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ALLERGIC SEASON IS UPON US

 

When it comes to allergy testing and correcting, Natural Healing has you covered; however, if you are looking for a scientific printout to take home or something we can go by when making allergy corrections, we have you covered here too.   SpiritWay Wellness Health Spa has recently formed a partnership with a company that specifically focuses on allergy, sensitivity and intolerance testing.    

 

It is simple and easy to use.  Everyday we send samples out to the company.  A report of your potential intolerances will be emailed within 10 business days of when the lab receives your sample so it takes about two weeks total.  Once the results are receives, we will contact you to set up an appointment to review your results and make the necessary Natural Healing corrections. All that is needed is 5 to 6 hairs with the root.  We then put them in the appropriate container and send them off.  It's that simple.   We can also test your cat, dog or horse.  They have allergies too!

Unlike blood and urine testing – where the results can be affected by your last meal, stress or other factors, hair testing is not affected by these things and can therefore store information for longer periods of time. This information is used for intolerance testing for foods, non-food, metal, minerals and deficiencies.  Then are able to give you a detailed report that creates a broad picture of your intolerance. The hair testing method for intolerance is considered excellent for several reasons, some include:

     *Non-invasive – we only require a small sample of hair.

     *Test more items – blood tests can usually only test for a small selection of items, whereas we can test against 750 different items.

     *Fast results – testing is completed quickly and efficiently as hair testing is a much faster process than blood testing.

     *Stable sample – once a blood or urine sample have been taken, they begin to deteriorate; hair does not.

     *Hair stores information within it and is not affected by outside contaminants. Hair coloring and/or dyes will not have any effect on your test.

     *Cost effective – due to all of these reasons, hair testing is less expensive than blood testing and urine testing.

Differences Between Allergies, Intolerances and Sensativities

 

Allergies

Allergies target the body's immune system and produce a more severe reaction that could be life-threatening. In most cases, allergies are hereditary and are a lifelong condition. 

Intolerances

An intolerance is the body's inability to digest an item properly, whether that is a food intolerance or a non-food (environmental) intolerance. In most cases, you may be able to correct your intolerance by adjusting your diet, environment and lifestyle. You can work with your intolerances to reduce and possibly eliminate them.

An intolerance can occur due to a number of reasons, the two most common are:

     1)  The body is lacking the necessary digestive enzyme(s) for the food item and cannot properly digest the item or efficiently take nutrients from it.

     2)  Many symptoms are the result of a sensitivity to a particular item. A sensitivity can occur from over-consumption or overexposure to an item.

Sensitivity
A sensitivity can occur from overconsumption or overexposure of an item. A food sensitivity is generally digestive related and below are seven signs that you may have a sensitivity:

  1. Fatigue - Common sources: dairy, soy, corn, gluten

  2. Joint Pain and Muscle Aches - Common sources: soy, gluten, dairy, eggs, corn, yeast, sugar, peanuts

  3. Headaches - Common sources: processed foods, cured meats

  4. Weight Gain - Common sources: refined carbs, added sugars, highly processed meats

  5. Mood Swings - Common sources: wheat, dairy, fruit

  6. and 7.  Anxiety and Dizziness - Common sources: fermented foods such as wine, aged cheese, cured meats


Some other signs that you might have a food intolerance:

1. You’re rushing to the toilet numerous times per day

2. You experience chronic muscle or joint pain that tends to be widespread

3. Caffeine sends your system into overdrive

4. You experience frequent headaches or migraines after certain meals

5. You constantly feel exhausted despite sleeping well

6. You don’t tolerate wheat products despite testing negative for celiac disease

7. You have an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism)

8. Milk and yogurt upset your stomach

9. Your rheumatoid arthritis continues to get worse

10. Certain foods give you rashes, eczema or other skin issues

11. Meals rich in onions or garlic gives you intense indigestion

 

The History and Process of Hair Testing

Hair testing was discovered over 25 years ago as scientific studies showed hair was like a tape recording being both stable and permanently embedding the data in the hair. It is now used regularly in the fields of drug testing, forensic science, nutritional and mineral analysis and hormone testing.

 

Scientists see hair analysis as one of the most exciting areas for development due to the ease of providing samples and the history in hair that last much longer than blood and urine. Along with the simplicity - it is non-evasive and accessible to everyone.

