This was brought up before, but I couldn't find any definitive and updated answers as to what the best way of testing for food allergies AND intolerances is, and what the options are for people living in the US in terms of service provides/ companies etc. I just found out that my insurance can cover most of the costs for allergy testing, so I figured I might as well get tested but I would also like to test for intolerances. I have tried several elimination diets, but I suspect that my biggest intolerances (maybe not full-blown allergies) are triggered by random things that are hard to eliminate, maybe some cooking oils or food spices. Anyway, I'm sick of the guesswork and being afraid to introduce anything new into my diet, so I'll give this a try.
What tests would you recommend? I mostly have a vegetarian diet with some fish, so I would obviously test for those types of foods. I read about different methods to diagnose allergies - saliva, blood, stool, and digital...which one would be the most accurate for intolerances, rather than just allergies? I would ideally like to find a company that also tests for candida and other gut & liver issues, and maybe deficiencies (like Immunolabs do).