IBS / Gastrointestinal

ALCAT Test results in the treatment of gastrointestinal symptoms
Investigators L. Berardi, De Amici, M. Castello, C. Torre, Giunta, Legoratto, and Vignini studied 48 patients who participated in an elimination diet based on ALCAT results. They found that the ALCAT-based diet improved symptoms in 71% of patients. In particular, symptom improvements were most evident in patients with higher symptom scores, dietary changes and everyday conditions. Presented at 30th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 11-15 June 2011 - Istanbul, Turkey, and published in Allergy Volume 66, Supplement s94, June 2011 – pg. 63, abstract 552.

ALCAT test identifies food intolerance in patients with gastrointestinal symptoms
Investigators Berardi, De Amici, Vignini, Mantegna, and Mosca conducted a study with a group of 15 patients (4 males and 11 females) affected by GI symptoms and negative for allergies (prick and/or rast); the participants agreed to be tested with the ALCAT test. They concluded that 54% of the test subjects’ symptoms improved significantly. Presented at 28th Congress of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, 6-10 June 2009 – Warsaw, Poland, and published in Allergy Volume 64, Supplement 90, 2009 – pg. 490, abstract 1280.

Gastrointestinal Complaints related to diet
Investigator Douglas H. Sandberg MD closely monitored three patients, which demonstrated that an ALCAT Based elimination plan coupled with titration skin testing was an effective method in alleviating symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders. Published in International Pediatrics Volume 5, Number 1, 1990

Cellular Responses to Food in Irritable Bowel Syndrome – An Investigation of the ALCAT Test
Investigators Peter J. Fell MD, Sally Soulsby SRN, and Jonathan Brostoff MD DM conducted a double blind, placebo controlled study on 20 patients which demonstrated that an ALCAT based elimination diet dramatically improved symptoms of IBS and had a statistically significant correlation between an ALCAT score and symptom provocation. Published in Journal of Nutritional Medicine, Volume 2, Number 2, 1991.

ALCAT Test Results In The Treatment of Respiratory and Gastrointestinal Symptoms, Arthritis, Skin and Central Nervous System
Investigator Danuta Mylek studied 72 patients who followed an ALCAT based elimination diet; they had significant improvement in their symptoms that included arthritis, bronchitis and gastro issues. Specifically, they found improvement in 83% of arthritis patients, 75% of Urticaria, bronchitis, and gastroenteritis patients, 70% of migraine patients, 60% of chronic fatigue syndrome patients, 50% of asthma patients, 49% of AD patients, 47% of rhinitis patients and 32% of hyperactivity patients. Patients were also skin tested for IgE allergy to inhalants and foods that were more pronounced in skin and nasal symptoms. Published in Advances in Medical Sciences; Formerly Roczniki Akademii Medycznej w Białymstoku Volume 40, Number 3, 1995.

The ALCAT Test - A Guide and Barometer in the Therapy of Environmental and Food Sensitivities
Investigator Barbara A. Solomon MD studied 172 patients successfully using an ALCAT Test-based diet to alleviate the following range of symptoms: classic migraine (85%), common migraine (62%), sinus headaches (58%), gastoesphageal reflux (GERD) (75%), IBS (71%), inflammatory arthritis (65%), recurrent Sinusitis (59%), tension fatigue, syndrome (60%), obesity (50%), eczema (55%), asthma (30%), depression and/or anxiety (31%), recurrent vaginitis (20%), recurrent urinary tract infection (46%), degenerative arthritis (44%) and allergic rhinitis (42%). Published in Environmental Medicine, Volume 9, Number 1 & 2, 1992. Barbara Solomon MD, MA

Abstract No 1105 Evaluation of neopterin and ALCAT test in patients with food intolerance
Dr. Mara De Amici, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy