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Food Sensitivity Testing - Is it worth it?

Posted by Holly on July 07, 2003 at 07:32:55:

Hi,

Has anyone had a food sensitivity test(IGA, Elisa food allergy test or similar) and did it reveal anything worthwhile? I am certain that I have a food allergy of some sort which is causing my acne, but I am not entirely sure which food it is.

Did you go through a naturopath or an MD to get this test done?

Also, I found a link to this lab which claims to do this testing through the mail with just a drop of blood. They screen up to 113 food, but the cost is pretty hefty (around $350). Any opinions?

http://yorkallergyusa.com/info.html

Thanks.



Re: Food Sensitivity Testing - Is it worth it? (Archive.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 08, 2003 at 08:42:53:

In Reply to: Food Sensitivity Testing - Is it worth it? posted by Holly on July 07, 2003 at 07:32:55:

Holly,

The most accurate and by far least expensive way to test this is in vivo by your testing yourself (elimination/provocation). You will never see this promoted because it makes no bucks for the system.

This takes work and understanding but at least you will have the choice: less work and more expense for less accurate results, or more work and less expense for more accurate results.

"YPYM&YTYC" (a very ancient shill's cry): "You pays your money and you takes your choice!"

Hope this helps.

Walt


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