NHCC – Food Sensitivity Testing
Food Allergy is not Food Sensitivity
You shouldn’t mistake food sensitivity (Type II/III food allergy) for a classic Type I food allergy. Both are commonly confused with each other, but the primary difference is in how your body reacts.
Food allergies are triggered by the IgE (Immunoglobulin E) allergic antibodies of your immune system in response to food it considers a threat to your body. Symptoms manifest faster, usually within minutes to hours of food intake, and could be potentially life-threatening.
On the other hand, food sensitivities are triggered by IgG (Immunoglobulin G) allergic antibodies. Symptoms are much less severe and often delayed, sometimes occurring 2 to 3 days after consuming the food.
How the Food Sensitivity Test Works
Schedule Your Appointment
First, you have to schedule an in-person appointment with a specialist at the National HealthCare Center.
Measure Your Body's Reaction
Using your blood samples, our experts can measure your body’s reaction when exposed to common food proteins. This test will help us understand how your body reacts to the food you eat and to what extent.
How the Test can Help You
Perhaps you may have been experiencing food sensitivity symptoms before now. The test results can help us pinpoint which specific foods or preservatives you may be sensitive to by running the Food Sensitivities Profile.
Based on the results, we can then provide diet recommendations, nutritional guidelines, and other forms of professional support on selectively changing your diet.