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Have you experienced fatigue, stress, or depression without being able to pinpoint the cause? Have you considered that food could be linked to your symptoms? Have traditional blood and allergy tests failed to identify anything wrong?


At the Tarnow Center, we focus on individualized treatment plans and strive to develop an all-encompassing, holistic approach to wellness for each client. We understand the importance of nutrition and recognize that each person has different dietary needs. Recently, parents have expressed interest in nutritional testing for their children, and we have responded by offering one of the largest and most-trusted food intolerance tests in the country. The Alcat Test is a simple blood test that measures a client’s sensitivity levels to 420 foods, medicinal herbs, food additives and colorings, environmental chemicals, molds, and antibiotics. Unlike traditional allergy tests, the Alcat Test reveals clinically significant reactions that don’t fall within the conventional definition of “allergy.” Food intolerance is much more common than a true food allergy, and although intolerance can produce equally harmful symptoms, traditional allergy tests do not report food intolerances. Many people with no evidence of food allergies have significant Alcat results.


Understanding and identifying food sensitivities is absolutely essential in treating underlying causes of diseases. Inflammation and chronic activation of the immune system due to food intolerance has been linked to digestive disorders, migraines, obesity, chronic fatigue, learning disabilities, ASD, ADHD, aching joints, skin disorders, and several other health conditions.


Individualized testing will help you or your child be proactive, instead of reactive, to certain health conditions. Instead of taking medicine to alleviate digestive symptoms, the Alcat Test provides you with an opportunity to understand why those symptoms exist in the first place. Ingesting a food that your body cannot tolerate will cause internal inflammation that may lead to chronic diseases later in life. The Alcat Test is essential for those experiencing stress, fatigue, depression, and other symptoms that have not been explained by any other allergy or blood tests. If you eat healthy but still feel tired and drained, it’s time to take a look at what your body is reacting to. One man’s food is another man’s poison, and unfortunately, many people have internal reactions to foods that are considered healthy.


Food intolerance testing can provide the information necessary to help clients manage existing health problems and promote optimal health. Appropriate for all ages, the Alcat Test is a vital step in identifying food sensitivities and reducing symptoms before they become permanent. The human body is extremely complex, and an individualized wellness approach is the only way to guarantee the best results. Knowledge about your food intolerances is vital to promote a healthy body and healthy mind.


If you would like additional information or would like to schedule an appointment, please call the Tarnow Center for Self-Management at 713-621-9515. An appointment will be made with Caitlin Bailey, M.Ed., LPC, and she would go over the process and after the test, she will meet with you to go over the results. She is also available for appointments to discuss nutrition. Or you can ask your clinician for more information.