Food Allergies Symptoms, Testing, Common Food Allergies, & Food Sensitivity Test

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Today on The Dry Eye Show we are going to go over symptoms of food allergies, testing for food allergies, common food
allergies, and then a food sensitivity test test and we’re actually going to be
going over live our results from our food sensitivity tests we took about a
month ago. If you are watching this on YouTube you can also see that
actual event of us taking the food sensitivity test in the edit after this
video is over. We will post that on Facebook as well but you will see that in
the full video on YouTube. Let us jump right into what are food allergy
symptoms? When we say food allergy we actually mean allergies to particular
foods that are severe such as celiac disease, lactose intolerance, peanut allergies and things like that Those are considered food allergies. Food
sensitivities are a little bit different You might not be aware of it but you
can actually be sensitive to a particular food without actually having
an allergy to that food. Food sensitivities are everywhere and they
can actually cause delayed immune reactions that don’t occur right away
like a peanut allergy would but they actually occur 24 to 72 hours
after you consume that particular food Basically the immune system contains
IgG which is the most prevalent antibody in the immune system. It binds many types of pathogens. It provides the body with immunity and an IgG reaction can
occur when you eat any type of food This creates a hypersensitivity reaction in your body that you may not notice for hours or
days and it may be the cause of things like dry skin, achy joints. We are going to go over a few of the subtle symptoms
that you may notice if you have a food sensitivity which is not a food allergy
again. Exactly. Bloating and gas headaches, fatigue, skin rashes, joint pain,
nasal congestion, emotional imbalance or mood swings, immune dysfunctions, dry eyes, and behavioral issues This is just a small list and to go
through this a little bit a lot of people think bloating and gas is normal. It is not really that normal. You might have a little bit
but if you’re constantly gassy it is usually a food sensitivity and so
figuring out what that sensitivity is and solving that is going to pay dividends for you later on because you are going to feel a lot
better. When we started playing with our sensitivities and getting rid of them. I noticed that we are not as gassy and when we do eat it gas comes
out. I have a food sensitivity You are going to find out in a little bit to
gluten. I get eczema when I eat gluten so beer, bread, doughnuts, cake,
cookies anything like that if I eat it I actually get achy joints. I can’t do push-ups because my wrists start to hurt so bad like carpal tunnel syndrome
almost and then I get eczema and then if I don’t eat those things I can
do push-ups fine. I don’t have eczema It is pretty amazing. Anyway I cut
you off. No that is fine. How about food allergy testing or food sensitivity test?
The food sensitivity test is usually performed by a naturopathic
doctor. You can have that done in office and just ask for that when you go visit
a naturopathic doctor. They are also starting to pop up online. We have considered putting it on our store. We are not sure quite yet. The one that we
might put on our stores is the one we had done We are going to go over the results
tonight with you. The food sensitivity test is also available in many doctors
offices and like I said it soon might be available on our store. The tests we
took is very simple to have it done it tests for over 130 different types of
foods, additives, and colorings. We believe this is essential if you are
really serious about decreasing the inflammation that’s occurred and getting
rid of gas and bloating and all those strain symptoms that may be your doctor
can’t explain. If you are just feeling off it could be a sensitivity. You might have leaky gut and so sensitivities cause that leaky gut. When you order the kit online you will receive a kit in the mail. We will show this on the video. You prick your finger and actually fill up five circles with blood and after you fill out those five circles you mail it in and then you get
your test results back in about two to four weeks. After you get your results
back you will go over a consultation with either somebody they have on staff or if we offer it you will have a consultation with us. They will talk about different things that you can take out of your diet or things
to avoid eating every day and we’ll go over all that today with the doctor that
they have on staff without further adue instructions on a
food sensitivity tests. You owe me a tongue. Which one it is? Go at number one. The instructions say first of all we are going to wash our
hands continue to run your hands under warm or hot water to create blood flow
and massage the hand in order to help create blood flow. Make sure you’re
hydrated. Drink water 10 to 20 minutes prior to sample collection. Clean the
site you will use the finger stick with the provided alcohol swab. It comes
