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When a person has a suspected food sensitivity or allergies for individual items or food groups, it can seriously threaten their health every time they grab a snack or meal. Zoomers proprietary food intolerances tests offer a higher degree of accuracy when it comes to determining exactly what foods affect the person.
These peptide-level tests pinpoint precise issues in order to give the most reliable and accurate results possible.
One of the common ways people determine that they have food intolerances is by eating something, recognizing uncomfortable or potentially dangerous symptoms, and then simply avoiding that food in the future. Guessing about what food affects them negatively does not give accurate information about food sensitivity. Perhaps something else made them feel ill, and they end up avoiding an entire food group unnecessarily.
Using an actual test that collects clear and repeatable results obviously determines a more accurate result. The person who gets a Zoomers test knows without a doubt that they cannot eat peanuts, wheat, tomatoes, or whatever specific type of food their body cannot process properly.
There are millions of people all over the world who have some kind of allergy, and they don’t even know it. Have you ever felt that as the season changes, your skin gets itchy, or you sneeze when you pet an animal, or you start wheezing or feeling bloated when you eat a specific food item?
Let’s face it: health care is outrageously expensive in America, and the costs have been on the rise over the last couple of decades. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average consumer spent $4,968 on health care in 2018.
Causes Of Food Or Additive Intolerance
In a simple sense, intolerance and sensitivity can be further separated from allergies in that they simply mean your body isn’t able to process the problem foods, and this is typically an issue developed during digestion. As an example, intolerance to lactose is caused by an underproduction of enzymes by the small intestine that prevents the digestion of lactose. A lack of digestive enzymes is the root of many food and additive sensitivity and intolerance issues.
Another cause is chemicals within the food or additive that isn’t easily digested by the body, which is often the case with chocolate or coffee. Food intolerance can also be caused by food poisoning. Beans for example commonly contain aflatoxins that are consumed if the beans aren’t fully cooked.
Food allergies, food sensitivities, and food intolerances are serious business.
The impact of food allergies and sensitivities on the human body can range from mild discomfort to life-threatening, and as new research is developed regularly surrounding the health implications associated with food sensitivities and intolerances, it becomes increasingly obvious that the effect goes far beyond difficulties ordering at a restaurant or upset stomach. In recent years, the National Institutes for Health, one of the leading health organizations in the United States, has conducted extensive research about the impact that food allergies and sensitivities can have on not only one’s physical well-being but the overall impact such intolerances can have on the overall quality of life. With an estimated 32 million Americans impacted by food sensitivities or allergies (5.6 million of those being children), the importance of understanding the mental and physical outcomes of food intolerances simply cannot be overstated. Clearly identifying such conditions can also contribute to better health outcomes as well as an improved quality of life. However, while millions of individuals suffer from some form of food intolerance, very few are able to differentiate between a food allergy and a food sensitivity – a misconception that can lead to misdiagnoses well as unnecessary (and costly) medical tests that deliver no real answers. The end result? Prolonged suffering and discomfort, alongside an enduring risk to one’s overall health. While both conditions can range from being episodic, long-term, or chronic – there are several very specific differences between the conditions that can drive medical decisions, testing options, and preventative measures for individuals suffering from some form of food intolerance.
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Other tests look at larger protein blocks to determine food intolerances. Zoomers headed straight toward the peptides that make up these proteins to more specifically identify what causes the problem. They test IgE, IgA, and IgG reactions, which are different immunoglobulin reactions associated with the movement of antibodies in the blood stream. They are overreactions of a body’s natural defense system to usually unproblematic proteins or peptides.
The scientists who develop these tests focus on the best possible way to assist physicians and other medical care workers identify problems so they can customize solutions. This increases the benefit to patients with something as simple as an allergy as well as those with more complex autoimmune diseases and digestive disabilities.
Zoomers seek out and identify immune responses to the peptides in different foods and other suspect sources. Instead of relying on anecdotal evidence of feeling ill after eating fish, for example, or less accurate testing that can leave people avoiding entire food groups, this type gets specific. Traditional allergy and intolerance testing require long-term use of the potentially problematic food, waiting 4 to 6 weeks for results, and then finally taking action.
With Zoomers, you save time, avoid feeling ill during the process, and get results that can inform your future nutritional plan more accurately. Nutrition is exceptionally important to maintain overall health and also help alleviate symptoms of chronic problems. Everyone should eat a variety of foods with various nutrients in them. Having general intolerances may encourage a person to leave whole food groups out of their diet when they could really eat them. Specificity leads to maximum variety, improve nutrition, and avoidance of all the unpleasant inflammation, immune reaction, and just plain horrible feelings that come with food sensitivity.
Test Smartly Labs offers a wide variety of Food Sensitivity testing including the Zoomers peptide sensitivity testing. Contact us for today for more information…