At Thanksgiving, by the way, when we went around the table to give thanks for those things we are grateful for, I included Dr. Pescatore and the ALCAT test in the things I was thankful for. It's not a cheap test, but it works for us and we are very fortunate to have access to alternative tests and doctors.
A few days ago I got the results back from the ALCAT test and my son is severely intolerant of CANE SUGAR! Which is not a huge surprise, considering how much I bake and cook sweets and my son's leaky gut-- which allows proteins to enter the bloodstream that normally should stay in the gut. A is also moderately intolerant of potatoes and corn also, so we will be on our own version of the specific carbohydrate diet--with only rice and quinoa grains and sweet potatoes instead of potatoes.
The only thing harder than being gluten free/casein free/sugar free/corn free/potato free is being gluten free/casein free/soy free/sugar free/corn free/potato free ON THE ROAD--so we stayed home this year for the holidays. My son's official diagnosis, by the way, is "allergy syndrome" which, as time goes by, couldn't be more accurate.