Bonnie and Steve: Julie Deardorff's piece on food intolerance that appeared in the Chicago Tribune should not come as a surprise. The headline was "Doubts Cast on Food Intolerance Test." The piece followed what much of us already know. Allergists and gastrointestinal professionals do not believe in it. Other health professionals like chiropractors, integrative doctors, and nutritionists believe in it wholeheartedly. While Julie covered both sides of the issue, there is a lot more she could have included in the piece, including information about the test we run, the Biotrition Cytotoxic Food Intolerance test, which is different from most IgG tests (and we have used for over 15 years). What we have found is that all IgG tests are definitely not equal as far as efficacy.
One thing we do not condone is charging thousands of dollars for food intolerance testing, as was alluded to in the piece. Testing should not more than $400.
The bottom line is that food intolerance testing is here to stay, but you have to do your homework first. The fact that it made the cover of the Tribune means that people are paying attention and allopathic medicine is sick of their patients asking them about it!