KMBO Food Intolerance Test (FIT): Food sensitivities affect more than 100 million people worldwide. Food sensitivities cause a range of illnesses and symptoms, including skin rashes and chronic intestinal diseases. The FIT Test is a patented, multi-pathway delayed food sensitivity test. The test uses new technology that measures both IgG and Immune Complexes, the most common food-related pathways in the body. The FIT Test measures sensitivities to up to 132 different foods and additives spanning all major food groups making food elimination easier so you can experience results faster.
Zonulin Test: Zonulin is a protein that is synthesized in intestinal and liver cells. It is a key biomarker for intestinal permeability and is the only regulator of intestinal permeability that is reversible. Zonulin is one of three ways the FIT test can diagnose a leaky gut, along with finding a sensitivity to Candida and multiple Food Sensitivities. It is estimated that anywhere between 50 and 100 percent of food intolerance sufferers have increased intestinal permeability.
Increased intestinal permeability can be caused by food allergies and sensitivities, stress, infections, and low stomach acid, among other causes. Elevated levels of Zonulin are associated with Celiac Disease, Autoimmune disease, and Multiple Sclerosis, in addition to other chronic illnesses.
In a healthy gut, there are healthy cell junctions and good nutrient absorption. In a leaky gut, however, the Villi are damaged, there is poor absorption and the cell junctions are loose. This means that bacteria and unwanted items can pass through the gut.
We use the FIT and Zonulin tests to set a baseline that gives you the opportunity to track your progress after implementing an elimination diet based on the FIT test results. Depending on your results we may suggest a retest in 6-12 months.