University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Report Supports Value of Food Intolerance Testing
March 22, 2012
/PRNewswire/ - Gemoscan Canada, Inc. (TSXV: GES) (MUN: 1GE) welcomes a new study published in the
Journal of Obesity & Weight Loss Therapy
that points to food sensitivity as a key culprit in obesity. The study, led by
John E. Lewis
, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Associate Director of the Medical Wellness Center at the
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine, and co-authored by
Judi M. Woolger
, M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine, and
, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Dean for Complementary and Integrative Medicine assessed the impact of a food sensitivity test "in combination with a food elimination diet - on weight, body mass index, and quality of life in people who wanted to lose weight and/or were overweight," according to published reports.
Significantly, the study suggests that a person's food intolerances can be identified by a simple blood test.
Food Intolerance System, available at Rexall
and Pharma Plus stores across
, as well as online and via medical professionals, is a comprehensive naturopathic nutrition program to help Canadians identify and manage food sensitivities.
The process begins with a simple non-invasive finger stick test. Using a drop of blood, the system scans the blood for immuno-based reactions to common foods and additives.
"According to the study from the
University of Miami
, subjects lost approximately one pound per week after eliminating foods that they reacted to," said Dr.
, Assistant Professor at the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine. "In my practice, I find that patients with identified food intolerances via a system such as HEMOCODE
not only lose weight, but can manage a series of health issues ranging from migraines to digestive discomfort. There is no question that certain foods cause immuno-based responses in a large percentage of the population."
Food Intolerance System is more than a test; it delivers a personalized program to insure food sensitivity results are not simply left to the individual for interpretation and implementation. Pharmacists and health care practitioners, under supervision of licensed Doctors of Naturopathic Medicine, will explain and guide each person through the various elements of the HEMOCODE
system. Following the laboratory blood evaluation, personalized reports detailing potentially offending foods and suggestions for their elimination and substitution are returned to the pharmacist or practitioner within 7-10 business days, for review and discussion with each individual. Personalized recipes, as well as specific vitamin and supplement recommendations form part of HEMOCODE
's unique, comprehensive and balanced approach to diet and food sensitivity management.
Understanding the cause and effect of food intolerances and making the necessary dietary adjustments, can make it easier to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle.