A 42-year old female came to the clinic complaining of swelling and severe water retention. She had cycles of losing and gaining 5 pounds in water weight. Cardiac problems had been ruled out prior to her coming to the clinic. Recently, she noticed hives for the first time. Fatigue was becoming an increasing problem and she suffered with joint pain.
The patient completed IgG food allergy testing to identify foods in her diet that may be contributing to her symptoms. This naturopathic testing evaluated foods to which the immune system has a delayed response. Inflammation and its effects on the body result from an over stimulated immune system.
A number of foods were identified in the testing. The patient was instructed to remove these foods from their diet. Six weeks later during her follow up appointment, the patient reported losing 10 pounds, improved sleep and a significant increase in energy. In addition, her joint pain had resolved. She was able to return to the gym and start exercising again. She also noticed her digestive function improved. The patient continues to avoid the foods identified by the testing, she eats a healthy well-balanced diet and enjoys an improved quality of life.
For more information, read: Blood Lite: Food Allergy Diagnostic Tests Under Fire.
(BCNA Bulletin, Spring 2012, BCNA.ca)