Ok, i'm arriving late to this discussion, but it's very pertinent to me.
I'm familiar with the Ashton Embry article/webiste, and in fact corresponded with him for a bit. Based on his article, i took the ELIZA hidden food allergy test; it indicated 5 foods that i had severe allergies too, including most especially, eggs (which i love),but based on those results i largely eliminated these foods from my diet. For 10 years i deprived myself of these foods.
Did it improve my MS? Really impossible to tell, as i've always had so-called benign MS; i average about 1 relapse every 4 to 5 years, and it's mostly been sensory with some weakness in my right leg.
So a few years ago i wanted to retake the test, my thinking being that if the 2nd test showed the exact same food allergies, there might be something to this after all. The 2nd test was a RAST test; i'm really not clear on the difference between that and ELIZA, hopefully it's not signficiant, but anyway, the 2nd test showed i tested negative on all foods.
Coincidental to all of this, i was on an online dating service and met a man who turned out to be a neurologist. We've been dating for a bout 3 months. I showed him the Embry article and my test resulta and asked him what he made of it. For what it's worth, he didn't place a lot of credence int he accuracy of these allergy tests and also doubted that a mere food allergy, particularly one exhibiting no outward symptoms, would be able to penetrate the blood/brain barrier.
So feeling a little scared, i had some hard-boiled eggs in a spinach salad last night. I can't tell you how good they tasted. I guess my inclination at this point is to reintrodce these 'forbidden foods' back into my diet and see if i get a relapse. Cus does it make sense to write off certain foods FOR A LIFETIME with NO CLEAR evidence it's making any difference???
By the by, nutritionally, i eat very well. Generally a medittarean-style diet low in meat, especially red meat. I cook with canola or olive oil only. Lots of colorful fruits/veggies. I get most of my protein from poultry, legumes and nuts. I do take various supplements including calcium/mag, Vit. D, ALA, turmeric, B complex, fish oil, Vit. E. My weight is normal and while my job is very sedentary, i work out at hopsital gym with BF 1x a week and on the weekends we walk. Will be much more active in the summer with mowing my lawn and kayaking.