For those interested in a solid scientific approach to diet and achieving improved health, the attached eBook titled Joy in Living The Alkaline Way makes for good and easy reading. It is written by Dr. Russell Jaffe MD who is one of the pioneers in the world of integrative and regenerative medicine.
His company ELISA/ACT Biotechnologies is the exclusive provider of a test he created called LRA (lymphocyte response assay) by ELISA/ACT® which is a state-of-the-science therapeutic and diagnostic test that can analyze hundreds of common substances known to cause immune reactions. The test measures the reactivity of your white blood cells (lymphocytes). Since many allergic reactions or sensitivities are delayed, occurring hours to weeks after exposure, your immune system can be triggered by any number of these substances without your being aware of the link. In that case, your system shifts into a constant defensive mode. Identifying and eliminating the substances (foods, environmental chemicals, additives/preservatives, mold, food coloring additives and toxic minerals/metals) that are causing these reactions can lighten the burden on your immune system allowing a healthy restoration of repair ability and resilient defense. Very solid basic approach to assisting almost any kind of chronic complaint using accurate scientific testing.
For those interested, the cost of the test depends on how many items one wants to screen for. Their basic test will look at 144 items including 66 different foods, 15 environmental chemicals, 15 additives / preservatives, 28 molds and 20 different food coloring agents. Cost is $275. Plus I recommend also getting their toxic mineral / metal test done (additional cost of $130) which looks at 14 of these category items that are known to be significant toxic agents to your brain and body.
We have the test kits in our office for these tests. You would meet up with a phlebotomist at a your home or work place for the blood draw at a cost of $65.
You can see more information on the company at www.elisaact.com.