Food Sensitivities often are at the root cause of so many ailments such as IBS symptoms like gas, bloating, diarrhea, constipation; autoimmune diseases like Hashimotos, fibromyalgia, rheumatoid arthritis; skin issues such as eczema, rosacea, acne, and impact mental health and well being. One way to determine if you are sensitive to a particular food is to do a food elimination diet. This can work if you are careful, in tune with your body, can journal, and pinpoint a food causing issues based on what you have eaten in the past 72 hours. This method is effective but time consuming and not easy. Another way to determine your food sensitivities is to take a food sensitivity test. At JKLWELL Health Coaching, LLC, we rely on KBMO FIT testing as it has been proven to be the most accurate for my clients as well as my own family.
The FIT Test (Food Inflammation Test), develop by Dr. Brent Dorval, is a patented, multi-pathway, delayed food sensitivity test. The test is the most sensitive food test available using patented technology. The test measures both IgG b(Immunoglobulin G) and Immune Complexes, the most common food related pathways in the body. Dr. Dorval found that looking at both the IgG and C3d, one of the primary complement products triggered by the antibody/food antigen complex which produces inflammation, would improve reliability of the IgG test, and give the best picture available in the causes of inflammation in the body.
The FIT test measures sensitivities up to 176 foods, additive and spices. The sample is obtained using a a finger stick blood spot which is then analyzed by the KBMO lab. When people discover which foods they are sensitive to, they should begin an elimination diet and remove the reactive foods for at least 8-12 weeks and assess if there is improvement of symptoms.
The FIT 132 and 176 also include Zonulin testing. Zonulin is a protein synthesized in intestinal cells and liver cells. nIt is a key biomarker for intestinal permeability and is the only regulator of intestinal permeability that is reversible. Zonulin is one of 3 ways the FIT test can diagnose leaky gut, along with a finding of Candida sensitivity and multiple food sensitivities. In addition to food sensitivities, elevated levels of zonulin can lead to a number of chronic issues and diseases such as Autoimmune Diseases and IBD.
We now offer 4 different tests:
FIT 22 tests for the 22 most common food sensitivities $225/ $375 with customized meal plan
FIT 44 tests for 44 foods that now include Omega 3 fish and sweeteners $375/ $525 with customized meal plan
FIT 132 tests for 132 foods and zonulin presence. Those are the foods listed in green, in combination with the foods listed in orange. $450/$600 with customized meal plan
FIT 176 is the newest and most comprehensive food list we test for as well as the presence of zonulin presence we test for. These foods are listed in all the foods listed in red, orange, and green foods. $550/$700 with customized meal plan
If you want to learn more about how we test and how it can help you, please see our contact page.