A few months ago, I purchased a new laboratory reference book entitled Laboratory Evaluations in Molecular Medicine. This wonderful book described IgG food antibody testing. After understanding the mechanisms of delayed IgG food sensitivities, I decided to run a “trial” diagnostic test on myself to assess the clinical implications. After screening several laboratories, I selected your lab and the Immuno 1 Bloodprint for my trial test.
There was one problem with using myself in my evaluation/experiment, I only exhibited one of the commonly reported symptoms associated with delayed food sensitivities. My normal diet is very healthy with a natural seasonal rotation of foods and I am a very healthy 43-year-old male with a patent gastrointestinal and immune systems. I wondered how I could assess the clinical benefits of the test if I did not have any symptoms which should improve after the culprit foods are eliminated from my diet. After some thought, I believed that I could run the experiment with an opposite outcome, and still be able to measure the clinical validity of the Immuno 1 Bloodprint. Instead of eliminating the allergenic foods, I would consume as much of them as possible over one month and make an assessment.
After several weeks of eating increased amounts of the foods identified as antigens by my Immuno 1 Bloodprint, I began to notice increased tinnitus and fatigue, and new symptoms such as abdominal bloating/gas/burping, chest congestion, and nasal congestion. Some of the foods identified as my allergens were: eggs, cows milk, cheese, brewer’s yeast, oatmeal, sesame seeds/oil, mushrooms, wheat, kidney and pinto beans, and tomatoes. After one month of eating meals primarily made from those “allergenic” foods my symptoms progressively worsened.
I have since removed and/or rotated those culprit foods from my deity. My symptoms gradually regressed and eventually disappeared. My own experience with the Immuno 1 Bloodprint has brought a new personal awareness of the value of hypersensitivity food allergy testing. Thank you for an indispensable diagnostic test for a clinically results-based practitioner.