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Confusion about adding a new food to my diet

 
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:53 pm    Post subject: Confusion about adding a new food to my diet Reply with quote

Should I eat a serving of say applesauce and then wait 3 days to see if I react? Or, do I eat a serving each of the 3 days. I've read both on this forum. Thanks
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you can eat a food each day for 3 days, without symptoms, that is a more convincing test than just eating it once. The reason is due to the fact that if you are sensitive to a food, then each exposure will cause an increase in your antibody level.

If you haven't eaten a food for a long time, then the first day the antibody level may be nominal, and it might even be below the threshold above which a reaction will be triggered. But by the third day (if you eat it every day) your antibody level should be high enough to trigger a reaction (if you're sensitive to it).

If you're not sensitive to that food, then eating it each day for 3 days should cause no ill effects.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 1:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tex, right after your post I ate another serving of applesauce (day 2) and this morning had a reaction.

I was testing it with just one serving so thank you for your reply just in time.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, casein, soy, and avenin, (avenin is the prolamin in oats, which is equivalent to the gluten in wheat), beef, grapes, peanuts, cashews, almonds, (but nut butters seem OK except for peanuts), citric acid, chocolate, and agar.
Location: Central Texas

PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're very welcome,
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