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the Alcat Test

There are many autoimmune diseases that can be caused by many triggers. One such trigger may be food intolerance and poor gut health.

 

Food and chemical sensitivities have been linked to migraines, aching joints, fatigue, gastrointestinal disorders, and other symptoms related to chronic activation of the immune system.

 

The Alcat Test measures individual responses to foods and other substances at the cellular level and may reveal the underlying trigger of certain symptoms.

 

 

Clinical assessments of the Alcat Test used to guide dietary modification have shown significant improvement in many common symptoms. 

 

The efficacy of the Alcat Test has been documented in numerous studies implementing rigorous double-blind and often placebo-controlled study designs. 

 

The Alcat Test measures food/immune reactions through stimulation of leukocytes. The leukocytes, which comprise five classes of white blood cells (WBCs), including monocytes, lymphocytes, eosinophils, basophils, and neutrophils (~ 70 - 80% of WBC's) can be challenged with individual food or chemical extracts. Immunologic defense reactions, e.g. of neutrophils, initiate an instrumental primary role in inflammation. While this is a very effective first-line defense strategy against acute infections, chronic activation of the immune system may lead to health disorders.

 

The difference between the Alcat Test and IgG antibody testing: Food and Chemical sensitivities are mediated by multiple pathogenic mechanisms. By using the cellular approach, instead of a single antibody such as IgG, the Alcat Test can identify food and chemical sensitivities regardless of the pathway (immunologic, toxic, pharmacologic). The cells release free radicals and inflammatory mediators without antibody involvement.

 

 

Who Should Test?

Cellular reactions to foods, chemicals, and other substances can be associated with both acute and chronic pathologies.

Association between the innate immune system, inflammation, and the development of chronic conditions.

 

  • Gastrointestinal Disorders, e.g. Diarrhea /Constipation, Bloating, IBS, Gastritis, Reflux, Associated Malabsorption (nutritional deficiencies) 

 

  • Skin Symptoms, e.g. Eczema, Psoriasis, Rashes, Keratosis Pilaris, Urticaria, Acne 

 

  • Neurological Symptoms, e.g. Migraines, Headaches, Memory Problems, Chronic Fatigue, Mood Swings, Depression (neuroendocrine immune system), ADHD, Neuropathy, cognitive impairment 

 

  • Respiratory Disease, e.g. Chronic Cough, Wheezing / Bronchoconstriction, Sinusitis 

 

  • Metabolic / Endocrine Disorders, e.g. Obesity, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Inability to Lose Weight, Weight Loss, Thyroid Illness and Diseases, Infertility, Irregular Menstruation 

 

  • Muscular / Skeletal Disorders, e.g. Stiff or Sore Joints, Arthritis, Tendonitis 

 

  • Immune System and other Comorbidities, e.g. Reduced immunity against Infections, Allergies, Autoimmune Diseases, Heart Problems, progression of tumors 

 

 

If you wish to perform the Alcat test, please contact us.

contact@diet-designer.com

07707929982

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