Food Intolerance Blood Test
What have been your experiences with food intolerance testing? I have had four over the years, all from different labs. I believed Genova to be a superior lab. Perhaps it still is. But last month I pricked my finger and dropped some blood onto a paper that I then mailed to Pacific Biotesting Services in Washington State. A local D.O. (Doctor of Osteopathy) recommended them. Not too expensive, either. Happily, I can tell you that my reactions were few. Years ago my IgG Panel from Genova and other labs showed an intolerance to casein. And many other food proteins. A big leaky gut was my takeaway.
Fortunately it looks like Pacific Biotesting found my blood to react to only a handful of foods: egg white, cod, cottage cheese, yogurt, kidney beans, sesame, walnuts and coffee beans. Out of these, only egg whites, sesame and walnut were high. Is my gut less leaky? If it is, I credit a whole foods diet low in sugar, meditation, yoga, recognizing suppressed emotions...and perhaps even my salt/c and Modifilan regimens. Oh yes, and acceptance, and my efforts at just slowing down.
What are your thoughts and experience with food intolerance testing? Have you found it accurate? Or do you think the test just responds to foods you eat a lot of? For someone who's just starting on the health learning path, I'd say to try eating a whole foods diet avoiding the most commonly allergenic foods like dairy (casein), gluten, soy, corn, peanuts etc. And then adding them back in one at a time to note reactions.
As for me, today I celebrated by buying a cow share. As a blood type O, I'm supposed to not do well on milk. But see, Dr. D'adamo did not test raw milk, only pasteurized. And there is quite a difference. Plus, I'm still on my real sourdough bread from the Los Angeles baker. After years of not being able to eat bread and milk, now I eat both, and they are high quality and satisfying. I hope you can join me!