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+ Before the test (premises/preconditions/exclusion criteria)

Do the findings of the ImuPro test and the conventional allergy test match up?

No, the findings are not comparable because the study's subject was different. The ImuPro test finds delayed food allergies, which are indicated by a titer of IgG antibodies in the blood against a specific food. The goal of the common allergy test, as well as the skin prick/scratch test, is to identify IgE-mediated acute reactions to food consumption.

What distinguishes IgG and IgE from one another?

Immunoglobulin G is referred to as IgG. These antibodies can be discovered in human blood. They help the immune system recognize, combat, and eliminate foreign substances like bacteria, viruses, and other sizable foreign molecules. IgG antibodies are present in everyone, but occasionally they start to respond to certain foods. This is what may result in food allergies or food allergies with delayed onset. (food hypersensitivities, commonly also known as food intolerance). Type I IgE mediated allergies are entirely distinct from IgG mediated allergies. (type III). An IgE allergy is a typical, "true," allergy; its symptoms appear right away and last for the rest of your life. If the diet adjustment recommended by the ImuPro results is rigorously adhered to, IgG food allergies may lessen or perhaps go away. The IgE results must be taken into consideration for this alteration, and the relevant food must always be avoided.

What precisely separates food sensitivity from food intolerance?

Food intolerance is typically not an immune system reaction, but rather a set of gastrointestinal symptoms brought on by digestive system issues with particular meals. Food hypersensitivity is an immune system response that manifests as a variety of signs and symptoms.

Influence of vaccines on the ImuPro test?

The purpose of vaccinations is to create large quantities of IgG antibodies against the chosen virus or bacteria. Vaccinations have a potent immune-stimulating impact. Some people have violent reactions to these immunizations. It is very likely that in these situations, non-specific binds take place, resulting in non-specific IgG positive results in the ImuPro test. As a result, we advise allowing at least 9 months to pass between the immunization and the blood test.

Does a transfusion of blood or plasma affect the ImuPro results?

In the absence of an antilogous blood donor, blood and plasma transfusions will most likely affect the ImuPro outcome. His entire IgG antibody repertoire is conveyed with a blood transfusion from another person. ImuPro can't tell the difference between acquired and own antibodies, but it can detect the patient's own antibodies to food. In this situation, there may be an increase in IgG reactivity.

Do monoclonal gammopathy or low total IgG levels have an impact on the ImuPro results?

A normal IgG immunological response is used to calibrate the ImuPro test. In the event when the total IgG value is more than 20% below the lower reference value, we advise against taking the ImuPro test. The ImuPro lab should be notified if you are aware that your values are below the reference range. The same is true for monoclonal gammopathy since too much IgG from a single monoclonal strain might result in poor outcomes.

What age do you think is appropriate to start the ImuPro test?

The IgG inherited from the mother during pregnancy is the first component of a baby's immune system, which does not fully mature until the age of one. Therefore, we advise testing the mother for children under the age of one year. Both the mother and the baby should be tested in the case of nursing mothers and children who are 12 months of age or older, and the mother's diet should be adjusted accordingly.

Does having a cold or a fever invalidate the ImuPro test?

According to our observations, patients who have a cold or even a fever don't have any issues. However, as a safety measure, we advise waiting until it has passed before having their blood sample taken.

Is it important to fast before taking the ImuPro test?

If you fasted for two to four hours before the blood withdrawal, it is sufficient. For IgG tests, a 12-hour fast is not required. Keep in mind, nevertheless, that blood samples drawn soon after a meal are frequently lipemic and exhibit significantly higher test variance. We therefore advise against having a fatty meal as the last meal before the blood withdrawal. In real life, this translates to: There is no issue if, for instance, you have a regular breakfast at 8 a.m. and arrive for the blood draw at 11 a.m. However, it is not advised to take the test at 2.30 p.m. after eating a large lunch.

Which medications have an impact on test results or dietary changes?

