Since I’m big fan of NPR, I was excited to see that their food blog, The Salt, covered a story about testing for food allergies. As I discussed in a recent post, food allergy testing can be a tricky task. Blood tests are often unreliable and are not always the most effective method for getting to the source of a patient’s symptoms. In fact, allergies aren’t always the problem, since intolerances and other digestive issues can produce similar reactions to food.
So what should you do if you suspect food allergies? According to my allergist, as well as the experts cited in this story, the best method is trial an error. Here’s what the NPR post had to say:
Click here to read the article in full, and be sure to check out The Salt for further reads!