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New Saliva Gluten and Serum Food Sensitivity Tests

Friday, February 11, 2011

Listen to Dr. O'Bryan, then decide about the tests below: Slides: , , .

or Listen only, no slides (does not include testing info):

Recently got a mass email from Dr. Tom O'Bryan because the food sensitivity tests he has been promising for a few years are finally available.

Ask your doctor or health practitioner to open an account with this new lab: .

Learn more at Dr. O'Bryan's site: . More info on specific tests here:

Why test:

"Over the last few years, we have seen the correlation of Gluten Sensitivity as a common initiator of multiple pathologies. From Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder to Hepatocellular Carcinoma [liver cancer], from Migraines to Recurrent Pancreatitis, from Cardiomyopathy to numerous autoimmune diseases, we have seen the association of sensitivity to this protein of wheat, rye and barley with the initial manifestation of multiple pathophysiologies."

"Gluten has to have significantly destroyed the gut wall for current blood testing to be effective. For the majority of people that isn't the case...especially if the brain, heart, liver, or some other part of the body is the main target of attack.

A very recent study in the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition screened 5,000 children with a saliva test to see how it compared to the blood tests. Their Conclusion? It was as good as the best blood test to screen for Celiac Disease..."

Tests Now Available:

$150 - Array 1: Gluten Sensitivity Screen

The most research-validated 'screen' of Gluten Sensitivity (oral fluids)

$230 - Array 2: Intestinal Antigenic Permeability Screen

Finally a test that will identify antigenic Intestinal Permeability

$360 - Array 3: Wheat/Gluten Proteome Sensitivity & Autoimmunity

There are multiple peptides of gluten that are antigenic. Until now, we have only been able to test one - gliadin. Now we can test for 10 gluten peptides.

$260 - Array 4: Gluten-Associated Sensitivity and Cross-Reactive Foods

When a patient doesn't 'feel like a million dollars' on a GFD, are they ingesting foods that cross-react with gluten? Now the Array is available looking at 24 of these foods.

$575 - Array 5: Which parts of the body are affected by a gluten-sensitivity?

People typically shrug off the possibility of a gluten sensitivity by saying, "I don't have any digestive problems." Little do they know that gluten produces digestive symptoms in only a minority of people (1 out of 8). For the majority gluten damages the brain, the heart, the skin, the respiratory tract, or the joints.

Already gluten-free? Q&A about gluten challenge for testing:

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  • TMF620
    THanks for the reply on my page. I emailed the links to my doctor. :)
    2012 days ago
    Nice you want to share the info. Thanks for helping and being concerned for you yourself first of course and all on here and others you have encouraged.

    It takes time and you take your time.

    Thank you. emoticon
    2486 days ago
  • BOBF15
    Yes, you definitely have done your homework.

    I heard a good way of describing taking care of your health. You are the general contractor and as such choose who to subcontract work to.

    You get this and so do other comments I see here, but what concerns me is the number of Americans that fall for the 4 most dangerous words in health care.

    "Your Doctor knows best."

    Yes, there are great doctors but for every great doctor there is one that is not so great. One more comment:

    Over half of all doctors graduated at the bottom of their graduating class. emoticon
    2530 days ago
    So do you have any idea how much these tests run? I would be interested but would have to pay out of pocket.
    2530 days ago
  • WEEZYB7881
    thanks so much for all your work. I'm a celiac but with dermatitis herpetiformis. and yet, with every breakout (mostly my arms, for some strange reason) I am exhausted. and it takes months for a bad break up to clear. this last time it was a skin reaction to a body wash, rather than an ingested reaction, but it tells me I'm getting worse.

    can't wait for these to come to Canada.

    i'll look up the doc you mentioned too.

    2530 days ago
    Do you have to start eating gluten again for the test to be valid? (I already know that gluten affects my brain. I am so grouchy when I eat gluten that I don't even want to be around myself.)
    2531 days ago
    I am so glad to hear this. When I got sick with the CFS and other issues, gluten was the first thing my daughter wanted me to get out of my diet. My GD her DD has autism. There also seems to be a connection to gluten and autism.
    2531 days ago
    Thanks for this info.
    I'm dealing with Fibromyalgia and my Dr. alerted me to a possible Gluten connection.
    2531 days ago
    I'm off to work in a few, but I can't wait to come home and read this carefully and look into the link.

    I have always felt (and so does my doc) that their is widespread health damage associated with gluten sensitivity.

    I love your "searching" heart. You are so like me in that arena (and others). You would not believe how many times I sat slack-jawed when I was studying in school to take my nutrition boards. It's criminal to think what we are led to believe is "safe" we "trust" the FDA...oh, and help me God. "Wheat" being "The Staff of Life."

    My SIL who has always been fit, near vegetarian all her life, baked her own whole grain bread, has osteoporosis so bad, Dots. Low Vitamin D. So many aches and pains and has broken both wrists twice. We have a good relationship and she is listening to me with the D, but she would never in a million years follow Paleo or delve into food sensitivity. She is hard wired to believe wheat is "good." Yet her brother (my hubby Tom) and my son (Tim) both were tested with elevated tissue transglutimase readings. Clear markers of gluten damage.

    Love your blogs. I subscribe to them. You do your homework and you share. That's a heart that I loved. If you lived here? I would drag you into my business and you'd be there with me at school giving my presentation to the Staff!!!

    Big hugs of love and encouragement to you today, my friend. You are a blessing in my life.

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    2531 days ago
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