For over two decades, Nutrition by Joey has helped countless clients develop the right nutrition plan for their needs. We use the latest and best tests to determine what nutrients your body needs. One of the tests we use is called an ALCAT test. Many people incorrectly assume an ALCAT test is the same as a food allergy test. However, an ALCAT test measures food sensitivities, not true allergies. True food allergies can cause serious symptoms, including anaphylaxis shock. Meanwhile, food sensitivities cause less severe but significant symptoms that prevent you from feeling your healthiest.
ALCAT-AKA Food Sensitivity Test
Do you suffer from eczema, fatigue, headaches, joint pain, or gastrointestinal discomfort? Do you feel bloated more often than you should? If yes, you could very well be suffering from food sensitivities. Fortunately, an ALCAT test will provide you with the answers you need so you can determine what substances are causing your symptoms and discomfort.
Food Sensitivity Testing
– At a Glance –
With this test you will discover:
- Foods you have intolerances/sensitivities to
- Whether you have a mild, moderate or severe sensitivity to certain foods
- “Safe foods” you can enjoy with peace of mind
- What a balanced diet looks like based on your needs
(An additional fee and/or a dietitian visit may be required)
How the Test Works
The ALCAT test analyzes the pro-inflammatory cellular responses of the innate immune system. Although there may be nothing wrong with a certain food for most people, the test will discover if it causes inflammation and triggers a detrimental metabolic response in your body.
The ALCAT is a simple blood test. You do not need to worry about fasting, though we suggest not taking any medications or supplements for at least 4 hours before your test.
After completing the test, you will typically receive your results within 5-7 business days. The test results will provide you with a list of foods to avoid, and we will educate you about what constitutes a healthy, balanced diet for your body.
Don’t suffer from pain and inflammation any longer than you have to. With an ALCAT Test from Nutrition by Joey, we will provide you with the answers you seek and determine which foods are giving you problems. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, contact us today.