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FIT TEST

Food Inflammation Test

Food Sensitivities and related diseases affect at least 100 million people worldwide. Food Sensitivities cause a wide variety of illness landing form skin rashes and headaches to chronic intestinal disease.​ At QFMC we offer a KBMO Diagnostics multi-pathway delayed food sensitivity test.

What is FIT?

The FIT Test is a Delayed Food Sensitivity test, that detects Inflammation through food. The test employs unique methods that detect both IgG Antibody and Immune Complexes together to determine the reactivity of each sample against a wide variety of food antigens. Measuring both, IgG and Immune Complexes together increases the sensitivity over other tests, which measure IgG alone.

The FIT Test is a simple blood test that is available

as a finger-prick test!

Functional Medicine Approach

One of the primary tenants of Functional Medicine is to identify triggers for inflammation and reduce exposure. Sometime, this looks like parasites or yeast overgrowth, sometimes it looks like an imbalance in amount of Omega 6or Omega 3 in the diet. And other times, this has to do with otherwise healthy, everyday food that we eat. That simply aren’t good fir for us at the time.

Why Choose FIT Test?

Hundreds of tests exist for evaluating your immune systems reactions to food. But it has been shown time any time again that many of these tests are inaccurate, either under diagnosing, or over reporting sensitive foods.

This makes it really difficult to know what to eat and what to leave behind. When a client’s test comes back with 30 reactive foods, it just leads to overwhelm for both the patient and the practitioner.

Comprehensive Food Sensitivity Testing and Avoiding

the Foods that are Harming You!     

Tolerance is the normal immune response to the food an individual eats over a lifetime. A food allergy is an abnormal immune reaction consisting of hypersensitivity to food components, most commonly proteins. In a true food allergy or sensitivity, what a person is actually reacting to is the protein structure of that food. Even foods that we don’t think of as a protein source - like fruits and vegetables - still have a protein structure that the immune system can react to. Allergic reactions to dietary antigens can be immediate or delayed and the rate and types of reaction indicate different immune responses.

Medical Approach

The food sensitivity testing we do at Q Functional Medicine Clinic is different than the standard medicalway of testing for food allergies. Most medical doctors will do the “skin poke” testing to see if a reaction develops to the substance being introduced to the skin. In this form of testing they are looking for what’s called the “immediate-onset” reactions to foods - more technically referred to as an IgE reaction of the immune system. These are the severe reactions to foods where someone eats strawberries, shellfish or peanuts and sometimes can react within minutes to the food, and it can even be severe enough to require a trip to the emergency room.  Although these immediate-onset food allergies can be severe (possibly life-threatening), they do represent only a small percentage of the total food reactions people suffer with.

FIT Testing at QFMC

The much larger percentage of food issues that people suffer with, and have their various symptoms caused by, are called a “delayed-onset” reaction to foods - more technically referred to as an IgG reaction of the immune system. In the delayed-onset reactions it can take a few hours, a few days, or even longer before some type of symptom shows-up from eating the food a person is reacting to. Some food sensitivities do not occur immediately, nor are they as apparent or severe. These sensitivities may take as many as three days to become apparent. For this reason, they may be much harder to pinpoint. For example, it is sometimes hard to associate the migraine headache you get on Wednesday, to the meal you ate last Sunday. At Q Functional Medicine Clinic, we offer the delayed-onset FIT food sensitivity testing, because we find that most people already know about their immediate-onset (IgE) food allergies due to previous reactions or previous medical testing. Most people have not been tested for any delayed-onset (IgG) reactions to foods and other substances, and remember the delayed-onset food sensitivities make up a much greater percentage of the food reactions people suffer with. The delayed-onset sensitivity testing is done using a sample of your blood, and then this blood is sent overnight to the lab that specializes in this type of food testing. The results come back in about 10 - 14 days.

So what's so different and great about FIT test?

The main advantage the fit test offers, is that it screens for IgG types 1-4 (most IgG testing’s only looks at 1-2 types), and more importantly, screens for something called "complement". When it comes to generating inflammation, complement is even more important than the level of IgG response a food.

In other words, you might have 10 or more foods with a significant IgG reaction, but the ones with the complements are thrones that are significant in terms of boosting your inflammatory response. Knowing this information confirms which foods are most important to eliminate, instead of having a list of 40 foods to avoid!

No other food sensitivity test currently available screens for IgG 1-4 and complement levels.

