Dr Muradov - Food Sensitivity Testing FAQ

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We've constructed this FAQ to answer all of your common food sensitivity testing questions.

About

Dr. Muradov is a Naturopath in Edmonton.

He has a special interest in food sensitivity.

Our Clinic is a general naturopathic medical practice, however, we often see issues related to the consumption of foods that can cause a wide range of symptoms around the body. 

Our clinic focuses heavily on advanced testing including: hormone and thyroid testing, nutritional and digestive testing as well as Food sensitivity testing. 

Dr Muradov has a strong interest in the discovery of food allergies and sensitivities in his patients and we are paired with multiple labs that use different methodologies to uncover the cause of food related illnesses. 

Please enjoy our Edmonton food sensitivity testing FAQ. 
If you have additional questions email: [email protected]

FAQ

Food Sensitivity Background

Food allergy is well recognized in standard allopathic medicine as a cause of acute attacks of asthma, hives, anaphylaxis and angioedema. These types of rapid sometimes life threatening allergic reactions are called immediate or type 1 hypersensitivity reactions. 

Another type of food reaction, often referred to as delayed food allergy or food sensitivity. Many alternative practitioners, including naturopaths, have observed that food sensitivities are a common cause of  a wide range of physical and mental disorders. According to one estimate, as much as 60% of the population suffers from undetected food allergies.

What health issues are related to food sensitivity?

Cardiovascular: Angina, Arrhythmias, & Hypertension (high blood pressure)

Dermatologic: Acne, Eczema, Itching, Psoriasis, Bruising, Hives

Ear, nose, and throat: Hoarseness, Meniere’s disease, Nasal polyps, Nosebleeds, Smell dysfunction, Ear infections, Sinusitis, Sore throats, Taste disorders and Vertigo

Gastrointestinal: Abdominal pain, Constipation, Crohn’s disease, Diarrhea, Esophageal inflammation, Gallbladder disease, Gastritis, GERD, IBS, Pancreatitis, Peptic ulcer, Anal itching and Rectal bleeding, Ulcerative colitis and Vomiting. 

Neurological: Epilepsy, Migraine, Multiple sclerosis, Restless legs syndrome and Tension-type headache.

Pediatric: Colic, bed wetting, ADHD, Autism, Eczema

Psychiatric: Anxiety,  ADHD, Autism, Bipolar disorder, Depression, Panic attacks Schizophrenia 

Pulmonary: Asthma, COPD, Cough, Phlegm.

Rheumatologic: Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, Psoriatic arthritis,  Rheumatoid arthritis, Lupus.

And many others!

What do you test for to detect food sensitivity?

Our clinic focuses on three methods to determine food sensitivity and allergy.

First, we may use an elimination diet, followed by individual food challenges. This method is slow, may miss some problematic foods and is often difficult for patients to execute. 

With regards to blood food sensitivity testing we may use one of two methods: combined IgG4/IgE method or total IgG. These refer to the antibodies measured in the blood in response to the foods you are eating. 
 

How do IgG antibodies cause health issues?

The antibodies attach themselves to the food antigen that's inappropriately entered the blood to create a complex. These complexes are normally removed by other parts of the immune system.  However, if they are present in large numbers , the food antigen-antibody complexes accumulate, travel through the blood and are deposited in body tissues. Once in tissue, they may play a role in numerous diseases and conditions.

What does a food sensitivity test involve?

We simply need either a couple of tubes of blood for IgG4/IgE testing or about 15 drops of blood for IgG Testing.

We send the blood away and get results in 2-4 weeks. 

How much does a food sensitivity test cost?

Prices differ depending on the quantity of foods tested. 

50 food testing (only done via IgG4) $365

100 food testing $465

200 food testing $665  

Your food sensitivity testing appointment includes:  A ½ hr visit with naturopath, Dr. Muradov prior to testing. A brief follow up visit to review the results. 

How accurate are the allergy and sensitivity tests?

At TruMed Clinic our Allergy testing is run through three different accredited laboratories. Our clinical experience with these tests suggests a high level of accuracy especially in regards to digestive concerns in particular. We've run thousands of these tests.