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Has anyone ever gotten it done? I am sure that there are connections between food intolerances and acne. example, a lot of people seem to be sensitive to dairy products, or gluten or iodine, etc. (food intolerance is different, btw, from food allergy. for details, google it up)

I want to go for a test, but here in Canada they cost $850 for a testing of 275 different foods. That's a LOT of moolah.... dang, why they gotta be so expensive?

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I had it done while back. Place near me does it for $400 and they test for over 1,000 things food and otherwise.

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I had it done while back. Place near me does it for $400 and they test for over 1,000 things food and otherwise.

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I've been looking into getting tested as well. The cheapest place I found was a naturopathic clinic that tested 88 foods for $300. That covers the consult, test, and follow-up. It is not cheap!

My sister has a friend that had this mystery illness and was close to bed-ridden for years.....doctors, specialists, and tests (including MRI's and cat scans) couldn't find anything wrong with her. Finally she went to a naturopath and had an allergy test done and found out she was intolerant to certain foods.....she eliminated those from her diet and she has recovered to her old self again.

I'm hoping if I could eliminate foods that cause problems for me, my acne will improve. I just recently had to quit taking spiro because I was getting muscle spasms all over my body. That was scary! So, I'm trying to treat my acne in a more holistic way......but I'm new to this and don't really know where to start.

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I had it done too; can't recall the price, but it wasn't cheap. T_T I think you should get it done though. I found out I had a mild intolerance to a dairy products and albumen, a slightly more worse intolerance to both wheat and RICE (this one surprised me, as, being Chinese, I've been eating rice for my entire life), and servere allergies to dust mites and practically all kinds of pollen (I never sneezed or anything during pollen-heavy days, so this was a surprise too).

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yeah i would really like to get it done... because i also have gas/bloating and constipation issues.. i think i may have some intolerance to dairy and gluten... or even certain fruits but i really cannot tell because i eat so many things (trying to get that "balanced" diet and all)...

yeah it is SO expensive though!! i cannot really find any other place that's cheaper... they also offer 125 food testing for $550... but i figure, if i'm gonna get it done, might as well get as many foods as possible. i live in toronto... anyone else live here know a cheaper place? i can't find anything on the internet...

casenickles, $400 for 1000 foods is VERY good! so much better compared to mine..

kodi , have you cut out dairy, wheat and rice products out of ur diet then? if so, did u notice any improvement in ur skin?

but if i get the test done and they tell me i have an intolerance to rice, i will be VERY very sad indeed. (i'm korean and i need my rice) lol

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^ food ALLERGIES..? well i had an allergy test done once and they prick my forearms like a bajillion times and then put drops on them, that contained various allergens

as for food intolerance testing... they take a sample of ur blood and do lab tests

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Has anyone ever gotten it done? I am sure that there are connections between food intolerances and acne. example, a lot of people seem to be sensitive to dairy products, or gluten or iodine, etc. (food intolerance is different, btw, from food allergy. for details, google it up)

I want to go for a test, but here in Canada they cost $850 for a testing of 275 different foods. That's a LOT of moolah.... dang, why they gotta be so expensive?

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This idea of food intolerance intrigues me because since realizing i was overreacting about acne, I stopped using all products and jsut wash my face with water in the shower each morning. I was much clearer than I had been but I still got acne once a week or so. I noticed a correlation between eating large amounts of dairy products and my acne so I stoppe deating dairy for close to 3 weeks now and I have only gotten one tiny blemish since then. So I am pretty sure i am indeed susepticle to diary products, but I wonder if there will ever come a day when I can eat them...

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This idea of food intolerance intrigues me because since realizing i was overreacting about acne, I stopped using all products and jsut wash my face with water in the shower each morning. I was much clearer than I had been but I still got acne once a week or so. I noticed a correlation between eating large amounts of dairy products and my acne so I stoppe deating dairy for close to 3 weeks now and I have only gotten one tiny blemish since then. So I am pretty sure i am indeed susepticle to diary products, but I wonder if there will ever come a day when I can eat them...

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Dairy makes me break out too! I can handle it in VERY small amounts ONCE in a while... like butter on toast.

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I had it done a couple of years back. I think it cost about GBP175 for 110 foods or so. I also had a consultation with a nutritionist that cost GBP75, but you don't have to do that. I think you can just contact them direct.

In terms of helping acne, given up the relevant foods didn't particularly help, but there was alot on the list. However, I think it was useful because it suggested that I had digestive issues that needed work on.

Good luck anyway!

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kodi , have you cut out dairy, wheat and rice products out of ur diet then? if so, did u notice any improvement in ur skin?

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^ thats great news, kodi. i have an appointment booked for next week... on tuesday i think. can't wait! but agh thinking about how much it's gonna cost makes me cringe. my parents don't understand why it costs so much (neither do i) but they're letting me get it done. they're the best =)

hopefully this will help out somewhat. im also looking into getting a water softener or washing my face with distilled water. my water at home is quite hard i believe.. leaves white scum around the shower. i think that + taking long hot showers + cold, dry winter weather might also be aggravating my acne...

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