From thread https://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=30&m=1715263 I posted the following:
Food allergy tests I've had:
Electro-Dermal Screening (EDS)
NAET (muscle testing)
IgE blood tests (RAST)
IgG blood tests
IgA stool tests for gluten, yeast & casein
Skin prick testing
Skin patch testing
Trial and error (i.e., avoidance & re-challenge)
EDS says I'm allergic to most all foods. I believe it, most foods give me some kind of discomfort.
NAET says I'm allergic to many foods.
IgE blood tests say I have no food allergies.
IgG blood tests say I have about
25 food allergies.
IgA stool tests say I have an immune response to gluten, casein and yeast (probably would show reactions to more foods if such tests existed)
Skin prick tests say I'm allergic to soy, eggs, fish, tomatoes, corn, rice, and tree nuts.
Skin patch testing says I'm allergic to beef, turkey and chicken.
Trial and error agrees with EDS and tells me I have trouble with most foods, most sources of water, and 2 preservatives (Sulfites, TBHQ).
My current diet consists of some potato products, sunflower/safflower oil, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, blueberries, blackberries, agave nectar, organic raisins (can't do regular raisins due to sulfites), and a few rice products (I know I'm allergic, but I don't have many options and organic rice bothers me less than regular rice). I also supplement my diet with an amino-acid based elemental formula (meal replacement formula). I do best with organic foods. Sometimes I try to throw in an organic carrot or zucchini, but my system doesn't tolerate it if I eat vegetables regularly.
Allergy symptoms range from bleeding gums (apples) and mild nausea to hives to outright anaphylaxis (sulfites, soy), and everything in between. Most often, aggravation of GI motility problems (reflux, slow stomach emptying, constipation) is the culprit behind the GI allergy symptoms (diarrhea from gluten & soy; constipation from dairy, apples, and many other things).
Yes, I'm allergic to beef - as seen on skin patch testing. And eating beef (& other meats) makes me feel horrible...that's why I stopped in 1988...I've been a vegetarian since then.
I don't digest what I eat very well. When I went to the hospital unable to swallow in 2008, the ER told me they didn't think I had been eating anything other than protein because of how deficient I was in so many things...despite taking tons of supplements. And an endoscopy/colonoscopy done in 2007 showed flattened villi in my lower small bowel (from inflammation - I think it is GI Lyme), which inhibits absorption of nutrients.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Chronic Bartonella (clinical dx only), Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, chronic Lymphopenia, etc.; G-Tube; Currently weaning off TPN.
Meds: Pulmicort, IV Doxycycline, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Singulair, Domperidone, Colloidal Silver (topically & nasally), probiotics, Liver support herbs, Ailanthus, digestive enzymes, homeopathy.