 

 

We Offer Five Different Types Of Testing

 

Exclusive Gold Standard 750 Intolerance Test

FOOD AND NON-FOODS, MINERALS, NUTRITIONAL AND METALS (TOXICITY)

We use the latest in Bio technology resonance hair testing, the intolerance test 650 different food and non food items, 50 nutritional items and 50 metal (toxicity) items to see which of those items might cause you a reaction due to having an intolerance. A report of your potential intolerances will be emailed within 10 business days of when our lab receives your sample.

 

Custom 300 Intolerance test (Food/Non-Food Only)

FOOD AND NON-FOOD ONLY

We use the latest in bio-technology resonance hair testing, the intolerance test 290 different food and non-food items plus 10 custom food and non-food items to see which of those items might cause a reaction due to having intolerances.  A detailed report of your potential intolerances will be emailed to you within 10 business days of when our lab receives your sample. 

Pet Intolerance Test For Dogs

Has your pet been acting different lately? Do they have hot spots or loose stools? Throwing up? Now you can find out if these symptoms are due to food or environmental intolerances.

We test for 300 items, including all the major proteins, most grains, fruits, vegetables, the most common trees and grasses, as well as fabrics and materials. No pricks, no blood, no whimpering! Just send us a sample of your pet’s hair and you’ll be emailed a comprehensive report within 10 business days of our lab receiving your sample.

 

Pet Intolerance Test for Cats

Is your CAT acting different lately? Have hot spots or loose stools? Throwing up? Now you can find out if these symptoms are due to food or environmental intolerances. We test for 300 items, including all the major proteins, most grains, fruits, vegetables, the most common trees and grasses, as well as fabrics and materials. No pricks, no blood, no whimpering! Just send us a sample of your pet’s hair and you’ll be emailed a comprehensive report within 10 business days of our lab receiving your sample.

                                                                        Pet Intolerance Test for Horses
Does your horse have skin issues, heated hoofs, colic, etc. Changes in behavior or performance? Now you can find out if these symptoms are due to food or environmental intolerances. We test for all of the major proteins, most grains, fruits, vegetables, the most common trees and grasses, as well as fabrics and materials. We also test for nutritional deficiencies and metal/minerals. No drawing blood or swabbing your horse’s mouth. Just send us a sample of your horse’s mane, tail or body hair and you’ll be emailed a comprehensive report within 10 business days of our lab receiving your sample.

What We Test For

Environmental Intolerances

Abachi Wood Dust, Acacia, ACTH, Alkalase, Alpha-amylase, Alternaria, Alternate, American Beech, Amoxycilloyl, Ampicilloyl, Anisakis, Artemisia Fish Food, Ascaris, Aspergillus Fumigatus, Aspergillus Niger, Aureobasidium Pullulans, Bamboo Shoot, Berlin Beetle, Bermuda Grass, Birch Pollen, Blomia Tropicalis, Blood Worm, Botrytis Cinerea, Box Elder, Brome Grass, Bromelin, Budgie Droppings, Budgie Feathers, Budgie Serum Proteins, Bumblebee, Canary Feathers, Canary Grass, Candida Albicans, Casuarina Austrian Pine, Cat Dander, Cat Serum Albumin, Cedar, Cefaclor, Chaetomium Globosum, Chicken Droppings, Chicken Feathers, Chicken Serum Proteins, Chinchilla Epithelium, Chloramine T, Chymopapain, Cladosproium Herbarum, Cockroach, Cocksfoot, Common Pigweed, Common Ragweed, Common Reed, Common Silver Birch, Common Wasp, Cotton, Cotton Seed, Cotton Wood, Cow Dander, Curvularea Lunata, Cultivated Oats, Cultivated Rye, Cultivated Wheat, Daphnia Fish Food, Date Palm, Deer Epithelium, Disinfectant Agents, Dog Dander, Dog Epithelium, Dog Serum Albumin, Douglas Fir, Duck Feathers, Echinococcus, Elder, Elm, English Plantain, Epicoccum Purpurascens, Ethylene Oxide, False Oat Grass, False Ragweed, Ferret Epithelium

