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IgG allergy/food sensitivity testing results

Commented on May 20, 2013
Created May 14, 2013 at 7:03 AM

This is a bit controversial testing method, but nevertheless, I decided to take it as one of the last options and results came in yesterday. Test taken was by Cambridge Nutritional Sciences - FoodPrint 200.

Strong allergens: egg white, mussel, corn, wheat, red beans, cashew nuts, pistachios, gelatine, cola nut, aloe vera. Medium allergens: brewers/bakers yeast, almonds, barley, malt, cow milk.

I have been strictly gluten free since December 2012, mostly on diet of meats, egg yolks, some veggies and apples, plantains, yuca (tapioca), sweet potatoes and rice since the beginning of the year.

An interesting observation is that despite of the critics saying this test only reflects what you are eating in large quantities, not real allergies, I have basically zero reaction to all meats, apples, sweet potatoes and tapioca that I have been eating daily and very high reaction to egg white, corn and beans that I only eat occasionally when traveling or not separating yolks properly, plus no wheat since December that I would know of.

Some foods like rice and yolks that I am also eating daily are elevated, but still in the band considered harmless.

Will try to stick with this now for 3 months and see if I can tell any difference.

PS: Never ate cola nut in my life - actually had to google it to see what it looks like and also never ate aloe vera knowingly, yet the reaction is strong. A cross-reactivity with something else perhaps? Also, isn't gelatine derived from animal collagen? I am trying to eat chicken bone joints etc. to support gut healing.

The last observation - the test has a separate marker for both corn and polenta. I don't quite understand how these two can be distinguished since each of them is basically corn.

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on May 20, 2013
at 11:55 AM

My only IgE that ever came positive was for dust mites. Everything else (gluten, milk, nuts etc) was normal. IgG is very different testing and not commonly accepted as valid allergy proof.

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on May 14, 2013
at 07:14 AM

(Also, I've never eaten poppy seed that I know of, yet, it was marked on my results. And, I hate cottage cheese.. only tasted it one time when I was a kid. I don't really eat hazelnut/pistachio/macadamia either.)

Cf08ad26759fdd206a2c9f9385080a57

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on May 14, 2013
at 07:10 AM

Wow, much more going on in your results than my IgE (http://i.imgur.com/D9F6ER0.png. Mine was a little disappointing -- cottage cheese and hazelnuts? I wanted to see gluten/casein. I'm all for the data collection, but from what I read, these tests aren't very accurate.

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on May 14, 2013
at 07:09 AM

Wow, much more going on in your results than mine (IgE). Mine was a little disappointing -- cottage cheese and hazelnuts? I wanted to see gluten/casein. I'm all for the data collection, but from what I read, it's pretty iffy.

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