Long-term use of immunosuppressive drugs such cortisone, steroids, prednisone, etc. may have an impact on the outcomes. Similar to how a lengthy antibiotic regimen might skew the results. Antibiotic use can alter gut flora, which could increase ImuPro test responses. TNF inhibitors have not yet been demonstrated to have any negative effects on ImuPro test findings. Additionally, the test is not contraindicated by the use of cortisone cream or steroid-based inhalers. Their effects are regional and their concentrations are low. To find out whether there will be an issue, you should therefore let the ImuPro team know your worry regarding your medicine before ordering the test. We advise calculating the serum total IgG level to be completely certain. No adverse effects on the ImuPro result should happen if it is not dropped below the reference range.

How about autoimmune conditions?

Almost all autoimmune diseases, such as Lupus, Psoriasis, Crohn's disease, Hashimoto's, or the uncommon autoimmune ailment ITP, are believed to respond favourably to ImuPro, according to our research. (Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura). As a result, we urge patients to take the test. Food hypersensitivity will maintain and worsen autoimmune illnesses even if it isn't the major cause. ImuPro test findings and diet suggestions can be changed to dramatically alleviate symptoms.

+ About the test (certification/reliability/allergens)

ImuPro works in what way?

First and foremost, the ImuPro test detects IgG antibodies against food, indicating delayed food allergies that cause chronic inflammatory disorders such as diarrhoea, flatulence, migraine, obesity, auto-immune diseases, or skin diseases. We provide you the test results, your customised recipe book with recipes adapted to your specific needs, and your individual nutritional guide to help you through the three phases that follow.

During the elimination phase, items that cause reactions are removed from your diet, reducing the inflammatory burden and allowing your body to heal. During the provocation phase, these excluded foods are gradually reintroduced into the diet to help you identify your specific "trigger food." If the symptoms resurface, you will know that the meal you have recently reintroduced is to blame. (This strategy is also used in IgE mediated classic allergy.)

After identifying your trigger foods, they should all be avoided for at least a year during the stabilisation period to allow the IgG antibodies to breakdown and your body to heal. Allowable foods can be switched every 4 to 5 days. If you do not wish to go through the provocation phase, you must abstain from all positive tested foods for at least one year - no exceptions.

How trustworthy is the ImuPro test? According to critics, not all foods tested positively cause a symptom, hence IgG testing provide "false positive" results.

The ImuPro test is often carried out using the ELISA method, which is a well-established standard process in laboratory analysis. Our results are trustworthy and reproducible, and they are subjected to frequent quality controls in labs across the globe.

Regarding the findings: First and foremost, simply because there is no observable symptom induced by IgG antibodies does not imply that there is no reaction at all. If your immune system produces IgG antibodies to fight a specific meal you've consumed, this can result in an inflammatory process that isn't evident from the outside or accompanied by obvious symptoms. Second, ImuPro does not promise to demonstrate a link between a food and a specific symptom.

Is there any certification for the ImuPro test?

The German company R-Biopharm AG, Darmstadt, manufactures the ImuPro tests and antigens under strict quality management ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 systems, which are accredited by the DQS according to the international standards ISO 9001 and EN 46001. (medical devices). The company received ISO 13485 quality management accreditation in 2003. The test's reagents are all IVD-CE certified. Furthermore, ImuPro tests are processed in over 20 laboratories across the world, each managed by experts in this field, allowing us to conduct inter-laboratory trials on a yearly basis to assure the consistency and quality of each and every phase of this test.

When the ImuPro 300 test is performed, the vast majority of obese adult patients display the same hypersensitivities: to gluten, eggs, and milk products. (cow). Is this a coincidence or a general feature of this particular population?

This combination of food sensitivities is common in persons with metabolic syndrome and obesity. This is due to their diet, which frequently consists of these fundamental foods. As a result, it is not surprising that these goods scored positive in our test. The problem does not stop with these foods. In susceptible patients, each positive food leads to obesity and metabolic syndrome. They usually have a leaky gut as well.

