Skin Problems – true beauty comes from within!

The skin and the bowel are the largest contact zones to the environment. Non-infectious skin diseases are usually caused by inflammation in the body. Therefore, if inflammatory signals will be reduced, so may the symptoms. The ALCAT Test ™ detects the signal transmitter for inflammatory responses of white blood cells caused from food and other environment triggers.

The subsequent personally tailored nutritional program is based on the elimination of the determined “signal transmitters”. The testing of chemicals and molds for skin problems is very important to identify hidden triggers in environmental substances such as cosmetics, shampoo, toothpaste, detergents etc.

Reactive substances will be eliminated for a period of 3-6 months. During this time the body’s immune system can relax and of course strengthen. In validation studies (see below), the decay of symptoms correlates very well with the ones determined with the positive ALCAT substances and the associated change in diet. Validation studies show that the ALCAT program can have very positive effects on skin problems.

Eczema

Eczema is a general term for non-infectious inflammation of the skin. They can be caused by internal triggers or from the environment. A typical sequence of rash, redness, blistering, oozing, crusting, flaking is observed. Eczema can be acute or chronic.

Psoriasis

Psoriasis belongs also to the non-infectious endogenous (internal) skin diseases. It is usually chronic and can be inherited. Typical is the inflammation, usually at the joints as fingers, elbows or knees. But it can also spread throughout the whole body. The partially itchy body parts are red, sharply defined and form white flakes.

Neurodermitis

Neurodermitis is also called atopic dermatitis or endogenous dermatitis. It is a common skin disease in children, and is often chronic and comes in frequent acute episodes. The typical skin changes (redness, elevation) occur mostly at the joints and accompanied by severe itching.

Hives/urticaria

Hives or urticaria, is a skin disease with red elevations of the skin (hives). The skin looks like after contact with nettles, therefore called hives. The triggers can be food or chemical food additives, or the body is very sensitive to external factors such as pressure, temperature, sunlight, bee- and wasp stings, medicines, etc. The itching is produced by histamine and other inflammatory mediators.

Rosacea

Rosacea, also called acne rosacea or copper fin, is a chronic and episodic inflammatory disorder of the facial skin. The disease is characterized by redness, fine scales and permanently dilated blood capillaries with accompanied itching and burning of the skin. Over the years, especially men may form a so-called “potato or bulbous nose” due to dilated blood vessels, enlarged sebaceous glands and increased connective tissue growth.

Example II, Metabolic protocol (250/200/150 agents)

This test option can be highly recommended for skin problems, metabolism, weight management and respiratory problems:

  • 200/150/100 ALCAT
  • 50 Chem:20 preservatives/colorings, 10 environmental chemicals, 20 pharmaceutica substances
  • 20 Myk:20 molds
 

Effectiveness and validation of the ALCAT Test ™ (selection)

Beginning in 1988 and carrying through to the present several clinical studies have been performed demonstrating the effectiveness of the ALCAT Test. Also *double-blind studies infodouble-blind studiesTo obtain an unbiased outcome the study must be carried out in double blind fashion wherein neither the doctor (investigator) nor test subject knows whether the food they are re-introducing has been indicated by the blood test as being either positive or negative. The test results are evaluated to see if they correlate with this, the, “gold standard” - a double blind oral challenge. This is a rigorous and time consuming protocol that yields an objective evaluation of both the sensitivity and the specificity of the test.

A valid test for food intolerance must measure the direct effect of food substances on precisely those cells of the immune system which are responsible for the biological effector function (chronic inflammation). If the test results are valid there should be in a concordance with symptoms (e.g., gastrointestinal complaints), and be demonstrable by double blind oral exposure.for evaluation of the accuracy of a blood test for food intolerance were carried out to see how well the test results correlate with actually eating the food.

Why is that important?

This is important because you want the test to correctly identify reaction provoking substances; but, you also do not want the test to show false positives. The first parameter is called, “sensitivity”. The second is called, “specificity”. A false positive would cause you to needlessly eliminate a safe food. Why go through the trouble and deprivation?

Scientists have shown that in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, atopic eczema, allergic rhinitis or migraine the ALCAT Test™ can detect those foods that cause the above symptoms. The ALCAT Test™ has shown an impressive consistency in the double-blind study of 83.4% for foods. With standardized non biological substances, the accuracy is as high as 92%.

Gastrointestinal, skin & weight loss

1. In a randomized controlled weight loss trial of the Baylor Medical College, USA in 1996, the results showed that the 98% (49 out of 50) of the subjects who followed the ALCAT protocol experienced improvement for weight reduction and/or body composition. The control group showed only modest success of these parameters, and these results were statistically significant. (Kaats GR. Et al, 1996).

2. The effect of the ALCAT Test™ diet for food intolerance in patients with obesity (Akmal M. et al, 2009): The diet based on the ALCAT Test™ resulted in significant weight reduction, percentage of body fat and body mass index. During the 12 week ALCAT diet also other symptoms, such as physical performance, bloating, digestive problems, and headaches, improved.

Important notes - what does ALCAT not test for?

There is a clear distinction between the ALCAT test and other methods. Nevertheless, it is sometimes confusing.

Note: The ALCAT Test™ is not a food allergy test (Type I (IgE)! Allergy tests are measuring reactions of the specific immune system while the ALCAT TEST ™ captures predominantly cellular responses of the innate immune system.

  • The ALCAT Test™ is not a provocation test to determine a fructose intolerance, histamine intolerance or lactose intolerance.
  • It would be incorrect to confuse the ALCAT Test ™ with the cytotoxic test, a microscopic examination of white blood cells.
  • The ALCAT Test™ is not a test method to determine enzymatic defects, per se
  • The ALCAT TEST™ is not kinesiology or a hair analysis to determine food intolerance.

The ALCAT test is a validated method for identification of foods and other substances that trigger inflammation.

You can find studies, testimonials and general information on the official Cell Science Systems Corp. website, www.alcat.com.

Major categories of symptoms of which you will find related studies, include: Gastrointestinal complains, arthritis, autism, chronic fatigue, weight management, skin problems, multiple or general symptoms, including migraine headaches. You can also view technical studies about the accuracy of the testing system.

Click here for symptoms studies: http://www.alcat.com/clinical_info.php

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