IgG data points require serious, Everest-like, explorations. Think of trekking to Everest for IgG, Annapurnafor Trace Elements, and you find yourself traveling on the biomedical mountaineering team.
In distant laboratories, disdained by traditional allergists, reside answers we didn’t couldn’t trek through before. Yes, we witness these derogatory remarks from our allergy/internal medicine colleagues too often in our offices. The only problem with their negativity: IgG testing works, over 80% of the time. IgG testing is a trip worth making even if you don’ have the obvious recognizable symptoms – and even if your highly-trained, traditional allergist has a theory that IgG testing won’t work. Your allergist is focused on other matters.
Allergists give allergy shots to treat allergy. The way this works is they give a low level of , which is not enough to elicit an IgE reaction. The dose is slowly increased until eventually the patient can tolerate a significant exposure to the allergen.
This is how it works. The repeated low-level exposure to the allergen induces the body to make a different to the substance. This antibody attaches to the allergen and deactivates it before IgE can cause the allergy reaction. What is this antibody that allergists try to induce to cure their patients of their allergies? You guessed it, IgG. So the very antibody the traditional allergists have been inducing for decades to successfully treat allergies, the food allergy people claim is the antibody guilty of causing allergies.
For a traditional allergist this is nothing short of heresy. IgG has been used for decades to treat allergies successfully.
My brief take on the controversy: Allergists are trained to focus on traditional medical issues of acuity, life and death [often mitigated by IgE antibodies]. IgE issues do often become acute and painful. Thank goodness allergists can identify and treat those issues!
IgG issues, on the other hand, most often arise in the evaluation of chronic, almost sub-symptomatic illness that often presents as psychosomatic or refractory mental problems, and that don’t respond to traditional psychiatric interventions.
is overlooked, acuity moves to the front of the line. For ADHD treatment chronicity and medical subtlety matter.
Take a deeper, biomedical look by traveling to those different IgG mountains. Measure and treat, see what the world looks like from up there, and form your own conclusions.
In the next CorePsych Blog post visit the base camp for that other mountaintop of Trace Elements and Heavy Metals – the Annapurna of biomedical investigations.