Some great information regarding food reactions and antibodies comes from
Rocky Mountain Analytical (owned by CML Health Care - which is owned by
Life Labs). Click here for information from Rocky Mountain about the
different antibodies involved in food sensitivity reactions and scroll down to the
bottom of the page to view research and literature about food sensitivities.
Different laboratories produce different reports. A couple of example reports
from two different labs are below. Click on them to see the full report.
Click here for another sample IgG & IgA Antibody Assessment report.
Common Symptoms of Food Sensitivities
- Do you become bloated or gassy after eating?
- Do you suffer from joint pain, anxiety or depression, runny nose or
- Do you have acne, eczema or psoriasis?
- Do you regularly get heartburn, acid reflux or other digestive problems?
- How about loss of interest in life, weight gain, irritability or sleep
Many common symptoms can be attributed to hidden food sensitivities. Refer
to the list of symptoms to see if you have potential food sensitivities or allergies.
How Do We Do Testing?
*See the image to the right of the page
- Your finger is poked with a lancet and the drop of blood goes onto strips
that get shipped to a lab.
What Is The Lab Looking For?
- The lab looks for IgG and IgA antibodies to 96 foods.
- There is also a Celiac panel where the lab looks for IgG and IgA
antibodies to gliadin (part of the gluten molecule), which is considered a
gluten intolerance, and to the enzyme that breaks down gliadin, called
transglutaminase. Reactions to transglutaiminase is an auto-immune
reaction that is seen in people with Celiac disease.
Food Protein Cross Reactivities
- The immune system creates different types of antibodies to foods and
pollens in the environment or other types of proteins such as dust mites,
etc... Every food has thousands of different proteins and some of these
have cross-reactivities to other different proteins from pollens, etc....
- Some foods even cross react with other things. For example, bananas
have a cross-reactivity to latex. Crab has a cross-reactivity to dust mites.
*Click here to view a sample list of food cross-reactivities. Dr.Oz also has a
great chart on food cross-reactivities. Click here to view it on his website.
Gluten and Auto-Immune Disorders
- The proteins in food may be complex. There is growing research on the
connection of food sensitivities and the development of various diseases.
- This article from Cyrex Laboratories discusses the different proteins
found in wheat gluten and their significance in the development of Auto-
Information From Rocky Mountain Analytical Laboratories
- Food Allergy or Food Sensitivity
- IgG Food Sensitivity
- IgG Clinical Information Sheet
- IgG Sample Test Report
- IgE Food Allergy
- IgE Clinical Information Sheet
- IgA Food Reactions
- Standard IgG/IgE Allergens Sheet
- Gluten Sensitivity and Celiac Disease
- Celiac Profile Information Sheet
- Celiac Profile Sample Test Report