Can the 1.5 year elemination diet be replaced with a food intolerance test?
Question from Gemma: Can we replace the 1.5 year elimination diet with a food intolerance test?
A: With the IgG, we test for reaction to proteins found in certain foods.
In the RED study, there was no correlation found between IgG reactions and the success of the RED diet.
It seems that there are other factors at play.
That said, it does make sense to do an IgG test because IgG reactions can also affect behavior.
With respect to behavior you should also think about exorphins from eg gluten and milk which you can test in urine.
These are known in the effect on behavioral problems.