A nutritional assessment provides a way to determine the foods that may be causing you to experience fatigue, weight gain, migraines and additional discomfort. At the Rubin Health Center, the professional test we use is The ALCAT TEST, which objectively measures the blood cells’ reactions to a foreign substance under conditions designed to mimic what actually happens when we eat. When compared with the “Master Control” (BASELINE) graph, test samples will show reactivity (cell count and size) if it has occurred. By relating these changes in white blood cells to the control curve, Scores are generated.
In Short, we use the ALCAT to discover your:
- Trigger foods
- Hidden food allergies
- Weight loss techniques
- Ways to regain energy
- Sinus congestion causes
- Migraine causes
- Stomach pain causes
- Arthritis exaggerators
- Skin irritants
Food intolerance testing and treatment is a simple, painless, non-surgical, nonpharmaceutical approach to improving health. If you exercise regularly and eat right and still can’t lose weight, it is possible that you have food sensitivities. When your reactive foods are eliminated, your problem with weight slowly disappears.
The Alcat Test has been shown to be accurate and reliable in scientific studies, 83.4% correlation with double blind oral challenge, 96% correlation for food additives and colorings, or the Gold Standard in food sensitivity testing.
By avoiding “test positive” foods, symptoms are reduced or eliminated. You will probably feel more energy as a cause of weight imbalance is overcome.
The test helps you and your health care provider create an individualized food plan designed to meet your specific needs. Benefits are usually seen within a matter of days.
Why we’re sensitive to some foods
The immune system is an intricate structure which protects the body from the harmful effects of invading elements – viruses, bacteria, other micro-organisms and toxins. Sometimes our immune system over-reacts to substances such as foods or food additives, which are not normally harmful. The result may be:
- Hay fever
- Skin problems
- Intestinal disorders
- Painful joints or muscles
- Frequent ear infections or hyperactivity in children
- Chronic fatigue
- Weight imbalance
What makes identifying these harmful foods difficult is that the symptoms may not emerge until 8 -72 hours after eating or may follow what is called a dose/frequency dependence that needs several feedings over several days to weeks.
Is This A Common Problem?
Yes! These conditions impact an estimated 75-90% of the population; costing billions in treatments, lost income due to missing work and absenteeism from school. It’s a scientific fact that appetite and metabolism are controlled by blood chemistry, which is adversely affected when an offending food is consumed. Food sensitivities also cause cravings for sweets and starches as well as water retention. Knowing and avoiding the foods you react to can help you reach your desired weight and feel much better without significant cost or the use of prescription drugs.
Testimonials For The ALCAT Test
“Before taking the ALCAT test, I was bloated and was carrying a lot of water weight. Try as I might, I couldn’t lose any weight, no matter how stringently I dieted or how faithfully I exercised. I was extremely fatigued and would often take a nap after work. I never had a good night’s sleep because my indigestion was so bad it would keep me awake for hours every night. My sinuses drained constantly. Both my eyelids twitched nearly constantly & my right eye wouldn’t open all the way. My joints didn’t work right and if I squatted down, I couldn’t get up without help. I have none of those symptoms now, as long as I stay away from my reactive foods. Thank you so very much.”
“Our daughter has been taking Ritalin and Paxil for over 5 years to deal with hyperactivity/ADHD as well as other health, concentration and academic issues. The ALCAT test identified numerous foods that we needed to eliminate-such as beef, lemon, grapes and apples. Once we eliminated these foods, we saw a dramatic change with our daughter. Within 24 hours she was much more calm. We slowly weened her off Paxil and Ritalin, and now she is TOTALLY off of these drugs for more than 2 months. The new diet has done wonders.”
“I was experiencing itchy skin and stomach aches on a nearly daily basis, as well headaches and irritable bowel symptoms far too regularly. I am 30 years old. I get exercise, didn’t have weight to lose, I eat a healthy diet and I was already avoiding known food allergies so I was frustrated and didn’t know what was going on. The day I received my results I eliminated my reactive foods from my diet (shocking results to me: blueberries, artichoke, cranberries and more, food I love and ate regularly). I have not had a single stomachache, headache, or irritable bowel symptom since that day 4 weeks ago! My itchy skin is almost gone. I feel better than I have in years. People tell me I look great. And the most exciting part is knowing that these foods aren’t gone forever; I’ll probably be able to eat most of them without symptoms recurring by following the recommended rotation diet. I am a firm believer and highly recommend the ALCAT test to family, friends, anyone!”