Ficus, Weeping Fig, Finch Feathers, Firebush, Formaldehyde, Fox Epithelium, Foxtail Millet, Fusarium Moniliforme, Gerbil Epithelium, Giant Ragweed, Goat Epithelium, Goldenrod, Goose Feathers, Goosefoot, Granary Weevil, Green Nimitti Fly, Grey Alder, Guinea Pig Epithelium, Hamster Epithelium, Hazel, Helminthosporum, Halodes, Hexahydrophthalic Anhy-dride, Honeybee, Horn Beam, Horse Fly Bot, Horse Chestnut, Horse Dander, Horse Bot Fly, Horse Serum Proteins, House Dust, House Dust MiteInsulin BovineInsulin Porcine, Isocyanate, Isphagula, Italian Cyprus, Jack Fruit, Japanese Cedar, Japanese Millet, Johnson Grass, Latex, Linden Tree, London Plane, Lovage, Lupin, Lycopodium, Maleic Anhydride, Marguerite, Maxatase, Meadow Fescue, Meadow Foxtail, Meadow Grass, Mealworm, Mediterranean Flour, Moth, Melaleuca, Mesquite, Methyltetrahydrophthalic Anhydride, Micropolyspora Faeni, Mink Epithelium, Mixed Cagebirds, Mixed Feathers, Mixed Grass Pollens, Mixed Molds Sections, Mixed Nuts, Mixed Ragweed, Mixed Rodents, Mixed Tree Pollens (x 11), Mixed Weed Pollens (x 7), Mosquito, Moth, Mountain Juniper, Mouse, Mouse Epithelium, Mouse Serum Proteins, Mouse Urine Proteins, Mucor Racemosus, Mugwort, Mulberry, Oak, Paloverde, Papain, Paper Wasp, Parrot Feathers, Penicillium Frequentans, Penicillium Notatum, Penicilloyl, Pepper Tree, Pepsin, Phoma Betae, Phospholipase, Phthalic Anhydrid, Pigeon Dropping, Pigeon Feathers, Pine, Pityrosporum Orbiculare, Pollens and Molds, Privet, Protamine, Rabbit Epithelium, Rabbit Serum Proteins, Rabbit Urine Proteins, Rapeseed, Rat Epithelium, Rat Serum Proteins, Rat Urine Proteins, Reactive Chemicalsl Redtop, Rhizopus Nigricans, Rough Marshelder, Russian Thistle, Rye Grass, Salt Grass, Savinase, Scale, Sheep Epithelium, Sheep, Sorrel, Silk, Silk Waste, Spruce, Stachybotrys, Stemphylium Botryosum, Storage mite x 5, Sugar Beet, Seed, Sweet Gum, Sweet Vernal Grass, Swine Epithelium, Swine Serum Albumin, Swine Urine Protein, Tetanus, Toxoid, Tetramin Fish Food, Thermoactinomyces Vulgaris, Timothy Grass, Tobacco Leaf, Tragacanth, Trichoderma Viride, Trichophyton Rubrum, Trichosporon Pullulans, Trimelletic Anhydride, Turkey Feathers, Ulocladium Chartarum, Ustilago Nuda, Ustilago Tritici, Velvet Grass, Virginia Live Oak, Wall Pellitory, White Ash, White Pine, Wild Rye Grass, Willow, Worm

FOOD ITEMS

A-Lactalbumin, Algae, Almond, Amaranth, Anchovy, Anise, Apple, Apricot, Asparagus, Aubergine, Avocado, Beta Lactoglobulin, Banana, Barley, Barley Flour, Basil, Bay Leaf, Beef, Beetroot, Bell Pepper, Black Pepper, Black Tea, Blackberry, Black Currant, Blue Mussel, Blueberry, Boiled Milk, Bovine Lactoferrin, Bovine Serum Albumi, Brazil NutBread – RyeBread, Wheat, Broad Bean, Broccoli, Bromelin, Brussels Sprouts, Buckwheat, Butter Fat, Cabbage: Green, Red & White, Cacao, Carambola, Caraway, Cardamon, Carob, Carrot, Casein, Cashew Nut, Castor Bean, Cauliflower, Cayenne, Celery, Chamomile Tea, Cheddar Cheese, Cherry, Chestnut, Chickpea, Chicken Meat, Chili Pepper, Chub Mackerel, Chufas, Cinnamon, Clam Clove, Cocoa Bean, Coconut, Cod, Coffee, Conalbumin, Coriander, Corn Meal, Courgette, Cow’s Milk, Cow’s Milk Whey, Crab, Cranberry, Crayfish, Cucumber, Cumin, Curry (Santa Maria), Dandelion, Date, Dill, Dinkel Flour, Dried All Spice,

