If you feel bad after you eat a certain product, it is not necessarily an allergy or poisoning. Check for food intolerances.
Many people confuse food intolerance and food allergy , but it is not the same thing. According to statistics, food allergy affects not more than 5% of people, while intolerant to at least once in life faced by 45% of us.
Olga Vysotsky, an allergist, PhD
Both - the problem of unpleasant, but if you are allergic to foods impersonating characteristic symptoms (rash, urticaria, edema), then the food intolerance symptoms are very different. It may be not passing acne, eczema, rhinitis, cough, weight and even urolithiasis, chronic fatigue and high blood pressure. Often intolerance and all proceeds hidden. The only symptom - poor health, which is even difficult to associate with a particular product.
Therefore, to determine food intolerance independently, without special laboratory studies almost impossible. Helps enzyme immunoassay method of determining food intolerance. It is based on it are numerous diets on blood groups, popular a few years ago.
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How is the analysis?
Do you take 5 ml of blood from a vein and dropped on a special plate, which previously applied to food antigens, often cause intolerance. Then, using laboratory immunoassay analyzer checks antigens which products are reacted with your blood. The results are presented in a list of permitted and prohibited foods.
The results were obtained. How to proceed?
Before you two lists of products that bear immunoglobulin levels (IgG) to each product in a digital value and decoding - the norm, excess, significant excess. Approved products from the "green" list should now be the basis of your diet. Products from the "red" list, it is recommended for some time excluded from the diet (usually for a period of 6 weeks to 6 months, depending on the levels of immunoglobulins). It is interesting that after 6 months of abstinence food intolerance can take, and the product of the Red List will move into the green. This is the main difference between intolerance of food allergy: the latter never fails.
• Every 4th person can not tolerate milk.
• Each 250-th can not eat rye, wheat, barley and their products.
• Many people should be excluded from strawberry menu, peanuts, citrus, nuts, mushrooms, seafood, soy and eggs, coffee, corn.
What to do in six months?
If after eliminating "red products" you marked improvement in general health, hair and nails, skin, weight loss, then I got to the point analysis. And from the products of the red list is better to give, and then - possibly for life. Reassessment of 6 months will show which products can get into the "eternal red list".
How many usually investigate?
The possibilities of the method allow us to study from 10 to 300 different products. It all depends on your normal diet. For example, if you've never eaten mangosteen and you are not going to try it, and then check your reaction to it will not.
How to prepare for the analysis?
Before any blood need not have a 4:00. If you are taking antibiotics, the analysis can be taken no earlier than 24 hours after completion of the course.
What is the cost analysis, and how long it do?
Usually the process takes from several days to a week. The price depends on the number of the investigational product, so the cost varies from 8000 to 15 000 rubles.