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DIETITIANBECKY Posts: 27,529
5/30/13 8:37 P

If you really are interested in how food allergies are to be tested, diagnosed and treated...this link will take you to the true medical guidelines:

www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/foodAllergy/clini
cal/Pages/patients.aspx


This is based on research evidence.

Becky
SP Registered Dietitian Nutritionist

CARADAWN Posts: 1,953
5/30/13 4:51 P

I was shocked my insurance covered it too! I would never pay for a test I have never heard. But, since I know I have food sensitivites (discussed my REAL doc) and have never really had any testing around it I figured this test can't do any harm. I am very interested to see what the results are and if they match up with what I already know about my body and certain foods.

~ You are the only person that can make yourself happy ~

~I wake up every morning and CHOOSE to be HAPPY~

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CARADAWN Posts: 1,953
5/30/13 4:09 P

Has anyone had the ALCAT test done? I went to a new chiropractor yesterday who offered the test and since my insurance covered it I figured it can't hurt. All of articles I have read say that the test is unproven in detecting food allergies but they don't state much about food intolerances. I know (at least I am pretty sure) I don't have any food allergies but I know I am sensitive to dairy and dark chocolate.

My question is have you have this test done and followed the recommendations from the results? Did it help you feel better? I am not interested in it as a way to loose weight but as a way to keep my body and stomach happy with my food choices.

~ You are the only person that can make yourself happy ~

~I wake up every morning and CHOOSE to be HAPPY~

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