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 migraines, brain fog, digestive issues (bloating, gas, diarrhea, constipation), weight gain, as well as other less serious issues such as dark circles under the eyes, rosacea and more.
About Food Sensitivities
Is it a Food Sensitivity, or a Food Allergy?
Food sensitivities and food allergies are two different things. Reactions to a food sensitivity are usually delayed, taking hours or even days to present themselves. These reactions are non-life threatening and can be eliminated once the offending food is removed from the diet. On the other hand, food allergies produce almost immediate reactions, ranging in severity from skin rash and hives to anaphylaxis. Food allergies can be fatal. In some cases, ingesting or even touching a small amount of an allergen such as peanuts can produce an intense reaction.
Food allergies are easier to detect than food sensitivities. A simple, inexpensive skin prick test performed in a doctor’s office test yields immediate and reliable results about allergies. Not so with food sensitivities. In fact, many physicians don’t even take into account food sensitivity as an underlying cause of many common complaints patients have.
Taking a Food Sensitivity Test at LivingYoung Center will accurately and quickly pinpoint your intolerances to food, additives or chemicals and save you valuable time and effort in the process. This is a simple, minimally invasive blood test that can determine precisely which items are causing the inflammation leading to any symptoms you may have. Results are presented in an easy-to-understand format that “scores” your sensitivity.
Once you know if a food sensitivity is causing your symptoms, you are well on your way to feeling your best. We are pleased to offer this test as just one more way for help you keep living young. The blood draw takes just a couple of minutes in either of our two locations.
What if I live out of town? Can I still do this test?
Absolutely! We have draw centers that we work with across the US and in some areas mobile phlebotomist that can come to you. First step is to purchase the test online, once we receive your order we will call you to get you set up for your labs. You may also call us directly.
Order test online – Once the order is placed we will contact you to discuss your convenient options to have your blood drawn, in office, or at a local draw center (not available in New York, Rhode Island, Maryland, or New Jersey). We will also create a patient portal where you can easily submit your medical history to us.