ALCAT Food Sensitivity Testing

The ALCAT Test

We are all well aware that the food we eat and our exercise routine is a big factor in weight gain and loss. A recent book “Your Hidden Food Allergies Are Making You Fat!” profiled the ALCAT test. The book discusses the history, benefits, medical community support, patient testimonials and in-depth scientific studies. The Baylor Institute study for example reported that 98 percent of participants who successfully had their trigger foods identified and who eliminated these foods from their diet, subsequently lost weight, reduced their percentage of body fat and gained muscle tissue.

Food Sensitivity Testing: What is the ALCAT?
The ALCAT food sensitivity test is a minimally invasive blood test that accurately and reproducibly measures biological cellular reactivity in whole blood. Unlike standard IgG tests, which rely exclusively on one immune pathway and merely detects exposure, the ALCAT test is the premier test for detecting food, mold and chemical sensitivities/intolerances. Studies show the ALCAT test to be 83.4% accurate with foods and 96% accurate with food additives, as compared with the Gold Standard – a double blind oral challenge.

How the ALCAT Test Works

The ALCAT test objectively measures changes in size and number of white blood cells in response to ex vivo challenges with foods, chemicals and other environmental stimuli. Scores are generated by relating the patients’ own blood without test substrate to their tested, reactive blood. Results are designated into four categories – Severe Intolerance, Moderate Intolerance, Mild Intolerance and Acceptable Foods – on a color coded report that is accessible online by the prescribing doctor or by hard copy. Included in the results is an individualized rotation diet.

See a Sample ALCAT Report Here

Health Problems Linked to Food Intolerance

Serious and chronic health conditions are caused or triggered by food, environmental pollution, and the lack of exercising. Those serious health problems related to hidden food allergies can include:

IBS
Migraines
Fatigue
Chronic inflammation
Eczema
Weight loss
Aching joints
Weight gain
Gastrointestinal disorders
Asthma
Cardiovascular disease

The Process

The Food Sensitivity and Allergies (ALCAT) program starts simply with the patient filling out a questionnaire in our office, aimed at determining if the ALCAT is right for your symptoms. Then, you will meet with out Medical Doctor to determine which ALCAT test is right for you. Once we find the right test, the Medical Doctor will draw the required amount of blood and we’ll send it off to the ALCAT lab. Your test results will be available within 1-2 weeks. It’s as simple as that!

The Cost

Some insurance carriers do cover ALCAT testing if it is medically necessary. Once we determine which test is right for you, we can also verify if your insurance will cover the cost. Although, we do offer cash options as well.

Click Here to Read Studies on the ALCAT Testing Program

ALCAT Testing Guides & Resources

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“Understanding Your ALCAT Results” GuideĀ 

“Molds, Environmental Chemicals, Food Additives, Food Colorings” Guide