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I’ve recently done a food sensitivity test to figure out WHY I was breaking out so bad. I’m 29, I shouldn’t have bad acne!! 

I’ve done a food sensitivity test before with a lab when I was being treated for adrenal fatigue and leaky gut back in 2015. That was EXPENSIVE. Most tests are about $500 and you need to go through a lab. The one I did  this time was easy peasy, I was able to do it from home, and it was less than $200. Score! 

Just to clarify, a food reactivity is different than an immediately life-threatening food allergy. Food reactivity is an immune response by the IgG antibody, the largest circulating antibody in our immune system and can cross the placenta from mother to child. 

Some studies suggest that up to 20% of the population may have reactivity to certain foods, and these reactivities contribute to Irritable Bowel Syndrome, headaches, types of arthritis, autism, ADD/ADHD, eczema, chronic ear infections, gut malabsorption, insomnia and many chronic conditions!!!

Identifying possible offending foods can be HARD since we eat so many different types of food. While reactivity does not always equal symptoms, it can serve as a screening test to find the foods that most likely may cause symptoms for prioritization in trying food elimination.

When I got my test back, I was crushed, lol! It was like ALL THE FOODS I EAT I was having reactions too, which actually is common. I’ve learned it’s important to rotate our food choices each week so we aren’t eating the same things all the time. Eggs for breakfast this week, oatmeal next week, etc. 

The foods I’m reactive to are eggs (I had a feeling), cocoa (I wanted to cry), green beans, apples, asparagus, lettuce, spinach, sweet potatoes, cashews, squash, cantaloupe, oranges, and swordfish. There are a LOT more that I’m lightly reactive to, but honestly, I’m going to need to keep eating those otherwise there’s literally no food left lol.

Anyways, if you want to do the test yourself, you can grab 10% off by using this code. 

I HIGHLY recommend you test if you have a feeling you’re reactive to something. It’s so annoying trying to pinpoint the food on your own for MONTHS getting nowhere! 

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