Food Intolerances

Earlier this week, I got the results from my IgG antibody test, which tests for food intolerances.  The good news is that I have nothing in the “high” to “extremely high” reaction ranges.  However, my doctor recommends not eating anything that’s listed as having a “moderate” reaction and above, and I do have a few of those.

Moderate to High Reaction

  • Cranberry
  • Pecan (this was the highest)
  • Sesame seed
  • Sunflower seed
  • Whole wheat
  • Mushroom

Low Reaction: Whey, Grapefruit, Orange, Papaya, Oat

Very Low Reaction: Cottage cheese, Milk, Yogurt, Coffee bean, Sugar cane, Banana, Grape, Strawberry, Crab, Salmon, Scallop, Barley, Lima bean, Corn, Peanut, Spelt, Cabbage, Spinach

Interesting:  I have “no reaction” to gluten, but I do react to many of the things that contain gluten (especially wheat).

I was pleased to learn that I had no reaction to cheeses (except cottage cheese, which I don’t like).  During my 6 weeks of not eating dairy, I realized I do not want to live a life without cheese.  Om nom nom.

I don’t really care about cranberries, mushrooms, pecans, sunflower seeds, or sesame seeds.  I only use sesame seeds in my favourite energy bars.  The pecan thing could explain why I felt so crappy on Thanksgiving after my mom made me a gluten-free pumpkin pie with a pecan crust.  I also posted about making sunbutter a few weeks ago, but what I didn’t post is that I randomly started to feel really nauseous as I was eating it and had to lie down, and then I remained nauseous for the rest of the day.  I told my mom, “I think I might be intolerant to sunflower seeds.”  And, well, there you go.

Have any of you ever done an IgG test?  Find out anything interesting?


  1. arrien from LJ says

    That is interesting!! And explains a lot, like why you felt crappy after thanksgiving. I'm glad you got a few answers, at least. i've never had the test done but wonder if I should. I feel low-energy a lot, and have considered going GF. I wonder how tough it would be considering I have a family to feed as well. Then again, it's been months since I've had bread, pasta, crackers, etc. in any notable amount. I've pretty much cut them out due to my weight loss endeavors.


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