(If you would like to have your hidden food or inhalant
allergies identified, please call our office and make an appointment.)
As previously mentioned, immunoglobulins are made by the immune system in
response to pollens, animal dander, and dust, along with the lesser
known responses to mold, yeast, bacteria, chemicals and of course FOOD.
IgE is only one type of immunoglobulin; there are also IgA, IgM, and IgG.
Most food allergies are IgG mediated, or "slow" allergic reactions,
because they involve a more complicated response by the immune system
and thus take longer (up to days) to produce symptoms. IgG allergic
reactions are cumulative and symptoms will be noticed gradually after
being repeatedly exposed to the offending food.
Thus, symptoms caused by a particular food allergen may not be related
to that specific food because of the time that had passed since it had
first been ingested. Actually, it is quite possible to have eaten the
food many more times before the first reactions are being felt as
symptoms a week later.
For this reason, these allergic reactions have been labeled "slow"
allergies, and because of their undefined inflammatory nature they can
be overlooked and misdiagnosed as any number of possible ailments.
Allergic inflammatory responses such as pain, heat, redness, or swelling
can manifest in different body parts and present as recurring colds or
the inability to kick colds, chronic fatigue or pain syndromes,
digestive complaints, neurological symptoms like headaches, skin
disorders, autoimmune reactions and many many more.
These slow IgG antibodies can best be determined by a lab that utilizes
the ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) blood test, or ELISA
Before and After Treatment Charts
Dairy and Fish
Fruits and Meats
At the Calgary Centre for
Naturopathic Medicine, we utilize
state-of-the-art techniques to provide the most accurate analysis of
patient profiles. After receiving the results of the test, Dr. Drobot
will meet with you to discuss ways to exchange allergens for non-allergenic food
Avoidance of the food is only ONE aspect of improving the
health condition; the true condition is a reactive immune system. The
immune system is in need of re-education and support to not react to
benign substances. Besides avoiding the allergen you may also be
counseled on dietary, supplemental, and other therapies that can improve
overall immune function and balance.