with an alcohol pad and then I’m going to do my middle finger. You can do your middle or ring finger that’s the two that you want to do and
so I’m just going to really clean that up and you want to focus on she will probably tell you this next use the side of the fingertip on either
the middle or the ring finger and do not use the center pad of the finger. It is
the most sensitive area. You are going to position your Lancet provided over
the sterilized area and press firmly against your fingertip once the site is
punctured you discard that Lancet and then you’ll gently a massage your hand
moving towards the puncture site to create blood droplets. I use this. You
push it in towards you. I’m scared. Why you’re doing it? Nothing happened.
Press firmly against your fingertip. I’m scared. Do it. So massage but don’t get blood everywhere
and then fill each circle provided on the provided collection card with blood. It is important to completely fill the circle to ensure that enough of the
sample is obtained to properly administer the test. All five of the
circles need to be filled in and run all the way out to the edge of the panel so
of course my blood flow is terrible in my fingers. Then you’ll label it
with your name and date and you’ll wait 20 minutes until the blood is dried
completely on the card before placing it inside the provided biohazard bag. They give you one of these and you will put it inside there and then they also
give you a self-addressed stamped envelope that you are going to send it
back to them and then basically you ship the sample to them. It gives you their
address and they analyze the sample They send a report in 7 to 10 days. This test is really great You need to massage your finger more Here is an example of one filled almost but
not quite. Then you are going to let that dry. The reason you do
five is so they can test all different types of food allergies. They are doing
dairy, wheat, every fruit, and vegetable that you would probably be capable of
eating as far as access to I just looked at the list of
everything that they test and it’s like 132 different foods and additives They test for sensitivities to MSG. They
test for sensitivities to even flax seed and saccharine. They really test for a lot which is wonderful. I’m massaging to try
to get a blood droplet my fingers This might take until we actually do our Dry Eye Show That is pretty much how you do the food sensitivity
test. It is pretty simple. You just prick your finger and fill these three circles. I will probably finish it within the hour and then you send it in
and then you get the results back and they go over with you Common food allergies and food sensitivities include dairy so milk
yogurt, cheese, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts so almonds, Brazil nuts. Going back to the
dairy thing it’s most of the time that lactose sugar and that’s in dairy fish, shellfish, wheat, and soy. These
all probably look pretty familiar to you because you see them all the time if
you’ve ever read about food allergies or food sensitivities and they happen to be
part of a lot of things that we all love We are going to ask some good
questions tonight and hopefully learn a lot Hey Dr. Evans how are you? Doing pretty well you are live on The Dry Eye Show via phone call. We have had
a couple questions come in regarding it but we wanted to go over our results
first if that’s okay. We will start out with Jenna’s. We have a
couple questions. Are the results skewed if we eat that food a lot? It is
actually a great question because the frequency with which you eat a food can
affect the test in two directions. The first is that you don’t need a food at
all. There are some people that feel they have been sensitive to gluten and
dairy and have cut it out completely They have been having it for let’s say a
year and they take the test The test will likely show no reaction but that doesn’t mean that it’s okay to have the food that you’ve
been avoiding. That is one extreme of where would you eat effects results. The
second extreme is if you have been eating a lot of the fruit this was your direct
question. If you eat a lot of the food it can turn up positives and that’s
because everybody has some degree of leaky gut. The latest statistics are
about 3% or somewhere under 5% of food protein breakdown
products passed through the intestinal barrier normally so even in a gut that
doesn’t have a pathological leaky gut less than 5%. We know 3 to 5
percent of food fragments will pass through
and so if you eat a food frequently just by statistics it’s likely that you might
develop a reaction. Those are the two ways what you eat can affect the test
result. Thank you for answering and that was a great answer.
Both of us have a 4+ reaction to green peas. We don’t directly
eat green peas but we eat a lot of pea protein. Would you
recommend then stopping the pea protein and switching to like a rice protein if
we wanted to stay with plant-based? pea protein which is great for most
people and that’s the difference between a general recommendation that a
