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Best protocol to find food sensitivity/allergies?

Answered on May 05, 2014
Created May 05, 2014 at 9:27 PM

I have been drinking Bulletproof coffee (Coffee blended with grass-fed butter and MCT oil) almost everyday for some time now, and I have been noticing small bumps on the back of my arms and back that show after I drink it, or other foods that I add butter and MCT in. I really don't want to give up the coffee because I have had so many great benefits from it, but at the same time I'm not sure if those foods are the main cause.

What is the the fastest and most accurate protocol to find out whether I am sensitive to a food or not? Is there anyone out there that knows they are sensitive to a particular food but still eats it? Just really wondering if its worth my time and energy to look into something that might not be an issue.

The psychology of denial is a tricky thing.

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on May 05, 2014
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Using the Whole30 ideology...remove the food for 30 days then bring back in. You have to keep your diet very strict with this to determine that the item removed/added is the actual offender. Good luck!

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on May 05, 2014
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It could be your coffee grounds, if they're standard grounds full of more mold and acid than you would find in a better quality bean. Cut things out of your diet one at a time and reintroduce them after a week or two. If you feel better off of the things you cut out and then feel worse again upon reintroducing them, you've found the culprit.

I'm sensitive to sugar (blood sugar issues), intolerant to wheat/gluten (not that it matters in the paleosphere!), and have to be careful with nuts because of their inflammatory properties. Those are all things that I cannot really reverse, so I live with them. If you're having issues with foods, reconsider eating them and work with your body and the protocol it does best on.

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