Food Sensitivity Testing
A food sensitivity is an IgG immune reaction that leads to inflammation in the body. Not to be confused with an IgE allergic reaction. Delayed food reactions can occur up 72 hours after ingestion of reactive foods, which makes them different from anaphylactic food allergies which are immediate.
This delayed response makes it difficult to link symptoms back to the specific food trigger. Food sensitivities can cause a variety of chronic symptoms.
The immune response to delayed food reactions is often caused by IgG, IgA, IgM and IgD antibodies. The IgG antibodies combine with food particles in the blood to form “immune complexes” which cause inflammatory reactions in tissues. Such inflammatory reactions can occur in any part of the body, producing a variety of symptoms including skin concerns, headache, joint pain, leaky gut etc.
This test looks at between 125 to 222 different foods antigens to determine which foods are most problematic.
The RMA FST™ IgG Food Sensitivity Test can help identify potential food sensitivities and take the guess work out of your diet.
Signs of Food Sensitivities Include:
- Gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation
- Depression, anxiety or irritability
- Headaches or migraine
- Fatigue, sleep disturbances or brain fog
- Eczema, acne or hives
NEW TO THE CLINIC
60 minute | Investment - $210
For patients new to the clinic. During this one hour initial consult, your naturopathic physician will take a thorough medical history, do relevant physical exams, recommend indicated functional lab testing and design an individualized treatment plan.
Follow Up Consultation
45 minute | Investment - $150
For returning patients who have not been to the clinic for more than twelve months. We do require a brief intake form to be filled out before your return visit.
Follow Up Consultation
30 minute | Investment - $100
For returning patients who have been to the clinic within the past twelve months.
Most extended health insurance plans provide coverage for naturopathic visits with a licensed naturopathic doctor. Supplements and lab tests may be covered depending on your plan.
Our clinic offers direct billing for naturopathic services with the following extended insurance providers:
- Sun Life Financial
- Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan
- Great West Life
- Pacific Blue Cross
- Maximum Benefit
- Johnston Group
- Johnson Inc.
- Green Shield Canada
The direct billing web portal provides us with the amount that is covered for each visit. If the visit isn't fully covered through your plan, you will be required to pay the remaining portion. We simply require your policy number and ID from your insurance pocket card.
If your insurance provider is not listed above you will simply have to submit your claim personally. Please contact your provider for details about your personal coverage plan.