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Intolerance Testing (For Casein/soy/etc)

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Hi All

So, since I keep having new problem foods popping up every other day (exaggerating, but it's getting frustrating), I think it's time I looked into some further allergy/intolerance testing.

I haven't been tested for anything since two negative blood tests for Celiac (technically, I self-diagnosed and went on the gluten-free diet cause I didn't want to suffer longer to get a biopsy, and Celiac runs rampant on both sides of my family).

I am 3.5 years gluten free, and now casein and soy (almost) free.

Does anyone know of any reliable tests for food intolerances? (not allergies)

Do you think it would be a good idea to get allergy testing done as well, just to see if there's anything else going on? (aside from mild hayfever, I don't have any)

Or is a strict elimination diet really the only way to go?

Also, what kind of doctor/specialist would you go through to get these test?

FYI: I'm in Toronto, Canada.

Thanks a bunch

Peg

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Hi All

So, since I keep having new problem foods popping up every other day (exaggerating, but it's getting frustrating), I think it's time I looked into some further allergy/intolerance testing.

I haven't been tested for anything since two negative blood tests for Celiac (technically, I self-diagnosed and went on the gluten-free diet cause I didn't want to suffer longer to get a biopsy, and Celiac runs rampant on both sides of my family).

I am 3.5 years gluten free, and now casein and soy (almost) free.

Does anyone know of any reliable tests for food intolerances? (not allergies)

Do you think it would be a good idea to get allergy testing done as well, just to see if there's anything else going on? (aside from mild hayfever, I don't have any)

Or is a strict elimination diet really the only way to go?

Also, what kind of doctor/specialist would you go through to get these test?

FYI: I'm in Toronto, Canada.

Thanks a bunch

Peg

After going gluten-free I started reacting to other foods. Soy in particular made me nauseated in very small does like vitamin pills, and larger doses gave me projectile vomitting. A few other foods caused reactions too.

I had gotten environmental allergy testing 3 years ago and tested positive to a lot of things. I went back to my allergist after Celiac Dx to get tested for foods.

I didn't react to any foods at all. The allergist said they can test for allergies but not intolerances. The only way to figure it out is to keep a log of what you eat and any symptoms you get.

Most food reactions are a bit delayed so need to have a way of going back and putting the pieces of the puzzle together.

Some of us react to certain foods when our system is enflamed. High salicylate foods get me if I have too many too often.

I was told that reacting to more and more foods can be a sign that there may be small intestine bacterial overgrowth. (SIBO) That might be a good place for you to start? A GI would do this hydrogen breath test.

If that test comes back OK..I'd say watch the top allergens. They're tops for a reason. Also some of us react to nightshades, (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, and eggplant) and some of us to lectins or salicylates. We are each different, and unfortunately, we have to sort it out ourselves.

Best wishes for finding your answers...

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