My entire life, there will be some food that when I consume it will triggers my acid re-flux, some makes me feel bloated, others trigger some uncomfortable feeling. There was a time I completely stopped drinking coffee because I thought it’s causing an allergic reaction to my body. I was never sure, it’s always trial and error.
So when Hi-Precision Diagnostics informed me that they have this new technology that measures food intolerance, I was immediately curious and eager to have myself tested! FoodPrinta Food Intolerance Test measures immunoglobulin antibody count for specific foods (high-tech stuff); the numbers provided are actual antibody counts, the higher the number, the higher your intolerance level.
As advised, repeated and continuous digestion of intolerant food groups causes inflammatory reaction in intestines causing incomplete absorption of nutrients, it also activates the immune system (much I allergies I suppose) leading to lesions manifested in skin and chronic inflammation in other tissues such as your joints and organs.
So after receiving the FoodPrint result, here are the things I learned:
#1: It’s NOT Coffee!
Based on the result, it’s not the coffee, It’s the MILK! Based on my FoodPrint result, my TOP 2 intolerant foods are CASEIN and MILK (Cow). CASEIN according to Wikipedia are proteins commonly found in mammalian milk, making up 80% of the proteins in cow milk.
I’ve been a Milk drinker all my life, But I never really expected that milk is going to be the prime suspect. This means I need to complete remove milk in my diet, and switch my coffee creamer from milk to other non-dairy sources.
#2: Egg White and Wheat are NOT GOOD (for me)
My general understanding for eggs is, Yellow is BAD, White is GOOD. So I eat mostly the white for the protein. But I guess after the FoodPrint, I can now say that the whites are not always GOOD for everyone.
Same goes for Wheat! Wheat based products are normally advertised as a better option to white bread, I guess it’s not good for everyone too. Now I know! Glad to know that RICE is all GREEN!
#3: Fruits are generally OK, except for Orange and Cranberry
Wait, What? Orange? Isn’t that supposed to be good for everyone? Oh wait, I guess not. Time to stick to Apple, Banana, Kiwi, Peach and Pear.
#4: Meat all you can!
I love eating meat! So this made my day. Thank you!
#5: I’m allergic to Beer!
I finally have PROOF why I can’t drink a lot. That I’m intolerant to Brewer’s Yeast the essential ingredient in beer-making.
This FoodPrint result basically changed my perspective on how I see food and on what I eat everyday, I’m planning to do some small adjustments to my diet, specifically, eliminate dairy and milk, then observe the result.
For those who are wondering how the test is conducted, it’s simple, just a small finger prick to draw some blood into a small vial. That’s it! Results arrive in 2 weeks.
For those interested, the Food Intolerance Test costs P15,000 and is available in all Hi-Precision Diagnostic Centers.
Do you know someone who might benefit with this test? Forward this to them!