Food Intolerance Testing

Food Intolerance Testing ( FIT)

Food Intolerance Testing is an assessment of foods that may impact your health on a regular basis and may or may not be true  allergies. The symptoms of a food sensitivity may impact many areas of your health and will affect you wherever your genetic weaknesses are. For example one person may have a headache while another may have digestive symptoms.

Highlight: Food  Intolerances

Functional Screen of: Food reactions that are not allergies

Indicated for: Children from birth on an annual basis and adults bi annually

Items Tested for:

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Common Intolerance Symptoms Include:

  • Fatigue
  • Reduced Focus & Concentration
  • Colic in Infants
  • Headaches
  • Digestive Upset
  • Behavior Concerns-ADD
  • Pain-Arthritis
  • Skin Conditions-Eczema, Rashes, Psoriasis
  • Fertility Concerns
  • PMS, Menopause
  • Darkness Under 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
  • Improved Digestion
  • Optimum Weight
  • Reduced Pain
  • Better Focus and Concentration

What is the difference between allergies & intolerances?

Allergies follow the Immunoglobulin E (IgE) or G ( IgG) pathways causing the mast cells in the immune system to release histamine to produce traditional allergy symptoms.

The symptoms of allergies include: darkness under the eyes, sinus congestion, moodiness, hives, swelling and may be a medical emergency in anaphylaxis cases.

This is in comparison to sensitivity symptoms which tend to impact your health wherever your genetic weaknesses are so are more generalized .

Intolerances symptoms as above may include: bloating, gas, diarrhea or constipation,  headaches, skin symptoms, pain, mood changes and decreased focus or memory to name a few.

In general the weaker the digestive system and immune system the more the number of allergies or sensitivities that are present.   Leaky Gut Syndrome may be a related underlying factor. If you have many reactions it is important to have a health restoration program which includes adrenal , digestive & immune balancing features designed for you. For a complete review it is recommended to have a new patient visit with any test methods.

The method of Intolerance 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.

Revivelife™  Lab 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 intolerance  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 intolerances that are determined.

Fee Schedule:

FIT : Adult 98 Child 89

Extended FIT: 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)

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.