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I am allergic to chicken, pork, beef, clam, egg, soy, barley, oat, cashew, brazil nut, and english walnut. Could I have a protein intolerance?
What kind of allergy: Prick, blood tests not very accurate re: food allergies. Neg tests exclude an immune reaction (true allergy), but pos tests have less value. Best test is a double-blind food challenge (neither tester nor pt know which is which, until code is cracked at end of test); cumbersome.This excludes about 90% of "allergies". Other blood tests can be used, not "live-cell"-bogus, no "applied kinesiology". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Flatulence problem?: Flatulence neither localizes your problem to small or large bowel, nor indicates severity or cause. You have described a gut that may be dysfunctional due to infection, sibo, motility problems, inflammation, ibs, ischemic disease, maldigestion, sphincter problem, or food intolerance. If the latter check low fod-mapdiet restrictions: stanfordhospital.Org/.../nutrition/dh-low-fodmap-diet-handout.Pdf. ...Read more
Why not?: Enjoy the nuts! you should be able to freely enjoy those tree nuts providing that they are well prepared, delicious and does not carry pathogens that might cause food poisoning. If you don't have history of food allergies, you shouldn't get any increased risk of tree nuts allergy compared to the general population. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends: You can be allergic to just one type of nut, so it is very possible. If you are not sure, you can be tested. ...Read more