Food Inflammation &
Leaky Gut Testing
What is Food Inflammation Testing?
Food Inflammation Testing (FIT) measures how your body responds to foods, colors, and additives. The test measures IgG antibody responses and immune complexes on the C3d pathway when exposed to common foods. The FIT measures both innate and acquired immune responses to what you eat. This differs from food allergy testing which tests for IgE antibody responses to foods.
Elevated IgG levels are one of the main causes of leaky gut syndrome and of systemic inflammation. Systemic inflammation is often an underlying cause of chronic pain and health issues and it can even contribute to mental health issues.
Why Should I Chose FIT Testing?
The FIT uses a multi-pathway testing to measure inflammatory pathways instead of IgG alone. This helps to eliminate false positives that often occur with traditional IgG testing. Each sample is run with15 standards and controls.
What is Gut Barrier Testing?
Leaky Gut Syndrome or increased intestinal permeability means that the lining of the digestive system is damaged. The damage leads to larger substances being absorbed through the intestinal walls. Normally a healthy intestinal wall will allow water and nutrients to pass through to the bloodstream and protect the body from harmful substances. An unhealthy or leaky intestinal wall will also allow bacteria and toxins to pass through and can contribute to the development of autoimmune disorders.
Why Should I Chose Gut Barrier (Leaky Gut) Testing?
The Gut Barrier Panel tests 4 different markers of leaky gut: Candida, Zonulin, Occludin, and Lipopolysaccharides.
Gut Barrier Testing is best performed with your first FIT Test to provide a baseline about the health of your digestive track. This gives you the opportunity to heal the lining of your gut if necessary and track your progress after implementing an elimination diet based on the FIT Test results.
Elevated levels of the markers tested are associated with systemic inflammation, digestive issues, and autoimmune diseases. Recent research also shows a connection to mental health through the enteric nervous system and the gut-brain axis.
Testing We Offer:
FIT 176 + Gut Barrier (176 Foods)
FIT 132 + Gut Barrier (132 Foods)
FIT 44 + Gut Barrier (44 Foods)
FIT 44 Test (44 Foods)
FIT 22 + Gut Barrier (22 Foods)
FIT 22 Test (22 Foods)
Gut Barrier Test
FAST 3 - Rapid Test (Egg, Milk, Wheat)
Click HERE to see the different foods tested at each level.