Dr. Meletis examines the the clinical importance of casting a wider net when looking for offending food culprits, as illustrated by real patient case studies. He reviews the new 208-Food Panel from US BioTek, which measures reactivity to a full 208 foods, as well as Candida albicans, and provide guidance on which immunoglobulins to test for ( IgG, IgG4, and/or IgA). We present case studies where identifying more elusive food sensitivities made a world of difference advancing patient wellness:
- Therapeutic and culinary herbs—not previously captured on typical 96 food panels—were the "missing link" that made the difference for one patient that wasn't fully optimized avoiding common foods alone.
- Two commonly used medicinal botanicals were actually serving as the “obstacle to the cure” for one patient. Who would have known that one of the most popular herbs prescribed was leading to symptom aggravation?
- A busy parent used the wrong spice when preparing the family’s dinner, causing runny nose, IBS symptoms, and aches and pains in different family members.