The Truth About Allergies and Food Sensitivity Tests

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Many of my patients come to see me as a result of their allergy symptoms. But at times, they also confuse intolerances with allergies. I decided to sit down with a leading pediatric allergist Dr. Dave Stukus and chat all things allergy. Oh and I thought I'd state it clearly right here: Food sensitivities tests don't work and are a full-on SCAM! Always consult your doctor before testing yourself or your family members for allergies!
How To Be An Allergist: 0:22
What is an Allergy?: 1:01
What is an Intolerance: 2:15
What is a Food Sensitivity: 2:50
Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity: 3:08
Food Sensitivity Tests: 4:10
Taking A Food Sensitivity Test: 7:18
How to Test for an Allergy: 10:15
Allergies and Mental Health: 12:50
Guidance If you ARE Allergic: 16:20
Warning to those with Allergies (anaphylaxis): 18:42
Airplane Allergy Emergency:
Dr. Dave Stukus Contact info:
700 Children's Dr
Columbus, OH 43205
(614) 722-4404
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  • OMGGGGGGGG THANK YOU!!!!! from now on I will just show every one who is confused this video. it is so clear. Whenever I say I have a milk allergy and people ask like oohh so like a lactose intolerance?? No it's different... nevermind just give me the box I'll check the ingredients myself.

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  • I have an allergy to shrimp but not prawns its weird

    Ashley MitchellAshley Mitchell2 päivää sitten
  • Omg so on a scale I took for a milk allergy, (like professional test, I’m clearly allergic) my (I think it was ICG number) came back as 86! And we also did the food challenge with a tiny piece of cake containing milk, and I had hives, itching, swelling, anaphylaxis, a little shock, and fever. I eventually needed two doses of epinephrine and some other medication I don’t remember, and was in the allergist’s office for 7 hours! Yesssssssss epi pens need to be cheaper! Allergies are real people! I hate it when people confuse lactose intolerant with allergy, but it can be fun to explain sometimes lol. Thanks so much for making this video!

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    Colleen SteeleColleen Steele8 päivää sitten
  • Thanks for explaining this to the masses. I'm allergic to dairy protein and it's so annoying how many people think I'm lactose intollerant. The symptoms are so different. And I'm sick of people thinking I should be able to eat cheese and yogurt when they are even worse for me than milk.

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  • Can you explaid allergies about dogs, etc. NOT FOOD.

    Karen FabiánKaren Fabián8 päivää sitten
  • I had anaphylaxis once and took a bunch of liquid Benadryl since I couldn't swallow the pills. My tongue and throat started to close and my jaw locked into place. It was really scary at the time. Edit, the reason I didn't go to the hospital was because I was freaking out and it didn't come to mind.

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  • Can you do a video on how to read a food sensitivity test and if any actions are required post that..

    Rishi BatraRishi Batra11 päivää sitten
  • My doctor suggested this food sensitivity test :( and now wants me eliminate these from my diet...should I do it?

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  • I have multiple severe allergies, some that has even been life threatening, and yet my doctors still has not prescribed an epipen for my allergies. I find this to be very strange. Of course I am very good about avoiding my allergies but how can you avoid the random bee that just insist on entering your apartment and attacking you, and how can you avoid the maintenance men that refuses to warn you that they are going to be painting with latex paint on both sides of you and you need to take your service dog out to potty???

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  • -I just waisted money on a food allergy panel which measures IgG and was surprised with my results but know watching this video I wish I wouldn't have spent my money

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  • so should i just drop the "i'm allergic to pet dandruff" thing because my aunts dog is a lab and i adore her.

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  • I just came back from the ER for anaphylactic symptoms, because my tongue was swollen, I had hives all over my body, I had chest pain. Is a food sensitivity test a good course of action here? I have not changed diets, I don't use scents, I don't use scented anything, haven't changed soaps or anything like that.

    Sara ZanderSara Zander17 päivää sitten
  • Skip to 4:26

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  • My father had a progressive allergy to bees. He was stung and died from anaphylaxis cos he (a doctor) did not have an epi-pen handy and he was home alone. He was found in our driveway with his asthma inhaler in his hand. Have an epipen with you!

