If you’re like most people, you haven’t given much thought to food sensitivity. Maybe you regularly pop drugstore or prescription meds in an effort to alleviate the symptoms without ever considering the cause. In many cases, the cause for these and other ailments is a food sensitivity. Most people never suspect that something they eat is causing:
This is a good test for anyone with unexplained symptoms and also for those who wants to be proactive and stay healthy. It is also important for people with a diagnosed autoimmune disease because the biggest risk factor for getting an autoimmune disease is having one already; when your immune system loses tolerance for one tissue in your body, it is more likely to start attacking other tissues, as well.
The Multiple Autoimmune Reactivity Screen measures auto-antibodies against 24 different tissue “targets”. Elevated levels of any of these antibodies are associated with increased risk of developing (or having) one or more autoimmune diseases.
This test measures antibodies that can damage the following tissues:
- Gastrointestinal tract
- Endocrine system
- Reproductive system
- Musculoskeletal system
- Cardiovascular system
- Nervous system
We know that autoimmune diseases don’t typically develop over night – usually it takes years. Auto-antibodies are immune system proteins that target tissues for destruction. These antibodies can be measured in the blood before people have symptoms; they can be detected years before autoimmune disease is clinically diagnosed. For example, one of the measurements are “ASCA + ANCA”, is strongly predictive of developing Crohn’s disease within the next three years – if nothing is done. But something can be done and we can help.
Step one is getting tested. Know your numbers. If the results come back with elevated antibodies we can work with you to get to the bottom of why, what is the root cause! Is your toxic burden excessive? If so, from what? Is it lifestyle? Something you are eating? Do you have a leaky gut? Are you genetically predisposed?
Below is an example of what the results may look like.