Revivelife Clinic I Naturopath in Ottawa



Environmental Intolerance Testing using an electrodermal device is an assessment of plants, molds, dust, animals that may impact your health on a seasonal basis and may or may not be true allergies.
Can be used for those who are at risk to have environmental intolerances


This panel by Alletess screens for 12 common indoor environmental chemicals including house dust, formaldehyde, mold and more.
For those having chemical reactivities that are influenced by the indoor environment. Symptoms may include fatigue, headaches, sinusitis, brain fog and more.


An inhalant panel to assess IgG, IgG4, and IgA antibody response to 48 common allergens, including common grasses, trees, molds, weeds, dust, cat and dog dander and latex.
Best suited to those who want to assess environmental intolerances to a wide array of items.


An IgE blood test to determine your seasonal allergy risks. Includes common pollen, grass, trees, house dust, cat and dog dander.
Best suited to those who want allergy testing to develop a wellness plan.

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Environmental Allergies & Intolerances are very common due to the high pollen count. Sensitives in general are also on the rise due to global warming. Global warming causes the plants to breathe in more carbon dioxide and this stimulates more release of pollen.

The most common signs and symptoms of environmental reactions include:

  • Fatigue
  • Sneezing
  • Watery eyes
  • Headaches
  • Sinus congestion
  • Difficulty focusing or concentrating

The principal risks of developing environmental reactions include:

  • Age
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Excess Exposure: alcohol, chemicals, drugs, medications, heavy metals
  • Genetic Link
  • Hormone Imbalance
  • Low Nutrients
  • Microbiome Imbalance
  • Poor Lifestyle: Diet, Lack of Sleep, Stress, Smoking

Electrodermal testing or the vega test is an EAV acupuncture technique testing device. The electroacupuncture diagnostic method utilizes a galvanometer designed to measure the skin’s electrical activity at designated acupuncture points. The patient holds a negative electrode in one and hand and the doctor holds the positive electrode probe to press selected acupuncture points. When a suspected food or environmental is placed on an aluminum tray that is connected to the circuit (or when the Vegamedi, which encases the food or environmental samples, is used), a certain galvanometer reading changes, indicating sensitivity. This method is also used for Food Additive Testing, which is most indicated for children with ADD/ADHD, and adults or children with learning disabilities. This takes 10 minutes as well and can be done alone or in combination with food and environmental testing. The procedure is non-invasive, thus it is not painful and is ideal for children.

Revivelife uses the Vega Test as a supportive technique (not a diagnostic or treatment device) in conjunction with an individual’s history, physical findings, and/or laboratory tests. The information gathered is used in conjunction with the traditional elimination challenge technique to determine a person’s food sensitivities. The Vega Test along with a patient’s history will facilitate food sensitivity assessment which is to be noted as different than food allergy detection. If a person has other allergies it is important for them to overlap these results wit.

Your medical doctor will refer you to an allergist for traditional scratch testing. We offer different methods of testing to compliment your allergist’s results and provide a picture of potential environmental intolerances or blood allergy IgE testing.

Third-party insurance companies may cover all or a portion of your consultations. The Environmental Intolerance Test (EIT) may be covered as an in-office test while the Environmental Allergy Test may not be covered as it is an out-of-office test. Please check with your individual provider for details and how to submit claims.

Your Revivelife clinician will review all findings and create a tailored plan to you based on what are the root causes of your environmental reactions. The use of tailored meal plans, nutrients, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals (oral or IV), herbs, probiotics, prebiotics, stress management and or acupuncture that promote healing are often advised. A treatment approach may include detoxification, acupuncture or  IV Immune therapy prior to allergy season. The IV Immune drip provides the nutrients and co-factors needed to support cellular production of energy in the mitochondria, methylation which impacts detoxification, energy, stress, brain health and the immune response. 1-29 We recommend a New Patient Visit for the most comprehensive approach to your health or a Pre-Lab Visit for a quick snapshot before lab testing and a Post-Lab consult to review your results and receive your tailored health plan. To book an appointment click here. 
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