Quoted from kayzeeI recently had an IgG test for food sensitivities (i.e., "chronic" allergies, or foods that can cause a reaction over time, as opposed to an IgE test that checks for "acute" allergies that'd cause an immediate reaction). I tested positive for something like 40/98 foods, including iceberg lettuce. My naturopath pointed to that as an indicator of my generally insanely inflamed state, since there's nothing IN iceberg lettuce but water and green. :B
The big issues were dairy, mold, some spices, a few random veggies (!), etc etc. I'm just wondering if any other nonnies out there have had similar experiences?
Quoted from C_SharpI will point out that although it appears as if there is not much to Iceberg lettuce, it is rated considerably differently for warriors(superfood) and teachers (avoid). Something must be in it.
Quoted from Sharon004
I'm not sure about the IgG vs IgE test, but I have had lots of allergy tests, and iceberg lettuce has come up as an allergy quite often for me. I think I end up being allergic to whatever I'm eating a lot of at the time. Once I was only eating salads and chicken, had a blood test for allergies, and found I was allergic to all my salad ingredients and chicken. No wonder I felt awful, though I thought I was eating so good.
I think I have an insanely inflamed state as well, as I know I tested pretty high on a systemic inflamation blood test (CD4??? Something like that). I think this kind of thing is very common in nonnies.
Quoted from RibbitMy husband and oldest daughter had the ELISA test done (IgG). We found the B/GTD to be more reliable. The only thing the test helped us peg was a honey allergy with my daughter. She was about 3 at the time. Honey rated as off the top of the chart. When we removed honey from her diet, her red blotchy eye circles went away. We reintroduced honey when we put her on the Explorer diet and she's now able to eat it without trouble.
The GTD heals. I would follow it before I'd follow any blood allergy test. If you're still having trouble with some unknown food after being very compliant for about 6 months, then I might go do it..... :-/