I had some testing done with Enterolabs, my results were that I had the two genes for gluten sensitivity, no genes for celiac sprue. My fecal test came up high in antibodies for gluten, dairy, soy and say it isn't so eggs. The only worse result could have been if they added bacon to the list. (I'm sure they didn't test for bacon antibodies, thank goodness.) I have to admit I believe strongly in Paleo, but my adherence to the actual diet is lax. I eat pastured meat and dairy and eggs, I'm low carb, and I try to keep gluten to a minimum, but haven't been strict by any means.
??? So my question to all you thinking people is.... Do you think it is possible that by elimating gluten, I would be able to tolerate and actually have lower antibodies to dairy and eggs.
Actual results were: anti-gluten antibodies 26 (normal less than 10) anti-casein (milk) antibodies 14 (normal less than 10) anti-ovalbumin (egg) antibodies 30 (normal under 10) OMG I love eggs anti-soy antibodies 32 (normal under 10)
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on August 16, 2012
at 05:31 PM
I had some similar results a couple years ago. Egg allergy is not that rare, so you are not alone. Switching away from chicken eggs to duck eggs worked well for me. Luckily a local food coop regularly carries duck eggs.
Eliminating gluten will definetely help, but may not be enough by itself to resolve other food sensitivites. A number of other factors come in to play (stomach acid level, toxic metal exposure, etc.), all relating to a compromised gut. If and when you do find the right solution, it will not be instantanous; your gut will take a while to heal and your immune system a while to settle down.
If you want to do more research, Nora Gedgaudas' book "Primal Body Primal Mind" is an excellent resource for explaining how the body works and various issues and how to best address them.