Food Intolerance Test for Children
Food Sensitivity Test for Children:
Children under sixteen years of age will have to be assessed by the GP initially. If your doctor is of the opinion that a food sensitivity test is appropriate for your child, the doctor will provide you with a referral letter for a food sensitivity test and collect the child’s blood sample. Phone our clinic on 01-4733790 to arrange delivery of the blood sample.
Our laboratory will do the blood sample analysis & will return the results to the parents and the GP.
The GP can use this test result to guide the food elimination diet for your child.
The Science Behind Food Intolerance Testing
The test will measure the level of food specific, IgG antibody the immune system is producing against a panel of foods. A significantly elevated antibody response to any food indicates a loss of “tolerance” for that food. The normal situation is “tolerance” a state where the immune system is not activated.
We do not recommend this test for children under 3 yrs of age.
Childhood conditions which are strongly rooted in inflammation include:
Gut and digestive issues
Repeat middle ear infection
Urinary tract infections
Is your child’s condition rooted in inflammation? Could food intolerance be the root cause of this inflammation? See this three-minute video below to find out more.
Your Child's Immune System
The gut of every child is home to vast colonies of bugs, bacteria, fungi etc. It is called the microbiome. When these gut bugs are predominantly healthy, they play a crucial role in orchestrating the workings of the child's immune system. Helps to keep them healthy and protected. Diet can disrupt this delicate microbial balance in the child's gut rendering them more susceptible to the above listed conditions.
The Dark Side of Antibiotics
Antibiotics can be lifesaving. In our experience, a once off course judiciously prescribed is not a concern. My concern relates to repeat prescriptions. I am increasingly witnessing a catalogue of chronic ill-health in patients following repeat prescriptions of antibiotics.
Bacteria is a living organism and like all living organisms, it needs a food source to survive. Bacteria thrive in a toxic environment and mostly feed off dead organic material. Food sensitivity results in undigested and putrid dead food matter arriving in the gut. It is the perfect toxic environment for bacteria to thrive. Translocation of gut bacteria and other gut toxins into the body through a “leaky gut wall” is increasingly being recognised. Sepsis is the extreme example of this.
In our experience, food sensitivity is a crucial factor in the creation of a toxic gut environment and is feeding these recurring infections.
Case History (video below):
Little baby Aaron at three months of age suffered with severe projectile vomiting after every feed. Mother was breast feeding and the situation had become so severe that doctors prescribed surgery to stretch the muscle leading into the child’s stomach. Within one week of mother changing her diet, the child returned to health with no more vomiting (see this video below).
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