Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Autoimmune Disease and Food Intolerance

As most of you know, I'm a firm believer that there is a significant link between autoimmune disease and food intolerance. Lately as I've been trying to decide how to proceed in my journey to find a doctor that agrees with me, I've been looking into what kinds of food intolerance testing is out there. After reading this story about ALCAT testing, I became curious. I had been looking at Enterolab before but the thought of giving more stool samples was not at all something I wanted to do. ALCAT is done by blood test. Well I'm an old pro at those! In fact, the phlebotomist at the lab that I go to weekly remarked about how good my arm looks after weeks and weeks of blood work.

Anyway, so I was on the ALCAT website today and I came across this pdf that is for understanding your test results. I downloaded it and read through it and discovered that it's quite helpful for anyone that is curious about food intolerance, so I thought I'd post the link so you can read it for yourself.

I'm hoping that I can find a doctor that supports this type of testing so that I can have it done through my insurance company, it's quite costly but seems to be the most comprehensive testing out there. I would really like to have it done.

2 comments:

Linda said...

Interesting. Thanks for the PDF link. I think I'll look into ALCAT testing.

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