Berries, Duck, Eel, Egg: White & Yolk, Elk/Moose Meat, Eucalyptus, Fennel, Fennel Seed, Fenugreek, Fig, Flaxseed, Garlic, Gelatin, Ginger, Gluten, Goat’s Milk, Grape, Grapefruit, Green Coffee Beans, Green Beans, Green Pepper, Green Tea, Guar, Guar Gum, Guava, Gum Arabic, Hake, Halibut, Hazelnut, Hemp Flour, Herring, Honey, Hops, Horse Meat, Isphagula, Jujube Fruit, Kamut, Kiwi Fruit, Kohlrabi, Lamb, Laurel, Leeks, Lemon, Lemon Verbena, Lentils, Lettuce: 7 Varieties, Lime, Lime Blossom Tea, Linseed, Lobster, Lovage, Lysozyme, Macadamia Nuts, Mace, Mackerel, Maize Corn, Mallow Tea, Malt, Mandarin, Mango, Maple Syrup, Mare’s Milk, Marjoram, Mate Tea, Melon: Honeydew, Milk Fat, Milk Lactose & Powder, Millet, Millet Seed, Mixed Fish, Mixed Seafood, Mixed Spices, Mint, Mold Cheese, Mushroom, Mustard, Mutton, Nettle, Oat Flour, Oats, Octopus, Olive, Onion,

Orange, Oregano, Ovalbumin, Oyster, Pacific Squid, Papaya, Paprika, Parsley, Parsnip, Passion Fruit, Pea, Peach, Peanut, Pear, Pecan, Persimmon, Pilchard, Pine Nut, Pineapple, Pistachio Nut, Plaice, Plum, Poppy Seed, Pork, Potato, Pumpkin, Pumpkin Seed, Quinoa, Rabbit, Radish, Rapeseed, Raspberry, Red Bass, Red Beet, Red Currant, Red Kidney Bean, Rice, Rice Flour, Rooibos Tea, Rosehip Tea, Rosemary, Runner Beans, Rye, Rye Flour, Semolina, Sesame Seed, Sheep’s Milk, Sheep’s Milk Whey, Shrimp, Snail, Sole, Soya Bean, Spinach, Squid, Strawberry, Sugar (Beet), Sunflower Seed, Swede, Sweet Chestnut, Sweet Potato, Sweet Corn, Swordfish, Tapioca, Tarragon, Tea, Thyme, Tomato, Triticale, Trout, Tuna, Turkey Meat, Turmeric, Vanilla, Veal, Vegetable (Mixed), Venison, Walnut, Watermelon, Wheat, White Bean, Yeast

HEAVY METALS/MINERALS

Aluminum (AL)

This is the third most common metal on earth and one of the most toxic. It has incredibly low density and is able to resist corrosion. It is soft, durable and lightweight and is silver/dull grey. It is commonly found in most water (except filtered and bottled). Very low levels can be found in plants, cereals, fruits and vegetables due to high concentrations in the ground, however there is none found in herbs, spices and teas. It is quite common in dough and processed cheese. It is common in everyday items like transport, household products, packaging and lighting. It is used in some antiperspirants and many over the counter medications contain quite high levels of aluminum. Symptoms of aluminum toxicity can include memory loss, learning difficulty, loss of coordination, disorientation, mental confusion, disturbed sleep, colic, heartburn, flatulence, and headaches. Studies are still continuing about its possible link with Alzheimer’s.

Antimony (Sb)

This is a shiny grey metal and is extremely flame retardant. It is often used in cosmetics, army supplies and in cables. Symptoms of antimony poisoning can cause headaches, nausea, dizziness and depression. Large doses cause vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal discomfort and tingling of the extremities.

Arsenic (As)

Arsenic appears in many minerals and is a metallic grey color in its raw form. It is used in pesticides, wood products, and is notoriously poisonous. Symptoms of arsenic poisoning can cause headaches, confusion, severe diarrhea and drowsiness. In intense exposure, it can cause death. 

Beryllium (Be)

This is a divalent element which naturally occurs when used in combination with other elements in minerals. It has a high melting point and a higher elasticity than steel. It is commonly used in aircraft, missiles, spacecraft, and satellites. Symptoms include conjunctivitis, skin irritation, skin ulcers, nausea, cough, shortness of breath, sore throat, eye irritation, and in severe cases pneumonia.

Bismuth (Bi)

This is a brittle metal with a silvery white color when fresh, but gains a pink tinge due to oxidation. It is also slightly radioactive. Bismuth has a low toxicity and is found in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals including Pepto-Bismol. Symptoms of bismuth toxicity include confusion, decreased appetite, weight loss, weakness, joint pain, skin rash, tremors, diarrhea and staining on gums.