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    • Up to 90% of serotonin is produced in the gut! So when you say it could be something else like depression, do you not think what you eat will have a significant effect on your mental health?

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  • Thank you for this very informative video 👌🏻

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  • Honestly.... if certain foods make you can weight rather quickly, or cause you discomfort and ruin your lifestyle its obvious to stop. Same goes for me lmao. I think going to the doctor for discomforts is unnecessary and a waste of money and time for you and the doc. Unless your experiencing extreme discomfort or pain then you should go.

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  • I just wanted to mention that an expired EpiPen is better than no EpiPen! Please if you need to use one don't waste time reading the expiration date and just go for the injection. It might not be as effective but it is still better than nothing.

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  • I went to get this test at one clinic in Bangkok. I have over 70 types of food that they claim I should avoid for 6 months. The lady from the clinic (claiming herself as a doctor) gave me an explanation which didn't really make sense. I do have chronic headaches/migraine like they mentioned. But on a daily basis, I work in front of a laptop, teach students, and am short-sighted, so eliminating food wouldn't help much anyway.

    Puttawan Tuck JenjitPuttawan Tuck JenjitUukausi sitten
  • Hey, Doctor Mike. Can you please check out Dr Mona Vand's video on food sensitivity test and debunk this? A LOT of viewers are so influenced because she actually supports it.

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  • I have life threatening allergies to peanuts, tree nuts, hazelnuts, cashew's, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecan, pistachio, almonds:all lentils kidney beans and stuff. Also Allergic to soy, eggs, fresh cut grass, sesame seeds, fish, chickpeas, gram flour. And pollen, dogs and cats fyi I just sneeze when dogs and cats/pollen are near me. But the rest of the allergens would definitely kill me lol.^ Edit: I just remembered I'm also allergic to bananas, tomatoes, avocado, mangos, and couple other fruits that I can't recall but the fruit allergies just make my lips swell mouth itchy and bananas make me throw up.

    SuperGamerSuperGamerUukausi sitten
  • I've got hives since I was a kid. Only happens every Sept to Feb time frame. Navy medical ordered a blood test and said im allergic to milk, shrimp, cockroach, and ash trees. WTH?! Family said its allergy to cold temp. and it actually runs in the family. 🤷‍♂️

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  • I came here from part 2 ( youtube autoplayed backward) and i was thinking how cool jt would be if i could this guy cuz hes really good and then i come here and find out his office is about 20 minutes away 🤯

    howarkri000howarkri000Uukausi sitten
  • I'm a little late, but I wanted to say thank you for posting this video (and the second part as well). There's a lot of great information here that I'm sending on to my family and friends. I recently went through testing for food allergies after I had a bad reaction to a drink! Turns out, I'm allergic to corn and its derivatives.

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  • Great video. If you want to know more about food allergy then you can check out .

    Nikhil GuptaNikhil GuptaUukausi sitten
  • The only I guess real allergies I have is to Sulfa drugs (fever rash swelling) & some beauty creams that can cause massive break outs & swelling. But I get reactions to a lot of other things. Most importantly all nuts. Every nut including peanuts almonds, coconut, shea. All of them. Also all pain meds rx or otc. They all give my horrible violent intense migraines. Kill me now migraines. I used to live on pb&j. Never had a problem with nuts or any pain meds. Just in the 10-15 years the bite me back big time. Now I have a reaction to dairy. Not migraines but other awful symptoms. Oddly not what normally happens to other people but it would probably too descriptive. Female stuff.

    Lisa CobbLisa CobbUukausi sitten
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    MANU CHAMPMANU CHAMPUukausi sitten
  • For those like me with peanut allergy dairy queen will go out of their way to not cross contanimainte you.

    Khristina RadaKhristina RadaUukausi sitten
  • I developed a late in life allergy to peanuts. I get a stomach reaction to air born peanuts. I get anaphylaxis if I ingest any for of peanuts.

    Khristina RadaKhristina RadaUukausi sitten
  • so well done. great content. thank you

    BasiaBasiaUukausi sitten
  • Doesn’t a challenge test use the same sort of theory that homeopathy uses, except the amount of challenge substance is minuscule? I’ve always thought homeopathy was a gimmick. Did homeopathy just goof on the amount of challenge substance?

