The most common category of complaint we see in acute and chronic illness arise from diseases of the intestinal tract. Some reactions are allergy based, some autoimmune, and a few arise from overgrowth of specific species of bacteria, fungi, and even parasites. We describe below the various diseases and possible directions to pursue to discover and treat the root causes.
IgG Food Intolerance
A 25 year study reveals that 95% of the population has what is known as a Type II toxic reaction or IgG response to common everyday foods that we eat regularly.
Food intolerance(IgG) and food allergen(IgE) testing provide significant clarity to symptoms caused by food reactions. The newest advancement in discovering diet based reactions now includes the Vibrant Additives Test which evaluates 57 common additives as found in many new health foods.
Candida, Yeast, and Fungal Overgrowth (SIFO)
Candida and yeast as organisms, are part of an even larger family called Fungi. Fungi have been around for thousands of years and are probably some of the most, if not the most, resilient organisms to exist on this planet.
Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)
Digestive symptoms such as bloating, abdominal pain, IBS, diarrhea and/or constipation, belching, and heartburn may be caused by an imbalance or overabundance of organisms in the small intestine.
The GI360™, GI360™ Essentials, and the GI360™ Microbiome Profile are gut microbiota DNA analysis tools that identify and characterize the abundance and diversity of more than 45 targeted analytes(bacteria) that peer-reviewed research has shown to contribute to dysbiosis and other chronic disease states.
IgE Food Allergy Panel
The tests we use to determine foodborne and airborne allergens are serum based allergy IgE panels. The airborne or environmental panel includes 46 of the most common allergens. The foodborne panel includes 96 of the most common allergens that are consumed.