allergy testing

Need a shot?

Have you ever gotten nutrients pumped into your blood? 

No? Maybe?

What am I talking about?

Ok, if you don't like needles this may not be for you. But for the rest of you folk, have I got a treat for you! 

Now a needle might not feel treat-like, but your body... oh man your body, will be SO HAPPY.

A little while back (let's call it October) I headed over to Bella Fiore Klinik located in Upper Queen Anne. I was there for a couple reasons one was to check out my allergies and the other was to grab a shot at the shot bar

Let's talk about allergy testing first. 

The test I took measured IgG (Immunoglobulin G). IgG is an antibody and if you have a ton of antibodies in response to a certain type of food, you are definitely having a reaction to that food.  

When your body is in allergic state it is just reacting. It's like GUYS something in here IS NOT RIGHT! And the immune system gets the call to DEFEND THE BODY!

In the long term this is not good for the body. It adds to stress and can lead to chronic stress which means that the body cannot function properly aka bad news bears.

You take the taste by, as Dr. Heiger (who is rad) explained it,"finger painting with your blood".

SOUNDS FUN, RIGHT! Well, actually it kind of is, pin pricking your finger tip(s) is fairly painless and who doesn't love finger painting?

So my test. At the time I took it I was following a pretty strict eating plan. Pretty much only meat and veggies and within meat and veggies only certain veggies. This could affect results. I hadn't eaten wheat in at least six months, which means there is no wheat in my system for the antibodies to react to - HOWEVER - I might still have a problem with wheat. 

Make sense?

Not surprisingly wheat did not show up. What did was EGGS and in a pretty big way. Both regular and duck. Both to the white and the yolk. 

Sad, yes, but good to know because I can now make an informed decision rather than guessing. 

When your body isn't functioning well or is still healing (read: me) you might be reactive to foods you are not actually allergic to. As you heal your body can often handle you reintroducing foods that might initially have caused an allergic reaction. 

Meaning that maybe one day eggs and I can be reunited. 

Now. The shot.

Bella Fiore has a pretty awesome "Shot Bar" not the kind you drink, but the kind that are literally made of nutrients and shot directly into your bloodstream via a needle.  This is excellent because it bypasses the digestive tract which means you actually the absorb the nutrients without having to worry if they got processed through digestion or not. 

Want to try the Vitality Enhancer, how bout the Über Boost, or maybe you are more interested in the Shot of Bliss?

I went with the Liquid Zen which promised to help me "zen out" and I wasn't sorry. 

See more about the Shot Bar and prices here.

Check out more about Bella Fiore Klinik here.