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Food Allergies (IgE) and Celiac Disease

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 29, 2013 at 8:10 PM

I have celiac disease and I've been gluten free for over a month. I got a skin-prick allergy test today, and it showed positive for 3 vegetables: squash, broccoli, and sweet potatoes. These just so happen to be the only vegetables I've been eating for the last few weeks. However, I also eat lots of meat.

What do I make of this? Is this because of leaky gut? If so how come I didn't test positive for any meats? Or is it likely just a false-positive?

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

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on January 30, 2013
at 12:03 AM

76 holy crap. I definitely didn't get that many.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

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on January 30, 2013
at 12:01 AM

I haven't only eaten those vegetables long term... it was just in the few weeks leading up to the test. I just happen to test positive for those 3 veggies, and those were pretty much the ones I had been eating prior to the skin prick test. It's like if I had been eating beats, spinach and onion I would have tested positive for those and not the other ones.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on January 29, 2013
at 10:14 PM

thanks. that's where they did it on me, too. i know i got 76 pricks total but they tested all those environmental allergens. i don't care about those now- just the food ones.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:02 PM

I feel great after eating beef. Not so great after eating sweet potatoes and other carbs. I'm concerned because I feel like I don't want to irritate my immune system more than necessary.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

(231)

on January 29, 2013
at 08:52 PM

Oh and they tested on my arms and back.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

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on January 29, 2013
at 08:51 PM

lol They test for molds, pets, cockroaches, grass, trees. They test for the big 8 food allergies, but I think they will test for more if you ask specifically for food. It takes a while cause you have to wait 15 mins for reaction to happen.

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Abf0b6d5e20906f742fd600887292c15

on January 29, 2013
at 08:31 PM

Seems like you would get Ig antibodies to every food you eat then. Sweet potatoes are not known to be very allergenic, in fact it might be one of the most benign foods there is. I would focus on symptoms of food intolerance like digestive upset, runny nose and brainfog

So for example if you eat sweet potatoes, butter and beef or whatever and get no ill reactions from it and maybe even feel energized (calm energized, not adrenaline energized) than it seems unlikely there would be a genuine intolerance or allergy present

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

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on January 29, 2013
at 09:02 PM

I feel great after eating beef. Not so great after eating sweet potatoes and other carbs. I'm concerned because I feel like I don't want to irritate my immune system more than necessary.

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on January 29, 2013
at 10:57 PM

From my own experience with food allergies, IgE allergies are permanent (I did a GAPs protocol twice, and it never helped.) and tend to get worse the more you consume the offending food. Cut them out and see how you feel! Is there any reason those are the only veggies you've been eating? They're delicious, but there's definitely a whole world of other delicious veggies out there too.

I know that it sucks. I have an IgE allergy to beef, and the more I cheat the worse my reaction gets. Last week I wanted a steak and within 10 minutes of eating it I was covered in big, itchy hives. :( I never remember getting such bad outbreaks before, it's definitely getting worse.

I'd suggest trying GAPs, (certainly can't hurt) but don't be surprised if it doesn't help. It's probably best just to forget these foods exist and move on. At least they don't pose a huge risk for cross contamination! Think of all the poor folks out there with serious wheat allergies that have to worry about whether their food has come into contact with it.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

(231)

on January 30, 2013
at 12:01 AM

I haven't only eaten those vegetables long term... it was just in the few weeks leading up to the test. I just happen to test positive for those 3 veggies, and those were pretty much the ones I had been eating prior to the skin prick test. It's like if I had been eating beats, spinach and onion I would have tested positive for those and not the other ones.

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Abf0b6d5e20906f742fd600887292c15

on January 29, 2013
at 09:27 PM

In my experience going low carb is a surefire way of crashing your metabolism, worsening digestion, leaky gut and food sensitivities

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089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

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on January 29, 2013
at 08:36 PM

hey bread, i am having the skin prick test done in a week. how many allergies do they test for and where on your body? did it take a long time?

i got the test done about 15 years ago so i really can't remember much... besides a lot of crying.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

(231)

on January 29, 2013
at 08:52 PM

Oh and they tested on my arms and back.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

(231)

on January 30, 2013
at 12:03 AM

76 holy crap. I definitely didn't get that many.

089dd41b18fbb95ebb5347cded708d98

(5635)

on January 29, 2013
at 10:14 PM

thanks. that's where they did it on me, too. i know i got 76 pricks total but they tested all those environmental allergens. i don't care about those now- just the food ones.

2564c814ad9931c834ae092e1ef069fb

(231)

on January 29, 2013
at 08:51 PM

lol They test for molds, pets, cockroaches, grass, trees. They test for the big 8 food allergies, but I think they will test for more if you ask specifically for food. It takes a while cause you have to wait 15 mins for reaction to happen.

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