If you find yourself having allergic reactions to a wide range of foods, the first thing I would suggest is that you undergo food allergy testing. You should test for IgG and IgE. If you are going to do food allergy testing, make sure you don’t eliminate any foods from your diet. Make sure you eat all of the foods that are challenging the body and then do the blood test. The antibody count is going to provide an accurate representation of your reaction to the foods currently in the diet. This food allergy profile (FAP) will take the guesswork out of your efforts to identify which foods are causing your symptoms.
A stool test will also give you lots of useful information. It’s going to show you what the microbiology of your gut is like, where the imbalances are, where your strengths are, and where your weaknesses are. You don’t need to do a leaky gut test if you do a stool test. The stool test will give you a pretty good idea of your gut’s permeability. You’ll be able to pick that up through the secretory IgA and bacterial levels.
If you can’t afford any testing, I recommend that you write down all the foods that you’re currently consuming. Make sure you write down every food that you eat. Be specific – don’t just write “nuts” but indicate what type of nuts, e.g., almonds, walnuts, etc. Write the foods you eat down into categories: meats, fruits, vegetables, dairy, condiments, grains, and any other relevant categories. Then itemize all the foods you are eating. This food record can be done in an Excel spreadsheet. The food you eat should be in the left-hand column. In the right-hand columns, put your severity index. Column one indicates a mild reaction, column two indicates a moderate reaction, and column three indicates a severe reaction. Put a tick in whichever is the most appropriate column, date the list, and analyze it a bit. You have now established all the foods you eat, the severity of your reaction (if any) to each of the foods, and when you got those reactions. This is a very smart thing to do because, over time, as your gut heals, you should notice that certain foods are going from a severe reaction to a moderate reaction and then to a mild reaction.
The first thing you want to do is take out all the category three foods from your diet. In other words, all the foods that cause a strong reaction need to go.
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You might ask, how do I know what is reacting because I am eating so many foods? That’s when it makes sense to talk about an elimination and challenge diet. So, you can keep your diet to a bare minimum. Just eat basic foods that you know you don’t react to, maybe foods like cucumber or spinach, perhaps broccoli, maybe some fish or chicken, a few basic foods. Get your diet down to five to ten foods, and then slowly start increasing the number of foods, one at a time over. Each week you re-introduce another food to see what kinds of reactions you have in response. Then it is easier to determine if that food belongs to category one, two, or three.
Candida can cause a lot of problems for people because it can fool and trick the immune system. Candida can jam up the immune system and make it very difficult for the immune system to work at a normal level. So, the immune system can have an over exaggeration or under exaggeration in the gut. Some people with Candida can have very bad food allergies and once the Candida is cleared up, the allergies seem to die away.
If you are struggling with severe food allergies, it almost stands to reason that you have a leaky gut of some sort. You may also want to consider probiotics and even some grapefruit seed extract. You could consider taking CanXida Remove, and CanXida Restore, for example.