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
- Pecan (this was the highest)
- Sesame seed
- Sunflower seed
- Whole wheat
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?