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#1 oceanmist

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Posted 31 May 2007 - 10:25 PM

So I promised I'd update with my results so here they are. Tested for 120 foods for IgG antibodies in the blood. the results surprised me a lot

severe intolerance:

-avocado
-strawberry
-sunflower seed
-eggplant
-oregano
-raspberry
-celery
-peanut


moderate intolerance:

-cow's milk
-goat's milk
-casein (protein found in dairy products)
-grapes
-lemon
-lime
-oranges
-apple
-carrot
-chicken egg-white & yolk
-corn



so there ya go. they dairy and egg i expected because they are common. but avocado?? strawberry? nooooo!! apple? carrot? grapes? lemon? well, so much for eating "healthy" this whole time.. i eat those things like everyday! yet i was just destroying my intestinal lining and causing inflammation in my body. what is interesting is that i tested O.K for soybean (which i tested allergic to for skin prick. but they said that that is because allergies is tested with a different Ig antibody).

i am glad to know that i am O.K for gluten! now i can go back to eating some bread with piece of mind. in general... now i can eat ANY of my "O.K-ed" foods without worrying in the back of my mind now.

anyways they say that i should eliminate the severe intolerance foods for 1 year, and the mod. intolerance for at least 10 weeks (i can gradually try to include them one by one, maybe... after my intestinal lining can heal up... that is, if the intolerance is not due to genetic factors). they also say that i should go on a rotation diet in the meantime with my okay-ed foods, giving 3-4 days before eating the same one food again, as it takes 3-4 days to fully have a food go thru ur system, and excessive eating of one food can cause an intolerance in itself.

well i hope that this will help me. eliminating dairy is no prob but it is tricky because casein is in a lot of hidden things like condiments, cold cuts, chicken broth etc. so i will just have to check labels a lot more now. egg.. well i already tried to avoid egg anyways because of my allergy. its just the fruits that really surprised me because i eat those like... all the time! (and my skin does still suck... hmm.. connection??)

i was on the verge of getting accutane because i am fed up with my skin, but it has been so difficult for me to get it. im still gonna try and get it just in case, but since derm appoints take a while to get.. i'm gonna try out this diet anywys. if anything, it should help with my fatigue, extreme mood swings, depression, anxiety attacks, and insomnia.

(oh yea, fyi, i have been taking fish oil, digestive enzymes, zinc, milk thistle for a few months with mediocre results. but i still continue with them because they are good for my health. i am going to add vit-c and msm to help with my marks healing)



will update in a few weeks or so.


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Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:30 AM

How much was it to get that done ? I wanted to get my blood allergy test done as well.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 12:40 AM

i have IBS.. which means eating ANYTHING sucks. :[

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:43 AM

Im from the UK so any idea how or where Id get testing for anything like this? lol not asking for much am I tongue.gif

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 07:15 AM

Something seems awfully wrong with that list. Where did you get that done?

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:35 AM

can you get these tests done at any local hospital?

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:38 AM

Id just about die if I couldnt have avecados, strawberries, and apples

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 08:54 AM

was that the Yorktest which looks at IgG antibodies.

Its very good and clinically proven. Its done worldwide and can be found at www.yorktest.com or www.yorktest.co.uk

Im also looking at alcat testing which shows cell response to food which can cause problems. I had the vega or skin testing which shows Wheat and sugar and milk. But I dont know how reliable it is.

I plan on Trying the ALCAT and or Yorktest adn see what happens.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:18 AM

QUOTE(notadoctor @ Jun 1 2007, 03:15 PM) View Post
Something seems awfully wrong with that list. Where did you get that done?

i have to agree, sounds a bit dodgy, and thats just for 120 food types, what about the rest. you'll probably test positive for one third of all foostuffs. way too restrictive.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:25 AM

Lets say you still eat these foods you are allergic to, you say it "destroys the intestinal lining" what happens after long term exposure? Do you just destroy your intestines so you don't absorb food at all and then just not function at all? I'm confused wacko.gif

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 10:33 AM

QUOTE(Lilo @ Jun 1 2007, 09:18 AM) View Post
QUOTE(notadoctor @ Jun 1 2007, 03:15 PM) View Post
Something seems awfully wrong with that list. Where did you get that done?

i have to agree, sounds a bit dodgy, and thats just for 120 food types, what about the rest. you'll probably test positive for one third of all foostuffs. way too restrictive.


120 foods is alot

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 11:32 AM

QUOTE(vegmom02 @ Jun 1 2007, 08:25 AM) View Post
QUOTE(miss.chaNel @ Jun 1 2007, 02:40 AM) View Post
i have IBS.. which means eating ANYTHING sucks. :[


I too have IBS. I have found that staying away from all animal products...meat, dairy and eggs...prevents flair ups. I am allergic/lactose intolerant to all dairy/casein, so that is a big culprit for me. Animal flesh takes waaaay to long to get out of my system, which aggravates the IBS, and eggs give me gas.

I would like to have that test done, too, just to see if it confirms my findings and supports the way I am currently eating.

Oceanmist, I am not surprised about some of the foods that came up on your intolerance list. My son projectile vomited avocados the first time I fed them to him...that is a sign of allergy. Strawberries are allergenic...I had a temporary allergy to them after I finished nursing my son. My throat would close slightly, to where I had to use my inhaler. I can eat them again now. Peanuts are a MAJOR allergen...my son has a severe peanut allergy, as do many children at the church we attend. I was born with a severe dairy allergy (rash and projectile vomited my formula...my mom had to feed me soy formula) and am now completely lactose intolerant and have to avoid foods containing casein. Those items are high on the allergen list as well, so again, no surprise that they showed up on your intolerance test.

