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Allergies usually mean there is a response like diarrhea, vomiting, hives, or anaphylaxis when that food is eaten. Other allergies can be more subtle and lead to chronic congestion, headaches, eczema, rashes, constipation, etc. Best answer- if concerned about a particular food eliminate it from your diet and see how you respond. You can ...Read more
Alcat: Alcat test identifies cellular reactions to over 350 foods, chemicals and herbs. These inflammatory reactions are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes, as well as skin, heart, joint, and digestive disorders. Tha's the claim. The alcat test is not reproducible or reliable in my experience. The immuno labs test is. I hope this helps you. ...Read more
Food allergy: There are many types of food allergy and if the blood cells in the body are the main source of allergy, such as seen with a type of wheat allergy called celiac or gluten-sensitivity, then the chemical mediators released by blood cells could be responsible for all types of symptoms. ...Read more
Avoidance &challenge: Every test out there is imperfect. This is because there are many different mechanisms of food sensitivities- some mediated by igg, e, a & m antibodies, some by lymphocytes, some by inability to digest (lactose), some by inability to metabolize (nightshades) and there aren't tests for all of these. Avoiding suspect foods for 5 days to 1 month & challenging to see if you react is still the best test! ...Read more
Is a food sensitivity test done through blood accurate? (done by a natural md, not covered by insurance)
Highly doubtful: First- any test result must be interpreted with the history. No single test can provide a definite diagnosis else you would not need doctors. 2nd-i suspect the tests you had were igg to foods. A positive test only means that you have been exposed to that food, nothing more. 3rd- a challenge test is the best way to assess food allergy. ...Read more
I have chronic Lyme what is best probiotic to take if I also have extreme blotation due to food sensitivity .my weight goes up5 lbs in Aa day?
Some foods, which i try to avoid, cause *extreme* fatigue, then diarrhea. Is this more than just a food sensitivity i need to worry about?
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