blog imageIf the whole complicated mess about food allergies, food intolerances, blood allergy testing, skin pinprick allergy testing and what that means – i.e. what tests you should have done, who you should listen to, what impact (really!) does this have on your health – is driving you crazy…

Then be sure and join us as we put our knowledge and experience together and sort through the maze of exactly what is known (hard scientific fact) and what experience has shown us, to come up with some useful, meaningful guidelines that you can put into action.

After my teleseminar with Dr. Wendy Ellis on Blood Food Allergy Testing, although I learned a lot, I was left with even more questions!

So now we’re going in-depth and totally open (no one’s pushing an agenda!) on this 2-hour roundtable discussion, bringing together:

Jini Patel Thompson (me) – author of 16 books, specializing in natural healing for IBD & IBS.

Debbie Sarfati Steinbock – Certified Holistic Health Counselor in Colorado with a lot of experience in dietary modifications.

Shirin Kalyan – Director of Preclinical Research at Qu Biologics in Vancouver, a biotech firm focused on immunotherapy for cancer and inflammatory bowel disease. Shirin has a PhD in Immunology and Experimental Medicine.

Things we discuss during this call include:

  • Out of all these food allergy blood tests: IgE, IgG, IgG4 and IgA – are any of them are worthwhile as a method of decreasing inflammation in the body and calming the immune system (by avoiding indicated foods)? And what are each of them actually measuring – what do the results mean in terms of our health and functioning?
  • For people who have a persistent symptom or condition – where they can’t figure out what’s causing it – what tests or investigations would be useful or helpful?
  • How female hormones affect the immune system and why this makes allergies (and autoimmune disease) much more complicated for women.
  • How and why your immune system decides to label a protein as “dangerous” – or not.
  • How stress and our perceptions of life events can increase allergies.
  • How to teach your body to become ‘tolerized’ to a previous allergen.
  • And a whole lot more – delayed hypersensitivity, cross-reactions, etc.

Click the PLAY button below to listen in, or download the call:

Food Allergy Testing Exposed!
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6 thoughts on “Food Allergy Testing Exposed!

  • What a great call, I learned so much and it was fascinating! Thank you so much, I really appreciate your commitment to education on health. Thank you a million times over.

    1. Awesome! It’s funny because Shirin and Debbie were wondering if anyone was going to take the time to listen to a 2-hour discussion and I said, ‘Oh yes, my readers will – they are very educated, seeking, motivated people!’ Glad you enjoyed it as much as we did! I personally feel much clearer and am focusing my experiments on ‘how the immune system makes the decision to attach a danger signal to the protein’ aspect… that was my biggest take-away.

      Stress is one answer, but also past experience of pain, trauma or negative consequences. And then the body/mind also pairs things together – simply because they occurred or existed at the same time e.g. you’re eating raisins and a car hits your car, now your body links raisins to the accident and voila you’re allergic to raisins – because they’ve become a “danger” trigger.

      And yes, Bruce Lipton’s epigenetic work shows that genetic predispositions are only activated by perceptions – how we perceive or assign meaning to our environment and experiences. So again, we’re back to the immune system’s decision to attach a danger signal to a protein (or substance – like grass pollen, etc.). It’s all fascinating.

  • Yes we certainly are! I have to listen to the call a couple of times to get everything. I agree it is really fascinating as to why our body decides something is dangerous. Diet can be so frustrating and confusing with IBD and has caused me a lot of angst. Often it can feel so limiting because diets for it have you eliminate so many things (like the paleo diet). I feel there has to be a better way to do things. I loved how you talked about using EFT for food and it’s experiences. It is definitely something I will be looking into more for myself. Thank you again!

  • I would love to know what information was provided in this call, but am unable to listen to it with my very old frail computer. And with my cognitive issues, I would not be able to retain much anyway, even if I could listen to it.
    Is there any way to get this conversation in writing – something I could print and read in hardcopy.
    Thanks.

    1. Hi Seren,

      We don’t yet have a PDF transcript of this particular teleseminar but we will update the blog post once we do!

      Kind regards,
      Justin
      Customer Care

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