Food sensitivities can be associated with a wide variety of symptoms related to digestion, mood, hormones, energy, brain fog, headaches, skin problems, joint pain, and can play a role in many chronic conditions. Eliminating foods that trigger an IgG food sensitivity can decrease inflammation, reduce stress on the immune system, and help resolve intestinal permeability. Symptoms associated with food sensitivities may take hours or even days to present because IgG antibodies remain present for much longer than IgE antibodies. This makes it difficult to identify the offending foods. The benefit of IgG testing is to determine which foods are contributing to symptoms much more quickly than eliminating and reintroducing each suspect food over an extended period of time. The 93 foods with Candida include most classes of potentially problematic foods. The Great Plains Laboratory is a blood test that offers a comprehensive Western food panel as well as an Asian panel. The Asian panel includes specific foods common to Asian cuisine, such as certain spices and twice as many seafood items as the Western panel.
IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida (94)
Blood test to evaluate levels of IgG antibodies and look for delayed hypersensitivity reactions to identify foods that are capable of causing inflammation that can trigger a large number of adverse reactions as well as for Candida sensitivity in which symptoms appear anywhere from hours to days after eating the offending food. Elimination of IgG-positive foods may improve symptoms of various digestive complaints such as bloating, gas, constipation or loose stools, headaches, skin problems, joint discomfort, and body pain.
List of Markers
Fruits, Vegetables, Grains, Legumes – Beans & Peas, Nuts & Seeds, Fish, Meat/Fowl, Dairy, miscellaneous (Candida, etc). Sampling requires at least 2 mL of serum or 5 dried blood spots.