Cadmium (Cd)

A very similar metal to zinc and mercury. It is slightly blue/white in color. It is commonly found in batteries (mainly rechargeable), electroplating, televisions and paints. There are also large quantities found in food products such as spinach, potatoes, shellfish and offal. It is one of the most toxic ingredients in cigarettes. Symptoms of cadmium toxicity include fatigue, headaches, vomiting, anemia and in more severe cases kidney dysfunction and emphysema

Chromium (Cr)

Chromium is a steely-grey hard metal with a high melting point. It is mostly used to harden steel and other services to resist corrosion. All chromium compounds may cause dermatitis and some may cause occupational asthma. They can also cause chrome ulcers which form little holes in the skin.

Cobalt (Co)

It is produced by reductive smelting and is silver/grey on color. It used to be used as a blue pigment for jewelry but had to be stopped due to the amount of reactions it caused. It can commonly be found in lithium batteries and electroplating. Symptoms of cobalt toxicity include gastro issues, tinnitus and respiratory diseases.

Copper (Cu)

It is soft and malleable and red/orange in colour. It is a great conductor of heat and electricity. It is often found in many household fittings including electrical wiring, roofing and plumbing. Symptoms of copper toxicity include headaches, insomnia, fatigue, depression, learning difficulties and skin rashes.

Dental Amalgam

This is an alloy consisting of mercury (50%), silver (22-32%), tin (14%), copper (8%), and other trace metals. It is used due to its low cost, ease of application, strength and durability. Symptoms include various chronic breathing disorders, compromised cognitive functions, extreme changes in mood, hallucinations and depression.

Gold (Au)

This is a very dense metal, shiny and a bright yellow color. It is often found in jewelry but it is also edible and is used in some foods and drinks. Symptoms of gold toxicity include headaches, vomiting, dermatitis, jaundice and pneumonitis.

Lead (Pb)

It is a soft malleable metal and is dull grey in color. It is found in paint, ink, batteries, soldering, car fuel and is common in many plants. It is used in many weapons and also in the manufacturing of cars. Symptoms of lead toxicity includes headache, abdominal pain, kidney failure, memory loss and many aspects of weakness and pain especially of the extremities.

Manganese (Mn)

It is often combined with iron and is most commonly used in stainless steels. It can be used to combat rust and corrosion in other metals. It is commonly found in coins as well as in most stainless steel and rust preventative products. Manganese is important to the body and only high exposure is normally an issue for people. Symptoms of Manganese toxicity includes anemia, tremors and stiff muscles

Mercury (Hg)

It is the only metal that is liquid at room temperature, it is silver in color. Mercury can be found in many electrical outlets around the home. It is also found in some household medicines and can still be used in some dental fillings. It is present in neon signs and even used in mascara. It can be found in many seafood’s and some fresh water fish. Symptoms of mercury toxicity are far and wide as it can affect any area of the body. It can affect the nervous system, the gastro area, the head and neck and even the cardio-vascular system.

Molybdenum (Mo)

It gets its name from the Greek word for lead, as the two were often confused. It is extremely hard and metallic in color. The main use of molybdenum is in the commercial and industrial industries where it plays a large role in manufacturing. Symptoms can include itchy eyes and coughing, but in chronic exposure it may cause anorexia, diarrhea and extreme joint pain.

Nickel (Ni)

It is hard and ductile and reactive with oxygen. It is silver/white in color often with a golden tinge. It is used in many coins and also is often used to make magnets. It is present in some foods including bananas. It is another of the main toxic ingredients in tobacco products. Symptoms of nickel toxicity include skin rash, nausea, headaches, vomiting, chest pain, weakness and coughing.

Palladium (Pt)

It is a rare metal and is silver/white in color. It has many uses including jewelry, dentistry, watches, blood sugar strips and in many aircraft and medical products. Symptoms of Palladium toxicity include extreme tiredness confusion, sore throat, migraines, blisters on the body, pain in the teeth and jaw and impairment of the immune system.

Silver (Ag)

It has the highest electrical conductivity of any element and is soft with a silver/white color. It is commonly used in jewelry and can be mixed with mercury and used in fillings. It is used in many photography products and is still used in many household medicinal products. Symptoms of silver toxicity includes headaches, severe joint pain, fatigue, skin irritation, heart palpitations and increased levels of mucus.