+ Regarding the change in diet

Is there a link between IgG levels and the severity of a symptom?

No. The severity of a symptom is determined by the amount of food consumed as well as the type of tissue, its sensitization, and ability to bind circulating immune complexes formed by the interaction of food and IgG. However, if your IgG level is higher, you should avoid the food for a longer period of time to allow the IgG to degrade.

Why must trigger foods be avoided for an entire year?

First and foremost, the IgG must be eliminated so that you can eventually resume eating these foods - at least in small amounts as part of your rotation diet. This can only be accomplished by abstaining from alcohol for at least a year. After that, you can repeat the provocation phase to see if this food still causes symptoms

What happens if there are multiple reactions?

To avoid malnutrition and simplify your diet change, we recommend writing down the foods you have consumed more than twice a week. If a certain food produces increased or significantly increased results, it should be avoided for a year. Most of the time, it is the foods that are consumed on a regular basis that cause problems.

Which of the following should be avoided for 5 weeks and which for 8 weeks?

We advise avoiding a food until the majority of symptoms have subsided. The term "electronic commerce" refers to the sale of electronic goods. If in doubt, skip the food for 8 weeks or agree to see your therapist after 5 weeks. After 5 weeks, 95% of patients report an improvement. The physical conditions have stabilized, which is an ideal time to begin the provocation phase, because the patient now knows what it feels like to be doing well and can best recognize the recurrence of a symptom in order to determine which food causes it.

In terms of known type I allergies, what should be considered when changing one's diet?

IgE antibodies cause type I allergies as an immediate reaction to certain foods. The symptoms include redness, itching, or rashes, as well as vomiting or anaphylactic shock. If you have known type I allergies, you should definitely avoid these foods - even if the ImuPro test shows no results for them. ImuPro measures IgG levels to detect delayed food allergies or hypersensitivities.

If reactions to certain foods occur within 30 minutes of consumption, testing for IgE-induced allergies is extremely useful. The RIDA qLine Allergy Panel 1 by R-Biopharm tests for the 20 most common foods, while the RIDA qLine Allergy Panel 4 is especially designed for children, as the symptoms of food and inhalation allergen reactions are difficult to distinguish.

Does heat affect food tolerability?

Heat can alter the antigen city of food proteins. Some of them are destroyed and lose their antigen city, while others can survive or be created. As a result, ImuPro tests for raw and cooked foods when appropriate, ensuring that you do not miss an intolerant food.

What about eating out while on the ImuPro diet? What level of adherence is required to achieve the desired results? Is it impossible to avoid all foods completely? Could it be soy sauce, which is in so many foods, or travel?

Of course, avoiding all identified foods is ideal. Not all IgG-positive foods cause a specific symptom, but they are all associated with an inflammatory response. Following the elimination phase, you must determine which foods cause which symptoms. If it is determined to be harmful, you must avoid it completely. If the reintroduced food does not cause any symptoms, we still recommend avoiding it, but a small amount is not harmful. Finally, it is very personal, depending on the amount of forbidden food or ingredients consumed and the frequency with which it is consumed. In any case, it is preferable to adhere to the diet, even if you are unable to comply completely, than to do nothing.

If you don’t avoid the concerned food 100%, you risk never eliminating the IgGs and staying sensitive the rest of your life.

If you rarely cook for yourself, the diet change will be more difficult – but not impossible. Some pointers: Sauces should not be served in restaurants or canteens. Grilled meat or fish with potatoes or rice, vegetables or salad should not be problematic if not from the problematic food groups. You can order the salad without dressing and then add your own dressing. You can bring your own food, especially in the canteen: make dinner your main meal and cook a larger portion to use the leftovers for a salad for lunch the next day.

