What is an IgG Food Sensitivity test?


Hours or days can pass between eating a reactive food and experiencing symptoms like upset stomach, headaches, fatigue or skin rashes. Therefore, IgG testing can help determine which foods might be responsible for these delayed symptoms.

The RMA FST™ IgG Food Sensitivity test measures levels of IgG antibodies in up to 222 different foods. All foods break down into molecules or particles, and sometimes these foods can be antigenic which triggers the production of antibodies. Antibodies are highly specialized proteins that bind to specific antigens. Rocky Mountain Analytical offers three types of IgG food sensitivity tests panels:

  • RMAFST™ Enhanced:
    Our most comprehensive panel, the Enhanced panel tests for over 200 different foods. This panel is especially popular with people who eat less meat, wheat and refined sugar.
  • RMAFST™ Vegetarian:
    Are you eating little or no meat? This is the panel for you. This panel tests 160 different foods including all of the vegetarian foods offered in the Enhanced panel but excludes fish/seafood and meat.
  • RMAFST™ Basic:
    The Basic panel tests 125 foods, including the most commonly reactive foods in all categories including milk (cow, goat and sheep), eggs, corn and wheat.


Antibody levels are measured via an ELISA (Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay) microarray method. For an ELISA test, food antigens must first be chemically bonded to a site within a gel pad. Each of these sites has the antigens of one specific food. More than 220 foods can be tested on a single gel pad for any given patient. A measured amount of the patient’s blood serum is placed on the pad and then treated with a series of chemical solutions. Eventually a colour develops at each site and the intensity of the color is measured by a high-resolution scanner. The intensity of the colour is proportionate to the amount of antibody in the blood specific to that food antigen.


Who should get tested?

You can develop a food sensitivity at any age. Because IgG food reactions take hours or days to develop, it becomes difficult to determine which food is responsible for the reaction without testing. You should speak with your healthcare provider if you have the following ongoing symptoms:

  • Systemic:Fever, fatigue, chills, sweating, weakness, puffiness.
  • Skin:Itching, redness, swelling, and rashes.
  • Brain:Mood and memory disturbances, behavioral problems.
  • Lungs:Bronchitis and asthma symptoms.
  • Musculoskeletal:Joint pain, muscle stiffness, swelling.
  • Digestive tract:Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, gas, bloating.




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This is an excellent smoothie for cleansing and refreshing the digestive system. Choose to have it for breakfast, or a midday meal.

 2 cups nut milk or coconut milk (or water)
 1 banana
 1 cup frozen berries
 1 tbsp ground flax seeds
 ½ cup kale
 ½ cup dandelion greens
 Juice squeezed from ½ lemon
 1 scoop of plant-based protein powder

You may add nuts like almonds and walnuts to the smoothie as well.

Place all ingredients in a blender, blend for 1 minute, enjoy!!


  • Adding protein to your smoothies helps you feel fuller longer and helps with balancing out blood sugar as it assists in the slower release of the natural sugars from the fruit in your smoothie.
  • Dark leafy greens, dark berries, and lemon all play a big role in helping with the livers detoxing pathways as they are rich in antioxidants.
  • Ground Flax seeds are rich source of Omega 3 fatty acids, fibre, protein, magnesium and phytoestrogens (which help balance hormones).

Combining these ingredients gives you a powerful, satiating, and cleansing smoothie.

Enjoy this healthy and refreshing smoothie..!! Cheers!



Janine Fournier. RHN, RYT, RHCP, Life Coach

Dr Richa Grover, ND, MD (India)


Looking for a Peterborough Naturopath? This is the article for you! Many people ask me on daily basis: what is Naturopathy? What does a Naturopathic Doctor do? What to expect from a Naturopathic visit? How to choose a Naturopathic doctor? What questions to ask?
So I thought about writing a blog to help you choose a Peterborough naturopath!
Here are 4 things to consider when choosing a Peterborough naturopath:

Is The Peterborough Naturopath Licensed?

peterborough naturopathic medicine

They should be a licensed Naturopathic Doctor and registered with CONO (College of Naturopathic Doctors). All NDs have to go through extensive schooling and exams before they graduate to be a Naturopathic Doctor. It’s an 8 year education program after school.

One has to go through a detailed curriculum followed by exams before they acquire their Naturopathic Doctor’s License. After graduation one has to take a licensing exam in order to get licensed to practice as a Naturopathic Doctor in Canada.

Is the Peterborough Naturopath Registered?

A Naturopathic Doctor then registers with the College of Naturopaths in Ontario (CONO).

Is the Naturopathic Doctor a Member of OAND?

One may also become a member with OAND ( Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors) and CAND ( Canadian Association of Naturopathic Doctors).

What is The Naturopath’s Reputation?

You may check for a list of all Naturopaths in your local area, read about them and research about them before your visit. The link is attached.


  1. In Peterborough, there are 11 licensed Naturopaths who are always working towards making our community healthier.
  2. Some Naturopathic Doctors have additional qualification in prescribing bio-identical hormones, desiccated thyroid, vitamin B12 injections, high dose vitamin D therapy, intravenous therapy and so on.
A Naturopathic Doctor has training and qualification in giving the right and most indicated line of treatment for their patients which can include acupuncture, supplements, nutrition counselling, herbal tinctures and teas, Intramuscular injection or IV Therapy.
They also work with your medical doctor and health care team to optimize your health and avoid any drug-supplement-herb interaction.
Hope this article will help you in choosing the right naturopath for yourself.
I am Dr Richa Grover, A licensed Naturopathic Doctor in Peterborough and offering complimentary 15 min meet and greet for everyone who wants to know more about Naturopathic medicine and how it can benefit you.


Get younger, brighter, healthier looking skin with facial acupuncture.

At Horizon Family Naturopathic Clinic, we use a method of natural therapies to promote a more
youthful, glowing appearance while also supporting your overall health and well-being.

What is Facial acupuncture?

Cosmetic acupuncture involves the insertion of fine needles into certain areas of the face to increase
blood flow, boost collagen production and help shed dead skin cells. It also helps to preserve a glowing,
youthful appearance and reduce the signs of aging. The objective of cosmetic acupuncture is to increase
the health of your skin from the inside out.

Who is a candidate?
Anyone wanting to slow down the process of aging, look younger, decrease the appearance of wrinkles,
acne, and recent scars. The sooner you stat better results you see. It is suitable for those with wrinkles, fine lines, bags under the eyes,
sagging, puffiness, drooping eyelids, acne, or recent scars.

What are the benefits of cosmetic acupuncture?
 Improves muscle tone
 Improves skin texture
 Increases collagen production
 Increases blood circulation giving the skin a healthy glow
 Reduces wrinkles
 Tightens pores
 Minimizes: Dark circles, Puffy eyes, Double chin, Sagging skin and Drooping eyelids

What is involved?
Treatment is 75 minutes, it begins with a short facial massage and jade roller, followed by the needles. For optimal
results, treatments are recommended twice a week for a minimum of five weeks. Maintenance is
recommended every 4-6 weeks once the initial treatment period is completed. You should notice visible
and lasting results after 6-8 sessions. Aside from the acupuncture, you will be offered skin care,
nutrition, and supplement recommendations that will help you achieve and maintain the best possible

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide holistic care and an alternative medical options to our patients in Peterborough and the surrounding area.

By spending the time to get to know you, we gain the insight necessary to help you overcome your medical obstacles.

Contact Us

Phone: 705-775-8118 Fax: 705-243-6432
Mon - Fri: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Closed Weekends

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