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It has been known for centuries that certain chemical substances in the foods we eat interact with our individual body chemistry in a way to cause serious health problems. Migraine headaches, skin disease, gastrointestinal disorders, joint and muscle pain, and chronic fatigue are just some of the health conditions that may be caused by food triggers. The underlying causes vary, including, by way of example, common food allergies and sensitivities, inflammatory reactions, and vasoactive response resulting in constriction and dilation of blood vessels.

The health problems relating to food are compounded by contemporary food processing technologies and genetic food engineering aimed at increasing food availability, yield and shelf life. These technologies change molecular properties of “food” we eat, leading to a significant increase in immune and hypersensitivity reactions in many individuals. Based on recent estimates, the vast majority of the population in developed nations, most notably in North America, suffers from some form of food related health disorder.

At the heart of the Food&I concept is a patented Food Compatibility Assessment (the “FCA”) that diagnoses, with a high degree of probability, the unique food triggers of certain health conditions in specific individuals. The FCA is a complex interactive expert system that uses differential diagnosis, advanced mathematical analysis, and data from highly reputable sources including government agencies, healthcare associations, food expert groups, and validated medical and scientific research.

Based on your responses to a series of questionnaires, the powerful multivariate mathematical algorithms of the FCA are capable of identifying even simultaneous multiple food triggers of your health symptoms and calculating relative probabilities of specific foods being at the root of your health problems.

The Food&I algorithms focus on food triggers, while also taking into account your health history and a number of other factors relevant to the specific symptoms you are experiencing. For example, if you are suffering from migraines, the target of the FCA would be identifying foods you eat containing chemical substances that are known migraine triggers, such as a biogenic amine Tyramine. The FCA migraine algorithm then calculates probabilities of specific foods triggering your migraine based on Tyramine content of these foods, along with other relevant factors including your ethnicity, gender, age, alcohol and tobacco use, and medication use. A sample results table of the FCA diagnostic assessment would look like this:

Assessment Example

Designed to be used by both, the consumer and healthcare professionals, the FCA is a powerful health management tool, giving you and your doctor critical information to help relieve symptoms of many health disorders and improve your quality of life.