In a restaurant, you can ask the waiter which ingredients were used to prepare a particular dish. However, we strongly advise consulting a nutritionist because it is difficult to identify hidden food ingredients nowadays.

What about trying an unknown food or satisfying a craving for a specific food?

All foods and additives that were not tested should be avoided for the first 8 to 10 weeks after the test. The following steps should be taken: If you try a new food, only introduce one at a time and keep track of any health issues that arise in the following week. If you have no adverse reactions, you may continue to include the food in your rotational diet. Keep an eye on your body weight as well.An increase of 1 kg or more overnight following the introduction of a non-tested food is a sign of an inflammatory response with water retention, which you can see on your scale. Then, if you are still unsure, we recommend taking the comprehensive test for 270 foods.

When you have a food craving, try to resist it. These episodes usually pass within 3 to 5 days.

Isn't there a risk that ImuPro will cause general malnutrition or a calcium deficiency if all dairy products must be avoided?

Malnutrition is avoided by ImuPro for two reasons: rotation and reintroduction. Based on the ImuPro findings of your potential trigger foods, a diet plan is created that eliminates them and rotates allowable foods every 4 to 5 days. This maintains variety and nutrition, ensuring that your body gets everything it requires. Following the provocation phase, certain foods may be reintroduced into your diet. As a result, you'll have even more foods to rotate, ensuring a diverse and balanced diet.

If you stick to the rotation, there is also no risk of calcium deficiency. The majority of calcium-fortified milk alternatives are available. Broccoli, for example, is high in calcium. In the case of an increased calcium requirement, we recommend taking an orthomolecular dose with meals.

What if athletes have an adverse reaction to all gluten-containing grains? Do they have to be concerned that eliminating carbohydrates will have an impact on their energy levels and training?

ImuPro and sports are not mutually exclusive, but rather ideal complements. Providing your body with carbohydrates from foods you are reacting to, particularly gluten, will deplete your energy and physical power due to inflammatory processes. You can still eat carbohydrates (e.g., rice, potatoes, corn, etc.) to meet your carbohydrate requirements.

If the yeast test comes back negative, you can eat gluten-free breads. You may need to eat larger portions or more frequently, and you may also need to increase your protein and fat intake with high quality fats rich in omega-3. Calcium supplements are a good idea because a lot of minerals are lost during competition. ImuPro diet results in increased VO2max, decreased lactate, improved recovery, and improved body/fat composition in athletes.

Is it necessary to start over if you make a mistake with your diet change?

No. If you eat a food that contains a prohibited hidden ingredient, you may feel ill for three days. If you do not repeat this error, your body will recover quickly. However, we recommend that you pay close attention to what you eat because the success of your diet change is dependent on how strictly you follow the guidelines. The term "electronic commerce" refers to the sale of electronic goods.

How long do IgG antibodies survive in the body? There is a long list of foods that I do not consume on a weekly or monthly basis. How recently must I have consumed the food for the test to be effective?

The half-life of antibody-producing lymphocytes is 5-6 weeks. IgGs typically have a half life of 23 days. When you strictly avoid the foods in question, it will take approximately 6-9 months to eliminate IgG antibodies.

This depends on several factors:

The concentration of IgG (The higher the existing concentration, the longer it will take.) possible cross-reactivity to non-foods due to the strictness of avoidance (Food can cross-react with non-food items like pollen, viruses, and dust mites. If such a cross reaction exists, the IgGs may take a long time to disappear, or they may not disappear at all. This is especially true if you've never eaten the food before and still have antibodies against it. As a result, the antibody was triggered by a non-food antigen of unknown origin or that is ubiquitously present, rather than by the food.)

+ Regarding specific food groups

Is alcohol permissible while remaining faithful to the ImuPro guidelines?

Alcoholic beverages should be avoided during the first stage, when the immune system is stabilizing. Later in the diet, you may allow yourself a glass of dry or sparkling wine every now and then.

The ImuPro tests look at the beverages' ingredients, which include grapes, cereals, yeast, and malt. If you have elevated IgG antibodies to one of these, you must abstain from all beverages (alcoholic and non-alcoholic) derived from these items during the avoidance period. If you are gluten intolerant, you must avoid all fermented drinks made from gluten-containing grains, including beer, malt drinks, and some industrial smoothies and milk shakes. Unless gluten was added after distillation, all spirits are gluten free (cocktails). Because nothing was added after distillation, malt whiskies are gluten free.

What about caffeine and coffee?

We test coffee beans as a whole, not separately for coffee and caffeine. It is possible that you will react to both or only one of the elements. Avoid both at first. Wait at least three weeks, or until your symptoms have stabilized, before attempting a caffeine-containing beverage. Even if no reaction was detected in the test, coffee is not recommended. Its roasting substances irritate the intestinal mucosa and increase gastrointestinal permeability to foodstuffs. They also increase acid production in the stomach, causing heartburn, bloating, and sickness, as well as straining the intestinal mucosa. Going without coffee has a positive effect in our experience. Caffeine can be obtained by drinking black or green tea in moderation and not every day.

Are sweets permitted?

Yes. To the rotation strategy, nonetheless, you should adjust your sweets. Pick, for instance, spelt crackers on your "spelt day" or sweet maize biscuits if you utilize maize on that particular day. Also, if you notice any negative reactions, you should steer clear of commercially produced sweets like cake or chocolate and opt for dried fruit or nuts instead.

What about fruit and vegetable juices or smoothies—are they permitted?

Naturally, only reaction-free fruits and vegetables are permitted. However, since a glass of juice requires relatively big volumes of fruit or vegetables, juices and smoothies are essentially more like liquid foods that are frequently highly heavy in sugar. If you still want to indulge occasionally, purchase 100% fruit juice that has not been sweetened and diluted it with water.

Should products like tablets and cosmetics that include IgG-positive food extracts also be avoided?

Most definitely. Antigens can be absorbed by the skin, which has a highly responsive immune system. We are aware that skin care products and even breathed allergens like lavender can cause discomfort. If you react to titanium oxide, stop using all toothpaste and cosmetics that include it. Avoid cosmetics like shower gel that include Shea butter, milk protein, and lactose if you have high levels of IgG antibodies to dairy products.

Is it acceptable to drink lactose-free, casein-free, or buffalo milk if you have reactions to milk?

None of the three, sadly. We are evaluating the development of antibodies to particular proteins in the diet under consideration using ImuPro. As lactose is not a protein but a sugar and does not cause the development of antibodies, we do not test for it. Although you might be lactose intolerant if you have a type III food allergy to dairy products, the opposite is also true. The same number of main proteins—up to 30—are present in lactose-free milk as in regular milk. Casein is the main milk protein, however we don't distinguish between the proteins that trigger reactions in our test. Consequently, you might be able to tolerate casein-free milk, but we can't say for sure. It would be advisable to completely cut off milk products during the advised period. One product at a time should then be reintroduced after that. The same holds true with buffalo milk.

What does "boiled milk" mean? comparable to pasteurized milk?

Milk is considered to be cooked if it has been boiled for at least 30 minutes, cooled, and the formed peel removed. Milk's proteins are weakened by boiling, and the majority of the antigenic structures are also destroyed. Most people who have a reaction to cow's milk can accept cow's milk that has been cooked. The calcium content is equal to that of raw milk.

Note: Milk is only heated to 75 °C for 15 seconds to pasteurize it. To disinfect UHT milk, it is heated for one to two seconds to 135°C. As ImuPro treats pasteurized milk and UHT milk as raw milk, the quality of the proteins is not changed.

Does a reaction to rennet cheese (cow) imply that rennet-free cheese is safe? And why is Hallowmas cheese tested separately in addition to goat and sheep milk?

