Food Sensitivty Test – DM6 Health


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Food Sensitivty Test

How many food items do your food sensitivity kits test for?

Our testing kits are designed to test 96 different food types across several different groups, including dairy, grains, fruits, meat, seafood, veggies, spices, seeds and nuts, and legumes. This allows us to test a wide spectrum of foods to try and narrow down your particular sensitivities, if any.

Should I stop taking my medications or supplements before taking the test?

Always consult with your doctor or healthcare provider before discontinuing your medication or supplements, even for a brief period of time. Only do so when you are given the go-ahead to do so.

What is the difference between food sensitivities and food allergies?

Food allergies are typically much more reactionary, and can potentially involve deadly consequences depending on the severity of the allergy in question. Food sensitivities are typically far less severe, and are not classified as “allergies.” Food sensitivities are measured by IgE, while food allergies are measured by IgE antibodies in the bloodstream.

Do I need to fast, or eat the foods I may be sensitive to before taking the test?

No, it isn’t necessary to change your dietary habits at all in order to test for a food allergy. The test itself involves exposing your blood to various food types to determine whether a reaction will occur. If you have eaten your potential problem food up to 4 weeks prior to taking the test, your IgE levels will reflect your results.