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December 16, 2016
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Do you know your Trigger Foods?

Do you want to perform optimally through a personal nutrition plan?

Then it is useful to (once only) map out your personal food hypersensitivity; your trigger foods.

IgG food allergies can cause low-grade inflammation, affecting your condition and health. The problem is that it is difficult to identify which food is causing your symptoms. This is because the symptoms become chronic. The symptoms do not appear until hours, or even days, after eating the food that you cannot tolerate. This is also called delayed food allergy.

Nutrition is an important part of health and fitness. For your optimal diet, you need to carefully weigh how much protein and carbohydrates, fats, amino acids and vitamins to take. However, every body and immune system reacts differently. In the case of IgG food intolerance, your immune system reacts to - normally - harmless foods. This can cause low-grade inflammation. These can lead to chronic symptoms and have a major impact on your health.

What's the cause?

Undigested proteins enter your blood. Your immune system sees these proteins as foreign substances and attacks them with IgG antibodies. This causes inflammatory reactions with a negative impact on your health and performance. Low grade inflammation is totally different from "regular" inflammation. Ordinary acute inflammations are good for your body because they resolve an infection. Acute, observable inflammations are very different from low-grade inflammations. They are often not easily resolved and we often don't even notice that they are there. Low grade inflammations, which are often chronic, are not curative but pathogenic. They can damage cells and therefore tissues. Our immune system, which goes into action during acute inflammation, goes to work even now but stays at work because the inflammation is chronic. Eventually, your immune system becomes overworked and the result can be that the body attacks itself.

What is the difference between food intolerance and food allergy?

An IgG food allergy, also called food intolerance, should not be confused with a standard food allergy (type 1). If you have a type 1 allergy, your immune system produces IgE antibodies. These antibodies lead to an immediate allergic reaction. These allergies are much rarer. If you have this type of allergy you are usually already familiar with it because this type of allergy is very acute and very severe.

Utility and necessity of IgG and IgG4 testing.

It is generally believed that this type of acute allergy is caused by IgE reactions.
The common view is that IgG is a "normal" reaction and has nothing to do with type 1 allergies. However, new scientific findings show that IgG can be involved in strong allergic reactions, even anaphylactic reactions (medical emergency).

A food allergy is caused by IgE antibodies and a delayed food allergy is caused by IgG antibodies.
However, IgG antibodies are divided into 4 subclasses, IgG1, IgG2, IgG3 and IgG4. IgG4 is related to type 1 allergy and can be considered the antidote to IgE antibodies.
IgG4 is present in the blood in much lower concentrations than the other subclasses, but higher levels of IgG4 can release histamine, which can cause pseudo allergic reactions especially symptoms in patients with low DAO activity. Therefore, it is better to also avoid these foods if a high reaction to IgG4 is measured. in pre-screning, IgG total and IgG4 are therefore reported separately, according to this result, follow-up tests are recommended or performed.

Why aren't you getting ahead with your sports performance?

Because your muscles need all the oxygen in your body to perform optimally, not enough oxygen may be getting to your organs. The constant strain and performance and maximum oxygen use of the muscles can eventually damage the cells of the intestinal mucosa and make them porous. This process is exacerbated by the use of some medications. The constant intake of your "trigger foods" can then cause chronic inflammation and, in doing so, increase the level of TNF-alpha. TNF-alpha is a protein that is overactive when you have an autoimmune disease. Elevated levels of TNF-alpha cause the immune system to attack your body's own cells and damage your immune system.

This can block the insulin receptor and you can even become insensitive to the hormone insulin: called insulin resistance. The result is that you store fat and get fat. This is also the accelerator in our aging process and has very negative consequences for our health. Because of this, carbohydrates cannot be fully utilized and are not transported to the muscles, which also negatively influences sports performance.

The substances created after an IgG reaction can bind to red blood cells and cause them to clot. This leaves less room for oxygen in the red blood cells, which means that the muscles receive less oxygen and your performance deteriorates.

How do you find out?

The What Can I Eat Food Test helps you find the nutrients that are good for you and determine your "trigger foods. To identify these trigger foods, the lab analyzes your serum blood and determines the presence of specific IgG antibodies in a wide variety of foods

With the What can I eat test you can find out for which foods you are intolerant.

What is your personal solution?

With the "What Can I Eat" test, you can discover if a food intolerance could be the cause of your symptoms. Through innovative and comprehensive blood analysis, the food intolerance test identifies IgG antibodies quickly and accurately. You do the pre-screening and from this you will find out if you are intolerant to certain nutrients, if so you can, if desired, follow the advice of the lab technician to test on to other products. Because if you can't stand dairy products you do want to know if yogurt or cheese is not an objection.

Avoiding these trigger foods can reduce or even eliminate inflammation so your body can recover.

By carefully planning your diet and avoiding foods you are allergic to, your immune system works better, leading to optimal performance.

What's the result?

Avoid the foods you are allergic to and:

  • Get more energy!
  • Make sure you retain less moisture
  • Recover faster after training
  • Improve your body contours

With a food intolerance test, you can improve your fitness and boost your performance. There is much to improve your health simply by following your personal "What Can I Eat" diet.

To find out which substances you should avoid, do the What can I eat pre-screening blood test for only €76- incl. VAT excluding shipping and handling costs. Within a few weeks you will have the results, and then you can do follow-up tests if necessary. So you never pay too much!

If you want to spend a little more (€139), you can also opt for the 31 food screening. This pre-screening looks a little broader. In this screening, the lab looks in your blood to see what you react to the most and these foods are examined and reported

About the author
Ellen is the founder of Blood Values Test. She gained her experience with health examinations for companies, schools and government institutions at HumanCapitalCare arbo- en gezondheidsdienst. In 2009 she became director of Diagnostics Netherlands, a collaboration between all major general practitioners laboratories in the Netherlands. At the U- Diagnostics laboratory in Utrecht, she was responsible for blood testing at GP surgeries. Until she founded Blood Values Test for individuals in 2013.


at Dec 27, 2016

Can this test be reimbursed by health insurance?



at 20 Jul 2017

This test is probably not covered by health insurance, please get feedback from people who did it.



at Aug 15, 2017

The test is not covered. I had it tested last year. It's valuable. Lost some weight, too.



at 14 Oct 2021

I live in Maarn what is the prick pen in my neighbourhood?

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