Hi Friend Happy Tuesday! I promised I’d check in really quick to share my food sensitivity test results with everyone so here it is!
My results were drastically different from Mr. Hungry’s Food Sensitivity results. Unlike him I didn’t have anything come up in the class 3 list, and I only had one come up in the class 2 list. A couple of points to think about I always tell our members:
- 3 Words, Different Meanings
- Allergy- Usually measured by a skin test or IgE/IgI antibody. Typically causes immediate responses such as hives, swelling, etc…
- Intolerance- body lacks the enzymatic capacity to be able to digest certain foods, most common is lactose intolerance, the body lacks lactase
- Sensitivity- measured by an IgG response, measure inflammatory response to certain foods…. reaction may be immediate or build up over time
- Theories on how sensitivities are developed:
- Overconsumption of foods
- Metabolic stress
Why I did the test:
I was curious, I provide interpretations almost daily regarding member results. We talk about substitutes and how to change their diet within the scope of limiting the foods they are sensitive to in order to get better results. I have had clients get off inhalers for asthma, clear up their skin, finally be able to lose weight, and even diminish or eliminate symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions such as arthritis. Not to mention the results Mr. Hungry got, he now knows what foods cause him GI upset and how to manage his intake so that he can have just a little bit. It’s something I didn’t know was possible till I started at Life Time but I absolutely believe it can benefit everyone.
Regardless of knowing all those things I was still most shocked to see chicken and turkey come up. Compared to dairy, gluten, eggs and peanuts… sensitivities to meats are much more rare. That being said I do eat a ton of jerky sticks and lunch meat, which in the scheme of things aren’t that bad but are still processed foods. So,based on these results I’m taking it back to basics. My goal is to really limit consumption of bars and processed foods, even the healthy ones for the next coming months and see what happens! My main goal would be to limit inflammation in my hip and back.
Have you had your food sensitivities tested?
What would be the one food you fell like you could never give up?