Hi everyone and Happy Friday! Recently (the past year), I’ve been having some issues with my stomach. I was certain that it was because I was allergic to something I’d been eating and because of this I wanted to get tested for allergies without getting needles poked into my entire arm and back (I had to get that test done when I was younger just to tell me I was allergic to cats… not fun) so, thanks to groupon, I bought an IdentAllergy test, snipped off some of my hair, sent that in (hopefully not to be cloned as well), and then waited to receive my allergy results.
Upon receiving my allergy test results, I was honestly shocked to see some of what I was (and wasn’t) allergic to.
This test showed me the following
- My personal results for sensitivities to Food and Environmental factors
- My heavy metal levels
- My mineral and vitamin levels
- My hormone levels
- My stress levels
I’m not going to discuss my vitamin, mineral, heavy metal, and hormone levels because it was nothing too interesting. At the time I was iron deficient even though I’d given blood just fine the week before. Funny how that fluctuates. I do want to share my Food and Environmental factors and my stress levels because that’s what I was really curious about. Let’s get into it… Shall we?
For my food intolerances, I was told I’m intolerant to:
- Millet Seed
- Pine Nut
What’s comical about this is that I was certain I was allergic to coconut (after my total skin conundrum last summer) yet it’s not on here. What’s worse? I don’t eat any of these foods religiously or ever. So, I may have to take another allergy test that doesn’t use hair to see if this one missed something because I have a gut (haha) feeling I’m eating something I shouldn’t be.
For environmental intolerances, I was told I’m intolerant to:
- Cat Dander
- Common Wasp
- False Ragweed
- Jack Fruit
- Japanese Millet
- Mixed Moulds Sections
- Russian Thistle
I’ve always known I was allergic to cats (how I knew this test had at least some truth to it), and it’s great to know I’m allergic to wasps. I also have pretty bad fall allergies so some of these were pretty obvious as well.
Lastly, my stress levels. I don’t know if it’s because I was in school, trying to figure out my life, or what, but this test told me I’m STRESSED. Once my hair was tested for the rest of these allergies, my hair was washed measured then ground to a fine powder (weird…) and the cortisol levels were measured.My cortisol levels are 50-60 pg (picograms of cortisol) / mg (milligrams of hair) which means Frequent acute repetitive acute stress: AKA high stress… not that this surprises me in the least, it’s still good to know.
All in all, I’m glad I took this test. However, I really want to know what’s wrong with my stomach.
Have any of you tested yourselves for allergies? If so, what test did you do? Let me know!
❤ Alicia ❤