Our food sensitivity test for inflammation related issues such as:
When testing food sensitivities, it’s important to know exactly what you’re testing and how to clearly understand your results. There is a significant difference between IgG food sensitivities and true IgE food allergies, including causes and symptoms.
At Spark Health, we test for IgG food sensitivities to uncover how specific foods and types of food can impact digestion, skin health and cognitive function. Your doctor will help you understand how food combinations can be impactful, and how different types of food have different severity of responses. They will also provide you with information on where foods like gluten, dairy, egg, and soy are commonly found. Additionally, they’ll give you food substitution lists with alternative options and replacements, and easy recipes to support you in adjusting to a new nutrition plan.
If you are experiencing digestive issues such as bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea after eating, or other inflammatory symptoms such as joint pain or rashes, you may be suffering from a food sensitivity or intolerance. A food sensitivity test can help to identify foods that may be causing the immune response.
The most common symptoms of food sensitivities are bloating, gas, abdominal discomfort, or diarrhea after eating.
If you visit the Spark Health clinic in Solana Beach/San Diego County – or in Laguna Woods/Orange County, we will provide a complimentary blood draw. If you live outside of these areas, we will provide the lab order/kit and provide the location of a blood draw site near you ($15 shipping fee applies.)
If your test results indicate an intolerance to certain foods, working with your doctor on a plan to eliminate or minimize the intake of these foods is the first step. Diet and lifestyle changes can be difficult, so having access to the proper resources and support network is key to successful change. Working closely with your doctor is crucial to ensuring necessary vitamins and minerals are not removed from your diet.
It is possible that your doctor may recommend additional testing based on your visit and a review of your medical history and symptoms. Food sensitivity tests do not diagnose other conditions such as celiac disease or SIBO.
Unlike other clinics that just sell medication, Spark Health utilizes a holistic treatment strategy that looks at all the internal and external health factors. We go beyond the conventional and the cookie-cutter to offer customized healthcare. All our services work in synergy across the core pillars of our practice.
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