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We’re lucky enough to have completed over 250,000 tests to date and with that we have heard about some great positive results from our customers. Below we have featured a selection of positive discoveries where lives have been changed for the better.
Some testimonials have been edited for clarity and length.
Cort, 6, got psoriasis in March 2014 – we didn’t know what it was at first, and one doctor suspected a viral eczema. We saw an allergist, two pediatricians, and a dermatologist. During this time it continued to escalate. We finally requested a biopsy and found that it was psoriasis. We later discovered that psoriasis runs on both sides of the family.
We were prescribed many different steroid creams (two for his hair, three for his skin), as well as oral steroids. We were spending about $90 a month on steroids, with insurance.
The steroids made Cort feel very angry and emotional. His skin only responded to one of the steroid creams, but it was so dangerous that he had to be monitored every couple of days to make sure his skin wasn’t thinning too much. I tried some more natural remedies, since I didn’t like him being on so many steroids, but they did not help either.
Last summer I started an elimination diet. Because we didn’t know what was causing the issue, the things we eliminated were a shot in the dark. Now that we have his results, it turns out that only one of the many foods we eliminated was something he shouldn’t have had (bell peppers). We did sun therapy every day in the summer.
When he started back to school in August, he was off numerous foods, but his skin was flaring so badly that he started to feel sad every day because other kids were asking about it. He had trouble sleeping at night, because it would itch and burn so badly (sometimes he scratched until it bled).
I started looking online for a place to have food intolerance testing done, since I couldn’t seem to convince any of his specialists to order the test. That is when I found The Intolerance Testing Group.
Once we got the results back, we took him off all the foods on the list. Your tests also showed a high build up of yeast in his system. We took him off all yeast, and then started using some natural methods to help with his digestive health (aloe vera, caprylic acid, coconut water, probiotics). I took him off all steroids, and started using an organic castor oil on his skin.
Within a week we started to see a difference. The spots of psoriasis were started to turn white in the center. With the steroids, they healed from the outside in, but with the dietary changes they were healing from the inside out.
I suspect some of the big irritants for Cort were the dairy and chocolate. His skin is cleared up now (you can just see white spots where the psoriasis used to be), and we have slowly let him start having trace amounts of some of the things on the list (like onion powder or sunflower oil that is mixed in with other foods). We plan to keep him off most of the foods on the list from here on. When Cort goes to a birthday party, he takes his own cupcakes that don’t have any milk. He keeps a bag of special snacks at school for parties there. And on Halloween, he traded all his chocolate candy for a yo yo that he wanted from the store. Because he is so happy to have clear skin that doesn’t itch and burn, he doesn’t mind having to make a few sacrifices.
I haven’t always had problem skin; it only seemed to develop once I hit my twenties. I tried absolutely everything to treat the acne: antibiotics, laser treatment, natural remedies, chemical treatments and microdermabrasion. Unfortunately, none of these things seems to have much of an effect and only left me more and more frustrated.
A friend told me about Test My Intolerance, as she had been tested and lost 40lbs after eliminating her problem foods. I was sceptical at first as I had never heard of this type of testing. The company offers a full money back guarantee, so I figured I had nothing to lose.
The ordering process was quick and simple and the fact that you download the test submission form means you can send your sample in the mail the same day. This really appealed to me because I was eager to get my results as quickly as possible.I received my results within five days of my sample arriving at the testing facility.
The recommendation from the company is to eliminate all items in my report for a minimum of four weeks. This was a challenge as many of the items in my report were my favourite foods!
After two weeks on the elimination diet my skin started to feel less greasy and angry.
By the end of the four weeks I could not believe the difference when looking back at old pictures of myself! My skin looked almost ‘normal’! All these years I’ve been trying to treat the surface of the skin and it didn’t even occur to me that the root cause may be what I’m putting into my body. I feel so much more comfortable in my own skin and would recommend the test to anyone suffering from skin conditions, especially acne.
I am going to continue with eliminating the offending foods and plan on taking the test again in six months.