Frequently Asked Questions
- Everybody has heard of wheat, but what is gluten?
- I'm suspicious of these "healthy foods" things. Is there scientific evidence that people are allergic to gluten?
- I'm already feeling super healthy. What will a toxic food test do for me?
- It seems everywhere I turn, there are articles and news stories about increased obesity not only in the U.S., but abroad. Is there a relationship of obesity to food allergies?
- This sounds fascinating, but I'm not certain this test is for me. What else can I do to learn more about this test?
- How much experience does your lab have?
- If I don't take the test, is there any other way to find out which foods may be causing a toxic reaction within me?
- Do any medications have an undesirable affect on your test?
- What does it mean that your laboratory testing is "consistently reliable"?
- I still have questions, where can I go to get answers?
- What is my next step to begin testing?
A: Gluten is actually two proteins, glutenin and gliadin. They naturally occur in wheat. They remain inactive until mixed with water in the process of making bread or other products. Then glutenin and gliadin form an amazing "web" that traps the carbon dioxide released by active yeast. The result is light, delicious bread.
Q: I'm suspicious of these "healthy foods" things. Is there scientific evidence that people are allergic to gluten?
A: Open any medical dictionary or textbook to "celiac disease" and you will see that physicians and researchers have known gluten sensitivity causes this disease for many years. Those same books document the higher risk for cancer people with celiac disease have. As to the blood test we provide, it is the same one employed in a published study on celiac disease, which appeared in the January 4 issue of "The Lancet", a distinguished British medical journal.
A: First, take the toxic food symptom checklist self-survey. If you have one or more of these symptoms, you're likely to feel even better from taking a toxic food test. You may be one of the 5% fortunate enough to have zero toxic food reactions. In these rare cases, we ask for your help in spreading the word. We're an independently owned company and grow primarily by word of mouth. Please share this information with others in need.
Q: It seems everywhere I turn, there are articles and news stories about increased obesity not only in the U.S., but abroad. Is there a relationship of obesity to food allergies?
A: Obesity is an American epidemic and is actually classified as a disease which can lead to high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes and stroke. Many of us spend large amounts of money on fad diets, exercise equipment and programs with little to no success of weight loss or weight control. A growing body of medical research and experience shows many of us suffer from undetected food allergies. Read our review of popular diets and hidden food allergies here...
Q: This sounds fascinating, but I'm not certain this test is for me. What else can I do to learn more about this test?
A: We welcome your email or telephone call. Speak with one of our counselors and discuss your concerns. We've been in this service for over 25 years and we're here to help you.
A: Immuno Laboratories has been providing quality testing services to physicians for over 25 years (25 million tests).
Q: If I don't take the test, is there any other way to find out which foods may be causing a toxic reaction within me?
A: Yes, by fasting – avoiding all foods for several days - and then introducing a food once every 3-4 days while you keep a carefully diary on your symptoms. Over an extended period of time, you'll be able to find many of the foods causing toxic reactions. This is a challenging process, but it has been used successfully by people with lots of willpower.
A: Yes. Steroids and medications containing cortisone will effect the results of your test. Immuno Laboratories support staff is available to answer any questions and medication concerns you or your doctor may have prior to drawing a specimen.
A: If you take your blood sample, submit it to our laboratory under two different names and send it to all the labs doing this testing, our test is the only one that is consistently accurate. This claim has been independently validated. Read our full imitator WARNING...
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A: Begin here by contacting us. Contact Better Health USA today at 1-888-446-6866 for a free consultation and to arrange for testing. Join the thousands who now live healthier and happier lives -- find out which foods are toxic to your system. (Testing not available in New York state)