ALCAT/OAT: Atlantic Spine Clinic's Nurse Practitioner also has the ability to perform food sensitivity testing, including ALCAT and OAT testing. Frequently, patients who come to our office complaining of choronic pain, suffer from intolerances to foods or environmental factors (such as gluten intolerances) that they are unaware of. ALCAT and OAT testing provides information into some of the factors that may be promoting iflammatory processes at play in the body.
What’s important to note is the ALCAT is NOT a food allergy test. It is designed to test for intolerances, which have a delayed reaction. The test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals, and herbs.
Results are based on your own unique genetic and bio-chemical make up. The foods you eat, the chemicals you are exposed to influence how your genetic information expresses itself. This either promotes health and well being or promotes inflammatory processes and disease. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders.
Famous Athletes who have taken the ALCAT include: David Booth - Vancouver Canucks, David Ortiz - Boston Red Sox, Joe Rogowski - Orlando Magic, and Justin Morneau - Minnesota Twins.
Here at Atlantic Spine Clinic, we strive to give as many people as possible a pain-free lifestyle. And now with the ALCAT testing, we give you more options to live an even healthier way of life.