This test has been formulated by Dr. Donald Dennis with ALCAT
When you have Candida it quite often causes food sensitivites (as opposed to allergies) that left undetected can create further problems with gut inflammation. The reaction to these foods can cause damage that gets progressively worse. This food sensity panel was developed by Dr. Dennis in conjunction with ALCAT specifically for those who are mold sensitive and following a Candida/Yeast diet already (or are about to begin one). ALCAT is generally recognized as the leading source for food sensitivity testing. You are in effect getting two ALCAT panel tests for the price of one! By testing for 150 foods not already prohibited by a Candida Diet you are in effect testing MORE of the foods you are allowed to ascertain if any of them will causes further issues. This test is not available on the ALCAT website and can only be found in our affiliated store Micro Balance Health Products. Purchase Now.
The test requires that you have blood drawn and sent to ALCAT for testing. Once purchased an ALCAT representative will contact you and assist you in finding a nearby affiliated medical facility to have a simple blood draw. In turn you receive a comprehensive report detailing your reaction to each of the foods on the test. View ALCAT Sample Report.
There is a difference between “Food Allergies” and “Food Sensitivity” Tests
ALCAT tests measure food sensitivity by measuring white blood cells using the electronic principle of particle counting and sizing (measuring changes in electrical resistance produced by a blood cell suspended in a conductive liquid traversing a small aperture). This method is also referred to as the “Coulter” method, which is used in routine hematological evaluations. Food intolerance is much more common than food allergies and is characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders and behavioral issues. It has been stated that upwards of 70-80% of the US population has food intolerance.
Food Allergies are detected by an IgE Antibody Test that measures the amount of allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) in the blood in order to detect an allergy to a particular substance. IgE is a protein associated with allergic reactions; it is normally found in very small amounts in the blood. IgE is an antibody that functions as part of the body’s immune system, part of its defense against “intruders.” When someone with a predisposition to allergies is exposed to a potential allergen, such as food, grass, or animal dander, for the first time, they become sensitized. Their body perceives the potential allergen as a foreign substance and produces a specific IgE antibody that binds to specialized mast cells in the skin, respiratory system, and gastrointestinal tract, and to basophils in the blood stream. With the next exposure, these attached IgE antibodies recognize the allergen and cause the mast and basophil cells to release histamine and other chemicals, resulting in an allergic reaction that begins at the exposure site.
*** It is important to recognize that the ALCAT Test is not intended for Allergic reactions, nor do they claim to be able to detect an IgE allergy to a specific food.
The ALCAT Test results are presented in an easy to understand, color-coded format. They highlight each patient’s incompatible foods and the level of each reaction (severe, moderate or mild). The ALCAT Test results also clearly identify the foods which are non-reactive or “safe” foods by putting them in the green section of the results and organizing them by food groups. VIEW SAMPLE REPORT.
We believe Hippocrates was right over 2,500 years ago when he said, “Let thy food be thy medicine and thy medicine be thy food.”
What Foods are Tested?
Please see Dr. Dennis’ Chronic Sinusitis Protocol for the Body and Environment. This protocol has helped thousands of Chronic Sinusitis sufferers find relief, usually without surgery and few if any prescriptions. It is based on the premise that as a Chronic Sinusitis sufferer you are most likely genetically predisposed to be sensitive to mold. The key to finding relief and ongoing wellness is to treat your body AND your environment. Start by taking the online evaluation which will indicate the level of your condition and present a plan for you to follow.