Foods can cause adverse reactions in different people—dairy can cause indigestion, seafood can prompt hives, and spinach can swell sailors' forearms to three times their size. Stay strong to the finach with today's Groupon: for $149, you get a food-intolerance test and evaluation at White Marsh Healthcare and Physical Medicine in White Marsh (a $450 value).
Under the guidance of clinic director Dr. Timothy Gober, DC, the wellness professionals at White Marsh Healthcare and Physical Medicine help patients to identify food intolerances with the ALCAT blood test. During this test, a technician introduces assorted foods, additives, colorings, and chemicals to a vial of drawn blood and observes the reaction under a microscope.
Whereas normal foods have little to no ill effects on the body, combatant substances can cause white blood cells to become immobile and platelets to clump together like cold spaghetti noodles covered in hot glue. Test results clearly identify incompatible or safe foods as well as the severity of the body’s response. By incorporating this newfound information into their diet, patients might ease conditions such as migraine, fatigue, digestive problems, and off-key karaoke singing.