Nick Jooma, CEO, Infinite Allergy Laboratories
Chronic non-communicable diseases (NCDs) have become an increasingly pressing global health concern. These ailments, such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes and hypertension impose a significant burden on patients as they find themselves caught in a perpetual loop of taking pills to alleviate symptoms, only to experience a resurfacing of discomfort when the effects wear off. This vicious cycle not only undermines the quality of life for those affected but also places an immense burden on healthcare systems worldwide. Thus, a more comprehensive and holistic approach is necessary to break free from this reliance on medication and truly tackle the root causes of chronic non-communicable diseases.
Recognizing this urgent need for a paradigm shift, Infinite Allergy Laboratories emerges as a leading force in revolutionizing the approach to chronic NCDs by finding its root cause through food allergy and sensitivity testing. Specializing in Food Allergy/Sensitivity and Environmental Allergy Testing, the leading laboratory strives to empower patients with accurate and personalized information about their food allergies and sensitivities, enabling them to make informed choices for their health and well-being. “Our mission is to reduce the burden, mortality, and morbidity of NCDs, and promote a healthy lifestyle and quality of life at individual, family, community, and national levels.” asserts Nick Jooma, the CEO of Infinite Allergy Laboratories.
A Holistic Approach to Chronic NCDs
The ideation of Infinite Allergy Laboratories took shape when its CEO, Nick Jooma, witnessed close family members grappling with chronic non-communicable diseases with a never-ending cycle of medication usage. Despite the temporary relief these medications provided, their overall quality of life deteriorated, leaving them without a definitive solution. With each passing day, their suffering intensified, necessitating an increasing reliance on medication to manage their condition.
Determined to alleviate this suffering for his family members and others facing similar challenges, Nick delved into extensive research, reading, and engaging with experts in the field of functional medicine. It was during this process that he realized—the key to resolving these chronic ailments lies in addressing the underlying causes, particularly those triggering inflammation, including food—even if it appeared healthy. With this newfound understanding, Nick’s vision crystallized—to enhance and revolutionize the lives of patients by identifying and rectifying the root causes of their health problems, rather than merely providing temporary relief from symptoms.
To transform this vision into reality, Nick started meeting with esteemed scientists, educators, researchers, and functional medicine specialists. It was through these collaborative sessions that he conceived the idea of “Food Allergy and Sensitivity Testing” as an essential component in assisting individuals on their wellness journey, particularly those afflicted by non-communicable issues. “This innovative testing methodology aimed to empower people to lead healthy, fulfilling lives. By understanding their food allergies and sensitivities, individuals could make informed dietary choices, promoting their overall well-being and happiness,” affirms Nick.
From Humble Roots to Global Outreach
Infinite Allergy Laboratories began its journey back in 2018, with a small–sized team focused on research and development. Their goal was to develop a cutting-edge testing methodology known as FAST (Food Allergy and Sensitivity Test). The test precisely identifies the foods that trigger the symptoms, allowing individuals to eliminate these triggers and enjoy a healthy life without medication. While regular allergies cause instant and sometimes life-threatening reactions, food sensitivity can release IgG, leading to a wide range of health issues that may take days or weeks to show. By testing all four markers – IgE, IgG4, IgG, and C3b/d – F.A.S.T provides the most comprehensive sensitivity and allergy test available in the market. The test can assist in identifying a range of health issues, from gastrointestinal and neurological problems to autoimmune diseases and reproductive/urogenital issues.
Along with F.A.S.T, the Laboratory also implemented a state-of-the-art Laboratory Software and workflow management solution to streamline their operations. As 2019 and 2020 rolled in, the organization grew further with its team expanding into a medium-sized unit and individuals multitasking across different departments. They also established an advisory team, which included a Medical Laboratory Director and a Director of Education. With a solid foundation in place, Infinite Allergy Laboratories focused on departmentalizing various functions such as marketing, sales, customer service, and billing. This restructuring allowed it to cater to a broader customer base and enhanced its overall efficiency. Moreover, it implemented enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business analytics to drive informed decision-making. Soon, the company intends to expand its outreach efforts from a nationwide scale to a global one, reaching Asia, South America, and the Middle East and transformed from being solely a laboratory service provider to a comprehensive wellness centre, offering a range of services to meet diverse customer needs.
Thriving Against All the Odds
Infinite Allergy Laboratories now serves a vast network of 700+ healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurse practitioners, dieticians, health coaches, and fitness trainers. Their clientele spans various specialities including Gastroenterologists, Dermatologists, Family Medicine, Endocrinologists, Cardiologists, Neurologists, Nephrologists, Psychiatrists, Physiologists, Pulmonologists, and practitioners of functional medicine, among others. Reflecting on their journey, Nick candidly admits, “It’s been a struggle till now bringing awareness and educating the providers with cutting edge new technologies and researches, which has been very well received by medical professionals.
Throughout the past four years, the team has invested significant efforts in hiring top-tier PhDs and scientists to ensure the highest standards of testing in the lab while taking part in proficiency testing as well as in-house audits to stay above and beyond the highest standards. To foster transparency and understanding, the laboratory conducts monthly open discussion webinars featuring Dr Taha, the esteemed Medical Laboratory Director, MD, PhD, FACSc with over 40 years of experience. These sessions offer valuable insights into the testing process and address providers’ inquiries, empowering them to prescribe tests more effectively. Also, each month, a Q&A session is conducted with the renowned Director of Education, Dr James B. Lavalle, RPh, CCN, ND, who has written over 20 books related to food allergy and gut sensitivity. The Q&A session with Dr James B. Lavalle empowers providers with knowledge to comprehend the significance of testing their patients. Armed with this information, providers can identify probable causes of symptoms, leading to improved patient care.
Finally, after four years of determined effort, Infinite Allergy Laboratories has gained widespread attention from healthcare providers across the United States and beyond. “It gives me immense happiness when I hear a provider call us and tell us how he’s been helping his patients to a better healthier life after getting their test done and eliminating the foods they were allergic to or sensitive to. It makes me feel happy and satisfied,” shares Nick.
Pursuing Excellence with Values at the Core
At Infinite Allergy Laboratories, a profound commitment to health and well-being forms the cornerstone of their philosophy. They passionately advocate for a holistic approach to wellness, recognizing that true well-being encompasses not only physical health but also mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. Keeping client-centric values at the core, it provides personalized care tailored to meet the specific needs and preferences of each individual. It empowers clients to actively engage in their own well-being through comprehensive education on healthy lifestyle choices, disease prevention, stress management, and other crucial factors that contribute to overall wellness. Upholding the highest standards of integrity and ethical practices, it places paramount importance on transparency, confidentiality, professionalism, and evidence-based services.
Envisioning an Illuminous Journey Ahead
Embarking on an exciting journey towards the future, Infinite Allergy Laboratories is poised to make its mark as an exceptional centre of excellence. It plans to establish cutting-edge training institutes that span the entire spectrum, from sensitization to TOT, encompassing academic institutions and universities. Firmly rooted in its commitment to sustainability, the company strives to develop innovative solutions that stand the test of time while expanding its influence and presence worldwide. “Above all, we are driven by a profound sense of purpose—to serve humanity with unwavering respect, protection, and the fulfilment of fundamental human rights,” concludes Nick.