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This is the type of testing I'm doing - how many of you have also done this type? What do you think about the accuracy?<br><br>
I might have posted some of my results in a separate thread here already, I can't remember...<br><br>
On a level 2+, I reacted to: gluten, corn, baker’s yeast, egg, milk, oat, sugar (cane) & lemon. (Rotate every 4 days.)<br><br>
On a level 3d I reacted to: pork. (Remove.)<br><br>
On a level 3D (slightly more severe than 3d) I reacted to: tomato & kidney bean. (Remove.)<br><br>
The foods I am okay with are: apple, beef, chicken, rice, wheat (?), soy (<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll">), lentils & string beans.<br><br>
Next Friday, we’re testing these foods: almond, banana, broccoli, carrot, cauliflower, chocolate, coffee, garlic, green peas, onion, orange, potato, romaine, tuna & whey.<br><br>
I want to add these to the list: turkey, black beans, avocadoes (though I think they don’t have that one), pecans, walnuts, brazil nuts, cashews, sesame, garbanzo beans, butternut squash, acorn squash, cucumber, celery, peppers, mango, pineapple, pear, spearmint, peppermint, quinoa, millet, spelt, amaranth, buckwheat, chamomile, carob, raspberries, strawberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, mustard, olives, cabbage, celery root, rutabaga, sweet potatoes, limes, grapefruit & grapes.<br><br>
Would you add any others? These are the foods I commonly eat.<br><br>
I've decided to cut out ALL of the common offenders (plus pork, tomatoes & kidney beans): dairy, gluten, corn, soy (don't eat it anyway), sugar (I'm sugar free anyway), yeast, peanut butter & tree nuts *completely* for a month & then, one at a time, I will reintroduce the ones I'm allowed to rotate (except the gluten, I think I'm done with that one for good.) I'll rotate those foods weekly. I reeeeally miss the dairy, more than anything, which makes me think that that's a real problem food for me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"><br><br>
I think my milk supply is dropping. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> My boobs are suddenly like flat pancakes. My supply is well established, I've been nursing continuously for 5 years.<br><br>
I need more fat, protein & carbs. I'm so hungry but I can't eat anything!<br><br>
I need to go see my adrenal doc to see what he says about this. I don't know what's more stressful for my body, eating something I am reacting to or not eating enough.<br>
I also can't afford to eat like this, it's expensive! Eggs were so cheap but so packed full of nutrition.
 

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I assume you're having the testing done because of some sort of chronic health problem? I personally am a bit skeptical of allergy testing because they're not terribly accurate. You can react to foods that you test okay with, and not react to foods that you test reactive to, even highly reactive to. I have heard that some people need to eliminate all the foods they test reactive to, in order to see health benefits, but others eliminate the foods and don't see benefits<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug"> Plus, well, foods are meant to be eaten, not injected into the skin. And how can you test positive to gluten but not to wheat? Anyhow, just my two cents worth on the testing.<br><br>
If you can do potatoes, what about soup with beef or chicken, lentils, and potatoes? I make soup like that and it's really good--adding onions and garlic, plus whatever other veggies you like (I use green beans) is good too. And you can add several tablespoons of whatever fat you can use. It might take a bit of getting used to with lots of added fat. Butter/ghee is easiest to get used to, IMO. You can also make baked goods with rice flour--something like biscuits using a cookie recipe (for more fat without the sugar) or bread with loads of butter/ghee/coconut oil would be good. You can also add a fair amount of butter/ghee/CO to cooked rice, or add it to the cooking water.<br><br>
Fats are really the key in maintaining supply, IMO. I got down to 108 on a low carb candida diet (I'm 5'8.5" so that's pretty skinny) but didn't lose my supply--I was eating about 8 Tbsp a day of coconut oil. You could also try red raspberry leaf tea to increase your supply.
 
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