Food allergies and healing gut/inflammation....Cultured foods?

I got a food allergy test last month, and it came back with High intolerance to Yogurt and Swiss Cheese. Moderate reaction(?) to Brewer's Yeast, Buttermilk, American Cheese, and Mozerella. Low reaction to Baker's yeast, Egg white, Goat Milk, and white mushroom.

I don't break out or have any noticeable reaction, except, I'm constantly consuming a variety of those. The yogurt and cheeses make me sad, ok angry! I love Cheese and Dairy of all sorts. I don't know why regular milk didn't trigger a test result.

So I have questions about the commonalities of the dairy products that came up... is it dairy or something in the process of culturing. Yeasts too.
Now I have to wonder if cultured foods and or kombucha/kefirs will be OK, of if the yeasts in them will cause me grief. I made homemade milk kefir, which was way more yeasty than the store version, I never liked it. Baking bread can give me a headache...I don't know.

Even though there are no major reactions to eating these things, I have inflammation, according to my Doctor--and I am over weight. So, I am realizing, that I may have to cut those out completely, not for my immediate physical sake, but for my gut to heal. So back to cultured foods, good idea or bad?

I love this website, but I am overwhelmed by all the options of forums, groups, etc...Too many places. If anybody has any thoughts, or can point me to a useful forum, that would be wonderful.

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Comment by Pat Robinson on March 14, 2011 at 9:59pm

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I'd focus on ADDing nutrients, then increasing probiotics. You can try water kefir which is dairy-free.


Any Candida issues?  Weight is often associated with imbalanced gut microbials and thyroid/mercury issues.



Comment by Aischa Ibnouzahir on March 14, 2011 at 10:59pm

Thank you.


Comment by Jessica Lee on March 27, 2011 at 4:09pm

Its tough to take stuff out of your diet.  But for what its worth, the more you crave it/angrier you are, the more your body is reacting to the dairy.  It takes 6-8 weeks for the body to clear of dairy, which is one of the longest foods, from what I understand.

Good luck on your healing journey!

Comment by Pam Genant on April 27, 2011 at 10:48am

I remember feeling that way when I cut out dairy a few years ago.  I LOVE dairy, cheese, yogurt.  YUM!!  But once I cut it out and my stomach was feeling better, I don't even think about it now.  So worth it.  I have no experience with yeast.  BUT a friend of mine has a yeast allergy, horrible reaction when she eats yeast so your experience may be different.  She can NOT drink kombucha or kefir.  She has tried them both in very small quantities at different times and just horrible.  So I might suggest to use caution and see how it goes, and start very small. 


Good luck~


Comment by Aischa Ibnouzahir on April 27, 2011 at 9:45pm
Holy Cow. Perhaps I should get back on track. The only thing I notice--grossness warning here:
Loose stools, not necessarily diarrhea, but things go through me quicker. Hmm ...maybe fatigue. I am going to have to keep a dairy of sorts.


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