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Multiple Food Allergies- Not Sure What To Do

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i was tested for 100 different food allergies and came back positive for about 30% of the foods with varying degrees of sensitivity. Ive been avoiding all of the positive foods and eating the negatives in different combinations. thing is im sure im sensitive to a lot more foods that werent on the testing panel so i dont know what to eat or what not to eat and its driving me crazy. has anyone had any experience with this? I also find that im sensitive to the supplements my doc wants me to take which are supposed to support GI health. if i cant even tolerate these supplements how will i ever heal? thanks

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Hey Jason,

I went through the same problem you are having. I am allergic to basically everything, and I no longer eat because of it. I'm on IV Nutrition. But don't panic, I'm sure you won't end up like me.

I'm guessing that your food allergies are more of a recent development rather than something you have had since birth. If that's the case, you should look into Candida overgrowth. Candidiasis (and Celiac Disease) causes leaky gut, which allows food protein to leak into your bloodstream. In the bloodstream, the food proteins are considered "invaders", and an allergic reaction ensues. So if you treat the Candidiasis, you heal the leaky gut. So then the food proteins can no longer make it to the bloodstream, which means no more allergic reaction. I would suggest finding a doctor who can diagnose and treat Candidiasis. It's definitely worth checking into. Good luck,

-Brian

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I do not take supplements, I think you heal by only eating the things that you tolerate, getting plenty of rest, & exercise. I have had a lifetime of allergies, including many many food allergies. I was wheat free for 10 years before I was gluten-free, well I would eat wheat occasionally thinking it was okay because it was just another food allergy. That was before I learned about gluten. I tested allergic to barley & oats when I was 25. so I had a lifetime of not eating those grains. I have been gluten-free for 3 1/2 years now & my inhalant allergies are almost non-existant and my food allergies are mostly gone.

all this to lead up to my thought that your food allergies should get better after you have been gluten-free for awhile. But you have to be strictly gluten-free with no CC & I would say mostly grain free, because most grains have cross contamination. Until your body reaches the state that it is not in hyper auto immune mode, you will continue to be "allergic" to a ton of foods. That is not to say that a true anaphylactic type allergy like a peanut allergy will ever change, though there is some thought that once you are healed & gluten-free that the chances that it will kill you is lessened, just lessened not gone...

You should try to make a list of the foods that you seem to tolerate well & stick to those for a couple of weeks & slowly add something in. You will not be able to eat the gluten free breads, processed foods etc. More like baked chicken, white rice, sweet potatoes, cooked carrots, cooked cabbage or raw if you tolerate it, jello, popcicles, baked fish, boiled eggs, apple sauce, bananas... that type of thing. Once you are eating these types of foods & feel okay, then add in another food.

I would beware of dairy, soy, grains other than rice & cornmeal, peas, beans, peanut butter, citrus, mushrooms, sodas, coffee & tea, white potatoes, anything processed and anything that you react to.

You will need to continue to learn about foods & how they work & alter your diet accordingly, hopefully this will not take too long & you will feel much better soon. It is all a little overwhelming when you do not fell well to begin with...

wiching you better health soon...

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I was tested for allergies right before the allergist put me on the elimination diet. I was tested for 99 substances and showed up allergic to 98, everything except beech trees and they don't make for an interesting diet. :D The allergist said my immune system was in hyperdrive and that since gluten was in every tissue in my body, or at least the antibodies were, that my body was literally reacting to everything. Including itself. He was pretty sure most of the other allergies would resolve once I healed and he was right.

It did take some time but once we got all the gluten out of everything and I had some time to heal I was left with only one or two allergies. This also got rid of my asthma reactions and I have never had to even refill any scripts for my inhalor or my singulair.

Hopefully this will follow for you.

At first I had a lot of set backs but after a couple of months I started on a really 'pure' diet, no processed foods at all just straight from nature fruit, veggies, meats, nuts, rice etc. I did use one ingredient frozen veggies but that was it for processed for a couple of months. It made the risk of CC nil, my house is gluten-free also) and when I added more processed stuff back in it made it easy to tell if I reacted.

I hope you start to feel better soon, it can take a bit. But it takes us years of illness to get so bad that celiac is even thought of.

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