Joint Pain – find your food triggers!

I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 9. Since that time, I went through years and years of excruciating pain and was given medications from IVs, Cancer drugs, Injections, and many more. I studied Naturopathic Medicine to learn more about my condition. After years of fatigue, pain and suffering, after taking the ALCAT test, I found that my Arthritis was caused by gluten and garlic in my diet. After taking this out of my diet, adding supplements, and exercise, I now have no signs of my previous diagnoses and give all of the credit to the test results of the ALCAT test.  I strongly recommend this to my patients to understand what the root cause is of their medical condition.”  (Saira Gillani, ND, MBA, CTN, CNW -Natural Health Atlanta)

Arthritis, Rheumatism

Arthritis involves inflammation in one or more joints. It should be distinguished from the degenerative disease osteoarthritis. The different occurrences of arthritic diseases vary in 19 different forms of Arthritis. The most common forms are as follows:

Rheumatoid arthritis

comes along with strong, persistent pain in the joints, due to a misdirected immune system. Rheumatoid arthritis is not a symptom of old age as assumed very often, but can occur at any age. The causes are still unclear.

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.


Here, the arthritis has spread to multiple joints in the body.

Infectious arthritis

Infectious arthritis is acute, the inflammation caused by bacteria.

Arthritis psoriatic

The inflammatory skin disease psoriasis extends to the joints and promotes even there the inflammatory processes.

Inflammatory joint conditions are no more age complaints. Especially with gouty arthritis specialist know for a long time the importance of proper nutrition and the progress of the disease. Foods containing purine (such as meat, poultry, fish, eggs, etc.) may promote the deposition of uric acid crystals in the joints and therefore aggravate the symptoms.

With inflammation joint conditions may be favorably affected by the customized nutritional ALCAT Test program reducing inflammation in the body. It is believed that the inflammation in the body decrease and thus the symptoms may subside.

The body’s immune system and can recreate during the diet period and of course strengthen. It is believed that through the program ALCAT detoxification (detoxification) is optimized. The immune system is less stressed and can better eliminate toxins and metabolic waste. This also results in an optimized function of diverting organs liver, kidney, skin and mucous membranes.

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

Diese Testoption ist besonders effektiv bei Magen-Darm Störungen/Gewichtsreduzierung, Haut- oder Atemwegsproblemen:

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

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,

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.

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