The purchase of this test does not include a functional wellness consultation with Dr. Nathan or Dr. Rebecca. You must add the consult to your purchase if you would like the doctor to review results with you.
IgG (immunoglobulin G) test results can aid in the structuring of elimination diets that may relieve symptoms of many chronic neurological, gastrointestinal, and movement disorders. IgG antibodies are present in all body fluids and serve as a first line of defense against infection, but do not release histamine or produce the familiar immediate hypersensitivity reactions of itching, hives, flushing, or sneezing associated with classic IgE allergic reactions. In contrast, IgG antibodies may have more subtle immune effects, ranging from gastrointestinal bloating and nausea to headaches, mood changes, and fatigue. Unknowingly, people may continue to eat “offending” foods, not connecting delayed reactions to the foods eaten perhaps hours or days before.
By measuring IgG antibodies specific to antigenic food proteins, it is possible to identify which foods may be responsible for hard-to-define symptoms. The 93 foods tested in the IgG Food Allergy Test w/ Candida include representatives of major food groups common in the western diet. Elimination of IgG-positive foods can improve symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome, autism, ADHD, cystic fibrosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and epilepsy, according to numerous clinical studies.
Benefits of testing:
Helps determine if food reactions are contributing to physical or mental symptoms
Removal of highly reactive foods from the diet is a non-invasive, food-based therapy that often mitigates a patient's symptoms
Research and clinical studies suggest food allergies identified by IgG testing can be a major contributing factor in many chronic health conditions
Food rotation and elimination diets can reduce stress on the immune system, lower gut inflammation, resolve food cravings, and reduce the potential for eating disorders
View a sample report here.
Upon purchasing the test, we will mail you the kit. The test is completed at home, and you will mail the results to the lab.
Results are typically available about 4 weeks after the test is mailed off, and will be e-mailed to you upon receipt at our office.
If you purchase the consultation, then once the test results are received, a member of our team will reach out to you within one business day to schedule your initial consult and provide more information on what information is required prior to the appointment date. Please note that appointments are typically scheduled 2-4 weeks out, and paperwork and any additional lab work or test results that you may have are required prior to the date of the consult. Failure to submit all required documents ahead of time may result in the consult being rescheduled.
Refund policy: Once you receive your requisition form, this purchase cannot be refunded.
Rescheduling policy: We understand that life can be unpredictable. You may reschedule your consult one time without penalty.