I never knew there was so much to it! Interesting to know.
Really helpful information, thanks for sharing!
This is all great info. Sometimes I think I have some food sensitivity, especially as I get older.
Great information! My dad has food allergies. It's really important to know about this subject!!!
I always thought they could only skin test or graph your skin to determine what you are allergic to. Thanks for these alternatives as i have 2 allergic people in this house.
I know that there are a lot of tests for food sensitivity.. Unfortunately, not a lot of people know about it.
Thankfully I am not allergic to any foods, but this is great information to share. Thanks!
It's nice that they have a lot of different methods here and I prefer the simpler remedies.
These Srive Me Crazy Too They Said My Son Is Allergic To Milk NEVER HAS BEEN AND STILL ISN'T So I Don't Get It!!
Great information, I am sensitive to many things but I really can't tell till I try it, than leave it out of my system for few days to see if its tried again that I get the same effects. This is a very helpful post, thanks for sharing.
Great information, on this important subject. I am allergic to white bread. Thank you for a great read!
I never knew there were so many different tests.
We have two allergy kids and we do the skin test and the blood antibody test- we have had good luck thus far
My sister had the food allergy testing done and found out she is allergic to a lot of foods. One is soy.
I am asthmatic and I remember my doctor being really frustrated with the testing, too, because he said it didn't always pick up asthma in everyone.
Wow! Such a helpful write up. But being only 20, I never came across of such thing. But home remedies are best cure. Learned something new today. :D
I think this would really help in coming up with a nutrition plan.
wow that is such an amazing read for today! i am just lucky enough that no one have allergies in my family
Oh wow! There's so much to finding out your allergies! This is a little overwhelming.
That was a really informative post. Thanks for sharing
Such an indepth information about food sensitivity and tests involved.Thanks for the share!
Gosh, there is so much need to know - thanks for sharing.
Great article on food sensitivity testing.Every one should be aware about it....
I'm glad you go a lot out of it, Alexa! :)
Great Article. Now that it has been a little while since this has been published, I have to ask what your thoughts are on the Pinner Test, they claim "Pinnertest is an advanced and most accurate food intolerance test using a Microarray IgG method lab to test for 200 food items". For people with food sensitivities, which can change, is a $490 test a better 'cost-effective' baseline vs the Cyrex $1,100 test? Interested to hear your thoughts!
Stephanie, ARNP, FNP-C
I have not heard of the Pinner test. From looking at their website, it looks like just your run of the mill IgG testing, which I am not a big fan of. I'm also not sure what they mean by a "passive" intolerance- the use of such terminology doesn't give me much hope that they know what they are talking about. I will look into it in more detail later, but for now I would say that my opinion is the same for any other IgG test on the market- they have their limitations and likely give a lot of false positives and negatives. More here:
For what it's worth, I generally recommend starting with Cyrex array 4 and going from there. If you really want to know about gluten (if you can't tell by symptoms alone) then I'd add that test, too, but if you know from symptoms that gluten doesn't agree with you I'd assume you save the $325. Cyrex's new panel is one that I haven't personally ordered yet- generally people respond well enough to eliminating the things in array 4 that I don't see a need for further testing.
Hope this helps!
Hi Stephanie- Did you ever get more information about the Pinnertest? I have a son that has had an IgG and an IgG4 test with different results. I'm confused and would love a test that would help identify the permanent food allergies/sensitivities. Do you think this test will give us more information?
I never found a good enough answer with the IgG testing... So I'm not hopeful that the Pinnertest is superior to the other IgG tests. And as they mentioned above, it is really hard to pinpoint false positives. Elimination diet is what I have chose to do.
Great share!! Thanks for the information provided!
Hello Dr. DiNezza,
My daughter, 32, was diagnosed 2 years ago with RA. We have tried many alternative treatments to no avail. Unfortunately. Before going on enbrel, which was a tortuous decision, we thought maybe a food allergy, sensitivity might be contributing to her condition. Do you think one or all of the cyrex tests would be helpful to her? The thought of taking one of these drugs is frightening but the pain is sometimes unbearable and we don't know what else to do. Thank you!
I'm sorry for my delay in replying to your comment.
Yes, I think testing via Cyrex would be valuable. There is often more to RA to consider, too: leaky gut, dysbiosis, SIBO, immune dysregulation, and even viral infection. I hope you were able to find her a functional medicine doctor and get her the help she needs.
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