Strontium (Sr)

This yellowish metallic element is highly reactive. It is named after Strontian, a village in Scotland where it was first discovered. It is used in cathode ray tubes. Symptoms begin with a skin rash and progresses to violent flu-like symptoms and an increased white blood cell count. The organs of the liver, kidneys and lungs can be severely damaged if exposure continues.

Tin (Sn)

It is often classed as a poor metal and is used to coat other metals to prevent corrosion it is silver in color. It is mainly used in soldering with 52% of all tin being used in this way. It is also used as a coating and in food preservation. It is found in many industrial produced fruit juices. Symptoms of tin toxicity includes cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, chills and many gastro issues.

Titanium (Ti)

It is a very strong element and is known for its corrosion resistance including against sea water. It is found in most living things including rocks, water and soil. It is used in aircraft, spacecraft and missiles. It is also used in the manufacture of cars, bikes, sports equipment and even spectacles. It is sometimes used in jewelry and medical procedures. It is now being used in dentistry as a teeth replacement product. Symptoms of titanium toxicity includes eye irritation and eye issues, skin pain, sore throats, vomiting, mouth and nose irritations and shortness of breath.

Vanadium (V)

This is a very hard silvery metal. It is very rarely found on its own as it is chemically combined in nature. It is corrosion resistant. It is used in rust-resistant springs and high speed tools. Symptoms can include fever, chills, headache, cough, anorexia, or ear infection.

Zinc (Zn)

Zinc (sometimes known as spelter) is used in paints, rubber production, in photocopying and as a wood preservative. It is also used in televisions and x-rays. Symptoms include burning sensation, chills, convulsions, rash, shortness of breath and vomiting.

NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCIES

Acidophilus, Alpha Lipoic Acid, AlliumAmino Acids, Anthocyanidins Anti-Oxidants, Ascorbic Acid, Beta-Carotene, Betaine Bio-Flavonoids, Biotin Bromelain, Calcium, Carnitine, Carotenoids, Chlorophyll, Chromium, Citrus Bio-Flavonoids, Copper, Q10 Creatine, Docosahexaenoic Acid, Acid Eicosapentaenoic, Acid Ellagic, Acid Essential Fatty Acids,

Fibre Flavonoids, Folate, Folic Acid, Gallic Acid, Genistein, Germanium, Glutamine, Glutathione, Inositol, Iodine, Iron, Iso-flavonoids, L-Carnitine, Lecithin, Lignans, Lipoic Acid, Lutein, Lycopene, Magnesium, Malic Acid, Manganese, Molybdenum, Niacin, Omega 3 fatty acids, Omega 6 fatty acids, Pantothenic Acid, Para Aminobenzoic Acid, Phenylalanine,

Phosphorus, Phytosterols, Polyphenols, Potassium, Proanthocyanidins, Pyridoxine, Quercetin, Riboflavin, Saponins, Selenium, Silica, Silicon, Sulforphane, Sulfur, Tannins, Vanadium, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Vitamin K, Zeaxanthin, Zinc

TESTING FOR PETS

Chronic food-related health issues in animals, such as itchy skin and “leaky” gut are also known as intestinal dysbiosis. However, many affected dogs do not have diarrhea or weight loss, but instead commonly exhibit “hot spots”, chewing on the coat, and licking the feet or anus. Other signs and symptoms include vague abdominal pain, acid reflux, nausea, abdominal bloating, flatulence, chronic fatigue, constipation, pancreatitis, and even seizures. Sometimes, serum liver enzyme levels are elevated; in other cases they are asymptomatic and are diagnosed only after endoscopic intestinal biopsy.

Food sensitivity testing for common allergens and peptides in dogs and cats has been available for some time and tests for the grains most often associated with IBD and other symptoms of adverse food reactions such as, but not limited to, wheat and other glutens, like barley, rye, spelt, kamut, and oats (unless labeled as gluten-free), as well as corn (often a GMO product now) and soy (a phytoestrogen). These grain types are among the major constituents (top five ingredients) that make up the bulk of standard commercial kibble fed to most dogs. Other common allergens in pet foods or animal food compositions are poultry and venison, and the testing and screening is also directed to, but not limited to other meats, fish, dairy, eggs, other grains, botanicals, oils from seeds or fish, botanicals, vegetables, nuts, or fruit. For example, wheat-sensitive enteropathy is a heritable trait in Irish Setters. Gluten foods cause immunological reactions which lead to atrophy of the intestinal villi of the inflamed small intestine. This, in turn, results in diarrhea and weight loss due to malabsorption of fluid, electrolytes, and dietary nutrients. Even though chronic or intermittent diarrhea and intermittent vomiting are the most common symptoms of this food sensitivity, there have been few studies of the prevalence of this condition in animals being presented to veterinarians with chronic diarrhea or vomiting or other common bowel symptoms. The result was often either no diagnosis or a missed diagnosis of an immunologic food sensitivity or intolerance.

