I went for a Food Intolerance Test

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  • bcattoes
    bcattoes Posts: 17,299 Member
    LOL. Food intolerance test?

    Sorry but the lack of actual scientific evidence supporting food intolerance tests pretty much says it all. Until science says there is an actual metabolic inability for you to digest these foods (ala lactose intolerance) then it's a crock of ****.

    If you are having trouble loosing weight, open up your diary to the public and ask for input and advice.

    Um, are you serious? :huh:

    There are specific tests for allergies and intollerances to foods. Any Allergist of Immunologist can perform them. Some intollerances can be overcome with controlled food trials that prompt the body to build up tollerance to problem foods. Some can not.

    Yeah, OP ignore those idiots with all the medical degrees on the wall and open your diary to the world wide web. That's all you really need. :noway:
  • Madholm
    Madholm Posts: 167
    Theres me thinking I was eating healthily and some of these foods are making me put on weight as i cant digest them.

    Doesn't that mean you'd just poop them out?

    Poop 'em out., calories for weight gain absorbed, constant hunger. It's a terrible paradox.

    That is a logical falicy. You can't both absorb the calories and not digest the food.

    As far a Gluten intolerance is concerned there is evidence on either side and a metric **** ton of evidence that suggests it's from processing the grains and not from gluten itself. So yeah, until science can prove something as fact I'll continue to value these theories as completely unproven. However, I'm sure in your case you kept exact records of what you ate and eliminated gluten because you ruled out 99.99% of other possibilties.
  • Madholm
    Madholm Posts: 167
    LOL. Food intolerance test?

    Sorry but the lack of actual scientific evidence supporting food intolerance tests pretty much says it all. Until science says there is an actual metabolic inability for you to digest these foods (ala lactose intolerance) then it's a crock of ****.

    If you are having trouble loosing weight, open up your diary to the public and ask for input and advice.

    Um, are you serious? :huh:

    There are specific tests for allergies and intollerances to foods. Any Allergist of Immunologist can perform them. Some intollerances can be overcome with controlled food trials that prompt the body to build up tollerance to problem foods. Some can not.

    Yeah, OP ignore those idiots with all the medical degrees on the wall and open your diary to the world wide web. That's all you really need. :noway:

    Learn to read. I didn't say allergies are a myth. I said food intolerance tests (especially taken at your local strip mall) are a crock of ****.
  • myfitnessnmhoy
    myfitnessnmhoy Posts: 2,105 Member
    I went to my healthshop and had a food intolerance test done on Friday.

    Certainly intolerances to the foods you've cited exist, and may even be common, but what tests did they actually perform to determine you have them? Can you describe their testing methodology? Was the person practicing this medicine certified to do so in any way?

    Generally, allergy/intolerance tests are done over the course of more than just a single visit, and involve a measured exposure to a bunch of allergens (usually a swab or poke in specific spots which are then marked and checked later for an allergic response).

    If the tests they did don't sound like that, get a second opinion from someone who is not an employee of a company trying to sell you supplements and probiotics.
  • bcattoes
    bcattoes Posts: 17,299 Member
    LOL. Food intolerance test?

    Sorry but the lack of actual scientific evidence supporting food intolerance tests pretty much says it all. Until science says there is an actual metabolic inability for you to digest these foods (ala lactose intolerance) then it's a crock of ****.

    If you are having trouble loosing weight, open up your diary to the public and ask for input and advice.

    Um, are you serious? :huh:

    There are specific tests for allergies and intollerances to foods. Any Allergist of Immunologist can perform them. Some intollerances can be overcome with controlled food trials that prompt the body to build up tollerance to problem foods. Some can not.

    Yeah, OP ignore those idiots with all the medical degrees on the wall and open your diary to the world wide web. That's all you really need. :noway:

    Learn to read. I didn't say allergies are a myth. I said food intolerance tests (especially taken at your local strip mall) are a crock of ****.

    I know how to read, thanks. And I didn't say anything about allergies being a myth either.

    Food intolerance tests are not a crock of anything. I don't know what a "healthshop" is and would agree that the tests should be done by a licensed specialist, but that doesn't make the tests a crock.

    I have no idea what tests the OP had and perhaps in this case the tester was a quack (though again I don't know that), but they still likely know as much or more as most people on this site about it.

    But none of that has anything to do with the fact that there are legit medical tests for food intolerances.
  • Nerdy_Rose
    Nerdy_Rose Posts: 1,277 Member
    Theres me thinking I was eating healthily and some of these foods are making me put on weight as i cant digest them.

