It would appear that food allergies, specifically in North America are on the rise. Gone, it seems are the good ‘ol days of taking a PB&J sandwich to some schools for lunch. Although these rules may sound silly to some, they can be deadly serious to others. Food allergies can no doubt be the hardest reactions to prevent. For some, the allergic substance may have to be ingested. For others it can be absorbed through the skin or inhaled. This can be difficult in a restaurant for example when there are many similar ingredients being used in multiple dishes. For those wishing to identify and possibly eliminate any specific foods they may be allergic to but understand the importance of healthy eating, undergoing naturopathic food allergy tests in Snohomish may be the answer.
The symptoms of a food allergy can range from mild to severe causing irritating problems internally, externally or both; From minor skin rashes to problems digesting or eliminating certain foods. Severe food allergies can cause anaphylaxis in some, making it imperative that testing to identify food allergies be conducted for those at risk.
The most popular form of food allergy tests being conducted today appears to be the blood test. A simple, painless pin prick on the fingertip. These tests will identify;
- Immunoglobulin E (IgE): the antibodies that appear directly after ingestion of an allergen
- Immunoglobulin G (IgG): antibodies that are produced for several hours or days following ingestion
Once completed, a naturopathic Doctor (ND) will analyze the results and in consultation with a certified nutritionist, make the necessary recommendation of diet change. The ND will also recommend a regimen of supplements and vitamins to ensure all nutritional requirements are adhered to while making the change in diet.
If you would like more information regarding naturopathic food allergy tests in Snohomish,contact McQuinn Naturopathic today at (425)905-2487. We put your health first.