Food re-activities also can be seen to foods or supplements that the animal ate before it became a meat source, so that reactions to grains, milk proteins and legumes can be seen. Recent studies published in North America and Europe showed that nearly all of the premium and prescription foods tested contain undeclared sources of animal origin (meat, poultry or fish), and soy proteins. Furthermore, the body’s metabolism and food re-activities can change at anytime as food sensitivity is cumulative and affected by continual environmental exposures.

Dog and Cat Testing

Items Tested For Dogs and Cats

 

Environmental Items:

Animal Dander, Appletree Ash, Aspen, Aspergillus Femigatus, Balsam Fir, Bee, Beech, Bermuda Grass, Bird of Paradise, Bradford Pear, Buttercup, Canaries, Cats, Cherry Tree, Chicken Droppings, Clover, Colonial Bent Grass, Corn, Cotton, Crabgrass, Dandelion, Dogwood, Douglas Fir, Duck Feathers, Dust, Eastern Redbud, Eastern Red Cedar

Elder, Elm, E553 b Talc, Fescue, Golden Rod, Hazel, Hibiscus, Horse Boy Fly, Horse Chestnut, Horses, House Dust Mite, Jasmine, Juniper Bush, Kentucky Bluegrass, Larch, Leather, Magnolia, Meadow fox tail, Mice, Mistletoe, Mold I, Mold II, Morning Glory, Mosquito, Oak, Orchard Grass, Perennial Ryegrass, Pigeon Droppings, Pigeons, Pigweed, Pine, Pollen I, Pollen II, Pollen III

Ponderosa Pine, Poplar, Privet, Rabbits, Ragweed, Rats, Red Alder, Rose, Ryegrass, Sheeps Wool, Sitka Spruce, Spruce, St Augustine Grass, Stinging Nettle, Sugar Maple, Sweet Gum, Tulip, Wallflower, Wasp. Water Reed, Western Red Cedar, White Oak, Wild Oat, Willow, Wool, Wormwood, Zoysia

 

 

Pet Food Ingredients Tested: 

A-Lactalbumin. Acetic Acid, Anchovy, Aniseed, Apple Juice, Apples, Apricots, Artichoke, Asparagus, Aubergine, Avocado, B-Lactoglobullin, Bacon, Banana, Barley, Basil, Beans (Broad), Beans (Green), Beans (Lima), Beans (White), Beef, Beef jerkey, Beets, Bilberries, Blackberries, Brazil nuts, Bread (Rye), Bread (Baguette), Bread (White), Bread (Brown), Brussel Sprouts, Buckwheat, Button Mushroom, Cabbage( Green), Cabbage ( Red), Cabbage (White), Capsium (Green), Capsium ( Red), Capsium (Yellow), Caraway, Cardamom, Carrot, Cashew Nut, Califlower, Celery, Cheddar, Cherries, Chestnut Mushroom, Chicken, Chickpea, Cinnamon, Clams, Clove, Coconut Oil, Coffee, Corn Flakes, Crab, Cranberries, Cream, Cumin, Dill, Dry Roasted Peanuts, Duck, E102 Tartrazine, E104 Quinoline Yellow, E122 Carmoisine, E124 Donceau 4 R, E128 ROT 2 G, E131 Patent Blue V, E140 Chlorophylls and Chlorophylins, E141, Chlorophylls, E142 Green, E154 Brown FK, E160 c Capsanthin, Capsorubin, E161 b Lutien,E161 g Ccarthayanthin, E170 Calcium Carbonate, E202 Potassium Sorbate, E211 Sodium Benzonate, E220

