Find out if gluten is impacting your health
“Imagine gluten ingestion on a spectrum. At one end, you have people with celiac disease, who cannot tolerate one crumb of gluten in their diet. At the other end, you have the lucky people who can eat pizza, beer, pasta and cookies – and have no ill effects whatsoever. In the middle, there is a murky area of gluten reactions, including gluten sensitivity.” – Alessio Fasano, M.D., Mass. General Hospital.
The Celiac, IBS, and Crohn’s Array (CICA) evaluates your genetic risk for celiac disease, serum markers associated with active celiac disease process, and genetic serum markers associated with Crohn’s disease.
The CICA is designed to provide an accurate evaluation of GI tract function by gathering information from various pathways.
Optionally, it can be combined with the Alcat Test to evaluate innate immune cell responses to as many as 400 other foods (including gluten, gliadin, casein and whey) and substances for the most comprehensive assessment.
GI issue prevalence in the United States
In the United States, an estimated 60-70 million people are affected by gastrointestinal disorders (GI). Celiac disease may be present despite the absence of GI symptoms, particularly, in relatives of individuals with celiac disease.1 In the U.S.,
- 2 in 5 Americans are affected by GI disorders
- Up to 20% of adults in North America suffer from irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)2
- Approximately 0.44% of Americans experience Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis3
- Up to 1% of the general population have symptoms of celiac disease4
- 15% of the general population in western countries suffer from indigestion and constipation5, 6
- Not surprisingly, there is overlap between these disorders.
Who may benefit
- Those with gastrointestinal symptoms and autoimmune disorders that might suggest a problem with gluten
- Those with increased intestinal permeability which has been linked to autoimmune disorders and other conditions
- Those suspected to have Crohn’s or celiac disease
- Those suffering from symptoms of IBS including diarrhea, bloating or cramping
- Those with chronic fatigue
- Those with malabsorption of nutrients and/or nutrient deficiency
- Those with unexplained symptoms such as unintended weight loss or skin rash
- Those seeking increased health efficiency or high performance lifestyle