Food Sensitivity Testing

September 1, 2017
Hosted by Susan Downs, MD

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Every year, 12 million Americans have negative reactions to the food they eat – of which, 30,000 of them will have to see medical attention some reactions are food ALLERGIES like nut or fish allergies and they are pretty easy to diagnose. Food SENSITIVITIES, on the other hand, are much more complicated and often go undiagnosed. Food sensitivities can lead to chronic conditions such as migraines, eczema, arthritis, obesity, weight gain, Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), depression and chronic fatigue. Symptoms can occur several hours, or even days after exposure making it extremely difficult to pinpoint the cause. The delay between exposure and symptoms makes the Alcat Test an invaluable tool to identify reactive foods and substances.

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Susan Downs, MD

Susan Downs, MD

Dr. Susan is boarded in Integrative Medicine and in Psychiatry, is a certified IFM practitioner and certified in the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine. She works at the University of California, San Francisco and is on the Psychiatry Consultant Registry (UK). She has Masters Degrees in engineering from MIT and Stanford and a Masters in Public Health from Loma Linda Medical Center.

Based between San Francisco and Bloomsbury (London), she is the president of the cutting edge, Silicon Valley Health Institute (SVHI), has worked in ten countries and studied many healing modalities. Previously, she worked for the NHS in the UK, was an assistant professor at INSEAD (European School for Business Administration), and was a foreign service officer managing alternative energy projects in Asia. She is also a film-maker with two multi award winning films on health. Her interests include medicine, economics, spirituality and making the world a better place.

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