The proteins from the cow's milk used to manufacture the cheese are still present in both cheeses with and without rennet. Thus, we would advise against having it.

Hallowmas is distinctive. The milk (goat, sheep, or cow) used in its manufacturing is boiled for a longer period of time, up to 90°C, in a number of processes. This process causes it to lose some of its antigen city, making the cheese more palatable for those who have a milk allergy. We therefore conduct a Hallowmas test in order to provide patients who have a milk allergy with a potential supplementary choice.

Is it necessary to avoid lacto fermented foods like sauerkraut or pickles if one has an allergic reaction to milk products?

They might be eaten, though. Nothing about milk affects the lactic acid.

Will a person's reaction to fermented soybeans, such as those found in soy sauce and miso, be the same if they have a sensitivity to soy beans?

Yeah, we believe that the reactions of fermented soy products are comparable to those of soy beans. If soy beans test positive, should we also stop using all goods derived from soy.

How is it possible for someone to be hypersensitive to wheat or Kamet but not gluten?

It is quite typical for gluten to be negative and wheat (durum wheat has the same antigens) to be positive. Gluten and wheat-specific proteins, which are both studied using two completely distinct techniques, are both parts of wheat proteins. Both of them or only one of them may cause sensitivity. The same holds true for Kamet and other cereals: If you have a hypersensitivity to the unique proteins in the cereal, you may not react to gluten but may react to various types of wheat.

Are goods with the warning "May contain traces of gluten" acceptable if a person responds to gluten?

The chances of the products actually containing gluten are slim. This phrase indicates that the product was created in a facility that also processes foods that contain gluten. So, you are permitted to eat them if you do not have celiac disease.

What should be avoided in the event of an egg protein reaction?

All products—which include quite a few—that contain egg white. The names egg yolk, egg white, ovalbumin, live-in, albumin, lysozyme, E 1105, globulin, ovomucoid, lecithin, and E233 might all be attributed to the proteins in the food. Be mindful that wine may potentially contain egg white.

To substitute the binding properties of egg white in recipes, make a paste by combining 1 tablespoon of soybean flour with 2 tablespoons of water. You might also use rice flour, potato flour, or maize flour, depending on how you react.

In the case that a test for yeast is positive, you suggest sourdough as a good substitute. This is impossible if yeast is created during fermentation. Is vinegar any different than this?

A bacterial strain called lactobacilli and very little yeast are used in the fermentation of pure sourdough. Hence, sourdough bread should only include modest amounts of yeast if it isn't introduced on purpose. The same is true for vinegar: Bacteria, primarily acetic acid bacteria from high percentages of alcohol, perform its final fermentation, not yeast.

Is it implied by a reaction to lemon that citric acid must also be avoided?

No. You have an allergic reaction to the proteins in lemons, while citric acid is a single chemically generated molecule that doesn't cause allergies.

Does a reaction to vanilla suggest that vanillin should be avoided as well?

No. A flavor created chemically, vanillin has a unique structure.

What does "honey (mixed)" indicate as a reaction?

ImuPro does not test for a specific honey made from a single type of flower because there are many different types of specific honey available, mostly regionally. Hence, we decided to buy the "generic honey" that is sold in supermarkets. These honeys are made from a mixture of nectar collected by various bee colonies from various flowers. Hence, it is referred to as "honey (mixed)". After a positive test, the patient should refrain from eating any honey for the advised amount of time.

What foods should be avoided if the tannin test is positive?

Tannin is a broad term that refers to a variety of compounds that vary from one food or plant to another. The amount of tannins in our food extracts is not very high and varies depending on how ripe the fruit is because tannins have a decreased water solubility. So, you cannot compare or compare a tannin reaction to the appropriate response of a tannin-containing diet. In our experiments, synthetic tannic acid is used. The likelihood of sensitization increases with exposure to tannic acid that has been added to medications, cosmetics, or modified foods. It is advised to eat less foods high in tannins. The added tannic acids in products provide a greater threat to this patient's immune system than do meals that naturally contain complex tannins. If you are uncertain about tannin in foods, we recommend consulting a nutritionist.

