Food Sensitivities / Gut Health
Dr. Johnson uses Genova Labs Food Sensitivity testing.
The “IgG Food Antibody Assessment” is a food sensitivity test which helps identify those with true IgE-mediated allergies as well as IgG-mediated food sensitivities. This immunological food sensitivity test measures IgG antibody levels to 87 foods, and total IgE. Additional sensitivity tests are also available for regional inhalants, molds, vegetables, and spices. This antibody food sensitivity test is ideal for patients who may suffer from delayed reactions or sensitivities to specific foods. It may also provide insight on intolerances, or non-immune responses, to certain foods.
Why use the food sensitivity test?
The incidence of food sensitivities has increased dramatically over the years. It is estimated that up to 20% of the population have post-infectious Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), adverse reactions to foods, and NSAID enteropathy.
Increased total antigenic load related to food and environmental sensitivities has been associated with a wide range of medical conditions affecting virtually every part of the body. Mood and behavior, including hyperactivity disorders in children, are profoundly influenced by food allergies.
IgG-Mediated symptoms may include:
- Ear Infections
Dr. Johnson also uses the Genova Food Sensitivities lab to test you for:
- Gluten/gliadin sensitivity
- Casein or whey dairy sensitivity
- Candida albicans (yeast) sensitivity
When you want comprehensive disease prevention and individualized healthcare, call Neal D. Johnson, MD, at 512.346.6086. For your convenience, you can use our online Request an Appointment form to book your consultation. Our preventive care patients come to us from Austin, Pflugerville, Round Rock, Cedar Park and Wells Branch.