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food allergy testing, food sensitivity and weight loss and accuracy of tests?

Answered on September 19, 2013
Created September 17, 2013 at 4:50 PM

i think i may have posted this years ago - i started paleo a few years ago, i have lots of medical problems (MS, celiac, strong iunsulin resistance, unsure if PCOS) and COULD not lose weight, was 5'8 and 200 pounds (wouldnt eat much and exercised every day!), then ate paleo, went to 183 and started getting period regularly :). to get to my lowest weight of 173, i had to drink two superberry shakes a day and a small paleo dinner. really messed up, still couldnt break 173.

docs found i have fairly high cortisol, progesterone is on the floor and already knew i was insulin resistant.they thought when i started taking progestone i would lose weight - i do feel better but havent lost weight. anyway, i am eating small paleo meals and am back to 190 and it is beyond frustrating. i dont want to give up hope. i called life extension for advice and they said it is also possible i have a food sensitivity to something random, like brocolli, or salmon, pr a nut, etc and recommended i get a test. ive heard these tests arent accurate. i heard about a book called the plan that talks about this and have it on hold from the library. i think its food elimiation but the book has mixed reviews.

i am not humungous, i am 5'8 and a size 12, not too bad, but still....

my questions are:

any thoughts on this weight loss thing to do with hormones/ I dont overeat, promise.

do you think a food sensitity to something good could be the cause of all that extra belly weight?

are these tests food sensitity tests accurate, do you know? i am taking a blood test tomorrow from bio reference labs

thank you!

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on September 18, 2013
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when i said" they" i meant progesterone. testosterone is a bit low, estrogen ok, cortisol gets high as does insulin, but im not even prediabetic :)

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on September 19, 2013
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I have been told the tests are not accurate-but I did them-and it said yes to dairy (which I knew) and it said yes to high fructose corn syrup and eggs-I gave up both-my allergy symptoms got better (I lost 6 lbs-didnt want to tho!) tried some mayo-and allergy symptoms were HORRIBLE-the test was right for me...not sure on your other stuff, sorry

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on September 18, 2013
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@migo, i gained the weight back i lost, way before the cream. cholesterol levels have been checked and are fine. as i wrote, they thought the progesterone would HELP me lose more weight, but it hasnt. endocronologists have not been helpful at all (i've been to 4, and ihad to ASK them to test my progesterone, esterogen, cortiol, testosterone, etc - it's like they have on idea what theyre doing, and i go to doctors in new york city!) so i try to find answers anywhere i can.

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on September 18, 2013
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Your weight loss stopped since you started using a progesterone cream ? I think it's much more probable that your issues are related to your hormone levels rather than a sensibility to a food.

Ideally, you'd want to raise your progesterone levels naturally and not by using a cream. Progesterone is synthetized from cholesterol in your body, so you also would need to make sure your cholesterol levels are ok, and those are strongly influenced by insulin. Perhaps you need to see an endocrinologist to have it all sorted out.

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on September 18, 2013
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nope, they are just on the floor. naturally super, super low and not sure why. but since ive been taking the cream i havent lost a pound :( could be cortisol and insulin. i even quit my beloved coffee but still no difference in weight.

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on September 18, 2013
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when i said" they" i meant progesterone. testosterone is a bit low, estrogen ok, cortisol gets high as does insulin, but im not even prediabetic :)

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on September 18, 2013
at 12:09 AM

Are you using a birth-control pill ? It could be the reason for the low progesterone levels. Hormonal imbalances do have a large effect on your metabolism.

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on September 17, 2013
at 07:22 PM

I had a blood test for food sensitivity 10 years ago and I don't know if things have changed, but it was totally BS at the time. I religiously avoided the foods for years and it provided zero benefit to me.

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