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If you are allergic to the nickel in your jewelry and you have IBS, it’s possible that nickel in food is causing your IBS symptoms. We’ve recently cured a 24 year old woman of her IBS by identifying a nickel allergy with our patch testing and her subsequent avoidance of foods that have a high…

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A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing?

Surprisingly, our patch testing has identified cinnamon as a cause of IBS symptoms in a number of people recently. The data we’re collecting shows it’s almost as common as garlic in causing these symptoms. Like garlic, it’s in tons of foods–desserts, chewing gum, cola, many ethnic food, and toothpaste (ok, toothpaste isn’t a food but…

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Take the Garlic Avoidance Challenge! (and SHARE this post!)

Garlic may be your enemy! Our clinical study and testing since then show garlic to be the #1 food causing IBS symptoms, and it’s in everything! We view garlic as the “next gluten” in terms of the gastrointestinal distress it’s causing. If you suffer from IBS, take this challenge: AVOID GARLIC FOR 1 WEEK and…

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Patch Testing for Out of Towners

If you live far away and have a local dermatologist, another  potential way to get the testing done if you’re are unable to stay for three days is to come to Philadelphia for just one day.  We can  apply the food patch tests to your upper back , and you can follow up with your…

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Taking a Poll

In planning our expansion to other parts of the U.S., we’re interested to know how far you would travel for this testing.  If 3 daily trips back and forth is too much, you could make a mini vacation out of it and stay where you’re being tested, coming on Monday and departing Thursday or later…

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Food Patch Testing Logistics

Our food skin patch testing involves 3 trips to the testing center.  On Day 1, we apply the patches with 120 foods (all “type 4″ food allergens) to the upper back.  2 days later, the patches are removed.  The skin is examined at that time and again a day or two later, looking for allergic…

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If you like us, share us!

10 to 15% of your friends have IBS if you live in the U.S.  That’s the percentage of people who have it here.  The numbers are even higher in other countries–over 40% in Brazil!  Help your friends out by sharing us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+!

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our blog is up and running

From time to time, we’ll be posting information for you that relates to the work we’re doing to identify food allergies that are causing IBS symptoms.  We welcome your questions and comments. Remember, our food skin patch testing is a brand new way to find these allergies.  It is the only testing backed up by…

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