoms of non-celiac gluten sensitivity?

Gas, bloating, abdominal cramping, constipation, diarrhea or combination of both- similar to IBS (irritable bowel syndrome- like symptoms).  Non GI type symptoms may include: dizziness, weakness, tingling or numbness in extremities, headaches, fatigue, mood changes after ingesting a gluten rich meal.

How common is non-celiac gluten sensitivity?

Non celiac gluten sensitive individuals may approximate 10% of population.

Cell science systems Corp developed the ALCAT test to measure personalized nutrition at the cellular level. The core technology is a blood test that measures the body’s cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances including foods, food additives, and colorings, molds, environmental chemicals, medicinal foods and herbs.

Food Intolerance

Food Intolerance, NOT allergy!

The immune system is a double edged sword. It should react appropriately and protect against infection when confronted with harmful invaders or infectious agents like viruses and bacteria. Unfortunately for some, exposure of common foods , chemicals, molds and herbs, may trigger chronic activation of the immune system which is linked to a myriad of symptoms including: digestive disorders, chronic fatigue, autoimmune disease, migraines, aching joints, fibromyalgia, obesity, ADD and skin disorders (eczema).

ALCAT food and genetic susceptibility testing

The ALCAT test is a simple blood test that can be used to identify food and other factors that induce innate immune system activation. It measures size and volume of your white blood cells in response to challenges with foods, chemicals, and other environmental stimuli.

The ALCAT test is more effective than standard Immunoglobulin G (IgG) tests because they rely exclusively on one immune pathway: serum levels of IgG. High food specific IgG titers are indicative of exposure only, not necessarily intolerance. Therefor, high frequency of consumption or overexposure may lead to false positive testing.
Call us today to learn more about ALCAT, pricing information and to schedule your testing today!!

FIT - Food Intolerance Testing

We are proud to now offer a simpler food allergy test!

Food Intolerance Testing as an alternative option to ALCAT  testing.

KBMO diagnostics has created a simple finger stick  IgG antibody  test that looks at over 132 of the most common foods and spices that may be causing a myriad of problems in your body!  The FIT FOOD test is a must for anyone who may have gut issues, digestive problems ,chronic fatigue , inflammatory conditions or celiac disease. Llearn more at www.kbmodiagnostics.com

Gut Health Profile (GHP)

CSS has developed the only gut health profile that evaluates the GI tract a genetic, antibody and cellular level. No where else can you test specific genetic predisposition to celiac disease as well as antibody testing and immune system activation to food sensitivities!

With 70-80% of of immune system located in the gut, we see functional GI disorders affecting almost 2 in 5 Americans. An IBS affects up to 20% of the US population, Crohn’s and Ulcerative colitis 5-7%, celiac disease between 1-3% and dyspepsia and constipation another 15%, there is overlap between these disorders.

Please call Affinity Wellness 4 life to schedule your free ALCAT consultation..  Because your gut depends on it!