Sulphur Dioxide, E221 Sodium Sulphite, E222 Sodium hydrogen Sulphite, E300 Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), E306 Vitamin E, E307 Alpha-tocopherol. E308 Gamma-tocopherol, E309 Delta-tocopherol, E310 Propyl Galiate, E320 Butylated Hydroxyanisole, E321 Butylated Hydroxtoluene, E322 Lecithen, E330 Citric Acid, E337 Sodium Potassium Tatrate, E340 Monopotassium Phospate, E406 Agar, E407 a Eucheuma,Algae, E410 Locust Bean Gum, E414 Gumarabil, E420 Sorbit, E422 Glycerine, E444 Sucrose Acetate isobuyrate, E450 Diphosphate, E451 Triphosphate, E452 Polyphosphate, E460 Cellulose, E470 Sodium, E640 Glycine, E967 Xylitol, Eel, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Fennel Fresh, Flaxseed, garlic, Gelatin, Ginger, Goat, Goose, Gooseberries, Granary Bread, Grapefruit (pink), Halibut, Hare, Hazelnuts, Herring, Herring (Red), Honey, Hops, Horse, Horse Radish, Iceberg Lettuce, Red Kidney Bean, Lactose, Lamb, Leek, Lentiles, Lamb's Liver, Ox Liver, Pig's Liver, Mackerel, Maize, Maple Syrup, Milk (Cow), Milk ( Goat), Milk ( Sheep), Millet

Mint, Molassas, Mushrooms, Mussel, Mustard (Green), Mustard, Mutton, Noodles, Nutmeg, Okra, Olive Oil, Onion, Oyster, Oyster Mushroom, Oyster Sauce, Paprika, Peaches, Peanuts, Peas (Garden), Peas (Field), Pepper (Black), Bell Pepper (green), Bell Pepper (red), White Pepper, Pinenut, Pineapple, Plaice, Plums, Pork, Pork Sausage, Oats, Potatoes, Portabella Mushrooms, Prawns, Prunes, Pumpkin, Quince, Quinoa, Raisins, Raspberries, Rice (Brown), Rice (White), Rock Candy, Roe-deer, Rosemary, Rye, Sage, Salmon, Salt, Sardine, Shellfish, Sesame Seed, Shitake Mushroom, Shrimp, Smoked Herring, Sole, Sour Cream, Soy Sauce, Soy Bean, Spelt, Spinach, Strawberries, Sugar (Brown), Sugar (White), Sunflower Oil, Swede, Sweet Freedom, Sweet Potatoes, Tea (Black), Thyme, Tomato, Trout (Brown), Trout (Sea), Tuna, Turkey,Turmeric, Turnip, Vanilla, Veal, Vegetable Fat, Venison, Vinegar (Clear), Vinegar ( Malt), Walnuts, Wheat (Ground), Wheat (whole grain), Whitefish, Winkles, Yeast, Omega 3

Horse Testing

Items Tested For Horses

Food: 

Alfalfa, Apples, Apricots, Bananas, Barley, Basil, Beef, Beets, Bermuda Grass, Brome Grass, Carrots, Celery, Cherries, Coconut, Coconut Oil, Corn, Dates, E101 Riboflavin, E170 Calcium Carbonate, E211 Sodium Benzonate, E26 Acetic Acid, E338 Phosporic Acid,

E515, Potassium Sulfate, Egg White, Egg Yolk, Fescue Grass, Flax Seed, Grapefruit, Grapes Red, Grapes White, Iceberg Lettuce, Kentucky Bluegrass, Lemons, Mangos, Molasses, Oats, Oranges, Orchard Grass, Peaches, Peanuts, Pears, Peas, (Field), Peas

(Garden), Pineapples, Plums, Prunes, Raisin, Raspberries, Rice Bran, Rye Grass, Sage, Salt, Soy Beans, Strawberries, Sugar (Brown), Sugar (White), Sweet Potato, Timothy Grass, Watermelon, Wheat (Ground), Wheat (White Grain), Yeast.

 

Environmental: 

Bees, Cats, Chicken Dung, Chicken Feathers, Cotton, Dandelion, Dogs, Duck Feathers, Horse Fly,

Horses, House Dust Mites, House Dust, Leather, Mold I, Mold II, Mosquito, Oak, Pigeon Dung,

Pigeons, Pine, Rabbits, Rat Dung, Rats, Rubber, Sheep’s Wool, Wasp, Willow, Wool.

 

Nutritional: 

Barium, Biotin, Boron, Calcium, Calcium Pantothenate, Chromium, Chondrointin Sulfate, Cobalt, Copper, Germanium,

Glucosamine Sulfate, Iodine, Iron, Lithium, Lysine, Maganese, Magnesium, Methione, Molybdenium,

Nickel, Phosphorous, Potassium, Rubidium, Selenium, Sodium, Strontium, Sulfur, Tin, Titanium, Zinc, Zirconium.

 

Heavy Metals: 

Aluminum, Antimony, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Lead, Mercury, Uranium.