Has anyone had Imupro test? (Food intollerence)

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mini mouse
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   Posted 10/9/2007 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Ive found interesting website Imupro for food allergy & intollerence testing. It expensive & wondering if its worth getting it done? Has anyone had one done?

mini mouse
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   Posted 1/27/2008 6:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I finally had the Imupro food intollerence test done with FANTASTIC results. Turns out i have moderate to severe intollerences to over 30 foods / colourings & presertives. I was eating small amounts of these foods everyday. Included in my results were a personalised recipe book & diet rotation of allowed foods for 10 weeks. Ive been on my new strict diet for 2 weeks now & not one day with D!!!!!!!!!! I feel great & have my life back.

Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 1/27/2008 5:56 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds really interesting and wow, it is expensive. Most of those things I don't eat so did you do the 100 or the 300?

mini mouse
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   Posted 2/26/2008 5:24 AM (GMT -6)   

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


Canyonbabe711
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   Posted 2/26/2008 6:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Glad it is still working for you and I am sure it is worth it. If I had the diahrea like so many people on this site do I would go for it but my problems are much less extreme.

jimmyppage98
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   Posted 3/1/2008 1:11 PM (GMT -6)   
mini mouse said...

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

Mini Mouse,

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?


 


Yowie
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   Posted 3/3/2008 9:15 AM (GMT -6)   
I checked it out and it was like $995aud for the ImuPro 300 test.. that's alot of money. But i'd do it in a jiffy if i thought it'd help me... maybe I should get an advance on a loan or rob a bank cool

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Keriamon
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   Posted 3/3/2008 2:57 PM (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. 


UnderstandTheCause
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   Posted 3/4/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -6)   
Food allegies are definitely one thing that can cause IBS symptoms. However they are only one of many things. Some people find that they are allergic to one or several foods and that eliminating these from their diet ends their IBS. That is fantastic. However, it is also common for people to get food allergy testing that fails to measure both IgE and IgG antibodies and worse yet, there are some labs that do not have sufficient quality control to produce reliable results.

I do not know Imupro as they are a german company with almost zero presence in the US. I do know that the IBS Treatment Center in Seattle (the nation's leading center for treatment of IBS) offers food allergy testing that measures both IgE and IgG type antibodies using a COLA certified (and award winning) laboratory. Allergists test for allergies primarily by the skin prick method. Anyone with a 4th grade science education can see that testing for a skin reaction by inserting the test allergen under the skin will only tell you if you get a skin rash - the skin prick testing can't tell you if you will get IBS Symptoms, which often develop slowly (over hours or days). Despite lots of published research (see the Innate Health Foundation's page at www.innatehealthfoundation.org/5_c.htm for one public charity's collection) on food allergies allergists in the United States still don't do good IgE and IgG blood antibody testing (by the ELISA method).

The test Imupro offers is also very, very expensive compared to the test offered by the lab in the US used by the IBS Treatment Center. Prices are on the website at www.ibstreatmentcenter.com/6_d.htm.

It should also be noted that interpretation of this testing is not a trivial matter of yes or no. There are many factors that can influence the quantities of IgE and IgG antibodies in the blood. A physician with lots of clinical experience can do a much better job of helping you create a treatment plan than one who doesn't really understand all the issues. I strongly recommend against labs that sell testing directly to the public. Unless you have a medical degree or degree in immunology, interpretation is best left to the professionals.

mini mouse
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   Posted 3/16/2008 1:48 AM (GMT -6)   

Dear "understandthecause"

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


mini mouse
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   Posted 12/26/2008 5:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,

Its been so long since my last visit to this site. My IBS-D is going well, following my imupro diet strictly, i only seemed to have bad day about one per month! My chiropractor thought my bad day was because my body found it had to break down food & the body had a automatic response, 'cant break it down, get rid of it' via IBS-D, so the Chiro has given me some digestive enzymes to take before & after food. Its fantastic, really helpful for my body. My skin is less irritated, less hair breakage & actual new baby hair growing on my head. Sleeping better, less emotional & feel satisfied with my food. No running to the loo straight after eating!!!! Life is good :)

I hope you all have a safe, happy & WELL christmas season

tobybennett
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   Posted 1/24/2009 3:10 AM (GMT -6)   
I ordered the test this week. So I am hoping for good results. :-)

Gutfull of Gut problems
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   Posted 5/13/2009 2:11 AM (GMT -6)   
HI Tony, just thinking about getting the tests done, wondering how you went with it all.

mini mouse
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   Posted 7/2/2009 7:46 AM (GMT -6)   
tobybennett said...
I ordered the test this week. So I am hoping for good results. :-)


Hi Tony, How did you go with your test?

Marsky
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   Posted 7/2/2009 12:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Funny how everyone is typing Tony. My first thought too until I looked at his username more closely.

Toby - how are you doing? What were the results?

I just had this test done and am awaiting the results. I skipped the rotation diet so my testing was much cheaper than what my daughter had done. My insurance wouldn't cover the testing (I knew they wouldn't, they barely cover anything anymore). My out of pocket bill was $85, instead of $140. It will be nice when I get this report. Hopefully something will have a huge red flag on it and then I'll know for certain what to eliminate from my diet. I knew I couldn't try a rotation diet (I'm existing without my lower colon and food goes right thru me).

It is interesting how this testing works. A real breakthru in dieting if you ask me.

So again, check in with us if you are online Toby.
- Rectal Cancer 4/29/99, Stage I, no treatment necessary
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- Chronic IBS/D symptoms, multiple bm's, on low residue diet
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k3718
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   Posted 7/20/2009 10:00 AM (GMT -6)   

Toby,

How are you doing since the test?

 

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