Food Testing and Nutrition Consults
Food Intolerance Testing and Nutrition Consults with Krista!
Food Intolerance Testing
Did you know there have been over 140 different foods identified that may be causing adverse health reactions?
Food allergies have become increasingly common in the modern world, so much that it is estimated at least 30% of people worldwide will experience one or more episodes of food sensitivity in their lifetime. With the increase in reported cases, clinical research shows evidence that food sensitivities have a greater impact on health than originally thought.
When a food is ingested that one may be allergic to, the body releases histamines into the bloodstream, causing inflammation. If that food continues to be consumed, that inflammatory response can lead chronic conditions, such as, blood sugar imbalances, dermatitis, mental/emotional issues and gastrointestinal disorders.
Food allergies have a direct impact on the integrity of the gastrointestinal barrier. This barrier provides protection between the food consumed and the inside of the body. As long as it stays healthy and functioning efficiently, it only allows molecules in their simplest form to pass through to the other side. If that barrier is disrupted or compromised in any way, it becomes “leaky” and allows food particles into the bloodstream before they are properly digested. If the GI barrier is leaky, it is letting many different kinds of food particles into the bloodstream and overwhelming the immune system. This can make it difficult to narrow down what food(s) caused the disruption in the first place. Food intolerance testing takes the confusion out of figuring it out on your own.
Other common symptoms of food sensitivities include:
- Runny nose
- Irritable bowel – constipation/diarrhea
- Sore joints
- Inability to lose weight
- Skin rashes
- Mood swings
- Food cravings
- Poor concentration
If you experience one or more of these symptoms, our Nutritionist at RenŪ Progressive Medicine Natural Medicine can help you navigate the complex world food allergies. She is versed in therapeutic diets that are tailored to you unique dietary needs and will teach you step by step how to remove foods that could be hindering your health goals.
Schedule your Food Intolerance Test and Follow Up Today.
RenŪ Progressive Medicine offers 2 options for food intolerance testing:
–Silver Testing: this involves 96 common foods and costs $160 for the test. We do charge cash for these tests.
–Gold Testing: This includes over 500 foods, spices, additives to foods and drinks such as teas and coffees. This is $610, but well worth all the information included!
**You can pay with a health spending account if you have one! RenŪ Progressive Medicine is also happy to provide you with the form needed for reimbursement by your insurance company if available.
Please schedule your blood draw with your practitioner or the medical assistant. If you have already had your food, intolerances tested, please just schedule with Krista the Nutritionist for your initial appointment!
Schedule your initial visit with one of our practitioners! Your practitioner will then order the food intolerance testing of your choice! Once the test has been returned, the clinic will get you scheduled with Krista Barlow.
Will my insurance pay for this?
Krista Barlow has a masters in nutrition. She has joined our team and works under Dr. Du Moulin in order to provide more customized care and comprehensive nutrition consults for our patients. Dr. Du Moulin oversees and bills insurance for these consults.
If your insurance does not cover the practitioners at RenŪ Progressive Medicine, Krista’s cash prices are as follows: $120 for New Clients and $95 for Follow-up appointments.