Food Sensitivity Tests:
How and Why?
At Northwest Wellness Center, Dr. Hilby tests each individual who participates in either the 6-week weight-loss program or the Comprehensive Autoimmune Program for food sensitivities.
This test is a blood test. It is performed as a blood draw at our contracted lab or it may be performed in the convenience of your own home as a finger stick procedure.
Why is this so important? The short answer is: Food sensitivities cause Autoimmune Diseases! When you consume a food that for YOU personally causes inflammation in your intestines, then you have an autoimmune system response. This is healthy. This keeps you from getting very sick. However, if you continue to abuse your intestines, by eating these same foods over and over, then the proteins that leak into the body cause a whole host of diseases such as Diabetes, Thyroiditis, Psoriasis, Eczema, Lupus and many more. Over 100 diseases are caused this way!
While not all patients have these diseases, many have the following: headaches, anxiety, migraines, depression, sleeplessness, mood swings, low back pain, joint and muscle aches and swelling.
Not all intestinal issues show up as 'intestinal' problems. Sometimes they do: diarrhea, constipation, Irritable Bowel Disease, Crohn's and Colitis.
Remove the offending foods, fix the intestinal lining and WOW! The results are amazing!