So yesterday, we went out to dinner at the local Chinese buffet, which is a long time family favorite. I only ate food I thought was safe. This morning, my guts were in an uproar and my belly hurt so badly that I almost turned around on the way to work. I decided to press on, because hurting is hurting and where I’m located doesn’t really matter unless I start throwing up. Then it matters quite a bit, but I digress.
At my doc appointment last month, I got a referral to an allergist….in DC–four hours away. I have not been successful in getting a Health Choice option for that. But! As I was rolling down 30 West with a painful belly listening to podcasts, one of the sponsors was everlywell.com, which offers a food sensitivity panel covering 96 foods for less than 200 bucks. I bought one almost as soon as I sat down at work, which may not seem like a rational choice until you consider that I would have to miss an entire day of work AND burn an entire tank of gas to visit the “free” allergist in DC.
Soon I will know: was it the yogurt in my breakfast smoothie that I needed to eliminate…or one the fruits? And is it all bread…or just the bread with a bit of corn meal? I don’t even have to visit a lab for a blood draw, just use the included lancet to poke my finger. Yeah, I know this sounds like an advertisement. I guess it is, but only because I am excited to get some answers.
That link up there will save you money on your own tests. They have more than the food sensitivity one, but nothing else I needed.