Metabolism – ALCAT helps with immune- and metabolic balance

Inflammatory signals play a role in all metabolic disorders. They mediate the immune response and the activation of the innate immune system. The so called granulocytes (white blood cells) secrete their biochemical contents to fight the “invader” and dies afterwards. Scavenger cells (phagocytes) eat the cell debris for removal. If this is an ongoing process a lot of energy is directed into the immune system – hence you will feel weak and flabby.

As long as the signal exist it means for the body increased “alertness” and increased metabolic activity. The ALCAT Test™ may help to identify some of the signals of the activation of the innate immune system. If substances from the diet and the environment activate steadily immune cells the symptoms of an underlying metabolic disorder will more likely worsen.

In our opinion, with the erroneous activation of immune cells from food, the inflammatory signal is maintained and thus the symptoms. In a personally tailored nutrition program the determined signal transmitter will be eliminated. An extensive testing is recommended. The more information for a nutritional profile exists, the better for the exploration of nutrition and your lifestyle.

Metabolic Syndrome

Also known as Reavan syndrome or Syndrome X, the Metabolic syndrome is not a disease but combines multiple symptoms: obesity, fat metabolic disorder (dyslipidemia), elevated blood pressure and insulin resistance (Diabetes 2) form the whole picture. If there are at least 3 symptoms it is called metabolic syndrome.

Diabetes

In diabetes (diabetes mellitus), two types are distinguishes, type I and type II, and special cases like gestational diabetes and diabetes in children. In all cases, the blood sugar level can no longer be solely regulated by the body and is therefore abnormally increased.

Obesity

Obesity refers to a strong overweight that due to excessive proliferation of adipose tissue can lead to pathological disorders. According to the WHO someone with a BMI (body mass index) over 30 is obese (adiposity).

High cholesterol

The cholesterol levels in the blood are a known parameter for the determination of a healthy fat metabolism. Two levels are considered: HDL and LDL. The ratio of the two levels to each other is crucial. When you talk about lowering cholesterol levels, it meant the level of LDL (“bad cholesterol”), a level of 150mg/dl is considered normal, and aim at a reduction to 130mg/dl.

Arthritis urica, gout

Gout indicates a clinical condition, which is caused by a disturbed purine metabolism. This involves the uric acid crystals in the peripheral joints and tissues and causes the painful symptoms. Longer-lasting symptoms lead to cartilage changes and damage to the kidneys.

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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The advice and information are carefully evaluated by ALCAT Europe GmbH. However, no guarantee can be given, nor should can it replace the examination of your doctor or medical practitioner. Liability of ALCAT Europe GmbH and its delegates for any personal, property and financial damages is excluded.