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Food allergies — we had him tested a couple of years ago because he randomly gets hives sometimes. He had some mildly elevated results, but nothing that classified as a clear allergy other than dust mites.
Food allergy testing will not identify food sensitivities. It is an entirely different mechanism. You would want to ask for testing for IgG-mediated food intolerance sensitivities.
Allergies cause an immune response like hives and anaphylaxis.
Sensitivities cause more behavioral and physiological responses like impulsive behavior, anger, rage, frustration, tiredness, even narcolepsy-like falling asleep. The top culprits are dairy, eggs, soy, corn, gluten. It’s very easy to test for, and eliminating the offending food can be life changing!