Food Intolerance Testing
Food elimination diets are the standard for determining a food intolerance. The most common types of elimination diets involve removing specific foods or ingredients from your diet because they may be causing symptoms. The problem is that an elimination diet often takes 6-weeks (or longer). It is a long and frustrating process. MNC Nutrition uses the Pinnertest as a way initially evaluate for suspected food intolerances so we can streamline the elimination phase.
Pinnertest is a New Generation lab test, performed on a blood sample. It is the most accurate Food Intolerance test in the world that can detect your exact food intolerances.
Pinnertest is a vast improvement over older methods of food intolerance testing. It can identify if your food intolerance is permanent or temporary. In the old technologies such a Cytotoxic tests, Media Release Tests (MRT) or Classic Elisa Tests, it was impossible to determine this difference. So the results came with many foods which most of them were not your actual intolerances. You will get only your permanent intolerances, which are just A FEW, and your diet program is designed to eliminate these foods/ingredients only.
The pinnertest can be completed in our office and results are delivered within two weeks. Pinnertest isn't covered by insurance but can be paid for with your insurance HRA account at MNC nutrition. Discounted cost of the Pinnertest is $390.
What's the difference between "Food Intolerance" and "Food Allergy"?
A food intolerance means either the body cannot properly digest a food that is eaten, or that a particular food might irritate the digestive system. Symptoms of food intolerance can include nausea, gas, cramps, abdominal pain, diarrhea, irritability, nervousness, or headaches.
A food allergy happens when the body's immune system, which normally fights infections, sees the food as an invader. This leads to an allergic reaction — a response from the immune system in which chemicals like histamine are released in the body. The reaction can cause symptoms like breathing problems, throat tightness, hoarseness, coughing, vomiting, abdominal pain, hives, swelling, or a drop in blood pressure.