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Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update

Posted by Maggie on November 27, 2003 at 19:32:28:

Me again. Today has been like the rest. I am still suffering from my typical inflammation, especially in my fingers. So, I guess I did not clear. Never did have any noticeable withdrawal. The week was not so difficult for me, I was hungrier and more tired than usual at times, but not as tough as I expected. I tested lamb tonight for Thanksgiving supper. It was delicious! That was about 3 hours ago, and no noticeable sensitivity. Of course, I'm really not sure how I would know since my hands are still swollen and I'm still achy. I am hoping my work over the last week isn't wasted, if I can't detect a sensitivity b/c I didn't clear! I am worried about it. What are your recommendations? I do believe I am either mixed metabolic type or H-G. I would not say I depended on the meat, but it does help me feel better, for the most part. Tomorrow I will test apples, chicken, and perhaps broccoli.



Re: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update

Posted by Reasonable on November 27, 2003 at 20:00:41:

In Reply to: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update posted by Maggie on November 27, 2003 at 19:32:28:

My recommendations: Get serum allergy testing and metabolic typing done. Spare yourself this misery.



details?

Posted by Maggie on November 27, 2003 at 21:23:54:

In Reply to: Re: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update posted by Reasonable on November 27, 2003 at 20:00:41:

Can you provide a recommendation for where to get these tests done?



ImmunoLabs

Posted by North*Star on November 27, 2003 at 21:31:57:

In Reply to: details? posted by Maggie on November 27, 2003 at 21:23:54:

Maggie,
Here's a mail I received from ImmunoLabs(or betterhealthusa.com)
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You have 3 additional options to get tested -
1) Through your current physician and pay your doctor cash or bill insurance
(if they are willing to test you)
2) Go to one of our referral doctors (located 50 miles away) and pay them
cash or bill insurance or
3) Go directly through Better Health USA (our subsidiary). With BHUSA, there
is no doctor or insurance involved. You pay us with credit card or check and
we send the test tube to you. Call your nearest hospital to be sure their
Outpatient Lab can do the blood draw, have the 1 tube drawn and send it back
in the pre-paid box. If you test directly through us (BHUSA), you get one
year of nutritional counseling via e-mail/phone included with the testing
fee.
RE:PRICES- I honestly cannot tell you how much it would cost to go through
your Doctor or one of our referral doctors. They set their own fees; we just
provide the service to them. Plus the BHUSA cost is based on the test plus a
year of nutritional support.
If you go through BHUSA-the one year counseling plus IgG test (115
foods/delayed sensitivities)- is $546. There are 2 other tests that are
highly suggested, in addition: Candida ($150) & Gliadin ($120). We would be
happy to discuss which tests may be helpful in relieving your particular
symptoms.
If you could possibly avoid a lifetime of costly medications and lost
wages...would it be worth it?
If you would prefer to test with your current Physician, please provide us
with his (her) name, phone number and address. Immuno Labs has been in
business for over 24 years and has tested over 200,000 patients with a 95%
patient satisfaction rate. We are the only laboratory to offer a money back
guarantee, if you are addressing certain health problems. I would be glad to
discuss those details with you.
Whether you choose to let Immuno Labs do your Food Allergy Testing or not...
I sincerely hope that you are successful in resolving your health
challenges.

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As you see, the test is quite expensive and speaking to a local doctor here, he's charging about 300+ dollars.
I'm sure it's worth it if they are providing a money back guarantee. I'm planning to take the test soon.

N*Star

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Re: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update

Posted by
labrat on November 28, 2003 at 10:09:09:

In Reply to: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update posted by Maggie on November 27, 2003 at 19:32:28:

Hi Maggie,

I think you are an HG based on your other posts about being crabby after a couple of veggie only meals, and how the meat intake makes you feel better.

At this point, I think we can assume that diet in and of itself does not play a huge role in your arthritis. I believe the next steps for you will include the pepto bismol protocol (you were right, North*Star!) and a candida blood test.

I recall now that aside from the fact that the stool tests can so easily give false negatives, McFerran thought that the content of candida in stool in did not give a good indication of a problem. That's why he recommends the blood test instead.

I am trying to decide about how and whether you should continue with the testing. Keep it up for now and keep your notes going too.

If you want to email me to discuss further, please feel free.

~~~8>



Re: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 28, 2003 at 10:48:29:

In Reply to: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update posted by Maggie on November 27, 2003 at 19:32:28:

Now, Maggie.

Do not waste what you have done. Start back adding one thing at a time (every three days) and see if you have a flareup with anything.

Walt



question?

Posted by Maggie on November 28, 2003 at 11:29:26:

In Reply to: Re: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update posted by Walt Stoll on November 28, 2003 at 10:48:29:

Only one item every 3 days? Or follow Robert's protocol with 2-3 items each day (other than grain or dairy)? Thank you for your encouragement, it means a lot to me!!!



Re: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update

Posted by Maggie on November 28, 2003 at 11:34:07:

In Reply to: Re: Elim. Diet - end of Day 7 - Update posted by labrat on November 28, 2003 at 10:09:09:

I will try the pepto bismol protocol when I can get to the store for some...should I not add a new food the night I plan to try this, or does it matter? I will also ask my holistic dr., whom I see this week, about getting a blood candida test, as well as serum allergy testing (as backup). What do you think about Walt's post and one food a day vs. several? My holistic dr. also said one food every 3-4 days as the best approach, but if I do that, I won't have much added in to my diet in the 21 days. Thoughts? Thanks for your continued support, I appreciate it so much!

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Re: question? (Ediet testing philosophy) Archive.

Posted by Walt Stoll on November 29, 2003 at 08:01:33:

In Reply to: question? posted by Maggie on November 28, 2003 at 11:29:26:

Thanks, Maggie.

If it were me, after all that work, I would want to get the most possible information out of the effort.

Let us say that you try adding 3 foods back and you have a reaction. How will you know which one did it or if it was a combination of more than one? It is true that this is faster but....

Let us say you have a reaction the second day. Now you have added back as many as 6 foods. How do you know which food(s)or which ones did not react on the first day but on the second, etc.

Even what I am recommending is not foolproof but at least the %s are very small that things would be so complex as to still not give one valid information.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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