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Thursday, September 3, 2015

Food Allergy Results

Well this post is coming later than I promised, but it has taken me a few days to digest the results.  Not that they were bad results or that I had my heart set on something else.  It just seems a like life changes a little when you realize what foods your body prefers compared to the foods your body craves.  The best news of it all is that I'm not allergic to peanuts which mean my love for peanut butter will continue indefinitely.  The worse news is that my body is "intolerant" of cocoa and vanilla beans, which means no chocolate or even vanilla. Thankfully, I had a feeling that would happen to so I had beloved froyo right before going to get our results.

Chocolate & vanilla swirl, my favorite!

The food allergy test tested 184 foods and rated them on a scale of .000-0.500.  Anything above a 0.2 rating is considered an intolerance for your body.  I had about 40 foods out of the 184 that were listed as have an allergic reaction.

Mine are:
Almond
Apple
Arrowroot
Asparagus
Banana
Barley
Basil
Green Bean
Lima Bean
Pinto Bean
Red Bean
Casein
Swiss Cheese
Cocoa
Egg White
Egg Yolk
Garlic
Ginkgo Biloba
Gluten
Lemon
Lettuce
Litchi
Malt
Cows Milk
Mushroom
Oyster
Black-eyed Pea
Pear
Poppy Seed
Rosemary
Sesame
Turmeric
Vanilla Bean
Black Walnut
Wheat
Whey
White Bean
Bakers Yeast
Brewers Beast
Yogurt

The two that are bold were the 2 that I was most allergic to. I've been trying to digest the list (no pun intended) to figure out what to do about it.  I don't have a strong reaction or at least am not feeling terrible when I eat certain things on this list.  At least I don't notice it so it is hard to get motivated to do a complete elimination for 12 weeks.

The doctor recommended eliminating everything on this list completely for 12 weeks. Looking at the list, this sounds near impossible.  It basically means not eating out at all for the next 12 weeks since most things have garlic, lemon, basil, and other random spices that they may not list all of the ingredients. I'm not sure I could do that for a full 12 weeks, heck I'm not even sure I could last 1 week.  But there are some obvious things on the list that would be easier to eliminate, such as apples, bananas and eggs.  These are things I have been eating daily and would be easier to substitute with something else.

I'll keep you posted if I decide to do anything drastic with the results, but for now, I decided, I'm just going to try to actively avoid anything on this list, but know that when I go out to eat it's going to be somewhat impossible to avoid everything.

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