Gluten and Celiac Tests
Celiac & Gluten Tests
Forrest Health Online offers at home and laboratory clinical testing, interpretation and natural vitamin, herbal and homeopathic therapies for Celiac disease and gluten sensitivity.
Gluten Allergies and Sensitivities are among the most common in our country.
Many of us today suffer from multiple food allergies. Among the most pervasive is an allergy to gluten products. The affect of this allergy may be immediate or in many cases is an IgG responce that can take days to manifest. For this reason it can be difficult to know if you have a gluten allergy.
Celiac Disease is autoimmune and deals with a leaky gut and a reaction that damages the upper intestines from the gliadin in grain products - it is not an allergic reaction.
Gluten sensitivity is also known as gluten intolerance for those people who do not test positive for Celiac Disease but instead have an allergic reaction to wheat or gluten.
If you suspect you have an allergy to gluten products you can do Food Allergy Testing to be certain or you can eliminate dairy from your diet and see how you feel. At a later date you can add dairy back in and see if there is a reaction.
Mucosal Immunity and Food Intolerances. This panel tests for Secretory IgA antibodies to Gliadin, Milk, Soy and Eggs. An excellent inexpensive screen for gluten/gliadin sensitivity.
Gluten sensitivity often causes adrenal stress and fatigue. We offer the Adrenal Stress Index Test which include a Salivary Test for gluten sensitivity.
The only acceptable treatment for Celiac Disease requires a life-time adherence to a strict diet that avoids all products that contain gluten. An adherence to a gluten-free diet can prevent almost all complications caused by the disease.
Reading product food labels is important. Wheat is not the only offender, watch out for other offending grains such as rye, oats and barley. Remember products labeled wheat-free are not necessarily gluten-free.
Other key words to watch for are: farina, flour, caramel coloring, enriched flour, cereal, malt flavoring or extracts, MSG, modified food starch, emulsifiers, stabilizers, distilled vinegar, semolina, durum, and triticale.
Gluten is often used as a thickener. Be sure to read the labels on canned soups, catsups, mustards, soy sauce and other condiments -- many contain gluten.
Gluten/Gliadin/Celiac Information Sheet.
When you order a test from us we will send you the test kits with free mailers. Samples are taken at home or the lab and then mailed directly to the testing laboratory. Results are reviewed by Dr. Forrest and then sent to you.
Not Certain What To Do Next?
If you are uncertain as to which products or programs to use or which tests to take; or, if you would like additional help: