Last Thursday I received the results from the ALCAT allergy test I took two weeks ago. I had been really excited to get the results. Not sure why. Well, I want answers. But it wasn't like the test was going to reveal amazingly great news. It was going to reveal and confirm food allergies and sensitivities for 200 foods.
According to the test I had no severe intolerances. Good news there.
For the rest of the list:
Barley (also on skin test)
Asparagus (also on skin test)
Broccoli (also on skin test)
Egg white & yolk (also on IgE test)
Grape (guess this means raisins are out)
Rice (Life is truly unfair. What's a g-free girl to do?!!!)
Soybean (also on skin test)
White Potato (lovely)
That's some list, right? But that's not it.
According to my skin test I'm also sensitive to:
Sick of reading? There's a few more. According to my IgE test I'm also sensitive to:
Feel sorry for me? I feel sorry for myself which isn't very empowering.
I got hit with a cold last Tuesday. The good news there is that the real yucky part came and went in four days. That's the shortest cold that's ever lived in my body. I must be doing something right and well something wrong to get sick. When I saw my doctor last Thursday he was concerned about my getting a cold, fearful of it turning into a full blown sinus infection. He asked if I was still taking echinacea and mycoferon. I admitted I had totally forgotten. Back on the regimen now. Eye droppers of elixirs are getting dumped into shots of water, which I'm downing with regularity.
My doctor suggested I avoid all the foods on my various lists for a week and then see if I'm feeling better.
Chocolate is impossible to avoid. Instead of avoiding my goal is to cut back. But eating 2 dark chocolate bars in three days hardly qualifies as a cut back. This morning at Trader Joe's I practiced absolute restraint by purchasing zero dark chocolate.
A feel a little like I'm in an eating conundrum. It's not fun in the conundrum even though the word has drum in it.
So this week I've made big batches of sweet potato and black bean soup with wild rice and curry quinoa. Just realized that I put dried chipotle pepper in the soup. Does this qualify as chili pepper under my sensitivity list?
Breakfast is a real head scratcher. Oatmeal and rice-based cereals are out. I tried to make smoothies without banana yesterday and today. They're just not as tasty.
Any ideas? What would Jesus do?