Food Additives & Preservatives

Food Additive & Preservative Test ( FA&P)

This test is to assess an individual’s reaction to additives and preservatives in food.  EST testing is recommended for those with suspected or diagnosed attention deficit syndrome, learning difficulties or behavior concerns.

Highlight: Environmental Reaction Testing

Functional Assessment of : Environmental Intolerances

Indicated for: Those experiencing seasonal health changes.

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Common Symptoms Include:

  • Headaches
    Immune Concerns-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  Intolerance & Environmental Testing.  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:

FAP : 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.