Learn More About Allergy Testing
Body by Craft is a state-of-the-art medical practice with a focus on enhancement of wellness and natural beauty. Our clinical team are devoted to ensuring that you regain the best form of you. We promote patient health and well-being using a holistic approach to lifestyle medicine, alongside cosmetic procedures in order to obtain life-changing, long-lasting results. We have found that patients who come to us desiring to look better, often want to feel better as well, and we know that these goals go hand in hand.
At our clinic, we are pleased to test for food allergies. We believe this is such an important first step in improving health and appearance. The glow of our skin, healthy hair, toned body and energy levels all begin with what we consume and how our body processes what we take in. Many people suffer from digestive issues and chronic inflammation as well as dermatological problems and aren’t aware of their correlation. Using a scientifically-based approach, we treat chronic conditions and overall health. Testing for food allergies or even sensitivities is a great way to begin a proactive journey towards wellness and vitality that subsequently leads to your best you. Excess weight can often be attributed to sensitivities to certain foods and additives. Our food supply in North America contains many additives, preservatives, dyes and toxins which impair digestion.
Food sensitivities or intolerances can lead to similar signs and symptoms of a food allergy. They generally cause a milder reaction, however, related to digestive inflammation and typically the symptoms of a food sensitivity are somewhat delayed. Food allergies are more serious and acute, caused by an immune defense reaction when the body incorrectly identifies a food substance as harmful. A variety of organs can be affected and reaction can be mild, severe or even life-threatening. The most common symptoms experienced during an allergic reaction include rashes, hives, itching, stomach cramps and pain, nausea, diarrhea, shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of the mouth and airway.
Unlike other allergic reactions, however, anaphylaxis is a potentially fatal reaction which may begin within seconds of exposure and progress rapidly to cause airway swelling, altered heart rhythms, intestinal and facial swelling, hives, shock, and death. Exposure to allergens by ingestion, inhalation, or contact on skin can trigger anaphylaxis. In some cases, anaphylaxis can develop from less severe allergies over time. Allergy signs and symptoms can be triggered medications and by foods such as shellfish, fish, eggs, peanuts and other types of nuts, berries, dairy products or environmental stimulants such as grass and pollen.
Signs & Symptoms
Mast cells are white blood cells found in large numbers in tissues that interact with our environment such as our skin and mucous membranes, our airway and digestive system. If histamine is predominantly released in the skin, a rash or itch will develop. If histamine is mostly released in the nose and throat, there may be difficulty in breathing. Therefore, it is important for us to know the types of foods that may pose a danger to our health and well-being with thorough, clinical testing.
Comprehensive Test For Allergies
Body by Craft is pleased to offer a comprehensive test for food allergies and intolerances/sensitivities as the initial starting point for you to begin your path towards improved health and wellness. To overcome the daily stress of food allergies, we must identify the substances and proteins that trigger reactions within your body.
Once identified, our clinical team will work alongside you to modify your diet and accommodate any nutrients that may be lacking because of the allergy. We offer IV nutritional therapy as well which is a very good compliment to the diagnostic portion of your treatment.
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Our medical team will assess the details of the report, the positive food allergens identified, and any other environmental sensitivities. Then we create a personalized nutritional plan and educational course for you. Your newly composed diet plan will offer an extensive list of heathy, enjoyable food alternatives and recommended meals. With careful elimination of the allergen, the vicious cycle of inflammation, bloating and irritation can be ended, leaving you feeling slim, strong and well.
Through our allergy testing program at Body by Craft, you’ll have as much support and coaching as you need to improve your diet and lifestyle, so that you can enjoy everything you’ve worked for in life with more energy and optimism than ever. If you are interested in learning more about what allergy testing can do for you, or would like to begin the process, please contact us to book an appointment with the wellness team.