FOOD SENSITIVITY TESTING / FOOD ALLERGY TESTING
What is a food allergy?
Food allergies and food sensitivities are abnormal responses to a food component triggered by the immune system in the form of immunoglobulins (IgE, IgG, IgA, IgM), representing either an immediate or delayed reaction.
How do I know if I need a food allergy test?
We recommend that people do this test to gain greater awareness and insight as to what effects their body and health. Often people are allergic to things that they had no idea they were allergic to. Just because you don’t have strong physical symptoms does not mean your body is not producing some type of inflammation due to a slight or moderate allergy. Most of Spark Health’s patients say this is one of the most insightful and eye-opening test they have ever done.
How is the food sensitivity testing done?
We perform a complete IgG blood test then send it to the lab. From there we are able to check if you are allergic to 93 different foods.
What do the results show?
Test results show what foods not to eat together and each level of reactivity from slight, moderate and severe.
How long do the results take?
Receiving the test results back from the lab my vary, but often it can take about 3 weeks to get the full results back.
What treatment can you receive for food allergies?
Based on your symptoms and test results, our team of Spark doctor will create a personalized health plan which may include a customized dietary, supplements, and IV nutrient therapy.
How do you know if you need an allergy test?
Ultimately the best way is to talk it over with one of our doctors so they can help you determine if this is the best test for you. Often our patients report that they were experiencing a wide array of symptoms such as brain fog, feeling sluggish, lack of energy, bloating, inflammation, sinus congestion, itchy skin, or headache.