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Carrageenan intolerance
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joymkr posted:
I believe that some of the IBD diagnoses are rooted in the patients intolerance to carragenan, which is a seaweed that is used as a thickener in many, many foods and artist oils.
Is there a blood test to determine if one is intolerant to carrageenan?
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ohmygerd responded:
Thanks for posting. I have gluten and caseine intolerance and believe I cannot tolerate carrageenan also. Beware, it is in all fortified soy, rice, almond milk drinks, vitamins, many many products.
 
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C Mel Wilcox, MD responded:
not that i am aware of

i believe this may be somewhat controversial
 
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joymkr replied to C Mel Wilcox, MD's response:
Hi Dr.! thanks for your response to my question. I have researched this topic for several months and have come up with a company, ImuPro, which is located in Australia/NewZealand who performs a variety of allergy tests. This particular test, ImuPro 300, does indeed test for Carrageenan Intolerance/Allergy.
I would be interested in your evaluation of this company and its testing procedures (imupro.com).
Thanks so much!
Bob


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