Hello and thank you for taking an interest in my writing.
Quoting from above:
“Many people who claim benefit likely did not have allergies to begin with, and were diagnosed through unproven testing methods. Then, when treated for the misdiagnosed allergies that they don’t have, they magically improve.”
The IgG testing you list is one of those faulty testing methods.
Numerous international health authorities have warned against IgG diagnostics because there’s no clinical basis for using it to diagnose anything. Allergies are caused by Immunoglobulin E, not Immunoglobulin G.
The drawbacks of IgG testing are threefold:
- People who have food allergies don’t learn what their allergies are through it, so they continue to unknowingly consume allergens with all the associated dangers.
- IgG testing can lead to nutritional deficiencies because who have real allergies end up avoiding more foods than they need to.
- Unscrupulous individuals on the fringes of the healthcare profession reap profits by exploiting their patients through it.
If you’d like a more extensive list of reliable sources I could certainly provide it. The following is representative:
“When you see advertising promoting “Food Intolerance” testing, it’s a test for immunoglobulin G (IgG). IgG antibodies signify exposure to products — not allergy. IgG antibody testing will identify what you ate recently — there is no correlation between an IgG test result and your ability to eat that food without distress. In fact, some research suggests IgG may actually be a marker for food tolerance, not intolerance.”