personalized recommendation The generalized recommendation is the pea protein shakes are great and then the personalized recommendation is they are
not great for you. My wife loves hummus so and having chickpea on the
4+ was not good for her Right. That is a sad day. But it is not forever Going through the reactions what would be considered a 2+ plus a 3+ and a 4+ reaction? We grade them basically with sort of a continuous scale with 4+ being the
most severe then 3 then 2. That is why we use a color code of red, orange, and yellow. The normal reactions are either dark green which
means absolutely no reaction or light green which is a mild and usually in
significant reaction unless when you look on the graph you see that you’re
getting close to a 2+. If it is close to a 2+ that has to be avoided and
anything 2 3 & 4 has to be avoided as well What would be the symptoms one would look for if they eat these
restricted foods? When we look at food sensitivities symptoms really the tip of
the iceberg and what that means is that the vast majority of the problems that
come from eating these foods are usually not related directly to symptoms. The easiest thing to pick up on is some sort of GI tract upset
whether it be gas, bloating, diarrhea, cramping, or some sort of other
discomfort. That is the easiest thing that we say the next thing we see are
types of inflammation because this test is called the food inflammation test or
the fit test and so what this really does is it identifies foods that
cause inflammation and that inflammation then goes ahead and has a different
presentation in different people so some people have the inflammation presented as
migraines Some people have the inflammation presented as inflammation in the gut like colitis Some people have it presented as arthritis. Some people have presented as autoimmune disease. Some people have it presented as a form of cancer. There are all different ways that the inflammation can
manifest and that’s why when there are symptoms if you’re a provider it’s easy
to get your patients to get off those foods to make them feel better really
quickly but if we’re talking about an underlying
process that doesn’t have symptoms like they ordered the anti-thyroid antibody
titres and somebody with autoimmune thyroiditis. Those don’t present symptoms right away so you don’t get that feedback right away. You have to wait until they have been up the foods for 3 to 4 months. We test before you see an improvement. I have Hashimoto’s thyroiditis and are you
saying that I if I eliminated all these foods on my
restrictive foods list that I could probably go back in for blood testing in 5 months and see if I need to even take the pill anymore? What I would say is the realistic expectation is that your antibody titers
will decrease so remember the amount of thyroid hormone that you’re
taking has to make up for the deficiency thyroid hormone that your thyroid gland
is making and that’s through the cells of the thyroid gland. The antibodies are going to be binding to those cells and diminishing the output
of thyroid hormone so as those antibody levels go down then the ability of the
thyroid gland to recover and start making thyroid hormone is improved and you can start to see the need for medication decrease. You are going to need no medicine in 3 months 4 months. We always talk about dry eye that it’s not something that came about overnight. It
took years to develop all that inflammation that you’re now having
symptoms for and very similar process with the thyroid is you’re trying to get
rid of the antibodies by decreasing the restricted foods and then your thyroid
will then start to behave more healthfully and then create the hormones that it needs to create. Exactly Do you have any questions? No not other than this Did you have anything else to add? I think that the way you’re using this test is the
right way and that’s to find sources of inflammation. It is the only test that
looks at compliments as well as IgG We have a study that we’ve just completed
with patients that have IBS. Where their symptom severity score was significantly
diminished even better than some of the other tests that are out there in terms
of food sensitivity testing so this is a test that we know that works and as more practitioners start using it in their practice they’re going to find out
how well it works under patients because it’s made such a difference in my
practice and in all the doctors that I’ve spoken to that I’ve assisted in
their startup with the test. This is a test that we recommend pretty much
every dry eye suferer takes because as you know inflammation causes 90% of disease
so if you can eliminate those foods it makes just a makes a huge
difference in dry eye and all inflammation in the body. We
appreciate you taking the time to be on The Dry Eye Show and I’ll send you the
replay when it’s up. You can take a look at it. Thank you Dr. Evans that was Dr. Evans with KBMO. They do the fit test which is a food sensitivity test or food
inflammation test as he called it and so hopefully you got all your questions
answered regarding the food sensitivity test

