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Allergy and Sensitivity Testing at
Coeur d’Alene Wellness

Desi with patientHave you ever wondered about the difference between allergies and sensitivities to various foods, chemicals, plants, etc.? The answer is relatively straightforward. If you are “allergic” to an item, it means your immune system has created antibodies to that item, just like it would for an infection, say, strep throat or the stomach flu. Then when you are exposed/exceed the threshold to that substance in the future, your body has an actual immune antibody reaction to it.

Anaphylaxis to peanuts would be a well-known example of this type of allergy. Often the allergic reaction is not as extreme, but you get the idea. Whenever you are exposed to an allergic substance (a drug, food, insect sting/venom, chemical, etc.), your immune system is primed to respond with antibodies that have just been waiting. With repeated exposure, the severity of the reaction may increase, and can even be life-threatening.  True allergies involve the immune system.

What Are Sensitivities?

Sensitivities, on the other hand, are your body’s overreaction due to exposure to a food or substance to which your immune system has an inflammation response but has not developed antibodies.  A person can be “sensitive” or “hypersensitive” to peanuts without having a true allergy.  In this case, if they were tested in a medical allergist’s office, they would not test positive to peanuts.  Yet, peanuts would still bother them in some way.  In the case of foods, a food sensitivity occurs when a person has difficulty digesting a particular food.  This food intolerance or sensitivity involves the digestive system.   It can occur when you are unable to properly break down the food.  This could be due to sensitivity to food additives, naturally occurring chemicals in the food, or enzyme deficiencies/failure to adequately break down and digest your food.

You can have sensitivities or true allergies to many different groups of substances including chemicals, metals, antibiotics, vaccines, GMO foods, pesticides/herbicides, pollens, molds and more.  When you come in for your new patient appointment your evaluation will include both the ZYTO Set-DB for sensitivities (your initial scan), as well as Energetic Kinesiology to test your reaction to a wide variety of substances and foods.

The SET-DB Program

Coeur d’Alene Wellness utilizes a program through ZYTO Elite software called SET-DB, which is specifically designed to detect and reduce or eliminate hundreds of sensitivities.   We run an initial scan showing you categories that are out of range for you; that is, your body has an exaggerated reaction.  When a person decides to do Set-DB sessions, we will run the scan for the category we are dealing with that day (ie.: grains, weeds, spices, etc.).  We will then run the program output that gives your body the information it needs to have an in-range response for those items.  We are only able to treat 15-20 items per session in order to allow your body to optimize its response to the treatment.

After your session is completed you will need to avoid introducing the body to contaminants for a four-hour period to allow your treatment to “settle in”.

The initial scan checks over 70 categories, including the following:

  • Foods
  • Plants
  • Chemicals
  • Molds

Follow-up care is done on a per category basis with specifically selected items from the category or categories needing action. Some categories have 35-40 items, while others can have 600-650 items. A per category session takes about 15-20 minutes to complete.

Schedule a Consultation

If you have been searching for allergies and sensitivity testing in Spokane and Coeur d’Alene, you’ve come to the right place. Contact us today to book a consultation!

Allergy and Sensitivity Testing Spokane WA, Coeur D’Alene ID | (208) 664-5000