Is it possible to destroy the Aspergillums Niger fungus from food by freezing or boiling it?

In the form of spores, Aspergillums is a mould. In addition to having a high tolerance for heat, cold, and dryness, they can endure long periods of time and severely abrasive circumstances. It gets even worse when you freeze, which has no effect. All living things can be killed by heating to boiling for at least 30 minutes, but spores that would germinate upon cooling cannot. Sterilization, which requires heating objects to 125°C under high pressure, is required to destroy them. So, it is simpler to stay away from foods like nuts, seeds, and dried fruit that are of concern.

How do you explain to a person who eats fish infrequently that his ImuPro findings show a wide variety of fish hypersensitivities? Do omega-3 supplements have an impact?

First off, since the fatty acids are separated from the fish proteins in the capsules, there is no connection between omega-3 fatty acids and reactions to fish.

Second, you should be aware that fish proteins can be found in many processed foods, often where you wouldn't expect them, such as in meatloaf, barbecue sauce, coronate, a Sicilian aborigine relish, Worcestershire sauce, bouillabaisse, imitation or artificial fish, or shellfish (squirmy).

Thirdly, it could be a problem with cross-reactivity, a complex issue that hasn't been definitively identified in fish to our knowledge. Depending on which specific proteins your antibodies are designed to recognize. Several patients can consume specific fish without experiencing an adverse reaction, sometimes severe. There aren't any unambiguous findings on cross-reactivity that we can use to apply to fish and help patients make decisions. Despite this, the fact that they come from different families does not preclude any possibility of cross-reactivity.

Should crab-meat be avoided if there has been a reaction to crayfish?

Crustaceans include crayfish, crabs, prawns and lobsters. For any of these foods, use the individual results as a guide. The recommended course of action is to first avoid all of the specified items you don't have a result for if you receive a positive result for 1 or 2 of them but the others are not covered by the amount of test you have chosen. This is as a result of their shared utilization of certain proteins. Try incorporating them into your diet one at a time when your symptoms have subsided. If you experience no negative effects, include them to your rotation diet.

Can someone who has never consumed a banana react to pineapples and bananas?

Indeed, you can. Many flavored milks, yoghurts, and fruit juices contain bananas as an ingredient. Another possibility is a cross-reaction: if you are allergic to or sensitive to latex, a reaction to bananas is possible because they share allergenic components with latex. There might also be interactions with melons and avocados. The indoor plant Benjamin's fig is another potential source for this allergy; therefore if you are sensitive to it, you should avoid having it in your home.

How is it possible to never have had a Brazil nut but have an allergic reaction to almonds?

It's not always a false positive reaction if you experience an allergic reaction to something you've never eaten. A cross-reaction to another food or substance could be the cause. Cross-reactions are a common occurrence in the diagnosis of all allergy disorders.

Brazil nuts and almonds react very differently to each other. Almonds, Brazil nuts, Brazil nuts, Brazil nuts, pistachios, and hazelnuts are just a few other cross-reactions that could occur. They belong to a class of tree nuts with a moderate cross-reactivity. Hence, it's possible that you reacted to another nut in this group.

It seems unlikely that eating almonds contributed to the reactivity to Brazil nuts that was observed. If that's the case, you unquestionably must likewise react negatively to almonds. Hence, the reaction is either brought on by an unknown antigen or a cross-reaction to other nuts (if one of them is positive). Sesame seeds, English walnuts (Jug r 1), sunflower seeds (Sin a 1), rape seeds, castor beans, and other seeds may also cause cross-reactions of the 2S Albumin (main epitome). (Sees I 2

Also, you need to be mindful of unforeseen exposures from international standard goods. As an illustration, soaps, shampoos, hair conditioning/repair treatments, and skin moisturizers frequently contain Brazil nut oil. Insect repellents can be made from Brazil nut pod extracts.

