Years ago Lucretius expressed the basic concept for The ALCAT Test. He stated, “One man’s meat is another man’s poison.” Now more than ever, nutrition plays a serious role in averting a wide range of progressive disease and premature aging. It is well documented that excess weight, precisely excess fat tissue, is a major risk factor for the development of chronic diseases like heart disease, hypertension, diabetes and cancer.
The immune system is a double sided mechanism. It should react appropriately and protect against infection when challenged with destructive trespassers or “infectious agents” like viruses or bacteria. Unfortunately for some, exposure to every day foods, chemicals and molds may trigger chronic activation of the immune system.
For over 20 years The ALCAT Test has provided healthcare professionals and their patients with a tool for managing a wide variety of conditions linked to chronic activation of the immune system, such as:
- Digestive Disorders
- Chronic Fatigue
- Aching joints
- Skin disorders
- Autism, and many more
Part of the failure to effectively treat obesity is an extended belief but misinterpretation of the causes of obesity. Weight management issues have been thought to be the result of psychological problems or personality shortcomings, a simply lack of “willpower” or “self control”. But in spite of this widely held view, there is no investigation on the subject to support the theory. Disturbances in eating behavior are a reflection of disturbances in brain chemistry. What we eat, when we eat and how much we eat are driven by the type of brain chemistry each person has. Overeating is an allergic like response to certain foods; it is a chemically-based addictive response usually to highly refined carbohydrates. It is a cyclic process that can disturb any type of weight loss program, as the cravings can be extremely difficult to overcome.
When a person eats a food that they are sensitive to it can cause inflammation; the body is under stress, which makes it very difficult for the body to lose weight.
The ALCAT test is a scientifically verified test and eating program that uncovers each individual’s food allergies and intolerances, which is followed by a rotational diet that eliminates the trigger foods from the diet. By not eating the foods they could not tolerate, the experimenters eliminated substances that disrupted their body immune system, brain chemistry and digestive system, which resulted in fat tissue weight loss as their body was fed the right nutrients for their individual needs.
The ALCAT test measures your personalized nutrition at the cellular level. The core technology is a blood test that measures the body’s cellular response to challenges from a wide array of substances including various foods, additives, colorings and chemicals. The individual’s cellular reactivity after exposure of the blood to the various test agents, versus the person’s own baseline control, tells the healthcare provider which substances may be causing a sensitivity-related response in the body. Following resting, a 4-Day Rotational Diet is recommended to the patient.