    Nancy MuellerNancy MuellerUukausi sitten
  • I know this video is 7 months old but hey! Columbus, Ohio shoutout! 🤘🏻

    Laura EbelLaura EbelUukausi sitten
  • I thought Dr. Dave was wearing gloves.

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  • My Dad gets vary sick so badly he was stuck in a hospital for a long time after eating any sea food with a shell. So we made sure that none of the sea foods are from shells. Shrimps, Fish and all other stuff are fine as long its not a shell based food. Kinda sucks too cannot enjoy any Crabs, Lobsters and stuff.

    Sonic MobianSonic MobianUukausi sitten
  • In Spain we use Adrenaline to treat anaphylaxis shock. 🙂

    María Abad RoblesMaría Abad RoblesUukausi sitten
  • Can you talk about eczema

    Arleena NasserArleena NasserUukausi sitten
  • Would you recommend sublingual immunotherapy for pts with multiple allergies?

    GrandslamGrandslam2 kuukautta sitten
  • "I know that I'm not highly sensitive to cottage cheese because I don't like it." What the what?? That doesn't make any sense. It also is hard to rationalize with the whole, "all this does is measure exposure". Sooo...if you don't eat cottage cheese, wouldn't your exposure be low or non-existent?

    Janet MeJanet Me2 kuukautta sitten
    • Janet Me my thoughts exactly. The igg test I did showed high levels of sensitivity to things I had never eaten, so I believe they are very useful and makes us aware of the foods we do eat and can be sensitive to!

      Faith LbFaith LbUukausi sitten
  • Has anyone else done OIT (oral immunotherapy) I did it after a clinical trial peanut patch didn’t work for me. OIT changed my life (I have severe peanut allergy)

    Graceful GrassGraceful Grass2 kuukautta sitten
  • .....So he completely discredited food sensitive test and said it was a "food memory test" then got the test and cottage cheese was high up on his list.....which he never eats??? Did anyone realize he is talking in circles?

    Craig LindseyCraig Lindsey2 kuukautta sitten
  • My 1 yr old has food sensitivities to “normal” foods and then allergies to the major ones. I’m having a hard time getting my child to eat finger foods, because my baby is a picky eater on top of this. Allergies and sensitives are no joke! Thanks for the video!

    A Chosen ParadoxA Chosen Paradox2 kuukautta sitten
  • @Doctor Mike definitely one of the most informative and valuable videos that Mike has ever made! I'm disappointed that it got less views, these people are diriving me crazy!!!! not watching beneficial things for you but just watching funniest and hottest videos of Mike is just a disgrace for Mike himself...

    BEGUM UGURLUBEGUM UGURLU2 kuukautta sitten
  • When he said make sure you carry your epi pen 😐 I’ll go put it in my purse

    Hannah HiersemanHannah Hierseman2 kuukautta sitten
  • So helpful! My 9 month old recently got diagnosed with an egg allergy and this is exactly the info that I needed.

    Ashley AdamsAshley Adams2 kuukautta sitten
  • I live in Columbus children's hospital here is a fantastic hospital, great info

    Brad HickeyBrad Hickey2 kuukautta sitten
  • My ad was a gluten intolerance at home test.

    DutchikDutchik2 kuukautta sitten
  • He’s fantastic. So glad he explained the difference between allergy and intolerance.

    ClaudiaClaudia2 kuukautta sitten
  • I know this is old but I have a slightly off topic question. You mentioned having life saving medicine that is not expired, would albuterol for asthma be considered life saving? I've used mine past date before but get mixed results depending on how old it is.

