mstewart wrote: I had my allergy testing done yesterday. I am apparently not allergic to any foods. I was very surprised to find this.
Has anyone else found that certain foods even if you are not allergic to them, set you off in certain ways like skin problems or flatulence?
Allergy testing can be inaccurate, and allergies aren’t as common as people seem to think. A more common source of the kind of symptoms you describe is bacterial imbalance, and it’s a likely explanation for many people here, thanks to antibiotics and gut flora-simplifying diets. If you don’t have the bacteria needed to digest a wide variety of fibre and other molecules, it’s going to cause upset in your gut.
One option is to consistently eat small amounts of the food to try and “cultivate” the bacteria until you can digest regular portions, and continuing to eat a diverse range of plants to increase the diversity of bacteria in your gut. If this doesn’t work, you may be missing species that need to be replaced somehow.