Alcat Food Intolerance Testing
Diet plays a critical role in preventing a wide range of degenerative diseases and premature aging. The immune system should react appropriately and protect against infection when confronted with harmful invaders or "infectious agents" like viruses or bacteria. Unfortunately for some, exposure to common foods, chemicals and molds may trigger chronic activation of the immune system.
What is Alcat Testing?
The Alcat test was developed to measure personalized nutrition at the cellular level. The core technology is a blood test that measures the body's cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances including various foods, additives, colorings, chemicals, functional foods and medicinal herbs. The individual's cellular reactivity after exposure of the blood to various test agents, versus the person's own baseline control, tells the healthcare provider which substances may be causing a sensitivity-related response in the body. Following testing, a 4-Day Rotational Plan is recommended to the patient. A controlled study from Baylor Medical College reported 98% success for weight loss and/or improvement in body composition from patients that followed the recommended Alcat Rotational Plan.
Test Results and the Rotational Diet
The Alcat test results are presented in an easy to understand, color-coded format. They highlight each patient's incompatible foods and the level of each reaction (severe, moderate, or mild). The Alcat test results also clearly identify the foods which are non-reactive or "safe" foods by putting them in the green section of the results and organizing them by food groups. Each test result also includes a customized 4-Day Rotational Plan. History has shown that a variety in the human diet is very important to health and wellbeing. Research in physical anthropology and nutritional science has shown that the human digestive system is more suited to coping with a seasonal diet as opposed to the traditional Westernized diet. By eating foods in a particular family one day and then omitting them for at least the next three days, a cumulative sensitizing effect is avoided. This time allows the food molecules to "clear" the system, avoiding overload.