    Amy NorthAmy North2 kuukautta sitten
  • The beginning is a bit misleading, because histamine reactions can vary in severity. Saying someone with a milk allergy can never drink milk is inaccurate, because their histamine reaction could be moderate or mild.

    alexandra davidalexandra david2 kuukautta sitten
  • My doctor won't help (or refer) me to find out the cause of my allergies because it's not life threatening (just causes extreme eczema on my hands that is super super painful)... they are just insistant on trying to treat the symptoms using creams that I'm clearly allergic to!! I've cut out all the usual eczema causing stuff and there's not much else for me to do that the doctor suggests :( It's clear that I'm allergic to something I touch but I've no idea what it could be and other than suggesting it's soap (I use non soap based products already argh) my doctor doesn't really help... I've done MANY food avoidance tests throught my life (citrus fruits affect my eczema on other parts of my body so I don't eat citrus fruits)... It makes me want to cry though, how little my doctor even tries to help :( (I'm in the UK)

    MunomanomMunomanom2 kuukautta sitten
  • This is just so awesome! Informative! Well spoken, easy to understand and follow. Agh! Amazing. Thank you for doing this

    KiwiWannaChupKiwiWannaChup2 kuukautta sitten
  • I recently developed allergy reaction and in process of eliminating what it is exactly I'm allergic to. This information is what I need right now. Thank you!

    Tammy TTammy T2 kuukautta sitten
  • I was wandering about the case when the smell alone of the food you're allergic to causes a reaction. If there's a way to avoid it, maybe get used to it?

    LifeCeremonyLifeCeremony2 kuukautta sitten
  • True Doc's.....Non-FDA approved scams...LDT (Laboratory Developmental Tests) in the bottom of their disclaimers it tells you. So basically if any of these tests come out abnormal they have no clinical diagnostic purpose. Your doctor will have you repeat all these test that were abnormal. Don't waist your money

    Results ResultsResults Results2 kuukautta sitten
  • So I shouldn’t do a intolerance test? They charging me £145 as my child got eczema please help!

    Jason KayJason Kay2 kuukautta sitten
  • My patients with unspecific symptoms prefer "bio-resonance-testing" some energetics are offering in our area. And every time they come back with a list, that always contains wheat, tomatos, milk and at least 10 different other foods they "have to avoid". And then I have to rebuild trust to myself and to scientific proven methods and teach my patients that they have lost lots of money to some "guru". But the good news is, they are "allowed"to eat everything they want again.

    Magdalena PichlerMagdalena Pichler2 kuukautta sitten
  • Me: no joke has excema used to has asthma ( I grew out of it) used to have lasctose intolerance but also grew out of it, is now alergic to nuts,seseme seeds dogs and cats But im still wondering whether to watch this video 😂

    Alannah ByrneAlannah Byrne2 kuukautta sitten
  • My allergist said I would be better off lighting a $100 bill on fire than taking one of these food sensitivities test

    sara haalandsara haaland2 kuukautta sitten
  • I know this is from a few months ago... But I need help knowing a definition of something. I have struggled with very bad attacks of acid reflux, nausea and indigestion my entire life. I just assumed it was normal and my Dr. always just said I had GERD and treated me as such... Which I always felt made things worse... I had to get off dairy and soy when I was breastfeeding my baby because they showed the classic sign of infant dairy allergy. I noticed that those symptoms almost completely disappeared. But I still had an issue occasionally ( and I mean really sick). And my baby still had mild symptoms around whenever I'd get sick. I did some research and decided to cut out all legumes. As if by magic, all my reflux issues disappeared as well as my baby's issue. I've added a few back in with limited or little problem. But certain ones make me sick immediately. Is this an allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity? I also noticed that I itch all over if I use a cosmetic or hygiene product that contains soy or pea protein. But I don't have hives and have never had anaphylaxis. I'd ask my Doc but she always just hands me a pill...

    Korina PatchetKorina Patchet2 kuukautta sitten
  • A "sensitivity" almost killed me.

    Julie AndersonJulie Anderson2 kuukautta sitten
  • I have severe allergic bronchic asthma and I have 14 allergies some of the worst are in cats, mold, dust and in foods avocado I had almost died when I was 6 years old from my cat allergy from anafilactic shock. I went to many doctors and all gave me meds and anihistaminics and told me to stay away from what triggers them. After 20 years of living in fear of everything I finally found a way to stop my allergies. I had to remove all carbs from my diet even vegetables, I also had to remove lean protein. fats are OK as long as they re animal saturated fats and are low on omega 6 such as quality beef and fish, salmon sardines,so I had inflammation in control but what really healed my allergies was intermittent fasting. when I fast for more than 14hours ,every single one of my allergies disappear i can even hug and play with cats now and no doctor ever told me about that, they only sold me meds and said nothing can cure allergies. I lost my trust in doctors after that. it's 90% your diet you don't need meds or to suffer, just remove inflammatory foods from your diet and you ll heal everything.

