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Food Intolerance

Food Intolerance

Food Intolerance Test - ImuPro

Freiburg Medical Laboratory is the exclusive service provider for the Imupro Food Intolerance Test in the UAE

Introduction

The ImuPro test detects intolerances for up to 270 food items and thereby determining an individual’s nutritional profile. Intolerances towards food are not allergies but IgG reactions to food items. IgG-induced immunological responses to antigens and their deactivation are characterized by delayed reactions (hours to days). Food intolerances are different from food allergies (Please see: http://imupro-fml-dubai.com/wp-content/uploads/Food-Hypersensitivities.pdf). This difference is important both for diagnostics and therapy purposes. Food allergies usually occur immediately after contact with the food and the symptoms may be life-threatening. Food intolerances may cause specific symptoms such as stomach pain, diarrhoea, bloating, constipation, nausea, headaches and migraines, and may also be associated with overweight or obesity.

Procedure

Your IgG food allergy test will be performed at Freiburg Medical Laboratory, Dubai, by highly trained professionals and with strict quality control procedures. The lab will analyse your serum sample and determine the presence of specific IgG antibodies to a broad variety of foodstuffs. The antibodies are detected by their ability to bind to specific proteins from up to 270 analysed foods. Based on the results of the test, the foodstuffs are then categorised into three groups: “not elevated”, “elevated” and “highly elevated”. Your test results and your personal nutritional guidelines will help you find the foods that are good for you and pinpoint your individual "trigger foods". By avoiding the foods that cause you problems, inflammatory processes can be reduced or even stopped and your body can recover.

ImuPro Concept

ImuPro guides you through three phases and supports you with nutritional guidelines:

  • Elimination phase
  • Provocation phase
  • Stabilization phase

Elimination phase

During the elimination phase, you may consume the foods without raised levels of IgG antibodies in a 4-day rotation cycle. This helps to prevent the development of new delayed food allergies and malnutrition. All foods with high levels of IgG-antibodies are avoided during this phase. By avoiding them, inflammatory processes can be reduced or even stopped.

Provocation phase

After the elimination phase, you start a provocation diet and gradually include the avoided foods one by one. The provocation phase helps to find your personal “trigger foods”. Only one new food at a time should be reintroduced in order to find out whether or not it might be responsible for your complaints.

Stabilization phase

During the stabilization phase, the trigger foods identified in the provocation phase are avoided for at least one year so that the IgG antibodies can degrade and your body can recover. Then you start another provocation phase. You may find that there are one or two foods that you will have to avoid permanently.

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