Food Compatibility Test Results

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Earlier this week, Ty and I had our very first food allergy testing done with our naturopath. It's a simple, painless process that involves holding a copper rod. This is known as a food compatibility test and it measures the stress that specific foods place on your body. This is very different from the medical skin-prick allergy test, which only measures skin reactions. The compatibility test indicates whether or not substances create stress for your body. If a food, or substance, causes stress it is known as a food intolerance. Reactions from food intolerance vary greatly. The reaction may be physically seen or experienced with hives, rashes, difficulty breathing, and digestive upset. However, more commonly, the body's negative response to these foods is subtle and seemingly unrelated: fatigue, headache, joint and/or muscle pain, and learning difficulties.

Our naturopath numbers each food intolerance to indicate its level of stress on the body and the importance of avoiding that food.

  • #1 indicates that stress is created, but minimal exposure (1-2x per week) is tolerated by the body.
  • #2 and #3 indicate that major stress is created and the foods should be avoided. Our naturopath differentiated the two numbers by saying that #2 foods should be avoided, but if something sneaks in, the damage is minimal. But with #3 foods, you need to read every label and not consume anything that has even been contaminated.
  • Negative numbers indicate that foods are difficult to digest, and enzyme support is needed if those foods are consumed.

Here is the results of our food compatibility test:

Taryn

Grains/Starch

  • Barley (1)
  • Gluten (2)
  • Kamut (2)
  • Rye (2)
  • Spelt (2)
  • Wheat (3)

Fruit

  • Grape/raisin (3)
  • Orange (3)
  • Pineapple (2)

Vegetables

  • Cucumber (2)
  • Lettuce (3)
  • Cauliflower (1)
  • Potato (2)
  • Tomato (2)

Dairy

  • Cow milk (3)
  • Cow cheese (3)
  • Cow yogurt (2)
  • Goat cheese (-2)

Meats

  • Bison (-2)
  • Lamb (-1)
  • Turkey (-1)

Seafood/Shellfish

  • Halibut (-3)
  • Trout (-2)
  • Clam (3)
  • Crab (3)
  • Lobster (3)
  • Oyster (3)
  • Shrimp (3)

Legumes

  • Kidney (-1)
  • Lima (-1)
  • Navy (-1)
  • Green peas (-1)

Seeds/Nuts

  • Almond (-1)
  • Brazil (-1)
  • Cashew (-1)
  • Chia (3)
  • Peanut (3)
  • Sunflower seed (2)
  • Walnut (3)

Sweeteners

  • Agave syrup (1)
  • Fructose (2)
  • Sugar, white/brown (3)

Beverages

  • Alcohol (3)
  • Beer (3)
  • Wine (3)
  • Coffee (3)
  • Pop, carbonated (3)
  • Tea, black (3)
  • Tea, green (3)
  • Yerba Mate (3)

Oils

  • Canola (3+)
  • Lard (3)
  • Margarine (3)

Spices/Seasonings

  • Chocolate (3)
  • Pepper, Cayenne (3)
  • Soy Sauce (3)
  • White vinegar (3)

Food Additives

  • Acesulfame, Sunette, Sweet One (3)
  • Alum (3)
  • Aspartame, Equal, NutraSweet (3)
  • Chlorine (3)
  • Erythritol (3)
  • Fluoride (3)
  • Dyes, Red & Yellow (3)
  • MSG (3)
  • Nitrates, Nitrites (3)
  • Saccharin, Cyclamate, Sweet&Low (3)
  • Splenda, sucralose (3)
  • Sorbitol (3)
  • Sulfites (3)
  • Xylitol (3)

Misc

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (2)
  • Tobacco (3) [Note: he said even 3rd hand smoke will cause stress]

Ty

Grains/Starch

  • Barley (3)
  • Corn, popcorn (3)
  • Gluten (3)
  • Kamut (3)
  • Rice (3)
  • Rye (3)
  • Sorghum (3)
  • Spelt (3)
  • Wheat (3)

Fruit

  • Apple (1)
  • Cantaloupe (3)
  • Grape, raisin (3)
  • Grapefruit (3)
  • Honeydew (3)
  • Lemon (3)
  • Lime (3)
  • Orange (3)
  • Watermelon (3)

Vegetables

  • Cucumber (3)

Dairy

  • Butter (3+)
  • Cow milk (3+)
  • Cow cheese (3+)
  • Cow yogurt (3+)
  • Goat milk (2)
  • Goat cheese (2)
  • Goat yogurt (2)
  • Rice milk (2)

Meats

  • Beef (3)
  • Bison (2)
  • Lamb (3)
  • Pork (3)

Seafood/Shellfish

  • Clam (2)
  • Crab (2)
  • Lobster (2)
  • Oyster (2)
  • Shrimp (2)

Seeds/Nuts

  • Almond (2)
  • Hazelnut (2)
  • Peanut (3)
  • Walnut (1)

Sweeteners

  • Agave syrup (1)
  • Fructose (2)
  • Glucose (1)
  • Sugar, white/brown (2)

Beverages

  • Alcohol (3)
  • Beer (3)
  • Wine (3)
  • Pop, carbonated (3)

Oils

  • Canola (3)
  • Lard (3)
  • Margarine (2)

Spices/Seasonings

  • Soy Sauce (3)
  • White vinegar (3)
  • Balsamic vinegar (2)
  • Rice vinegar (3)

Food Additives

  • Acesulfame, Sunette, Sweet One (3+)
  • Alum (3)
  • Aspartame, Equal, NutraSweet (3+)
  • Chlorine (3)
  • Erythritol (3)
  • Fluoride (3)
  • Dyes, Red & Yellow (3)
  • MSG (3)
  • Nitrates, Nitrites (3)
  • Saccharin, Cyclamate, Sweet&Low (3)
  • Splenda, sucralose (3)
  • Sorbitol (3)
  • Sulfites (3)
  • Xylitol (3)

Misc

  • Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (3)
  • Tobacco (3) [Note: he said even 3rd hand smoke will cause stress]

I know, I know... Those lists are long! And it might be tempting to think that the work we're doing with the GAPS diet is all for nothing. But we're honestly not discouraged!

First, who knows how long those lists would have been before we started the diet?!

Second, most of these intolerances will disappear as we heal our bodies. We know this because we understand how food intolerances develop. Plus, we've seen Buttons' food intolerances almost disappear!

Third, and most importantly... we're in this for the long haul! We are happy to know more about what our bodies need to finally become healthy! And if you look at those lists, you'll realize that a lot of those foods are things we don't eat (or need) anyway.

So even though I will miss my coffee and chocolate, and we'll be eating a LOT of chicken due to Ty's beef allergy, we are happy just to KNOW the potential causes of our fatigue, headaches, and other pains.

Food Compatibility Test Results 2

Have you had a food compatibility test done before?


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