Physicians Food Sensitivity
When should I order the foodsenseTM Food Sensitivity test?
Salveo Diagnostics, Inc. has created a simple guide for clinicians that out -lines when to order the foodsense™ food sensitivity test in order to determine if patients are having delayed reactions to any foods they are eating.
Patient symptoms that could be caused by food sensitivity:
Non-structural joint pain
Obesity or inability to lose weight despite diet and exercise
Unexplained behavioral changes
Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
Recurrent unexplained symptoms
I ran a Gut Health Stool Assessment – What results indicate that I should run a foodsense test?
If the patient has abnormalities in the inflammation category of the Gut Health Stool Assessment – in the absence of a pathogen, you may need to order foodsense™.
Elevated EDN and/or calprotectin if no pathogen present: If either eosinophil-derived neurotoxin (EDN) or calprotectin (or both) is elevated in the absence of a pathogen, food sensitivities may be present. In both cases, where there is evidence of inflammation but no pathogen, a food or foods may be the cause! A foodsense™ test can help determine the root cause and allow for individualized treatment.
Mild elevations of zonulin, especially if coupled with an elevated EDN: Moderate-to-high elevations of zonulin are consistent with in-testinal permeability and leaky gut. In this case, you should not order the foodsenseTM test until the gut lining is healed. Additionally, if EDN and calprotectin are elevated with mildly elevated levels of zonulin, a foodsense™ test can assist in uncovering root-cause food sensitivities as the source.
Low or a high SigA: A foodsenseTM test may be needed to establish/rule out food sensitivity as the cause.
Abnormal F/B ratio or low levels of SCFA: A diagnosis of dysbiosis would also prompt the need to order a foodsense™.
I have only run some standard tests (CBCs/metabolic profile) – which of these results could tell me to order a foodsense™ test?
If the complete blood count is showing a persistently top normal or high white blood cell count, or if eosino-philia in present: In the absence of active infection, such abnormalities could be due to a parasite, food sensitivity, or possibly a malignancy – a foodsense™ test could help rule out food sensitivity.
If red blood cell folate, vitamin D, or magnesium level is low: This could be due to hyperpermeability or leaky gut, indicating that nutrients are not being properly absorbed from the diet. A foodsense™ test could be ordered to establish whether food sensitivity is triggering the problem.
If there is evidence of immune dysregulation and/or evidence of autoimmunity: For example, in the case of a low-positive ANA value that is not manifesting as a well-defined autoimmune disease (lupus, connective tissue disorders, etc.), we recommend ordering the foodsense™ to rule out food sensitivity.
If the patient has omega-3 or other fatty acid imbalances: These may also stem from a food sensitivity
FoodSense tests IgG reactivity to 222 different foods, the most on the market. Foods are organized by order of reactivity and food category.
The Patient Guidebook explains how to interpret the results obtained from your FoodSenseTM IgG antibody test and how to plan for a change of diet. The information contained will help to identify which foods should be eliminated, reduced or rotated and will provide ideas for alternative/substitute foods. Understanding how to re-introduce foods once symptoms have subsided, will ensure that a varied and balanced diet is adopted, which is essential to maintain good health. Ideas contained in the Guidebook will also assist with developing an achievable, sustainable, and enjoyable dietary regime.
The detailed Support Guide provides more comprehensive advice about how to successfully change your diet based on the results of your FoodSenseTM test. Our aim is to give you the information you need to establish your personal path to better health. For best results, it is important that you read through this booklet thoroughly and plan your food carefully prior to starting your new diet. We strongly recommend that any significant changes to your diet are carried out under the supervision of a suitably qualified nutritionist or dietitian. This will ensure that you are eating a healthy, balanced diet that includes all essential nutrients.