Food Allergy Testing

Our digestive health starts with what we eat. We all understand the importance of consuming healthy and nutritious food that contributes to our overall health and wellness. However, many people suffer from food allergies and are not even aware of them. Food allergies are serious health issues that can cause many other unwanted conditions and complications. If you think that you may have allergies, our nutritionist at Picture of Health Chiropractic & Nutrition is here to provide the allergy testing you need.  

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How Do Food Allergies Occur?

There are two parts of the immune system that food allergies involve, immunoglobulin (IgE), a type of protein moving through the blood is one part. The other part is mast cells that we all have in our body tissues, including lungs, nose, skin, and digestive tract. When you are eating a food that you are allergic to, certain cells in your body will make a lot of IgE for the part of the blood triggering your allergy. When IgE is released, it gets attached to the surface of your mast cells. At first, you will not have any allergic reaction, but it will eventually lead to one.  

The next time you eat the food you are allergic to, the allergens will interact with IgE and trigger the mast cells to release certain histamine chemicals. As a result, you may experience different symptoms depending on the tissue these chemicals are in. 

What Causes Food Allergies?

In adults, common food allergies include: 

  • Tree nuts, including walnuts
  • Shellfish, including crayfish, crab, shrimp, and lobster
  • Peanuts

For children, the most common food allergies are:

  • Milk 
  • Peanuts
  • Eggs

In most cases, adults do not lose their allergies, while children often outgrow their allergies to soy, eggs, and milk. 

How Our Food Allergy Testing Can Help

After providing a thorough assessment of your medical history and current health we can begin allergy testing. Food allergies are usually diagnosed via blood and skin testing, oral food testing, and maintaining a food diary. These tests help provide a clear understanding of your health and how to avoid certain triggers. We also offer nutritional advising to ensure you are putting healthy foods into your body.  

Contact Us for Food Allergy Testing from Our Nutritionist in Roseville, CA

If you live in or around the Roseville area, our team at Picture of Health Chiropractic & Nutrition provides the medical testing you need to maintain your overall wellness. Our chiropractor and nutritionist offer a range of services to improve your health and prevent conditions from occurring. Visit our website or give us a call if you have any questions or are ready to schedule your first appointment. 

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