How is Your Gut Health?
Without realizing it, your health is affected by the food you eat every day. Foods that negatively affect your body can cause chronic inflammation leading to the risk of disease such as ulcerative colitis, obesity, diabetes, digestive issues and even autoimmune disease! Food can also trigger a whole range of symptoms and could be the missing link to help you understanding why you aren’t feeling well.
Food is related to many health issues, including:
• Inflammation such as Fibromyalgia and Arthritis
• Fatigue and brain fog
• Sleep issues
• IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome)
• GERD (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease)
• Congestion and runny nose
• And just about any symptom or illness!
Rather than guessing what these offending foods are, we can get this information from food sensitivity testing.
The FIT test (Food Inflammation Test) measures 132 foods, colorings and additives that can result in delayed food sensitivity. The FIT test is unique in that it measures IgG antibodies along with complement that is produced from immune complexes as a result of food that crosses through the intestinal lining. It is also a great way to understand if you have a leaky gut and if it’s causing food sensitivities.
By identifying food sensitivities, the offending foods can be removed for a period of time, generally 8-12 weeks, through an elimination diet plan and reintroduced after the gut has time to heal.
The FIT Test Includes a colorful food sensitivity report listing your level of reaction to 132 foods and additives.
In addition to the FIT you have the option of specifically testing for leaky gut by checking your Zonulin levels. A zonulin test is the only true tests for leaky gut. Zonulin is a protein that is synthesized in intestinal cells and liver cells. It is a key biomarker for intestinal permeability and is the only regulator of intestinal permeability that is reversible. Zonulin is one of three ways the FIT test can diagnose a leaky gut, along with finding a sensitivity to Candida and multiple food sensitivities. It is estimated that anywhere between 50 and 100 percent of food intolerance sufferers have increased intestinal permeability.Increased intestinal permeability can be caused by food allergies and sensitivities, stress, infections and low stomach acid, among other causes. Elevated levels of Zonulin are associated with Celiac Disease, Autoimmune disease, and Multiple Sclerosis, in addition other chronic illnesses.In a healthy gut, there are healthy cell junctions and good nutrient absorption. In a leaky gut, however, the Villi are damaged, there is poor absorption and the cell junctions are loose. This means that bacteria and unwanted items can pass through the gut.
Having the FIT test done for myself was truly life changing! It was a missing puzzle piece that I needed to get my health moving in the right direction. I had been suffering from chronic bladder infections… and when I say chronic, I mean CHRONIC! 3-5 days out of the week for 3 years!!! I was able to pinpoint exactly what was going on. In my case, it turned out to be a histamine intolerance as well as an oxalate toxicity, and for the last year I have been completely symptom free!
I can’t recommend the FIT enough!
The FIT measures the sensitivity to 132 foods, colorings and additives, spanning all major food groups:
The test is a simple at-home finger poke, and you will receive your results within 2 weeks.
FIT only – $300
FIT w/ Zonulin – $425