Here is what does suprise me...the goat's milk and the sunflower seeds. Goat's milk is supposed to be the closest to human breastmilk, and is what is suggested for infants whose mothers are unable to nurse and the child is allergic to cow milk and soy. Typically, people aren't allergic to seeds if they are allergic to nuts. My son is allergic to peanuts and all tree nuts, so I give him sunflower seeds and Sunbutter sunflower butter (processed on dedicated machinery), pumpkin seeds (NOW brand is safe), and Arrowhead Mills sesame seeds and flax seeds for his good fats. I use the sesame seeds to make my own tahini...just grind them up in a coffee grinder. I also use my coffee grinder for the flax seeds, and add them into mine and my son's oatmeal.



yes, i think its a good idea to get the test done. i was always concerned before about gluten and nuts and stuff because of all the hype of it i hear from others... turns out those arent really a problem for me. the key to remember here ppl... is that everyone is UNIQUE. plz do not take my list and directly apply it to yourself i only posted because there has been a lot of talk of food testing, and i said i would post my results up if i ever got it done. the place i went to is very reliable (trust me, I"VE been to some dodgy places. this isnt one of them). anyways, these are just my PERSONAL results. my point is..... i am NOT telling anyone to do anything, so i really am not looking to pick out an argument here about the validity/restrictiveness of my test.


nNdromeo... i have a booklet here that explains the whole intolerance thing and how it affects ur body. it doesnt really "destroy" the intestinal lining... i worded that wrong, my bad. if ur intestinal wall is damaged (due to a variety of factors... environment, infection, stress, medication, etc) then food components can slip between the intestinal cells which are recognized by the immune system... which then forms antibodies against the corresponding foods. in case of regular consumption of this foods, repeated immune reactions lead to chronic inflammation. so by avoiding the foods for a decent amount of time (depends, 10 weeks or 1 year if severe intolerance), the intestinal lining can heal up. if it is not genetic based... i believe u MAY be able to "outgrow" ur food intolerance. there is a lot of information about it in this booklet i have, but it is too much for me to type out and explain right now.... (since even i dont fully comprehend it all yet. i just got this yesterday, after all).

(oh yeah Nndromeo, ive been taking fish oil for about 7 weeks now which minimal improvement, as my acne flares and then calms and then flares. i noticed... i have a mod. intolerance to lemon. and my fish oil has lemon in it. hmmm....)




QUOTE(pino84 @ Jun 1 2007, 08:54 AM) View Post
was that the Yorktest which looks at IgG antibodies.

Its very good and clinically proven. Its done worldwide and can be found at www.yorktest.com or www.yorktest.co.uk

Im also looking at alcat testing which shows cell response to food which can cause problems. I had the vega or skin testing which shows Wheat and sugar and milk. But I dont know how reliable it is.

I plan on Trying the ALCAT and or Yorktest adn see what happens.



no, it was the gemoscan test (www.gemoscan.com). i picked that one because i live in canada and there was a place that was pretty local to me.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 02:49 PM

QUOTE(oceanmist @ Jun 1 2007, 12:32 PM) View Post
nNdromeo... i have a booklet here that explains the whole intolerance thing and how it affects ur body. it doesnt really "destroy" the intestinal lining... i worded that wrong, my bad. if ur intestinal wall is damaged (due to a variety of factors... environment, infection, stress, medication, etc) then food components can slip between the intestinal cells which are recognized by the immune system... which then forms antibodies against the corresponding foods. in case of regular consumption of this foods, repeated immune reactions lead to chronic inflammation. so by avoiding the foods for a decent amount of time (depends, 10 weeks or 1 year if severe intolerance), the intestinal lining can heal up. if it is not genetic based... i believe u MAY be able to "outgrow" ur food intolerance. there is a lot of information about it in this booklet i have, but it is too much for me to type out and explain right now.... (since even i dont fully comprehend it all yet. i just got this yesterday, after all).

(oh yeah Nndromeo, ive been taking fish oil for about 7 weeks now which minimal improvement, as my acne flares and then calms and then flares. i noticed... i have a mod. intolerance to lemon. and my fish oil has lemon in it. hmmm....)


Thank you for the explanation, that's quite scary!

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 03:12 PM

QUOTE(oceanmist @ Jun 1 2007, 10:32 AM) View Post
the key to remember here ppl... is that everyone is UNIQUE. plz do not take my list and directly apply it to yourself


Well put! thats why I think it important to at least have a look into having tests done so you have an idea of what and why. Cos acne is a fuck nut short of..well a fuck nut.

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 04:16 PM

looking at lists like that seems to mean to me that acne sufferers are hopeless in devising a better diet for themselves (even with whole foods) if they don't have these expensive tests done

argh

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Posted 01 June 2007 - 04:50 PM

So does anyone know yet if you can get this done at a local hospital? If not, where?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE(oceanmist @ Jun 1 2007, 05:25 AM) View Post
i am glad to know that i am O.K for gluten! now i can go back to eating some bread with piece of mind. in general... now i can eat ANY of my "O.K-ed" foods without worrying in the back of my mind now.


Being alergic to gluten, and avoiding it because of insulin spikes, are two different things


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Posted 02 June 2007 - 03:22 PM

oceanmist,

where did you check your allergy test at? regular hospital or?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 06:01 PM

What's IBS?

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Posted 02 June 2007 - 09:00 PM

QUOTE(un4tunate @ Jun 2 2007, 03:22 PM) View Post
oceanmist,

where did you check your allergy test at? regular hospital or?


the INTOLERANCE test? or allergy test? (they are different)

i got the intolerance test (blood) done at a private clinic.
allergy test (skin pricK) i had done a year ago at an allergist specialist at a hospital