A Clinical Evidence of a Correlation Between Insulin Resistance and the Alcat Food Intolerance Test.

A Clinical Evidence of a Correlation Between Insulin Resistance and the Alcat Food Intolerance Test. Michele Di Stefano, Eugenia Vittoria Pesatori, Pompei P, Grappasonni I, Scuri S, Petrelli F, Traini E, Sorrentino S, Di Fede G.   Published in Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine View Full Publication (Subscription) View PubMed Abstract   Abstract Insulin resistance (IR) is defined as the inability of a known quantity…

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Food Allergen Eliminations for Obesity Reduction: A Comparison Study with Therapeutic Exercise

Food Allergen Eliminations for Obesity Reduction: A Comparison Study with Therapeutic Exercise Buck Willis F MBBS, PhD, FACSM1, Ram Shanmugam PhD, and Sarah A Curran PhD, BSc (Hons)   Published in Food Science & Nutrition Research View Full Article   Summary It has been estimated that over 75% of the US population have hidden food allergies which may be a contributing cause to the obesity epidemic.…

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Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity in patients with severe abdominal pain and bloating: The accuracy of Alcat 5

Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity in patients with severe abdominal pain and bloating: The accuracy of Alcat 5 Michele Di Stefano, Eugenia Vittoria Pesatori, Giulia Francesca Manfredi, Mara De Amici, Giacomo Grandi, Alessandro Gabriele, Davide Iozzi, Giuseppe Di Fede   Published in Clinical Nutrition ESPEN (European Society for Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism) View Publication    Summary Background and aims Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity (NCGS) is a recently proposed clinical condition causing both intestinal…

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A leukocyte activation test identifies food items which induce release of DNA by innate immune peripheral blood leucocytes

A leukocyte activation test identifies food items which induce release of DNA by innate immune peripheral blood leucocytes Irma Garcia-Martinez, Theresa R. Weiss, Muhammad N. Yousaf, Ather Ali† and Wajahat Z. Mehal† †Contributed equally     Published in BioMedCentral, Nutrition and Metabolism View Publication    Abstract Background Leukocyte activation (LA) testing identifies food items that induce a patient specific cellular response in the immune system,…

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Landmark research published on the treatment of IBS

Efficacy of individualised diets in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: a randomised controlled trial Ather Ali,1 Theresa R Weiss,1 Douglas McKee,2 Alisa Scherban,1 Sumiya Khan,1 Maxine R Fields,1 Damian Apollo,1 Wajahat Z Mehal1         Published in BMJ, Open Gastroenterology View Publication    Abstract Background Patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) are often placed on diets guided by food intolerance assays, although these…

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Late Breaking Abstract: Effect of Alcat-Based Food Elimination on Inflammation Markers; Judith Lukaszuk, PhD, RDN, LDN

Late Breaking Abstract #25806 Effect of Alcat-Based Food Elimination on Inflammation Markers, Presented at the Clinical Nutrition Conference Series April 8 – 10, 2016 at University of Miami Miller School of Medicine     Dr. J. M. Lukaszuk, PhD, RDN, LDN1 M. Shokrani, PhD2, J. Hoppensteadt, MS,1 and J. Umoren, PhD1 (1) School of Family, Consumer and Nutrition Sciences, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL, (2) School of…

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Comparison of cellular changes upon exposure to allergens between ROBOCAT II versus FACSCalibur-based methods

Purpose The purpose of this study was to evaluate data generated by the ROBOCAT II (Alcat Test by Cell Science Systems), by comparison to another particle counter, the FACSCalibur (Becton-Dickinson), which in addition to particle size also measures 4 other parameters for each particle. The FACSCalibur multi-parameter analysis allows evaluation of cellular changes in different subsets based on size, and allows functional correlations to be made, such as changes…

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Food reactivity on the Alcat leukocyte activation test is associated with up-regulation of CD11b on T cells

  Ayaz Ghani md 1, Wajahat Mehal md dphil 1, Ather Ali ND MPH 2 (1) Section of Digestive Diseases, Yale University, School of Medicine. New Haven, Connecticut (2) Department of Pediatrics, Yale University, School of Medicine, New Haven, CT USA Background The Alcat Test for food sensitivity is based on leukocyte activity in the presence of food antigens. Despite the widespread clinical application of the Alcat Test, the…

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Gastrointestinal complaints related to diet

Douglas H. Sandberg, M.D. (1) Certain gastrointestinal disorders now are accepted as related to sensitivity to food components. Published reports have indicated additional disease in which dietary elements may play a role in pathogenesis. Diagnosis and treatment of food sensitivity related illnesses has been a cumbersome and imperfect process. Use of a combination of a new blood test, the Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody test, and…

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