    Doesn't that mean you'd just poop them out?

    Poop 'em out., calories for weight gain absorbed, constant hunger. It's a terrible paradox.

    That is a logical falicy. You can't both absorb the calories and not digest the food.

    As far a Gluten intolerance is concerned there is evidence on either side and a metric **** ton of evidence that suggests it's from processing the grains and not from gluten itself. So yeah, until science can prove something as fact I'll continue to value these theories as completely unproven. However, I'm sure in your case you kept exact records of what you ate and eliminated gluten because you ruled out 99.99% of other possibilties.

    I still eat lots of grains and have no symptoms as long as I avoid gluten. Unless you mean the specific grains in which gluten occurs naturally. In which case, same difference, and doesn't really impact my life.

    Edit: I oversimplified, my body absorbed the calories and digested the food, but didn't absorb the appropriate nutrients from the food (vitamins, etc.) due to the inflammation, causing the false hunger, fatigue, and whatnot.
  • paulaviki
    paulaviki Posts: 678 Member
    I agree with the others who have said if these tests weren't done by a qualified doctor who specialises in allergies, then I wouldn't believe the results. That is a big list of things to cut out based on something someone working in a shop has told you!
  • JewelleryByMandy
    JewelleryByMandy Posts: 42 Member
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  • JewelleryByMandy
    JewelleryByMandy Posts: 42 Member
    No offense Madholm I am gluten intolerant aka celiac disease . I have been for as long as I can remember.
    I get very sick when I eat wheat, rice, malt, barley, tomatoes, milk, and ginger. It is not a crock of **** and their is medical proof (alergy tests). What do you think an alergist does (Medical Doctor btw).

    Dwaa, life without gluten is hard but completely possible. My diary is open if you need inspiration.


    Thanks Mel. I tried to view your diary but its not showing.
  • JewelleryByMandy
    JewelleryByMandy Posts: 42 Member
    How did they do a test for intolerance? I have an intolerance and I'm pretty sure what it is to, but I've never been tested.

    It was a vegatest machine. Whatever peoples views on here I think it worked to a certain extent.
    I lost 7lb straight away and haven't put it back on but havent lost since.
    Ive just started in the last week to record my calories seriously with a boost on exercise in the last 2 weeks and I lost 1 lb .
    This is obviously the way to go but I was interested in what foods were going to hinder me and Ive got to be honest, cutting them out has made me feel so much better. I dont bloat and have pain anymore but when i do eat wheat i feel stodged so I know its not good for me!
    Im glad I had the test done and she wasnt a quack! She has qualifications and certainly knew what she was talking about!
    The multivits work a treat aswell, i have a lot more energy!
  • scubar17
    scubar17 Posts: 43
    I went to my healthshop and had a food intolerance test done on Friday. I cant lose weight no matter how hard I try! Loads of exercise, low fat diet, little alcohol does nothing. The results showed an intolerance to wheat, tomatoes, acidic fruits, rich dairy and certain vegetables. Theres me thinking I was eating healthily and some of these foods are making me put on weight as i cant digest them.
    Ive been out and bought some genius bread cos i cant give up my buttes and eggs on toast!
    Dont know how im gonna get on not having my beloved spag bol, chilli and mexican lasagne but I cant so I'll have to get used to it.
    She gave me some lepicol to make me "go" better, an enzyme to build up energy and multi vits to give me a boost as i wasnt absorbing nutrients etc because of the toxins.
    I can only see what happens by eliminating these certain foods, hopefully it'll work.
    I dont feel anything yet but its been 2 days since I started it but it'd be interested to see if anyone has?

    Mandy

    I had a blood test done earlier this year that tested my IgG (intolerances) and IgE (allergies) responses to 120 food antigens and was shocked to find out that I had a very severe food intolerance to egg and dairy! I had no idea as I ate those items everyday believing, like you, that they were healthy; but instead they were the cause of my extreme fatigue, gastrointestinal issues, acne, and sinus pain/issues. My doctor told me to cut out those foods for 30 days and I'd feel like a new woman.

    Within the first 24 hours of cutting out the dairy and eggs, I could breathe out of my nose clearly for the first time in years and my constant low-grade sinus headache went away! By the end of the 30 days, I got my energy back, more focused-clear thinking, my face cleared up, and I had lost 10 pounds! As much as I LOVED cheese and other dairy products--and believe me, it was hard to give up, I don't miss it and I wouldn't go back because I feel so much better now.

    If you do some research you'll find that food allergies and intolerances are very common and that living life with them is very doable. Good luck!