ALCAT Evaluation Testimonials
In July of 2011, I had what my rheumatologist called "a full blown world class case of reactive arthritis". At the time I alternated between crutches and a wheelchair and spent most of my days trapped in bed icing my knees, ankles, and hands as I suffered inflammatory attacks throughout the day. While I was receiving methotrexate and on NSAIDs I still had attacks.
The number and severity of these attacks was greatly reduced by eliminating the foods identified in the ALCAT test. With a tailored diet from ALCAT results and humira I'm now able to function normally again, only four months after my initial, severe onset of arthritis. I appreciate greatly the time taken by Barbara Allan to help me identify the underlying causes of inflammation and can testify to the effectiveness of this test.
It was very easy to do. The results surprised me! Without the test, I think it would have taken me weeks or months of trial & error to come up with those results. It gave me a head start.
It’s been almost two months since I started my rotation diet after taking the Alcat Test. I am so happy, and it seems that, little by little, I am getting rid of the underlying cause for the remaining inflammation I had.
Things have been happening in small steps. I never went to sleep one night to wake up the next day pain free, as it all began. However, every day has been a step ahead, and when for unknown reason a joint got swollen I, immediately, was able to pinpoint why.
By now I am 98% inflammation/pain free, and most importantly, no medicine at allllll!!!!!
I had the Alcat testing done in January after experiencing increased pain from osteoarthritis and rashes after eating. I have had wonderful results. A lessening of pain in my joints and no more rashes except a few times when I ate something that I shouldn't have. In fact, I was getting cortisone shots in my thumb because of bone on bone and arthritis. I cancelled my last shot because my thumb has not been hurting. It's been over 4 months now since my last shot.
I realize that my pain is nothing like RA but I am glad I had the testing done. I have many food sensitivities but I've learned to live with the new way of eating.
Barbara was very helpful and informative when I had my consultation and so was the nutritionist at Alcat.
It's 123 days since I gave up all medication and 45 days following the ALCAT diet and it's working. All my major joints now have very little pain, I have full strength and movement in them. There is only minor swelling in my hands and feet. I am yet to determine what is causing the last of my inflammation, but I will get to the bottom of it. I know my body is now healing which is wonderful. More people need to know what you've discovered. Once I heal myself completely, I am going to tell everyone in Australia about it.
In Sept 2011 I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis. In two months I had gone from a very active, physical athlete to walking with a significant limp. All sports activities came to a halt. I also have four children (under 9) that I was having trouble keeping up with. I was reluctant to get up and walk to the kitchen due to the pain I felt in my ankles and feet.
After scouring the internet, I ran across Barbara's story. I called her and we talked about a program for healing. To my surprise she suggested I go on medication temporarily to prevent long-term damage. I try and avoid aspirin much less the toxic medications that are prescribed for arthritis. But the fact that she was not attached to any one approach of healing convinced me that she knew exactly what she was doing. Others I had spoken to were exclusively holistic but my symptoms seemed far beyond a holistic cure at this point.
I told Barbara I would do exactly what she told me and stick to any diet she advised. I took the ALCAT test and we created a 6-month diet that would have me avoiding foods I was sensitive to.
I started Humira injections about the same time as the diet with the plan to wean my self off the medication as the diet healed me.
After 6 weeks the pain was almost entirely gone and I was as active as I had ever been. I was off the medication in roughly 4 months and sticking to the ALCAT diet. After 6 months I had no pain at all and worked my way into a mostly vegan diet with an emphasis on raw foods consisting mostly of vegetables and fruits.
It is now 180 days since I have had a Humira shot and I am 95% pain free. I am due for another ALCAT test as I believe I have developed some food sensitivities recently that are causing some minor twinges but I am fully active and in very good shape.
My Dr. refuses to give the diet any credit but at the same time is impressed with my recovery and his diagnosis that I would be on medication until the day I die.
Without Barbara I would most likely had been relegated to the toxic, expensive medications that were offered. She was very patient and was the lone voice of hope in the early dark days of my diagnosis.
I strongly urge anyone who is struggling with this disease to seek her help.
I am available via email for questions if you have any. Please ask Barbara for my contact info.
My rheumatologist was not familiar with the ALCAT and insulted I would even consider it. Now a year later, I am managing my flares with diet ALONE, thanks to ALCAT.
Gayle Ochsner Kelly
Barbara is very intelligent and has done her homework. I had the pleasure of doing phone consultations with her to review the results of the Alcat food sensitivity test she suggests. What a life saver she was. She truly cares about people and wants to get them well and achieved remarkable results in her self and others. Do yourself a favor and buy her book!
From my experience it is worth having Barbara go over your ALCAT results with you. I would have never known that nickel sulphate meant not wearing anything sliver colored. That turned out to be a big one for me. There were other things that she pointed out that I would not have known without her help
Brenda Dunlap Lofton
I have been following my second ALCAT test results, for over 3 months now, and doing well.
I saw my rheumatologist yesterday, and he continues to be impressed with what we are doing (I went 9 months without a flareup, after having them about every 4 months before working with you and integrative medicine.)
The ALCAT test was a big help. My wifes symptoms have really improved.
The blood test went very well. The conference with Barbara was very helpful and we replayed it when we needed to clarify something. I would also say we appreciated the prompt response to emails when we came up with something puzzling.
The program has been working well...I was completely off my arthritis medications in about six weeks,
Thank you Barbara, from the bottom of our hearts, you have been so detailed and thorough. We are excited and ready for the challenge. I so appreciate the love you given my family. You are inspirational! you have given me courage and helped me recognise my purpose. Thank you. I know you are there if we need you. We will be in touch.
Love and thanks from us all.
Barbara, I am doing well right now. The new Alcat allows me more foods. I got so many back now that I have healed in my digestive track. I did not expect that. I am doing Yoga every night which has taken away so much pain and allowed me to return to my gardening, feeding cows, and walking my place checking fences again. The food is becoming more clear to me as to which ones I can eat and which ones I need to let go of for ever most likely. Your phone conference helped me get on the track again with planning my meals. Thanks for all you have done for me.
Judy Hundley, Texas
I have RA and in combination with the ALCAT, a good probiotic, and L-glutamine I am in remission after two week!
Betsy Usher, Los Angeles, CA
Thank you for all of these great resources and for the in depth consultation today. I greatly appreciate the ALCAT roadmap and am enthused about the potential impact this awareness and changes can have.
Jeff, New Albany, Ohio
I had tremendous swelling, heat in the joints, pain where I had to get cortison shots.
Well, today three measure of inflammation: Creatinine, ALT (SGPT), and
I HAVE NEVER SEEN THEM NORMAL, NOT IN 8 to 10 years of having Reumatoid Arthritis.
The good news is that my doctor says (without my asking) that as we head into the cold weather lets see if I get the usual flares. If I do not, after several fronts, then we half the medicine. Then if it continues, I could stop the medicine.
Have you ever had a doctor say, "STOP THE MEDICINE"????? NOT ME.....
Anyway, I cried tears of joy. I am so happy. Thank you, Barbara, for your book and for your help with the ALCAT test.
The entire process from drawing of the blood to the results and consultation, were very thorough, professional and encouraging.
Paul Constantin, New Orleans, Louisiana