Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Bloodprinting for Food Allergies/Intolerances

So, I'm reading an article on a study that links obesity to food allergies when I come across something called a Bloodprint test.  Evidently, the Bloodprint test, a simple blood test, can help identify food and environmental allergies/intolerances that cause inflammation which is possibly at the root of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, ADHD, autism, fibromyalgia, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, migraines and more.  The article goes on to say that millions of people have insurance that covers Bloodprint which can identify up to to 154 'trigger' foods. Very, very intriguing.

I'm convinced that over the last couple of years, I developed one or several food intolerances, and I also believe that my youngest child has a few, maybe even Abigail.  Now I'm on a fact finding mission. I Googled Bloodprint and found an article titled "A Sensitivity Assay that Proves Food is the First and Best Medicine."  Using the adage that "you are what you eat", the article explains that the foods that many patients ingest are the sources of their illnesses.

Two examples outlining why bloodprinting, specifically the Immuno 1 Bloodprint, is such a significant diagnostic tool really struck a cord with me. One example was about a 3 year old that experienced frequent ear infections. A bloodprinting assay found that he was allergic to eggs.  After removing eggs from his diet, he became completely free of symptoms.  While my son has tested negative to an IgE response to the most common foods, it does not mean that he isn't having an IgG response (I'll explain this in my next post) to certain foods causing inflammation and chronic sinus infections.  The second example was a female patient experiencing a variety of abdominal symptoms.  The Bloodprint assay gave her a list of foods that she has an IgG allergic reaction to and after 2 weeks of avoiding those foods, she was free of symptoms.

The article goes on to say that bloodprinting is broken into 2 parts. One is nutritionally-oriented, requiring patients to eliminate the tested reactive foods for 90 days and using a rotation diet of non-reactive foods.  The other part is pure immunology.  Here's what an expert on the Immuno 1 Bloodprint says, "Probably the first thing most bloodprinted patients report is an improvement in energy from improved sleeping and elevated energy during the day. Other subtle symptoms disappear, runny noses clear, ringing in the ears stops, irritable bowel symptoms go away, discomforts for arthritis improve and relief of the person's chief complaint is found.  It all happens within the 3 month elimination period because that's about how much time it takes for IgG to catabolize."

Apparently Immuno Laboratories in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida is the leading laboratory in bloodprinting and the designer of the Immuno 1 Bloodprint.  I just happen to have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow to discuss my suspected food intolerances.  I'm taking this information with me.  Can't wait to find out if she's ever heard of bloodprinting, if she's willing to even consider helping me with this test and if my insurance covers it.  I'll follow up and let you know what I find out.

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