Food Allergy vs Food Intolerance Showdown

by Steven Wright

 

Have you ever thought “If only a test could tell me the specific foods that are making me sick?”

And what is a food allergy? Or is it food intolerance? These questions bounced around in my head for a long time, until Jordan and I finally got serious about figuring it all out. We even bought tests and read the research behind them.

Afterwards, still a bit confused, we reached out to some of the top functional and integrative practitioners in the world to see what tests they use… or if they even use them at all.

So, in today’s video I talk about the differences between food allergies, food intolerances and whether or not it’s a good idea to invest your hard-earned money into testing for them.

(HINT: There’s ONE specific type of person who 100%, without a doubt, should do this testing.)

Have you done testing? Did it help? Let us know in the comments below the video.

-Steve

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About the author

Steven Wright Steve Wright is a health engineer and author. In 2009, he reached a breaking point when IBS took over his life and the doctors didn't know how to help. Since then, he has transformed his health and started SCDLifestyle.com to help others naturally heal stomach problems. You can check out his story here and find him on Google+, Facebook or Twitter.

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Louise February 22, 2015 at 5:25 pm

Hi,

I recently had the E95 Food Panel Lab test done at great expense and it provided limited insight. As you say I think it’s better to listen to your body and how it reacts.

The only really significant result was a very high level of Candida and it stated to ‘avoid’ it. Upon reflection, this ties in with having quite regular yeast infections which i’ve treated with over the counter medication in the past. I’m like to treat it myself if that’s possible.

A couple of questions:

I’m a little bit confused with how to avoid ‘eating’ Candida. As I understand it, it is a yeast fed by certain foods like carbohydrates, sugar etc but does it also take it’s own form within foods? (which I should avoid)

I’m starting the SCD Intro tomorrow to try and combat my Ulcerative Proctitis. Most of the ‘Illegal’ foods are those which apparently feed the Candida which i’ll obviously avoid. Do you think it’s necessary to also cut out fruit or would the SCD diet be sufficient?

BLVC doesn’t say when to start introducing yoghurt, any thoughts?

Thanks very much for any advice! I’ve spent so much money seeing a Natrupath and seen very little benefit. I just learnt of this diet and it seems like the only concrete explanation that makes sense.

Thanks for the great site too. 🙂

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Lori Jo Berg February 23, 2015 at 10:12 am

Hi Louise, thanks for reaching out. Many candidia diets want you to avoid foods high in yeast such as breads and fermented foods. It would be a great idea for you to look at this video on candida diets by Steve: http://scdlifestyle.com/2013/02/3-anti-candida-diet-problems/

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Anthony March 13, 2015 at 1:25 am

Hello,
After several elimination diets, I have progressively become sensitive to nearly all foods I have tried, including nearly all meats. Do you think I could recover from food sensitivities while eating foods I’m intolerant to, following the stages of the diet? Thank you for your time.
-Anthony

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Lori Jo Berg March 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm

The SCD diet has helped many people in your same shoes regain their health.
The best place to start is with our Free quick start guide here: http://scdlifestyle.com/scd-quick-start-guide/
From here, we highly recommend following the directions in the eBook for best results: http://scdlifestylebook.com/

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