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Allergy/intollerance Detection Food Diary

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Hi -

I have to try an elimination diet for food allergies. Just scribbling in a notepad ain't working.

Does anyone have a good format for a diary that they can recommend?



Aussie living in Philippines, Manager, Triathlete, Mum to 2 dogs, 2 cats & fish


Hypothyroid, diag. 2000, desicated thryoid 3 grains + T4 50 mcg.

Pituitary adenoma, 2002 - no treatment (no followup yet)

Polycystic, 2000 - no treatment

IBD by biopsy - end 2006 (cause not investigated)

Suspected Gluten intolerant/celiac - not diagnosed

Gluten Free - start Dec 06 (big improvement in tummy troubles, though still not 100%..)

Allergies suspected to Rice, Mango, Chicken, some fish (though testing)... still trying to work it all out.

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Hey Sally,

I've had to do that for me and my son. But of course, the more complicated things are, the less likely you are to stick with them. I know you don't want to do it this way, but I just used a steno pad and one page for each day: Breakfast, blah blah blah, Lunch blah blah blah...you know. On a high note, it kept me from eating too much since I didn't want to write it all down.

I wish I had a better idea for you.


Portsmouth, VA


gluten-free since 2001

Son dx celiac March 2005

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I'm another one that just puts the date, the name of the meal, and what I had. This had started as a diet journal, so I put my weight and what exercise I did also. All this helped with my weight tremendously ... then I saw certain patterns. Gee, I feel sick and I just had this. Which is how I came to be tested by Enterolab.

Now I put down any symptoms I had, with some symbols to save time. Night sweats are a problem, so if I had any, I put a checkmark by the date. I put an asterick for each BM. Anything else, I write down.

Have you tried googling to see if any one has a free format available? I know www.foodintol.com has a diary, but you have to subscribe to their service. So I don't know if it is worth it, never having run across anyone who has forked over the money.

McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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