Food Intolerance Test (IgG based) – FMD

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Food Intolerance Test (IgG based)

28,999.00

Test Parameters:

You are exposed to. Food Intolerance may be the cause of unpleasant symptoms you may be experiencing.
High levels of IgG antibodies, as measured by this test may indicate that you have an intolerance to these foods.
Avoid these foods for a period of at-least 3 to 6 months and replace the foods with alternatives under the guidance of a qualified dietitians.

Reporting Time: 2-4 weeks
Blood & Urine
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Any change in diet and removal of certain foods or food groups needs to be managed carefully, to ensure the correct intake of nutrients that are essential for good health. The information provided in the Patient Guidebook is for general use only. If in doubt, you should always seek the help of a suitably qualified health professional.

Food Intolerance Test (IgG based) does not test for classical allergies, which involve the production of IgE antibodies and cause rapid onset reactions such as rashes, swelling, violent sickness and difficulty in breathing. If you know having a classical allergy, you should continue to avoid that food regardless of the test results and report the reactions to your doctor. The same applies if you have been diagnosed with Coeliac Disease or any other food related condition such as lactose intolerance. This tests for IgG-mediated allergy/food intolerance/food hypersensitivity. These reactions are characterised by the production of IgG antibodies and the gradual formation of antigen/antibody complexes which are deposited in tissues, causing chronic inflammation. They are responsible for the ‘delayed-onset’ of symptoms, which can occur several hours or days after foods are ingested.

 Symptoms include: anxiety, depression, IBS, headaches/migraines, fatigue, hypertension, eczema, asthma, joint pain, chronic rhinitis, arthritis, weight problems and fibromyalgia. It is possible to eliminate the offending food(s) from the diet for a short period of time and then gradually re-introduce them when symptoms have improved. 

TEST REPORT

The FoodPrint® Test Report lists the foods that your blood sample has been tested for – the number of foods displayed will depend upon the FoodPrint® IgG antibody test selected. Two different types of Test Report are provided with every FoodPrint® test:

  • Food Groups – foods are listed alphabetically within their respective food group
  • Order of Reactivity – foods are listed according to the strength of antibody reaction
A Dynamic Duo: Testing Hormones with Neurotransmitters

In the neurological system, hormones are synergistic with neurotransmitters – modulating their production, signaling and metabolism. Because of this complex interplay, testing hormones and neurotransmitters together is an ideal way to generate a more precise clinical assessment.
This combined testing gives practitioners a diagnostic edge over the traditional psychological inventory and offers the advantage of zeroing in on which therapies are best suited for individual patients – cutting down on the time-consuming process of trial-and-error for identifying treatment options.

Testing Elements with Neurotransmitters

Heavy metals are damaging to brain health. They disrupt neurotransmitter function and create oxidative stress that is detrimental to nerve cells, contributing to mood disorders, poor memory and dementia. Identifying exposure to heavy metals may be key to assessing and treating mood disorders and preventing neurodegenerative diseases.
In contrast, nutritional elements are generally protective for brain health. Lithium acts directly on the brain by slowing the progression of dementia and stabilizing mood, while elements like iodine and selenium act indirectly by supporting healthy thyroid and brain function.

Intercellular communication in the brain requires precise control over the duration and intensity of neurotransmitter release at specific sites. After their release at the synapse, they activate pre-and post-synaptic receptors. To terminate synaptic transmission, neurotransmitters are in turn, inactivated by either enzymatic degradation or active transport in neuronal cells by neurotransmitter transporters. Epinephrine, also called adrenaline is mainly synthesized in adrenal medulla and stored in chromaffin granules and released during acute stress and crisis. Therefore epinephrine and norepinephrine are released in response to flight, fight, fright, exercise and hypoglycemia. Epinephrine is catabolised to metanephrine and similarly norepinephrine is catabolised to normetanephrine. Both are then acted upon by mono amine oxidase (MAO) to form end product vanillylmandelic acid (VMA). Dopamine oxidatively deaminated to Homovanillic acid (HVA). HVA and VMA both are classical indicators of mental stress and anxiety. Impaired tryptophan pathway results in elevated Quinolinate generation. It is a dicarboxylic acid with potent neurotoxicity involved in mood disorders. Kynurenate is a normal breakdown product of tryptophan. It acts as anti-excitotoxic and anticonvulsant owing to its antagonistic action towards several excitatory amino acid receptors. Defective Tryptophan metabolism due to B6 deficiency may raise Kynurenate while excess tryptophan metabolism produces 5-hydroxyindole acetic acid (5HIAA). Glutamate and Aspartate are acidic non-essential amino acid neurotransmitters involved in neuronal excitation while Gamma amino bytyrate (GABA) and Glycine are inhibitory neurotransmitters.

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SEND BACK THE FOOD INTOLERANCE TO THE LAB

After 7 working days, you will receive detailed Food Intolerance analysis.