15 thoughts on “Food Allergies Symptoms, Testing, Common Food Allergies, & Food Sensitivity Test

  1. I'm allergic to… Green peas and lentils 😂😂😂 It's super irritating and most people don't believe me, but it's true! Oh, and mildly allergic to female cats, of which I have one!

  2. Hi drs, food allergies lead to the inflammation & Restasis/xiidra can reduce T-cells? How can one/dr detects the source of inflammation is from such immune response? Thanks a lot.

  3. I wanted to know if I was allergic to watermelon, every time I eat one my throat itches a bit, but this time it was worse, my throat started itching and burning and getting swollen up and my lips started burning. The right side of my gum in the back (where I bit the watermelon) also became swollen. The watermelon was fine too!. Healthy, washed, perfectly cut 🙁 I love watermelon so this really sucks.

  4. Hello! I would like to ask!

    I was not sure if I have allergies to squid, so I ate one and started to feel really weird then before I could even take another bite I vomit the food out. And nothing really happened after it but then later I noticed a bump in my neck and it's hard!

    It's like it's swollen from the inside and sometimes I find breathing difficult.

    Just wanna ask this before I would get the kit. Nice video !

  5. This information is music to my ears . For months and years I always think I had a allergy to food , but the way you describe it now narrows it down to food sensitivity. In UK they also call it food intolerance. I have done a test and it came out negative to yeast , If I cut breads , beer and yeast extract it does help my symptoms reduce however I enjoy eating drinking these products . Is there anything that can still assist the breakdown of food without obtaining the sensitivity's ?

  6. What are you guys actually reading? I can tell y'all reading. What site are you guys getting this from?

  7. I don’t know how to explain it my doctor but when I spoke with them, when I have a meal afterwards I’m done after 10 minutes my stomach hurts it starts cramping and then I have to run to the bathroom it happens with every meal I have with veggies and fruits. I been drinking a lot of water. I’m diabetic, I take insulin, i bruise and i don’t know what is going on with me.

  8. Hey so my mom got me these chocolates a couple days ago . i love these chocolates but i dont eat them often . they have nuts in them btw . i get these rashes that are like big red bumps some of them bleed. ive also had some really bad stomach pains that are very sharp. and around my mouth ive been getting little swells in and on my lip . i was just wondering if i should go to the doctor or i should just put of cream on it and hope for the best .

  9. You wouldn’t believe me if I’d say I’m allergic to alcohol 😅. well, my friends laughed at me about it saying I’m just making excuses and a lot of people said it sucks, that my life’s boring. but one time I told one of my coworker about it and he believed at me 😍😍😍 .. I still drink tho 😅

  10. Hi! So I had a similar test like this done a year ago. It revealed a LOT of food sensitivities… I had been eating the diet that only included the foods that the test showed I had no reaction to. It didnt do much for me for two months…. This year another doctor put me on an exorphins free diet…. (also many supplements and LDN) this has made a hugeeee difference! The diet is free from gluten, all dairy, processed sugar, additives, nightshade vegetables, saponins etc… I feel a lot better, I look a lot better too! But….. I have every now and then a day where I mess up. I’ll eat anything I want, and it will include dairy, sugar and gluten etc all at once. I have noticed that each time I eat like this, my throat will get white spots on my chronically swollen tonsil (one has been swollen for 15 years, ever since I got mono at 16). And Ill feel worse for days. I’ll get the swollen lymph nodes in my throat area again, that I used to have ALL the time before….. I was just wondering… Do the results of that test from last year still apply? Should I get another or different test? Could this actually be an actual allergy? Or should I just avoid gluten and dairy forever? I still dont know for sure what is the culprit here….. I just feel I’m still missing a piece of the puzzle…

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