Hi, yes the test was a great expense to me. But definatley worth it. I thought the same thing as you when i read the list of tested foods. I didnt eat all ot the tested foods, but i had tried everyother test, so thought id give it a try. The big suprise to me was im intollerance to 412 Guar Flour. otherwise known as vegetable gum. Its a thickening agent in almost everything! sauces, soups, noodles, jam & spreads, chips, pasta sauces,crumbed fish, bread crumbs, alot of canned food, Bread, cakes etc. Although i pretty much a healthy eater, all i needed was one dose of 412 & i would be ill for the next day or two. There would have been no way in the world i would ever have figured out the exact ingredient to be my intollerance if i had followed a normal elimination diet offered by my Doctor. Also i was previously advised by my Doc that i was not lactose intollerent. But this test shows i have a extreme intollerece to Goat & Cows milk, but i can have sheeps milk & cheese? Very interesting that such a small change in diet can make such a difference to my well being. I have have been feeling fantastic, so i thought id test out the diet & ate 1 pumpkin scone.... oh my, definately NOT worth it. Dairy & flour, not a good mix for my tummy! ha,ha
I had the pre-screen test done first, & showed i had allergys in my blood to 4 different food groups. So i then had the full 300 test & it showed exactly what the intollerences where.
Seems i have chattered on a bit... thanks for reading & i wish you good luck
I am wondering if I am having food intollerances as well. How does this test work? Is it a blood test? Does it go thru your gastroendrocrinologist or your family doctor? Does insurance companies pay for it? How expensive is it?
Post Edited By Moderator (Admin) : 3/10/2008 10:38:59 AM (GMT-6)
If an allergy test is done through an allergist, most people's insurance should cover part or all of the tests.
My mother has fibromyalgia and her doctor told her to switch to eating organic because a lot of the preservatives, artifical coloring, additives, hormones and chemicals added to most foods today seem to make the fibro worse for some reason. So she's switched over as best she could (of course you'll never eat 100% organic because sometimes you just have to have Pizza Hut or something!) and hs noticed a definite improvement. She and my stepfather both lost 5-8 pounds as soon as she switched, which she credits to getting rid of meat and milk with hormones in them.
Imupro test does look at IgE & IgG antibodies, maybe you should have taken time read their website to truly 'understand' the test. It is an allergy & Intollerance test, unlike most other blood test it shows intollerences to specific foods etc. Your last post said that you strongly recommend against labs that sell directly to the public. Well i will tell you right now, its narrow minded people like you that stop people from getting better. I have seen 7 different Gastro doc's, and have had dozens of tests.... with no results. If i had listen to these stupid doctors & just learnt to deal with my pain, i would still be sick. Learning to live with constant pain was not an option for me, so i looked into private tests & THANK GOD I DID, im completely healthy again. I highly recommend the test,My Gastro had never heard of the imupro test, so i took the results to him & he was impressed with my progress & has since had other patients do the test at their own costs. In conclusion... all i can say to anyone reading this.... How much would you pay for good health?? If nothing else has worked for you maybe this will. for further info see www.imupro.com.au
How are you doing since the test?