Allergy testing is hit or miss. It is sometimes not accurate. I suggest doing a blood test and a skin test, both. Celiacs is also very difficult to test for and accurately diagnose. You can only know for sure with the food tracking.
I am baffled why you only tested for wheat. Why not barley, oats, etc? Why not soy? Why not tree nuts? Why not peanuts? People can be allergic to anything. Go to a doctor, and ask them for allergy tests. there's no reason not to get allergy tests. I had eczema, diarrhea, hives, runny nose, headaches for several years. Turns out I was allergic to wheat, barley, oats, sesame, peanuts, tree nuts, soy, and avocado. These are all foods I ate fairly often, many on a daily basis. Some of my shampoos and soaps even had the ingredients in them, making my eczema worse.
This sounds like a food allergy for sure. And it's probably something, or a combination of things, you are feeding your kids on a daily basis.
People can be allergic to anything. Get allergy tests, get them again, and maybe a third time to be sure. Some people are allergic to detergents, some people are allergic to cat dander, some people are allergic to nitrates and sulfates, some people are allergic to sugar. At least get tested for the top 8 FDA recognized food allergens (Wheat, Soy, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Shellfish, Fish, Eggs, Milk).
As for food that I react to that did not show up on my allergy tests: Peas. I think it's because they are botanically similar to soybeans and peanuts, and I am perhaps experiencing a cross reaction (when my body fasly identifies it as being the thing I'm allergic to, because it's similar).
Last edited by kathleen; 05-31-2013 at 01:49 PM.
Stumbled into Primal due to food allergies, and subsequent elimination of non-primal foods.
Start Gluten-Free/Soy-Free: December 2012; start weight 158lbs, Ladies size 6
Start Primal: March 2013, start weight 150lbs, Ladies size 6
Current: 132lbs, Ladies size 2
26lbs lost since cutting the crap.