Influence of food intolerance in migraines

JUSTIFICATION Records of the theme in study Migraines are a neurological sickness characterized by attacks of headaches of strong or moderate intensity, as well as other neurological symptoms. They have a prevalence of 15% in the general population and considerably impact patients’ quality of life. Foods trigger migraine attacks in about 10% of cases. The major cause in this respect is chocolate, followed by cheeses and lactose products,…

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Evaluation of neopterin and Alcat Test in patients with food intolerance

Dr. Mara De Amici, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy 29th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, London, June 5-9, 2010 Abstract No. 1105 Background Specific foods and food additives can induce adverse gastrointestinal (GI) and cutaneous reactions, including food allergies that involve an abnormal immunologic reaction to food proteins or food intolerance which is not pathogenetically immune-mediated. Neopterin is…

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Alcat Test results in the treatment of gastrointestinal symptoms

Berardi L.^, De Amici M.°, Castello M.^, Torre C.°, Giunta V.°, Legoratto S.^, Vignini M.^ ^ Dermatology Clinic- University of Pavia- Foundation IRCCS Hospital San Matteo; Pavia, Italy ° Hospital Pediatric Clinic – Foundation IRCCS Hospital San Matteo; Pavia, Italy Background Specific foods and certain additives can induce adverse gastrointestinal (GI) reactions. Food intolerance in the absence of specific digestive enzymes is the result of…

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Diagnostic value of Alcat Test in intolerance to food additives compared with double-blind placebo-controlled (DBPC) oral challenges

Lene Hoj, MD, Copenhagen, Denmark Presented at 52nd annual meeting of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology; March 15-20, 1996, New Orleans, Published – Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Vol. 97, No. 1, Part 3, January 1996. The purpose of this study was to define the potential usefulness of the Alcat Test in evaluating intolerance to food additives, 92 patients, 52 female…

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Inflammatory symptoms, immune system and food intolerance: One cause – many symptoms

Dr. ner. rat. Silvia Slazenger Inflammatory diseases and degenerative processes have greatly increased in the last decades and parallel the industrialization of food and modern life style. According to the GEK health report 2011 the most common disease of the German population is high blood pressure followed by depression and metabolic disorders such as diabetes 2 and over weight. Atopic disorders affect 5 -20%, about…

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The Alcat Test – A guide and barometer in the therapy of environmental and food sensitivities

ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE Volume 9, Number 2 Barbara A. Solomon M.D., M.A. Abstract The identification of food, mold, and other sensitivities in the therapy of environmentally ill patients can be cumbersome and lengthy. The use of the Alcat® Test, a Coulter Counter and computer integrated system which is able to measure white cell reactions to foods, molds and chemicals, was used to identify food and mold…

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Alcat -“A New Test For Food Induced Problems in Medicine?”

Drs. P.J. Fell, J. Brostoff, H. O’Donnell, A. O’Connor, E. Charig The association between food intake and illness is in some instances clearly established (1-3), in others suspected but not proven (4-5) and in a whole variety of conditions a possibility. The present difficulty in confirming the link is in those patients where an IgE medicated response is not present or changes in the level…

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Rational management of food intolerance in elite soccer club

F. Angelini (1,2), F. Marzatico (1,3), G. Stesina (2), L. Stefanini (2), A. Bonuccelli (1,2), D. Buonocore (3), F. Tencone (2) (1) Society of Sport Nutrition and Wellness (SINSeB) (2) Medical Staff, Juventus FC, Turin, Italy. (3) Laboratory of Pharmacobiochemistry Nutrition and Nutriceuticals of Health, University of Pavia, Pavia, Italy Introduction Gastric intestinal, skeletal muscle and neurological symptoms are just some of the possible effects of…

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Evaluation of Alcat Test results in the non IgE-mediated pathology of the skin

De Amici M.°, Berardi L.^, Castello M.^, Mantegna G.°, Giunta V.°, Ronzi G.^, Vignini M.^ ^ Dermatology Clinic- University of Pavia- Foundation IRCCS Hospital San Matteo; Pavia, Italy ° Hospital Pediatric Clinic – Foundation IRCCS Hospital San Matteo; Pavia, Italy Presented at the 30th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 11-15 June 2011 – Istanbul, Turkey Background Specific foods can induce…

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Alcat – A new cellular test for food sensitivity

Drs. P.J. Fell and J. Brostoff; S. Soulsby, S.R.N. THE ALCAT TEST 1990 UPDATE ABSTRACT P.J. Fell M.D. (London) Oxford, England The Alcat Test ® is based on the change that occurs in white blood cells when incubated with purified food and mould extract. The test works utilizing a modified Coulter Counter linked to a computer programme which accurately measures the size of cells and at the same time counts…

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