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Posted by: D.L., Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 12:42am
Does anyone know about the IgG4 blood test? Supposedly it tests for residual food allergies that are not seen with a skin test and stay in the body for a few days, causing problems. It showed me that I am allergic to foods that I didn't even know about, (the ones I was actually eating) but didn't show the ones I am allergic to but wasn't eating. Some of there foods are on the "avoid" list for my blood type but some are on the safe lists. Any thoughts? I just don't know how reliable it is.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 2:32am; Reply: 1

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my advice to you is simply follow your guidelines
Posted by: Patty H, Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 3:52am; Reply: 2
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my advice to you is simply follow your guidelines

Lola, I am not sure if ALCAT testing and IgG testing is the same.  Maybe they are, but I have read about both and assumed they were different.  Hopefully someone else can chime in on this.  I might recommend that you follow your protocols for the BTD/GTD and also avoid the foods that showed you should not eat relative to your IgG testing.  Most foods can be added back in after six months of IgG testing, by doing an elimination diet, to see if they cause a problem.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 4:20am; Reply: 3
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Food Intolerance Testing and the BTD
ALCAT does not typically correlate with ER4YT
As much as the proponents of ALCAT would like it to, as they are somewhat supportive of my work.
Lectin reactions do not typically cause the manifestation of allergy, though some do.
The ALCAT test is not a typical allergy test, but rather more like a cytoxic test.
should pick up all the BTD avoids I doubt it, since many relations in the GTD/BTD are not antigen/antibody based.
Seems like more guesswork, not less.

Also, exclusionary type testing is nice, but almost nobody gets any healthier, although they do sometimes get less sick.

The nutritional frontier is to decipher what people should eat, in addition to what they should avoid; and that is usually not the foods left over after allergy/ reaction testing.
Posted by: Lola, Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 4:22am; Reply: 4
'Non Self'
effects of blood group antibodies on health and how they have influenced the history of medicine.
igg igm
Posted by: JJR, Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 5:29am; Reply: 5
The last line in your quote is how I interpret what he's saying.  If you avoid all of the foods that you have an IGg allergy to, and eat the ones you don't, you may still be eating some foods that will not coincide with your BTD/GTD.  

So, I see it as you can do both.  You can follow BTD, and also stay away from foods that may be messing with you for now, per the IGg test.  Just because you don't have an IGg to a certain food, like say, corn, doesn't mean that it might be the best food for you.  Depending on your BTD/GTD.  So, just don't eat those, and don't eat the IGg foods that might be messing with you.

What it means is that your guts aren't working as well as they should and some of those foods are getting into your bloodstream.  Causing a reaction.  I think what Lola is trying to put forth is that by following the D'Adamo lists, we should be healing our guts, and therefore these IGg's will correct themselves.  I don't disagree with that.  But I will say this, some foods that I found I had an IGg allergy to, can really mess with me.  Like onions.  But they are diamond superfoods.  I was just reading last night in "Nourishing Traditions" that foods in the Onion family can stimulate certain glands a bunch and they said it might not be the best choice for people with adrenal fatigue.  I find that onions cause my heart arrhythmia to happen.  It's just that simple.  Why?  I don't know.  Because they're a diamond superfood on my list and they are good food.  But I just stay away.

So that's my 3 dollar answer.  Hopefully it helps.
Posted by: Spring, Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 5:48am; Reply: 6
I stay away, for now, from a few foods that I know bother me significantly even though they are super foods for me. I can't see that I'm deprived in the least because there is such an abundance of other foods to enjoy and thrive on! I will continue to "test them out" off and on to see if I have improved enough to tolerate them. Seems pretty simple to me.
Posted by: JJR, Wednesday, January 4, 2012, 7:24pm; Reply: 7
Yep.  That's what I do.
Posted by: zenphoenix, Thursday, January 5, 2012, 11:17am; Reply: 8
i agree with JJR... if it bothering you significantly, regardless of how highly rated, stay away for now and try again once you've healed more.

to this day i still can't eat a pear (a diamond for me) without barfing.
Posted by: JJR, Thursday, January 5, 2012, 5:38pm; Reply: 9
I've stayed away from pears too for some reason.  I need to try one sooner or later, but everytime I muscle test one it's a no.  I think it just might be too sugary.  I eat granny smith apples at present, but not any other regular apples.  They just do something to my stomach.  I do have to try some sooner or later.  Because it's been a while since I have.  And then the last time I did, I tried two new foods in one day (amaranth) and I felt awful for a week.  So I don't know which one it was.  Hehhehe.  I think it was the amaranth personally.
Posted by: Lin, Thursday, January 5, 2012, 10:27pm; Reply: 10
Pears apparently are better poached if you have a thyroid problem, perhaps you could try them that way when you experiment.
It might be easier on your system than raw.
Posted by: zenphoenix, Friday, January 6, 2012, 1:37am; Reply: 11
let me know how the pear experiment goes!
it just makes me cringe!! everything about them makes me ill.

never tried one poached, if i'm feeling adventurous maybe i'll give it a try. ;)
Posted by: JJR, Friday, January 6, 2012, 2:07am; Reply: 12
Good suggestion lin.  Same with apples, they seem to be a little less harsh when they're baked.  
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