    Dimitris ChouDimitris Chou2 kuukautta sitten
  • My son did Oral immunotherapy to peanuts and it's been completely life changing he no longer has to worry about his food allergy and eats them daily. He had a severe anaphylactic reaction when he was a toddler. He also tested positive for milk but it was a false positive.

    Mommy ShaunieMommy Shaunie2 kuukautta sitten
  • Not finished video yet but why are ranges for blood tests different depending on where you live? When I get a blood test in my town there is a slightly different range 15 miles away at a different practice

    Kelsea MurrayKelsea Murray2 kuukautta sitten
  • I have less than 200ml of full fat milk and a small amount of butter each day. But yesterday I ate cheddar cheese, cream cheese and chocolate milk. I found out while walking my dogs this morning why I must never do that again

    Denise CroninDenise Cronin2 kuukautta sitten
  • I should’ve watched this before doing the Everlywell test. It said I wasn’t sensitive to anything but given my symptoms I don’t buy it.

    Tori TarantinoTori Tarantino2 kuukautta sitten
  • I'm all for exposure to prevent allergies (makes total sense) but is there any truth to the idea that if you have a food allergy, you will experience more severe symptoms/reactions with every exposure? I've heard that about peanut allergies specifically, but I'm curious as to the truth of it. I have an allergy to Goji berries which I didn't know (it's super random, who would think about goji berries?). I bought granola with goji berries in it once, having no idea. I got a small rash on my forehead the first time I ate it, which I figured was from the heat or something. The next time I had it a few weeks later I got a more severe rash all over my face, and the 3rd time I ate it I got an almost instant full-body rash which is when I made the connection to goji berries. I have NO anxiety over this allergy, but it does seem to support the theory of food allergies getting worse with exposure, so I'm wondering if it's true for all/most/many/any, or just coincidental.

    Monique NelsonMonique Nelson2 kuukautta sitten
  • Wow I am so glad I didn't take this test.

    Brittany McCainBrittany McCain2 kuukautta sitten
  • I took a food intolerance test and gave me a list of like 9 foods that I cannot eat. After 2 years it did change my skin from a skin full of large red pimples all over my face to a face with only 0-4 small pimples every week. Every time I eat my intolerant foods my skin turns really bad again.

    SteashEditsSteashEdits2 kuukautta sitten
  • I mean, yeah, but what happens when the doctor doesn't care and/or doesn't find anything... That's what happened to me. All the standard checks came back fine (thyroid etc), the doctor then brushed me off, (I went to several different ones hoping it was just one who was not interested) and now I'm in the boat where I hardly eat anything bc of symptoms (healthy foods, not bowls of pasta), have no answers, and not much of a life worth living anymore.

    imamuggle03imamuggle032 kuukautta sitten
  • I get symptoms after I consume simple carbs. Diary, Bread, and Sugar are what I'm avoiding or limiting. Gives me some form of hypoglycemia symptoms and raises my insulin and makes me sweat. Sick of these foods people eat everyday.

    손Son손Son2 kuukautta sitten
  • So I have an issue where if I eat a small amount of onions, I get a bit of stomach cramping, bloating, sneezing, and maybe a little diarrhea. If I eat a lot of it: I get all of that, plus headaches, blurred vision, nausea, and fever. I've never experienced any level of onion exposure which has caused any sort of reaction to my skin (in fact I used to cut and handled hundreds of pounds of onions a week for my job, for well over a decade), nor do I get any reaction from the smell or general proximity. Not sure what to classify that as... I don't call it an allergy, because I don't get hives and anaphylaxis, but I don't want to play it off as an intolerance because I legit feel like I've got the flu if I eat more than just a tiny amount of the stuff, and it's really quite unpleasant. Any thoughts on how a person would go about determining where on the spectrum something like that would land?

