Do you suffer from any of the following health issues?

  • Headaches?
  • Feel bloated after meals?
  • Heartburn?
  • Gassy?
  • Joint pain?
  • Muscle Aches?
  • Chronic fatigue?
  • Fibromyalgia?
  • Constipated?
  • Weight Gain?

If you answered yes, you may have a Hidden and/or Delayed Food Allergy (HADFA).

What are food Allergies? (from http://www.foodallergy.com)

Many people think of allergies exclusively in terms of airborne allergens such as pollen, dust, and molds. However, immune reactions can result from the different types of food sensitivities you may possess. The most common foods causing allergic reactions are peanuts, soy, wheat, shellfish, fish, milk, eggs and tree nuts.Once identified, we recommend eliminating those problematic foods from your diet.

Food allergies are divided into two major categories: immediate and delayed. When immediate food reaction occurs, sufferers experience symptoms within hours of having ingested the food. Symptom onset is rapid and may include tingling of extremities, wheezing, coughing, tightening of the throat, nausea, abdominal cramps, and diarrhea. Sometimes in cases where nuts, shellfish, fish, and peanuts have been eaten anaphylaxis can occur.

Immediate food reaction is a fixed food allergy. The food to which you are allergic will almost always provoke an immune reaction when ingested. In immediate reactions the body over produces what is called Immunoglobulin E antibodies, (IgE).

What are the symptoms?

Symptoms of a delayed food allergy can take up to 96 hours to appear. This type of immune response is mediated by the IgG antibody, which is the largest circulating antibody in our immune system and can cross the placenta from mother to child. IgG antibodies are the most common form of immunologic mediated food responses. It can be difficult to identify the offending food since we eat so many foods that go through different processes and have many ingredients. Unidentified food sensitivities can contribute to many chronic health conditions: including Irritable bowel syndrome, Rheumatoid arthritis, Headaches, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Eczema, Chronic ear infections, Malabsorption, Insomnia and many others.

Symptoms include but are not limited to:

  • Headaches
  • Chronic Ear Infections
  • IBS
  • Autism
  • Eczema
  • Bed Wetting (child)
  • Insomnia
  • ADD/ADHD
  • Acne
  • Feel bloated after meals
  • Heartburn
  • Gassy
  • Joint pain
  • Muscle Aches
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Constipated
  • Weight Gain

How and Where Do I Get Tested?

The Living Proof Institute uses state of the art ELISA testing to identify the offending foods and create a healthy diet of nonreactive foods. Many times the foods we eat frequently and seem healthy are contributing to our health problems. Elimination of the offending foods can improve many health problems and lead to a better quality of life.

What is the Cost of Testing?

The cost of testing can be as low as $49 and is done by blood spot or blood serum.

How Long Does it Take to Feel Better?

It can take just days or up to several weeks of removing a food from the diet to notice a benefit, so the key is to stay committed. Many will report that their digestion is better (more regular, less gas, less bloating, less heartburn), improved sleep (less snoring, less mucus, less, sinus pressure, less waking up, more refreshed sleep), better mental focus, more energy and fewer cravings.

Click on the link below and print the list.  Post it at your desk or on the fridge (home and office) for others to see.

To get tested call The Living Proof Institute at 513 785 0686.

HADFA Chart