Arvada, Colorado (PressExposure) August 20, 2009 -- Dr. Scott Isaacs, a naturopathic doctor and chiropractor practicing at the Chiropractic Wellness Center in Arvada, Colorado, has recently integrated food sensitivity testing into his practice.
The ImmunoLabs "Immuno 1 Bloodprint" (TM) food sensitivity test is effective for a wide variety of complaints, including musculoskeletal conditions, gastrointestinal disturbances, headaches, skin complaints, weight issues, mental and emotional problems, and chronic fatigue. In fact, it has been documented that 95% percent of people have food sensitivities that may be contributing to their symptoms. Simply by determining what foods a person may be sensitive to and avoiding those foods for a period of time may bring that person back to an optimal state of health. In many cases, avoiding a food can allow the body to heal to the point that a sensitivity can be eradicated for life.
There are many advantages to dealing with health issues by eliminating food sensitivities. This process does not require the use of drugs with potentially harmful side effects. Instead, it pinpoints a cause of a person's condition and eliminates this obstacle to cure. Once this happens, the body is able to heal on its own. Avoiding offending foods also can result in increased energy, better sleep, and weight loss...even if these were not a part of an original complaint. Unlike many diets, there is no restriction to the amount of food one can eat. Rather, this program only requires the elimination of foods that have been determined to cause an immune reaction that causes symptoms. Finally, eliminating these foods often can allow for decreased grocery expenses over the long haul, making it a cost-effective means to address disease.
Food sensitivity testing is actually superior to an elimination diet in many ways. Elimination diets require that a patient abstain from many potentially offending foods, but unnecessarily eliminating some that do not provoke reactions or symptoms. Food sensitivity testing makes it easier to pinpoint only those offending foods immediately and accurately. Also, elimination diets generally test for only the most common provocative foods, like eggs, dairy, soy, corn, and wheat. The test that Dr. Isaacs uses tests over 150 different foods.
Food sensitivity testing requires a simple blood draw, from which these foods are tested for immune reactions. Patients then receive the results, including a handy laminated wallet-sized card for easy reference. They also receive 3 DVDs which include numerous recipes and guidelines to follow for a successful food elimination program. Patients also receive a spiral-bound guide to help them in this program. Finally, they have support 24 hours a day from experts in the field of nutrition and natural medicine both online and via phone.
"I am thrilled to be able to offer this service to patients for whom traditional, Western medicine has not proven effective for their ailments," says Isaacs. "Eliminating offending foods respects the body's natural ability to heal itself, instead of suppressing symptoms and potentially leading to worse health."