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Autism Test FAQ's Functional Medicine Diagnostic FAQ's

Autism is a systemic body disorder that affects the brain.
Earlier the Medical community believed that autism was caused by “bad mothering” or the genes caused it. Today, there is enough scientific evidence that Autism is a whole body disorder triggered by a toxic environment, inflammatory food, blue light toxicity, infections, etc.
Several studies suggest autism is a whole body disorder. Besides impacting the social and cognitive abilities of the child, it is observed that affected individuals are also sensitive to food and environmental toxins due to poor linings in stomach and brain which results in full body symptoms like itching and dry skin, head sweats, bloating and upset stomach, urinary hesitancy, walking on toes, head banging, etc.
Autism is a spectrum disorder hence, symptoms can vary in severity and type from person to person. Most commonly seen symptoms of ASD are:
  • Difficulty with communication which could be inability to speak or delayed speech
  • Inappropriate use of gestures, eye contact, facial expressions, tone of voice
  • Difficulty recognizing, expressing and responding to emotions
  • Feeling uncomfortable in social situations
  • Extreme interest or non-interest in specific topics
  • Repetitive body movements (rocking, flapping hands or spinning)
  • Resistance to change
  • Specific food preferences or aversions
  • Sensory Processing differences
  • Immune system abnormalities
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms (constipation, loose stools, frequent stomach aches)
  • Lining up objects
  • Labile mood, increased tantrums or emotional outbursts
Several factors can increase the likelihood of a child suffering from Autism. The most common ones are:
  1. Gut dysbiosis: Children who have gastrointestinal issues have been seen to have a less diverse gut microbiome. The imbalance between the good and bad bacteria in the gut creates toxins that directly affect the brain.
  2. Toxins: Autistic children are more likely to accumulate harmful environmental toxins like lead, mercury, aluminium etc in their bodies, which can in turn cause their mitochondria to be less efficient in producing energy.
  3. Nutritional Deficiencies: Tendency of kids to have a narrow range of food leads them to nutrient deficient states. Deficiencies in nutrients needed for brain health like B vitamins, Omega 3 fats, zinc, magnesium and selenium are common.
  4. Food Sensitivities: Food sensitivities are often caused by the digestive lining becoming too leaky, allowing toxins, bacteria and incompletely digested particles of food into the bloodstream. A leaky gut also encourages autoimmune issues. It’s believed an attack by the immune system on brain cells, causing inflammation, could be a factor in some cases of autism.
  5. Oxidative Stress: Mitochondria is the powerhouse of energy. Brain requires a lot of energy for proper function. Mitochondrial dysfunction is commonly seen in autistic children.
There is an existence of a gut–brain axis, in which gut microbes produce bioactive compounds that influence brain function. Several researches have bolstered this theory, showing that when gut bacteria help to digest food, they generate a host of by-products that can affect thinking and behaviour. Researchers have also observed that some people with ASD could have an abnormally porous blood–brain barrier, which allows some toxic bacterial by-products to enter the bloodstream and reach the brain.
Parents play a central role in the intervention for Autism and Home is the prime centre for treating autism. The interventions that can be followed up by parents are:
  1. Diet: Parents should implement an autism diet, autism-specific nutrition, and specialized supplementation. Most parents begin with the GF/CF diet as children on the spectrum are usually highly allergic (or sensitive) to gluten and casein, the protein found in wheat, flour, and milk.
  2. Grounding: The simplest way of grounding involves walking or running barefoot outside on grass, sand or soil. Moist ground or grass is the perfect electrical conductor. Sitting Down Barefoot with your feet on grass or soil and avoid shoes with plastic and other soles are other ways of staying connected with earth.
  3. Monitoring screen time: Research shows that excess screen time results in over stimulation of the frontal lobe and an antagonist under development of the language centre in the brain. Limiting screen time also decreases exposure to toxic blue light which has an impact on gut microbiome.
Autism susceptibility is currently estimated to be 40–80% genetic. Environmental factors – likely acting through epigenetic regulation as the major mechanism – presumably compromise the remainder of the risk. Hundreds of potential environmental factors have been suggested to contribute to risk, such as increased parental age (especially paternal), maternal complications or infections during pregnancy. It has been said that genetics loads the gun, but environment is what pulls the trigger to cause autism in the majority of children.

There are historical differences between the term “Asperger’s” and what’s considered “autism.” Asperger’s was first introduced into the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) in 1994, and was considered as a “mild” or “high-functioning” form of autism.

This happened because English psychiatrist Lorna Wing translated the works of Austrian physician Hans Asperger and realized his research found distinct characteristics in autistic children from those with “milder” symptoms. However, as of 2013, Asperger’s is now considered part of the autism spectrum and is no longer diagnosed as a separate condition. The only real “difference” between the two diagnoses is that people with Asperger’s may be considered as having an easier time “passing” as neurotypical with only “mild” signs and symptoms that may resemble those of autism.

Conventional diagnosis involves finding out whether the child’s behaviour meets a set of criteria for autism or ADHD, based on a set of questionnaires.

Functional Medicine approach is to individualize each and every autistic child and find the root cause of the imbalance. Tests commonly advised are to assess gut microbiome. Functional testing can also look at toxic load, nutritional status, food sensitivities, mitochondrial function and genetic susceptibility to poor detoxification.

Functional medicine approaches Autism as a whole body disorder and blood tests help in understanding the overall functioning of the entire body.
According to the Autism Society of America, “as there is no one symptom or behavior that identifies individuals with ASD, there is no single treatment that will be effective for all people on the spectrum. Individuals can learn to function within the confines of ASD and use the positive aspects of their condition to their benefit, but treatment must begin as early as possible and be tailored to the child’s unique strengths, weaknesses and needs.’’
Researchers say the chance of having autism spectrum disorder (ASD) appears to increase with the age of the parents when a child is born. It is believed that children born to older parents have a 50% higher chance of ASD.
Monitoring, screening, evaluating, and diagnosing children with ASD as early as possible is important to make sure children receive the services and support they need to reach their full potential. Many children show symptoms of autism by 12 months to 18 months of age or earlier, like poor eye contact or non responsiveness to their own name.

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