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Calle

Food Intolerance Testing?

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Does anyone know if there is any type of food intolerance testing? I know food intolerance is different than food allergies. I know allergist only typically test for the food allergies. I have heard about IgG testing, but is there any lab around that does this in the U.S. and is it accurate? I feel I have a number of food intolerances besides the gluten & casein and I'm not even sure where to begin if I were to do an elimination diet.

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Calle

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You could try Optimum Health Resources formally known as york labs. Just google it. The 96 food allergy panel is $379 and you do it at home and send it in. Finger prick test.

Ahhhhhhhhh-HA!! I was trying to think of what York Labs changed their name to. :o

I did their 116 (or so) food panel a couple yrs ago and, while expensive, it helped me treMENDously!

I recommend it. :)

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Ahhhhhhhhh-HA!! I was trying to think of what York Labs changed their name to. :o

I did their 116 (or so) food panel a couple yrs ago and, while expensive, it helped me treMENDously!

I recommend it. :)

I have been doing some research on this IgG testing and it's confusing because there is so much controversy on it. Some say it's not accurate and does not mean that you have food intolerances. Some doctor ordered tests through York Labs under several different names and stated that the tests all came back different proving to him that IgG testing is not valid. I'm not sure what to think.

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I had the ELISA test done and found it to be a waste of money for me personally. I know from experience I have reactions to gluten, dairy, peanuts, etc. The results of this expensive test showed I only reacted to paprika and some obscure mold I'd never heard of. My doctor seemed to be baffled be the results, too.

http://www.medicinenet.com/elisa_tests/article.htm

It's not what most folks want to hear, but I think your best bet is an elimination diet and keeping a careful food journal. You might also be interested in experimenting with the pulse test method to determine food reactions. Seems to be pretty accurate and it's free.

http://www.alternativehealth.co.nz/cancer/pulse.htm

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I had the ELISA test done and found it to be a waste of money for me personally. I know from experience I have reactions to gluten, dairy, peanuts, etc. The results of this expensive test showed I only reacted to paprika and some obscure mold I'd never heard of. My doctor seemed to be baffled be the results, too.

The standard 100 food ELISA test does not test for paprika (a spice) or molds. You must have taken the spice version of ELISA or some other test. The ELISA test depends on antibodies to food allergens in your blood. Just as you need to gluten load for celiac blood tests, you need to be actively eating your 'reaction' foods daily for at least several weeks before the test. If you abstain from gluten for a year and then load for a few days before the test, you will not show significant antibody reactions. Many docs will tell you to just eat your regular diet. However if you already eliminated certain foods, because you suspect sensitivity, reactions to those foods will NOT show up on the ELISA test.

Before I took the ELISA test I already was diagnosed by Enterolab with gluten intolerance and milk allergy and I had abstained from those 2 foods for over 2 years So my ELISA test results did not show reactions to milk or gluten. However I did show obvious reactions to cane sugar and eggs. There were other insignificant 'blips' on my test results, but my doc advised me to only consider the overall pattern of my results.

BURDEE

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