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JulieHaggy

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Food Intolerances : dairy,soy,corn,eggs,yeast,almonds

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:41 am    Post subject: entero lab results Reply with quote

I would really appreciate help in understanding my lab results!

Fecal Anti-gliadin IgA 170 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Fecal Anti-casein (cow’s milk) IgA 46 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Fecal Anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA 41 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Fecal Anti-soy IgA 22 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

Mean Value 11 Antigenic Foods 20 Units (Normal Range is less than 10 Units)

While all of the foods tested can be immune-stimulating, the hierarchy of reactions detected were as follows:

Food to which there was no significant immunological reactivity:
Pork

Food to which there was some immunological reactivity (1+):
Rice
Corn
Tuna
Chicken
Beef
Walnut
Cashew
White potato

Food to which there was moderate immunological reactivity (2+):
Oat
Almond

Food to which there was significant and/or the most immunological reactivity (3+):
None


Within each class of foods to which you displayed multiple reactions, the hierarchy of those reactions detected were as follows:

Grains:
Grain toward which you displayed the most immunologic reactivity: Oat
Grain toward which you displayed intermediate immunologic reactivity: Rice
Grain toward which you displayed the least immunologic reactivity: Corn

Meats:
Meat toward which you displayed the most immunologic reactivity: Tuna
Meat toward which you were next most immunologically reactive: Chicken
Meat toward which you displayed intermediate immunologic reactivity: Beef

Nuts:
Nut toward which you displayed the most immunologic reactivity: Almond
Nut toward which you displayed intermediate immunologic reactivity: Walnut
Nut toward which you displayed the least immunologic reactivity: Cashew

Nightshades:
You displayed immunologic reactivity to white potato, the member of the nightshade family usually consumed most often and in greatest quantities. While this does not necessarily mean you would react to all other nightshade foods (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant), it is possible. In the realm of elimination diets for immunologic disorders, nightshades are usually eliminated as the entire food class (i.e., all four previously mentioned foods in this class). This is especially important to the clinical setting of arthritis.
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Yeast, Caesin, Soy, salad/raw veges and fruit
Location: Hunter Valley NSW Australia

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

hi there Julie

your high test results to Gluten shows two things, a) you will need to be very very careful about cross contamination and b) you are quite inflamed and healing will take some time

the results to the others - dairy, egg, soy also indicate high inflammation levels, and again you will need to be careful about contact with these items.

some suggestions to ensure that your day to day life is free of these triggers;
- purchase new cookware and utensils - to ensure they are free of gluten contamination from previous use
- be super careful if you are sharing kitchen with people still consuming gluten.
- double check makeup, bathroom products like shampoo and moisteriser for ingredients like wheat, oat, soy - in make up and bathroom products anything with Vit E is 95% chance of being soy based. I can not use any make up or moisteriser that has Vit E in it.

aside from these main items, the results give you good indicators for what meat and grains are your safest.
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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: Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Julie,

Gabes discussed the main food sensitivities, so I'll just discuss the other test results. Regarding the test results for the 11 other antigenic foods:

20 is a moderate score, but these foods are a lower-priority issue for you. It is unlikely that many of the 1+ foods will be a problem, especially if you don't eat them every day. That said, it's not impossible that one or two of them might be a problem. If it were me, I would avoid oat, almond, and tuna. And then if any of the other foods seem to cause problems, I would avoid them also. Otherwise, you should be OK with most of the foods rated 1+, especially if you rotate them in your diet.

If you have any specific questions that we haven't addressed, we'll be happy to try to answer them

Tex
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JulieHaggy

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Food Intolerances : dairy,soy,corn,eggs,yeast,almonds

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you so much Gabes and Tex. I was truly surprised by the gluten results. Guess I'm going to have to make major changes in my kitchen :(
I have been dairy , soy and chicken egg free for about 3 yrs. I've been using duck eggs and hope I can continue with those. I've been soaking up all the information on this forum. I've increased my vit D to 3000 per day...I took a course of 50,000 daily units last winter when my doctor found my D was low. I'm also using nightly epsom salt foot soaks and a magnesium oil spray during the day. I've eliminated artificial sweeteners except for occasional stevia in small amounts. I no longer eat fruits and only well cooked green beans and carrots. I had a trial run with budesonine a few weeks ago and had a terrible reaction to it....worsened abdominal pain and diarrhea. Very disappointing. My doc has prescribed cholestryamine and I am working my nerve up to give it a try :)

I am so thankful for this forum and all of your wise counsel.

Julie
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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: Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It can take a while to get most of the anti-gladin (anti-gluten) antibodies out of the body, but you appear to be well on your way toward recovering. Good for you.

Tex
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Food Intolerances : Gluten, Yeast, Caesin, Soy, salad/raw veges and fruit
Location: Hunter Valley NSW Australia

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 1:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharing kitchen is maybe one of the hardest to handle.

I live alone so it was never an issue for me, but I know some of the members here that are super sensitive to gluten had to implement fairly 'out there' set ups in their kitchens.

separate chopping boards etc, do not put their items in to the dishwasher with others items that had gluten/dairy, separate toaster if having GF bread etc etc.
one thing to note that if you (or others) are baking with gluten flour in the kitchen, fine particles of the wheat flour will disperse through the kitchen.
all benches etc need to wiped down.

when I was in early stages of healing and avoiding contamination, if socialising with friends, they would wash my plates, cutlery etc with a new dish cloth etc (ie one that had not touched any other item in their house) before I ate, to ensure that there was no residue of gluten dairy etc from their previous meals/dishwashers.

sounds full on at first, but with time you will set up process/ routine and it will work. don't rush to have everything perfect from day 1 - good motto is progress not perfection. also for you and family embracing this, it can take 21 days to 'bed' in a new habit, so hang in there for 3 weeks or so for everyone to embrace and get on board with the changes.

my other suggestion at this stage is avoid eating out as much as possible for now, until you get some good healing happening.
in the future, things like gluteneze will be a good product for you to have if eating out and there is risk of contamination etc.

hope this helps.
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JulieHaggy

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Food Intolerances : dairy,soy,corn,eggs,yeast,almonds

PostPosted: Sat Sep 23, 2017 4:48 pm    Post subject: trying to be gluten-free Reply with quote

Wow! I had no idea it would be so complicated to be gluten-free. My husband and I are retired so just the two of us at home. He is so supportive but I feel bad we can't eat out more as that was one of our social activities......It seems like good advice to take it slowly, Gabes. Otherwise would be overwhelming
:( I also appreciate the info on soy in skin care lotions and cosmetics. I have never thought of that.

Julie
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