Comprehensive Food Allergy & Sensitivity Testing in Whittier
We’ll conduct accurate and reliable tests to uncover any food sensitivities or allergies that may be the root cause of your symptoms.
Steady steps to a symptom-free life
Oasis Healing Functional Medicine & Wellness Center is the leading natural health establishment in Whittier. Our founder and lead Functional Medicine practitioner, Dr. Jamie, is a passionate advocate of testing for food allergies and sensitivities. Food sensitivity testing enabled her to find the root cause of her chronic nasal allergies and to ultimately cure herself of over 20 years of suffering from hay fever symptoms.
Dr. Jamie Chan-Ortega, Ph.D. $325 initial visit / $250 follow-ups
**Video & Phone Consultations Available
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Allergy vs. sensitivity
Unlike classic allergies, food sensitivities are called “hidden” or “delayed” reactions since they don’t cause severe or immediate symptoms. Food sensitivities may show up hours or days after you’ve consumed a certain food, so the connection between the offending food and your symptoms often goes unnoticed.
The most common symptoms of hidden food sensitivities are:
- Nasal congestion
- Sinus congestion
- Joint pain
- Itchiness & skin rashes
- Brain fog
- Digestive upset
Based on your results, Dr. Jamie will create a personalized elimination / reduction diet for you to give your body a break from these offending foods. She’ll guide you on what foods you can eat in the meantime, and how you can heal from the inflammatory damage of potentially years of hidden food reactions.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are the most common food allergies?
There are over 190 food antigens on our food sensitivity test, and any one of these may show up as a reactive food for a patient.
However, some of the most common food reactions involve milk, cheese, casein (protein found in dairy) eggs, wheat, gluten, soy, and surprisingly pineapple. Dr. Jamie and her wellness team in Whittier will help to diagnose your unique food sensitivities and more importantly, heal from them.
What are the common signs of a food allergy?
Classic food allergies trigger IgE antibodies and symptoms usually develop within a couple of minutes. Food sensitivity reactions, on the other hand, trigger the release of IgG antibodies, with symptoms that show up within hours to several days after consuming the offending food.
The most common symptoms of classic IgE food allergies include:
- Itching, hives, or eczema
- Itching or tingling in the mouth
- Trouble breathing, wheezing, or nasal congestion
- Swelling of the throat, tongue, face, lips, and other parts of the body
- Vomiting, nausea, diarrhea, or abdominal pain
- Fainting, dizziness, or lightheadedness
The most common symptoms of hidden IgG food sensitivities include:
- GI symptoms: bloating, indigestion, constipation, loose stools
- Joint aches
- Inflammatory symptoms
- Other vague symptoms
How long does a food allergy reaction last?
Again, it’s important to distinguish between a food allergy and a hidden food sensitivity, as they are very different immune responses.
A classic IgE-mediated allergic reaction to food will typically resolve within 1-2 hours, especially with the help of an antihistamine. An IgG-mediated hidden food sensitivity can cause reactions that may last hours up to 21 days. In both cases, reaction times depend on a number of factors, such as the state of your immune system, your overall health and level of inflammation, how much sleep or stress you’ve had (influences your resiliency), the amount of food antigen that you were exposed to, and the severity with which your body responds to that antigen.
What is the most accurate food allergy test?
There are different types of tests used to detect food allergies, and it’s important to choose the right one.
Tests for classic IgE-mediated food allergies typically involve a skin prick or blood test. Tests for IgG-mediated food sensitivities can be done using whole blood or a BloodSpot test. Dr. Jamie utilizes IgG Bloodspot home test kits for their accuracy and ease of use. Patients can perform these tests in the comfort of their home, obtaining a sample within minutes.
Where can I get reliable food allergy lab testing near me in Whittier?
As one of the most reputable natural health centers in the region, Oasis Healing Functional Medicine & Wellness Center provides reliable food sensitivity testing.
In addition to food allergy and sensitivity testing, you can benefit from a range of other services that we offer:
- Reliable functional medicine care
- Trusted fertility acupuncture methods
- Fertility functional medicine treatments
- Comprehensive hormone testing
- Effective acupuncture treatments
- Therapeutic massage sessions
Contact us today, so we can help you uncover and treat the root causes of your symptoms and restore you to optimal health.