In my opinion, this test is essential if you truly want a customized plan and achieve optimal results. I have used this test in my practice for over 10 years and the results have been nothing short of miraculous.
The ALCAT Test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, mood and digestive disorders.
The ALCAT test is not a food allergy test, but rather, a food intolerance test. Food intolerances are delayed reactions as opposed to food allergies, which are more immediate reactions. Food intolerances are much more common and characterized by digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, or inability to lose weight, chronic fatigue, aching joints, skin disorders, and behavioral issues. It has been estimated that an upwards of 70-80% of the US population has some type of food intolerance. Unfortunately for many, those food intolerance symptoms are often identified as individual problems and treated as such, thus treating the symptoms and not the cause. The ALCAT is the most effective food intolerance test available.
The Alcat test requires a blood sample. Please contact my office if you are interested in being tested.