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FOOD ALLERGY TESTING REDUCED TO ONE NEEDLE WITH THE IgG TEST July 23, 2008

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THE BONE AND JOINT WELLNESS CENTER USING NEW METHOD TO DETECT FOOD ALLERGIES

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) an estimated 50 million people suffer from allergies in the United States. Of those 50 million, 12 million are diagnosed with some sort of food allergy. There are two different types of reactions to these allergies, one being immediate and the other delayed. Immunoglobulin E (IgE) is an antibody in the immune system that instantly reacts causing hives, swelling and congestion. The immunoglobulin G (IgG) antibody reacts more slowly potentially causing crankiness, back pain and sleep disturbance within hours of eating the harmful food.

Allergies affecting the IgG antibody are much harder to detect, mainly because most people do not relate the symptoms to an allergic reaction. Dr. Mike Staub, owner of the Bone and Joint Wellness Center, uses blood testing to identify these allergies.

“When people come into my office with unexplainable pain, they almost always doubt it could possibly result from allergies,” said Dr. Staub. “Patients usually avoid an allergy test for the fear of it being painful, but the IgG test is a simple pain-free way to start living a healthier life.”

Blood testing for allergies is a fairly new process. The food allergy blood panels are becoming increasing popular for physicians as a reliable method to aid in the diagnosis of an otherwise difficult diagnostic problem. Before this type of testing the only methods to test food allergies were skin tests, elimination and challenge diets or double blind placebo controlled oral food challenges.

“I was in so much pain everyday and it wasn’t until after the IgG test that I realized I was allergic to almost everything I craved and ate daily,” said Alison Zelenski, a patient of Dr. Mike Staub. “This test has made it possible for me to enjoy life and made me feel like a completely new person.”

The Bone and Joint Wellness Center is owned by Dr. Mike .Staub and Dr. Shaun Hudson. Mike is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified in Physical Therapy and Acupuncture. Shaun is a Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified in Physical Therapy. Both doctors are graduates of Logan University and have been practicing for eleven years.

The Bone and Joint Wellness Center is located at 7701 E. Indian School Rd, Suite H in Scottsdale, AZ. For more information, call 480-990-2663 or visit their websites at www.drmikestaub.com or www.drhudson.com

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