Coeliac and Gluten Sensitivity
The Coeliac & Gluten Sensitivity profile helps differentiate between Coeliac Disease and the ever growing incidence of Gluten Sensitivity.
Patients recommended to take the test may suffer from abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhoea, constipation, and many “extra-intestinal” symptoms such as “foggy mind”, depression, ADHD-like behaviour, headaches, bone or joint pain, and chronic fatigue when they have gluten in their diet.
Food Intolerance and Sensitivity Test
93 foods + Candida
You might love food, but some food might not love you.
The 93 foods tested in the IgG Food Intolerance Test w/ Candida can identify the problem food so it can be eliminated from the patient’s diet. Elimination of IgG positive foods can improve symptoms of
- irritable bowel syndrome, Headaches and migraine
- Colitis (intestinal inflammation)
- Sinus problems, runny nose
- stiff joints (e.g. back ache)
- Eczema, Psoriasis
- Depression, anxiety, panic attacks
- Infertility and miscarriage
This test has added Candida. Candida problems are caused when the benign yeast form of Candida albicans mutates to its fungal form. Candida can take over sections of the intestinal wall causing numerous symptoms. As it grows out of balance it produces toxins that create holes in the intestinal lining, leading to leaky gut syndrome. After entering the blood, Candida albicans causes an inflammatory immune system response. A wide range of disorders have been linked to Candida including autism, depression, and chronic fatigue. Use of antibiotics, oral contraceptives, chemotherapy, and anti-inflammatory steroids greatly increase susceptibility to Candida.
Histamine is a substance that is released from specialised cells called mast cells when they are activated, often as part of an allergic immune response. This test measures the amount of histamine in the blood or urine.
One of the major effects of histamine is causing the blood vessels to swell and dilate. When the body senses that it is threatened it will secrete higher amounts of histamine. This allows the white blood cells to quickly move through the blood stream and find the potential threat or infection. This is an important component to a healthy immune response.
Histamine only becomes a problem when we have metabolic disturbances that do not allow us to effectively metabolise histamine properly. This will include food intolerances, leaky gut syndrome and certain medications like non steroidal anti inflammatory drugs (ibuprofen, aspirin) anti depressants and anti histamines.