Environmental Intolerance Test

Environmental Intolerance Test ( EIT)

Environmental Allergies & Intolerances are very common in Ottawa due to the high pollen count settling in the Ottawa Valley. Allergies & Intolerances  in general are also on the rise due to global warming. Global warming causes the plants to breath in more carbon dioxide and this stimulates more release of pollens. Environmental Sensitivity Testing is an assessment of plants, molds, dust, animals that may impact your health on a seasonal basis and may or may not be true allergies.

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Highlights:Environmental Reactions

Functional Screen of: Environmental  Intolerances

Indicated for: Those who experience seasonal changes in their health.

Common Symptoms Include:

  • Headaches
    Immune Concers-Sinusitus
    Behavior Concerns-ADD
    Memory Weakness
    Skin Conditions-Eczema
    Darkness Underneath the Eyes
    And Many More….
    Your foods maybe affecting how you feel…. Food and Environmental Testing can make a difference!

Common changes include:

  • Increased Energy
    Better Sleep
    Better Immunity
    Improved Digestion
    Reduced Pain
    Better Focus and Concentration.

The method of Testing:

The Vega Test is an EAV acupuncture technique testing device. The electroacupunture diagnostic method utilizes a galvanometer designed to measure the skin’s electrical activity at designated acupuncture points. The patient holds a negative electrode in one and hand and the doctor holds the positive electrode probe to press selected acupuncture points. When a suspected food or environmental is placed on an aluminum tray which is connected into the circuit (or when the Vegamedi, which encases the food or environmental samples, is used), certain galvanometer reading changes, indicating sensitivity. This method is also used for Food Additive Testing, which is most indicated for children with ADD/ADHD, and adults or children with learning disabilities. This takes 10 minutes as well and can be done alone or in combination with the food and environmental testing. The procedure is non invasive , thus it is not painful and is ideal for children.

The reviVelife™ Wellness Centre uses the Vega Test as a supportive technique (not a diagnostic or treatment device) in conjunction with an individual’s history, physical findings and/or laboratory tests. The information gathered is used in conjunction with the traditional elimination challenge technique to determine a person’s food intolerances. The Vega Test along with a patient’s history will facilitate food sensitivity assessment which is to be noted as different than food allergy detection. If a person has other allergies it is important for them to overlap these results with any food sensitivities that are determined.

Fee Schedule:

EST : Adult 98 Child 89

Extended EST: FIT, FA&P,EST: Adult 238 Child 219

( Food Intolerance Test, Environmental Test, Food Additive and Preservative Test )

FIT or EST Consult: Adult 98 Child 89 (Additional to Test Fee)

(It is recommended to have a food intolerance consult with this visit, to counsel you on how to go about making the food changes)

It is recommended to have a consult with this visit.

The results of this test are available shortly after your test.

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Patient Preparation:

1. Avoid the use of lotions or creams on the hands or feet the day of the Vega test

2. Please remove all jewelry and watches for the test (done at the time of the test)

3. Please remove all telephone, pager, and other electronic devices

4. Please notify your Naturopath if you have a pacemaker or similar device

5. Avoid stimulants with caffeine, i.e. coffee, tea, cola, and chocolate 24 hours before the test

6. Take any normal medications that you use on an ongoing basis. Note that high doses of alcohol, amphetamines, sedatives, tranquilizers, corticosteroids, and immune suppressives may make testing more difficult; thus if not a part of your normal medical plan of management, avoid 24 hours before the test.