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Delayed Food Hypersensitivities and Arthritis
There is no single food or single list of foods that cause arthritis. The list differs from person to person. That is why everyone must be individually tested.
One of the keys to healing arthritis, therefore, is knowing exactly what foods you personally need to avoid.
The ALCAT Test
The name of the test is the ALCAT test. The ALCAT can screen for sensitivity reactions against any of a hundred or so common foods, many food additives and chemicals in our environment.
Bottom line: This test gives you a huge head start in your healing process. Even in the rare event that you have no food sensitivities, you will know for sure that you don't and can stop wasting your time and effort wondering if food and chemical sensitivities are contributing to your problems.
My New Food Sensitivity Testing Recommendation
You can even test for sensitivity to many environmental chemicals that you would never want to voluntarily expose yourself to.
The least expensive test I recommend buying the Comprehensive Wellness 3 test panel. It costs $675. It isn’t as good as the more expensive versions, because it doesn’t test for as many foods and substances, but it does test for enough to give people with arthritis a good start on identifying all their triggers. You will likely have to supplement this test with some testing on your own (like I describe in my Conquering Arthritis book) to completely identify and master all the triggers to your inflammation.
If you are on a tight budget, I recommend buying the Comprehensive Wellness 3 test panel. It costs $675. It tests for:
If you are actively taking anti-inflammatory drugs you might also want to be tested with the 10 Anti-inflammatory Agents Panel.
The ALCAT company made a special test panel they are calling the “Barbara Allan” panel. This panel tests for everything in the Comprehensive Wellness 3 panel plus these ten anti-inflammatory drugs:
If you are tested, you will know if you have an adverse reaction to any of these drugs.
If you would like to be extra comprehensive I also offer the deluxe Platinum Comprehensive Panel for $1099 which tests for everything the alcat company can test for. This panel comes with a free nutritional consultation provided by the ALCAT company. Knowledge is power. If you can afford it, this is unquestionably the best version of the ALCAT test to take. The more you know, the easier it is to heal.
If you have special needs, please contact my office. We will work with you to put together the perfect combination for your needs. For instance there is a 50 food panel for children 3 and under and a special 150 food panel for vegetarians. We can also upgrade our other packages from testing 150 foods to testing 200 foods.
You can view the exact foods and other substances tested for here.
However, make sure you purchase through this website or our office
Once You Have Ordered
Alcat works with a large list of draw sites around the United States. This includes Concentra Labs, hospitals, medical facilities, and other locations. Alcat also has an Exam One Mobil phlebotomy service which can come to your home or office. Both of these services each cost $50.
If you live outside of the United States, call the ALCAT folks to see what is available in your area: (954) 426-2304.
Once you have had the blood draw, it takes a couple weeks to get your results back. Good educational materials are included with the test results to help you know how to best use the results.
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