List of 132 Foods and Additives Measured

Food we test

Fruits

Apple Avocado Banana

Blueberry 

Cantaloupe

Cherry

Cranberry

Grapes, White

Grapefruit

Honeydew

Lemon

Lime

Olive, Green

Onion, White

Orange 

Peach

Pear

Pineapple

Plum

Pomegranate

Raspberry

Strawberry

Watermelon

Vegetables

Artichoke

Asparagus

Beet

Broccoli

Cabbage

Carob

Carrot Cauliflower

Celery

Collard Greens

Corn

Cucumber

Lettuce

Pea, Chick

Pea, Green

Pepper, Green

Potato, Sweet

Potato, White

Pumpkin

Spinach

Squash Mix

Tomato 

Zucchini

Nuts

Almonds

Cashew

Coconut

Cola nut

English Walnut

Hazelnut

Pecan

Peanut

Shellfish

Clam 

Crab

Lobster

Scallops

Shrimps

Fowl

Chicken

Duck

Turkey

Spices

Basil

Cinnamon

Garlic

Ginger

Hops

Mustard

Oregano

Paprika

Pepper, Black

Pepper, Chili

Peppermint

Rosemary

Turmeric

Vanilla

Seeds

Cottonseed

Dill Seed

Flax Seed

Safflower Seed

Sesame

Sunflower Seed

Additives

Aspartame

Benzoic Acid

BHA

MSG

Polysorbate 80

Red #3

Red #40

Saccharin

Yellow #6

Grains

Barley

Millet

Oat

Rice

Rye

Wheat, Gluten

Wheat, Whole

Beans

Cocoa 

Coffee

Kidney Beans

Lentils

Navy Bean

Pinto Bean

Soybean

Extracts & Misc.

Agave

Canola Oil

Mushroom

Spirulina

Sugarcane

Tea, Black

Wine, Red

Microbes

Candida

Yeast, Baker's

Yeast, Brewer's

Meat

Beef 

Bacon

Pork

Fish

Catfish

Codfish

Flounder

Halibut

Salmon

Snapper

Swordfish

Trout

Tuna

Dairy

Casein

Cow's Milk

Goat's Milk

Egg Yolk

Egg Whites

Signs and Symptoms:

We ingest so many foods that go through different processes and have many ingredients. Unidentified food sensitivities can contribute to multiple chronic health conditions including:

Irritable Bowel

Syndrome (IBS)

Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

Headaches

Migraines

Palpitations

Joint Pain

Constipation

Anxiety

Depression

Fatigue

Congestion

ADD/ADHD

Autism

Eczema

Chronic ear infection

Malabsorption

Insomnia 

KBMO Diagnostics: Blood draw tutorial

What Happens After the Test?

After completing the test, you will have a ‘road map’ for foods you are allergic to, and to what degree or sensitivity is the allergy to that particular food. There will be no more running from practitioner to practitioner giving their best guess as to what you should or should not eat. The information provided is priceless.

A comprehensive report detailing your toxic foods will be generated. Most people find that the food that they eat regularly or an ingredient in a product that they use regularly is actually what is toxic to their system. Therefore, they will be poisoning themselves multiple times a week. 

How are Food Sensitivities Treated?

If your test results show you have food sensitivities, it means your immune system is attacking certain foods. Dr. Lee generally remove severe, high, and moderately reactive foods and rotate healthy foods in an effort to heal the gastrointestinal lining. Later, foods may be reintroduced one at a time to see if they cause problems.

What Benefits Can You Expect?

The most notable point will be that you will feel much better. Some rid themselves of lifelong conditions like chronic migraines (which are almost always caused by food toxicity). Some people feel a tremendous boost in energy, sex drive and general increase in mental acuity. Others notice that their constant irritability is gone. Each person will be different in what it affects, but wholly a person will feel much better. Some other benefits are:

  • 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.

One of the steps to becoming healthy is identifying any key

problems that might be getting in your way

Elimination of the offending foods can improve many health problems and lead to a better quality of life. A simple blood test is utilized to identify specific food allergies. Food sensitivity testing can be beneficial for anyone, even those who are fairly healthy and feeling good and are looking to stay that way.  If you’ve been suffering with various symptoms or problems, and have not been finding the answers as to what may be causing your symptoms, then it’s worth your time to look into the answers that food sensitivity testing might provide for you. At Q Functional Medicine Clinic, we offer blood test for food sensitivities. The results of your food sensitivity test are implemented into a program which includes nutritional support and a rotation diet to restore you to your maximum health. Feel free to contact us anytime at 972-907-8500 to get more information on food allergy sensitivity, or to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Lee to discuss your health concerns and get his recommendations on what would be the best way to approach these concerns using the resources of natural healthcare.

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