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Food Sensitivity Test Results - Today!

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Hi everyone! As some of you know, I saw my naturopathic doctor last month (April 29) and I got the food sensitivity test done. I know, I know, they're not 100% accurate or scientifically proven - but I figured it was a good place to start. I appreciate people trying to warn me about it, but I already got the test done. I figured the best place to start would be cycling out the foods that come up positive on this test. Couldn't hurt, right?

 

Also, after the appointment, I started my own elimination diets because I didn't want to wait an entire month to start the healing process. Based on my diets, here is what I already found out:

 

I have a sensitivity/intolerance/allergy? to the following foods, and here is how I felt when I went without them for a few days/weeks:

 

Yeast (my rosacea improved, no more diarrhea, less stomach cramps)

Legumes (Soy, Lentils, Chickpeas, all beans (bloating went down significantly, less gas, less stomach cramps)

Possibly Sunflower oil/sunflower seeds - I haven't officially given this up yet - but I've started to notice stomach pains after eating chips cooked in sunflower oil, and sunflower butter seems to not only go through me, but make my allergies a lot worse. My eyes will water up and sting, and get very itchy. I use organic, unsweetened sunflower butter. The only ingredients are sunflower oil and roasted sunflower seeds. 

 

It is now about 9:30 am (Eastern time) and my appointment to find out my results is at 2:00 pm. I will post the results on here and see if anyone has on which foods to cycle out first. 

 

My current issues:

Seb. Dermatitis/dandruff still pretty bad. 

Rosacea still apparent, though I don't have any more hot flashes and my face is not nearly as red as it used to be.

There is still bloating, just not as bad.

Candida has not gone away at all, despite giving up yeast and keeping a relatively low sugar diet. I've tried coconut oil topically and orally, neither seems to make a difference.

 

I am also getting my thyroid tested today, and I read that thyroid issues could contribute to candida and/or other skin issues. Looking forward to getting some answers!

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I am excited for you.  I do believe the tests are helpful.  Mine were.  Just make sure to find other foods to eat.  You can eat things untested, though personally I would try to avoid any that you frequently ate that weren't tested. 

 

I am glad you discovered the yeast issue.  I have that one too.  I have successfully made muffins with nut flour, eggs and baking soda.

 

I am avoiding all foods (again) that I had antibodies to.  I have been for a couple of weeks.  This is going well for me.  My energy is picking up , bloating down, and my inflammation seems to be going away.  I can't guarantee it was all due to which foods I am eating, but I am pleased.

 

Dee

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Since you mention allergies, and in particular your eyes stinging, I wanted to give you a link about histamine containing foods and symptoms. Sunflower seeds are often a culprit. I've developed a histamine intolerance and I have to avoid the foods on the list. I have more detailed info if you need it.

 

http://www.fullcircleintegratedhealth.com/2700/histamine-intolerance-guide/

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I'm so glad you have more information! My brother told me pre- diagnosis, if something is bothering you, don't eat it... I didn't tell him it wasn't that easy... I think more information is a good place to start. If you're taking out soy - it's hidden in everything from salad dressing to several tuna brands, to mayo and even dips. If you need some ideas, you can PM me. I've been finding subs for last few weeks.... I'm glad you are feeling a little better!

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Thanks, everyone! I appreciate your support. :)

 

Okay, so here are the results: Ready? *Drumroll*

 

 

 

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Nothing.

 

Yes, I didn't come up as 'sensitive' to any of the foods that were tested. I was actually tested for IGg food allergies (delayed response to food allergies) and although certain foods showed up higher than others (rye being the highest) there were no substantial results.

 

However, when he pressed on/around my stomach (as he did for my last appointment) he did notice that my intestines were less inflamed. I'm on the right track by avoiding yeast and legumes, yay! That is great news.

 

Also, instead of getting a test for my thyroid issues...he decided we should concentrate on the candida. I agreed. It's been persistent for far too long.

 

So, I am currently on three different pills: Factor 6 (probiotic - taken 30 minutes after breakfast), Biogest (Digestive Enzymes, 2 pills, 3x a day with meals) and AC Formula II (Anti yeast pill, 2 pills, 3x a day between meals)

 

He told me if I start feeling sick mid-week (due to die off) , then I'm on the right track. I got the pills Friday and started taking them on Saturday. So far I feel okay. I really hope I can kill this candida off, it's been an issue for far too long...and I think it's the big reason I still have lingering issues. Wish me luck with that ! :( Any tips on how to make die off a little easier would be appreciated, even though I'm not experiencing it yet! :P

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Were you eating all of the foods tested for? Whatever you are not eating, could be a false negative.  Glad to hear the yeast and other deletions seem to be helping.

 

I only eat foods that I had zero antibodies to and new different foods, and that is allowing my inflammation to go down.

 

Dee

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No, I wasn't - but what is weird is that rye tested at the highest, and of course I am not eating rye! Even if I didn't have celiac disease I wouldn't eat rye, blech! I never liked it. 

 

Yes, thank you! No more yeast for me. I think this is a (mostly) permanent fix - though once I am healed I can imagine having cheat days now and then where I go get regular gluten-free pizza, or a gluten-free calzone. But for the most part, I plan on permanently keeping yeast out of my diet - legumes as well...though I might want to try to reintroduce soy free hummus down the line.

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