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Posted on 06-14-2012

Are Your Foods Making You Sick?

In a recent article on ESPN.com, David Ortiz, the designated hitter for the Boston Red Sox, discusses how he dropped 20 pounds in the past few months using a very special diet.

He can’t eat chicken or egg whites, just the yolks. No shrimp, but he can eat lobster. Some salmon, but not grouper. No alcohol, bread or sweets. He can eat beef without any restrictions. And yes to lots of salad and vegetables.

David went through ALCAT testing.

David, also known as Big Papi, said his cholesterol levels had reached over 300, but his weight is now down to about 250 pounds and he began seeing results immediately. "I feel great," he said. "I can feel the difference when I swing the bat, and when I work out, I don't get as tired."

David took an all-natural approach involving no supplements. He went through bioelectrical impedance, a procedure that assess body composition, body fat, lean muscle mass and intra- and extracellular fluids.

This was followed by the ALCAT test, or Antigen Leukocyte Cellular Antibody Test.

ALCAT is a blood test to measure the body's response to various food and chemical substances at the cellular level. ALCAT identifies what food "intolerances" or "sensitivities" one has, and from the results, a personal diet can be developed. Individual’s diets depends on which foods are deemed intolerant for one's body.

"The whole scientific premise is that certain foods are causing inflammatory responses," said Amanda Carlson-Phillips, a registered dietitian who is the vice president of nutrition and research at Athletes Performance in Arizona, where many professional athletes train.

"Identifying your food intolerances can cause a decrease in those responses, and people have experienced weight loss, become really lean, had fewer migraines, improved energy, less joint pain and other benefits.”

Are you experiencing or have you struggled with Digestive Disorders? Migraines? Obesity? Chronic Fatigue? ADD? Aching Joints? Skin Disorders? Arthritis? And many more….?

Take the ALCAT Test

Speak with a staff member of Dixon Center for Integrative Health Care and find out if this test is right for you. Your practitioner will ask you to complete the ALCAT Survey. For more information about this test please ask a member of our staff for a brochure.

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