The ImuPro approach includes the so-called "provocation phase" to determine whether a positive IgG reaction is clinically important. Food-related illnesses have either improved or vanished after a 5-8 week strict removal of all IgG-positive foods. This is the perfect opportunity to determine whether or not an IgG positive food causes a symptom. Now, each IgG-positive food is gradually added to the diet. By doing so, you may determine which foods are your personal triggers and should be avoided for a longer amount of time, as well as which ones are clinically insignificant and can be progressively added back into your diet. Please see your personal nutritional advice, which was sent with your ImuPro results, for more information.

What about nutritional yeast? If the test results indicate a reaction to yeast, must it be avoided?

As nutritional yeast typically contains Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the strain examined in ImuPro, we advise staying away from it.

Even when nutritional yeast has been rendered inactive, which means that it can no longer reproduce, it may still retain some antigen city. It is most likely the same as bread's active yeast, which is likewise inactive after baking but still produces an allergic reaction. Thus, avoid yeast during the elimination phase.

Any negative response will be obvious as soon as it is offered again during the provocation phase.

+ Regarding the impact and changes induced

How long does it take after starting a new diet for the body to return to normal? How long does it take before any kind of noticeable improvement can be seen?

It primarily relies on the nature of the symptoms. Within two to three days, certain effects are noticeable, including a weight loss of about 2 kg brought on by the release of extra water associated with inflammation. After 3 to 5 days, digestive issues start to get better. Patients typically report feeling much improved 3 to 5 days after treatment. However, some symptoms, such as arthritis or more serious immune disorders may not show a response for several weeks. Additionally, some of your symptoms might persist because they are not caused by food hypersensitivity. They comprise a few issues with the intestinal flora, enzyme issues, and hormone issues (particularly in women). Environmental pollutants, a heavy metal burden, and dental metals are examples of additional sources. All these causes cannot be detected with ImuPro.

Might the symptoms get worse at first?

This is quite unique. That might take place as your body detoxifies itself. However this is not always the case. Usually, patients don't have worsening symptoms for more than three weeks

Is it necessary to retest many months later if the ImuPro test reveals several reactions?

No. It does not follow that you can resume consuming all the foods and chemicals to which hypersensitivity was discovered just because a new test does not reveal specific antibodies. Making the essential dietary modifications lowers the overall generation of antibodies, which the restoration of the intestine's normal function is a sign of. Your immune system's memory only causes the production of antibodies to be reactivated when it comes into touch with something it has already reacted to. So, the test would only need to be redone if the symptoms returned, which is unlikely if you are adhering to the recommendations for your diet and rotation plan. We advise a minimum 2-year waiting period before repeating the test.

How is it possible that consuming this specific cuisine once a week can cause the antibody level to drop even though there is a high amount of IgG antibodies?

ImuPro is made to identify foods that cause symptoms or an increase in weight. We included the provocation phase in order to identify the items that are causing these symptoms. It can be assumed that if a food does not elicit any reactions, it is not the cause of the patient's health issues. Even though the antibodies may never totally disappear, if it is not regularly ingested, the corresponding IgG level will drop.

What happens after the stabilizing period of a year? How long should the food rotation continue?

Of course, maintaining the food rotation would be ideal, even if we are aware that it is occasionally difficult to achieve. In general, we advise a continued rotation. Foods that tested IgG positive but were symptom-free after a year of stabilization should continue to be rotated because, generally speaking, a diversified diet is the greatest way to provide your body a variety of foods.

You might begin a new provocation with regard to the meals you avoid during the stabilisation phase. See how your body responds as you introduce each one individually. You can add a meal to your diet if, following the second provocation, it doesn't result in a return of symptoms or an increase in body weight. Also, you might learn that you still have a reaction to one or two meals. You must always stay away from these.