E.L.I.S.A- Food sensitivity testing and more

Food sensitivity testing

E.L.I.S.A- Food sensitivity testing and more

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I am constantly speaking of “allergies and sensitivities” being linked to many major health challenges. Conditions such as eczema, depression, ADD, ADHD, IBS, Arthritis, Diarrhea, Migraine, Respiratory problems and more all have a link back to this subject.  The usual skin test your allergist may perform doesn’t cut it in my book. I always recommend ELISA as a way to figure out what you might be sensitive too. So what is the ELISA test?  ELISA is an abbreviation for “enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay.”  The test is used to detect substances in the blood that may trigger an immune system response (allergic response). These substances are primarily proteins such as hormones, bacterial antigens and antibodies.  Proteins can be found in foods, pollen, viruses, bacteria and many other sources. If a “foreign protein” enters the body, the immune system is responsible for identifying it and destroying it. The ELISA test will identify what proteins you are sensitive to and tell you how sensitive you are to them. Once you have this information, you can make attempts to eliminate these from your daily routine and take advantage of science giving you better health. (The common food groups that people tend to have the most issues/sensitivities too are dairy, corn, wheat and eggs.)