Well Food Sensitivity tests (IgG) hit the news recently. May have been a slow news day, may have been someone trying to stop thousands of people from loosing their minds over what they can or can not eat.
note * I am not a fan of IgG tests. That is just my opinion. Restricting certain foods when you are in digestive crisis can help a lot. When a person is in a health crisis there is a lot of conflicting information, Dr Google is not always your friend, neither are blogs that are not specifically talking about your case. For medical advice see your Family Doctor, for Oriental Medical Advice come see me, for other Allopathic advice you can see a Registered Nutritionist, Dietitian, Naturopathic Doctor, Chiropractor and other registered Medical professionals. Do not change what you are doing because of a blog post. *
The article you can see here, makes it sound like the tests are a complete sham and Naturopaths and a few MD’s sell them for the easy money and an easy treatment plan. In USA and Canada their is $20 BILLION dollars of private money spent in getting this test done.
Your tummy hurts, you have tried this and that and you are upset and tired of it. The ND says you may have some food sensitivity’s or worse intolerance’s and this test will tell us. A normal person would say, lets do it!
A short to very long list comes back of foods YOU CAN NOT EAT or YOU WILL GET SICK!
I have seen a few hundred of these lists and wow does it freak a person out, not me, the one that got the list.
I have tried to explain it a few hundred times to people why the test is not a great idea, I have tried to explain how they can eat most of the foods on the list, I have tried. But, I get told how I do not understand, this list came from a lab! For sure many of the foods on the list are not worth eating, it’s just the foods are not really the problem.