    Paul T MaackPaul T Maack2 kuukautta sitten
  • the power of the mind is amazing - I've experienced extreme pain before, and by me telling myself that I feel great and that I'm happy, etc, I've been able to get home in order to treat myself. On the contrary, there have been times where I've experienced this same pain and not tried to trick myself into thinking I'm ok and I've felt much much worse - pretty much unable to move

    Missy MaddieMissy Maddie2 kuukautta sitten
  • I have also seen some that say exclusively IgE immune response seen in hyper-sensitivity, does not qualify as allergy. I've honestly not cared enough to do the skin pop to see if my Allium hyper-sensitivity qualifies as a true allergy but treat it as such.

    1DwtEaUn1DwtEaUn2 kuukautta sitten
  • I got tested by a family doctor that I was highly allergic to soya and he told me to just avoid soya but for many years ive been eating tofu just fine. My mom was the one who figured out if I exercised or did heavy physical activity before or after I ate soya, I would go into anaphylaxis. So I just dont do that. I cant drink soya milk tho.

    Varshini GanesanVarshini Ganesan2 kuukautta sitten
  • this allergy guy is a F***ING BADASS I have SO many questions!!

    Patrick GPatrick G2 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey Dr. Mike, I'm really enjoying watching (literally all of) your videos, and they have helped me, at least to reassure my mental status, because as we know, it does play a large role. So, I have IBS, and I wanted to hear some more advice about what to do during a flare up. Also, I think there should be a video about doctors dismissing our symptoms. (I'm sure everyone here has had a doctor do that, or not believe in our symptoms. I get it often.) Back to the IBS, if not you, can you recommend a fellow FIstream doc that talks about gut health? Keep up the great work!

    Cynthia VitalCynthia Vital2 kuukautta sitten
  • PLEASE do one on genetic testing. Specifically I really want to know more about the genecept assay which is done through dynacare for treating the pharmokinetics of psychoactive medication. I have a complicated medical history and I could really use more info to make a truly informed decision about using vyvanse for my adhd, is this test reliable? Is it worth it? I’m having trouble finding the existing research but dynacare seems trustworthy

    Andrea LAndrea L2 kuukautta sitten
  • Air born allergens? High levels of igE???

    Sara LinSara Lin2 kuukautta sitten
  • You say there is a lot of fals positives but is it also possible to get fals negatives?

    CyanideSun94CyanideSun942 kuukautta sitten
  • My kids do food challenges every year. They have 5 or more food allergies each. Food challenges have allowed their food options to increase safely.

    this is methis is me2 kuukautta sitten
  • But can we fight that allergy off though? Like we manage to fight off that allergy and get rid of it for good

    Natasha LaurentiaNatasha Laurentia2 kuukautta sitten
  • This is a bit silly, but thanks for picking Apples as your example, and playing it completely straight. I and 1, possibly 2, other members of my immediate family are actually allergic to apples and I get the weirdest looks when I mention it (and I have to mention it a lot, apples are in so many more things than you'd expect)

