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Have you ever wondered what blood food allergy tests actually mean?
When you order an IGE or IGA test, to test your blood for food allergies - what exactly is being tested, what do the results mean, and how reliable are they?
This is NOT a cheap test to have done (around $250-$300), so if you're thinking about ordering it, or if you've already had it done, I encourage you to listen to my podcast with Dr. Wendy Ellis where we discuss all the aspects of food allergies and testing:
- Why are some foods that cause undesirable gut reactions showing up as OKAY on my blood allergy test?
- My blood allergy test shows a strong reaction to a food that causes me no discernible adverse reactions - how can this be and what does it mean?
- Do homeopathic and allergy desensitization treatments like NAET actually work?
- How do emotions and stress affect food allergies?
- Is there any difference in allergic reactions between pasture-raised and factory-farmed foods?
- And so much more!
I'm even going to show you the results of my own IGG4 and IGE test, so you can follow along and see exactly what we're talking about. CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD Jini's Food Allergy Blood Test Results (so you can follow along).
BONUS: I was left with so many questions after this podcast (although I also learned a lot!) that I pulled in another clinician who does a lot of food allergy testing, along with a rigorous scientist who has a PhD in Immunology - and held another podcast with all 3 of us.
The audio MP3 recording of this call, Food Allergy Roundtable, is also included with your purchase. By the end of both podcasts, you will likely be an expert on food allergy testing and will probably know more than most doctors you meet!
Things we discuss during this second call, Food Allergy Roundtable, include:
- Out of all these food allergy blood tests: IgE, IgG, IgG4 and IgA - are any of them are worthwhile as a method of decreasing inflammation in the body and calming the immune system (by avoiding indicated foods)? And what are each of them actually measuring - what do the results mean in terms of our health and functioning?
- For people who have a persistent symptom or condition - where they can't figure out what's causing it - what tests or investigations would be useful or helpful?
- How female hormones affect the immune system and why this makes allergies (and autoimmune disease) much more complicated for women.
- How and why your immune system decides to label a protein as "dangerous" - or not.
- How stress and our perceptions of life events can increase allergies.
- How to teach your body to become 'tolerized' to a previous allergen.
- And a whole lot more - delayed hypersensitivity, cross-reactions, etc.