    jilliancorvusjilliancorvus2 kuukautta sitten
  • My doctor told me what I have is an intolerance and just left it at that. But my issue didn't arise until I was pregnant with my 3rd child at 35. That was a difficult pregnancy as I was put on partial bed rest because I went into preterm labor at 25 weeks. I itched like crazy from the knees and elbows down. This they wrote off as Oh well you had your 1st two on the east coast, this is Denver, use lotion. During my 2nd trimester I also developed extreme nausea when I ate peanut butter. You know how much peanut butter they try to make a pregnant woman eat if they're on W.I.C.? A ton. It felt like I had a bowling ball in my actual stomach. They kept saying my baby must have a peanut allergy. At 30 weeks I got rushed to the hospital in ambulance when my son came home from school and found me in the floor in a puddle of vomit and urine still in the midst of whatever was going on. At the hospital they say "Oh you must have a kidney infection which explains the severe pains in her back that spike and cause you to vomit. No blood work, no urine test and they send me home with an antibiotic. At 37 weeks I get rushed back again and I will be enternally grateful to the doctor walking by my closed curtain who stopped in his tracks when the nurse told me to stop scratching and I began crying that this is NOT normal. I never itched in my other 2 pregnancies. If a pregnant woman digs their lower extremities even after they bleed it can't be normal. It's not dry skin and I am not crazy. When he came in a few moments later he took 1 look at me and said he would like to check me, he overhead me a few moments before and he suspected an ICP pregnancy. This doctor was a God send. Had the hospital tried to stop my labor and send me home as they intended my baby would and I could have died anytime after 37 weeks. I had complications afterward that are typical for ICP pregnancy but the only thing I still have over a decade later is I can NOT eat but butters of any kind other than Reese's peanut butter cups. The difference is the consistency. IDK what the issue is with my body and how that pregnancy changed it so completely but my doctors have all been baffled over the years and just tell me it's not an allergy, just an intolerance and keep trying. I gave up trying to be able to eat at the 5 year mark. And I took my daughter to one of the top asthma and allergy clinics in the nation at age 5 and she had no reaction to peanuts at all. She can eat them just fine. But she did have 1 severe allergic reaction to almond joy coffee creamer last year that I had to rush her to urgent care for. Other than that we just baffle the doctors and it's extremely frustrating when you have gone to 5 and all they can do is scratch their heads at your test results and say you must have an intolerance. It's not going to kill you.

    Mosaic CroneMosaic Crone3 kuukautta sitten
  • Uh nope dietitians wouldn't do that, nutritionist might 🤷

    FabyFaby3 kuukautta sitten
  • As someone with deadly allergies to every fruit/vegetables with seeds, when you guys talked about EATING the things you're allergic to, my heart just dropped. God, that should be awful, even in an hospital.

    Miss BiscotteuMiss Biscotteu3 kuukautta sitten
  • I’m really really really confused @dr Mike!! You guys just went over how ige/igg blood tests don’t work for food allergy’s.. then U go on to list it as a test you use in your office to determine allergy’s! Also I don’t understand his explanation about cottage cheese , because he doesn’t like cottage cheese that’s how he knows that the test is in accurate and fake?!? I’m a. Nurse and not convinced !!

    Danae From The BayDanae From The Bay3 kuukautta sitten
  • Hey Dr. Mike, Great Interview! One question - Are there really no tests that can show the level of sensitivity of a subject to specific allergens that are tested on him?? Asking because my ex did a test about a year ago and showed me a scale that's supossed to indicate her levels of sensitivity to allergens such as Dogs, Cats, Olive trees and Dust Mite, levels which were quite corresponding with her symptoms around these allergens.

    ofek sharonofek sharon3 kuukautta sitten
  • Thank you for mentionning the food sensitivity test 'fraud.' I was diagnosed with eosinophilic esophagitis after a lifetime of food impactions, rings and scar tissue in my esophagus from reflux, and upper endoscopies/biopsies to confirm the diagnosis. This is an actual food allergy condition in which no food sensitivity test--even a skin prick test--could really help me detect what I'm allergic to. It's all just trial and error with my diet until I get my eosinophil counts down.

    M MM M3 kuukautta sitten
  • I have EOE this helped me a lot

    Isabella BettsIsabella Betts3 kuukautta sitten
  • Have tried eliminating foods but still suffer from major stomach pains all the time no matter what 😩

    Malka KleinMalka Klein3 kuukautta sitten
  • 3:08 Gluten sensitivity is a very real thing for me, haven't eaten it in about seven years. Tried a couple slices of sour dough bread which is supposed to be good for people with gluten sensitivity, had a reaction (bloating) but went away in a few hours. I know from the past, before going off gluten, bloating was a regular occurrence, its a rarity now. I'd advise anyone with bloating (or worse) to try getting off gluten.

    Robert DrakeRobert Drake3 kuukautta sitten
  • found out I had celiac disease 2 years ago. Can you please do a full video on it. It would help a lot

    Meredith HealMeredith Heal3 kuukautta sitten
  • I used to have a pollen allergy and an allergy to penicillin. I no longer have any symptoms from pollen, but I don't know if the penicillin allergy also went away. My mother told me my face blew up and turned red after getting penicillin when I was younger so I can't really try it

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