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Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods?

Posted by
Rachel on July 17, 2001 at 11:46:42:

About 15 years ago, I found I was allergic to wheat. (Irritable bowel and cronic tiredness if eaten in the long term). Next, eggs, tomatoes and cow's milk were added to the list. Other grains followed and recently a host of other things - all meat, chicken, most fish (except tinned tuna). Basically all I can eat is fruit, any vedge (except tomatoes), rice, corn, lentils and nuts. I'm technically a vegan. I'm afraid I will get more allergies and my life will be even harder. I am also afraid of getting CFS. Sometimes, I can feel it coming on.

If I eat anything on my allergic list my symptoms are mainly mental, except I dehydrate and seem to loose 1-2kgs for a day. I feel irritable, depressed, unco-ordinated, I forget words and am basically embarassed to go out of the house and let people seem me in that state. I have half a brain!

I'm now 40 and had my third child last year. I had breast cancer two years ago.

Other symptoms which point towards Candida/LGS/etc are I am always cold, acne (started two years ago), yeasty scaly foot infections, grind my teeth.

I am sure I should start with SR, but what about diet? There seem to be conflicting messages. 'Helping You' says don't cut out the protein, Robert McFerran implies I am agricultural type so basically forget protein. Should I do the elimination diet? Some of the items on the safe foods list, I believe I am allergic to eg Cod, mackerel. I genuinely feel ill (see above symptoms) when I eat them but could I create those feelings with my mind,just because I am expecting them to make me feel ill, rather than the reaction being caused in the normal way?




Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods?

Posted by Tom on July 17, 2001 at 22:33:37:

In Reply to: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 17, 2001 at 11:46:42:

Rachel: to add to what I told you via E mail...

If you have food allergies I think its a level bet you have LGS, assume that is the case. Spend time on the LGS postings to know what you must do. You say McFerran implies you are AG. Do you mean that he told you personally this ? The only way I know of to learn what your metabolic type is, is to do the E diet. Its simple to do, but it is not a walk in the park. But its the only way to know. Then you will also be able to check your food allergies, without the E diet a piecemeal approach is almost impossible. Your can cheat with a blood food allergy tests, as I did, but I also found that these tests are good, but not error free. Without these tools I do not know how YOU know what your food allergies may be. And by the way, AG does not mean no protein. Look up McFerran's diet and you can see what is acceptable to eat.

I also wonder if you have a candida problem, which is something above my pay grade to answer. May be Dr. Stoll can comment as to what you attach first.

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Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods?

Posted by Helping you on July 18, 2001 at 00:16:35:

In Reply to: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 17, 2001 at 11:46:42:

If you continually eat the same food over and over again, eventually, you will become allergic to it. The more you narrow your food choices, the more you cosume the remaining foods. A rotation diet of your less allergenic foods and non-reactive foods may be a wiser choice. It, on average, takes about 6 months to develop or get rid of a hypersensitivity. This should give you some idea about how long you would have to do this.

As Tom said, you most likely have LGS to some degree. Start taking L-glutamine (10-12g in divided doses on an empty stomach). Also, search this site regarding LGS/CR-S and food sensitivites as suggested. Then, if you have questions, please ask.

Lastly, practicing SR 2x a day for 20 minutes will speed up the healing of LGS. Rotate your foods though. Do not eat the same food 2 days in a row. Ideally, each food will be eaten once every 4 days.

I'm sure you can find some fish or some meat you are not allergic to. Have you ever eaten Bison? How about Mahi-mahi (fish). There are many foods you probably have never tried. I doubt you are allergic to them. Hypersensitivities take time to erradicate but they will resolve themselves if you get to the root of the problem which for you, may be LGS. Take Care




Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods?

Posted by Gma on July 18, 2001 at 09:09:09:

In Reply to: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 17, 2001 at 11:46:42:

PLEASE look into Dr. D'Adamo's book, "Eat Right 4 Your Type" relating to the four blood types and the different chemical reactions from the combinations of foods and blood types. For instance, I was eating a great-tasting and seemingly healthy soup that I made on Saturdays, and I had a big bowl of it about 5 days a week. The base of the soup was cabbage and tomatoes, with white chicken (along with other things like carrots, onions, celery, barley, etc.) Well, according to research, cabbage and tomatoes are both counter-indicated for Blood Type A, and chicken should only be eaten a few times a week (not daily). I reinvented my wonderful soup to correlate with the health/wellness plan I'm on. It is not that I never have cabbage or tomatoes - I simply have them rarely instead of regularly.

Don't read just the info for your blood type, but also read the chemical/scientific reasons that determined the information.

It made so much sense to me, and answered questions like why one diet would make a person lose weight and feel great and the same diet make another person gain weight and feel awful. And there are so many choices to make on what you can eat of foods that are highly beneficial and other foods that simply supply nutrients.

You're on the right track! Best of vibrant health to you!



Yes, anyone can be allergic to practically anything! nmi

Posted by labrat on July 18, 2001 at 12:07:45:

In Reply to: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 17, 2001 at 11:46:42:

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Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 19, 2001 at 08:15:52:

In Reply to: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 17, 2001 at 11:46:42:

Hi, Rachel.

It is the proteins in foods that cause the hypersensitive symptoms you are describing. They would cause you to react to the most perfect of that food.

You already have severe LGS and that is the cause of your increasing food hypersensitivities. You may or may not already have C-RS.

Since SR is the only known solution for LGS, in the long run, I would get started with that at once. For the food sensitivities already present, you need to do the elimination/provocation trial for each of your common foods (one at a time) until you have established enough of them to know which ones are worth your while to eliminate for the 6-12 months needed for your body to react less. This is your best bet to get early results in how you feel. Use that time to learn how this works and what to expect.

Let us know how you do.

Walt



I am also allergic to safe foods.

Posted by Bernadette on July 19, 2001 at 09:39:51:

In Reply to: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 17, 2001 at 11:46:42:

Carrots and sweet potatoes. Of course, it has to be stuff I like!

Good luck!
Bernadette



Re: I am also allergic to safe foods.

Posted by
Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:20:54:

In Reply to: I am also allergic to safe foods. posted by Bernadette on July 19, 2001 at 09:39:51:

What a relief it is to hear from people with similar problems. Have you got a strategy to get rid of the allergies or are you just going to live with them?



Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by
Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:32:21:

In Reply to: Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? (Archive in LGS.) posted by Walt Stoll on July 19, 2001 at 08:15:52:

Thanks for your help and encouragement. I have started SR with the helpful tuition of Tom (from the BB) and already feel a different person.

Yes, I'm pretty sure I suffer from Candida too. Is Nystatin the only worthwhile treatment. I've done it before and hated the taste and I think it stained my teeth. Have you heard of "OxyTech", made by Dulwich Health in the UK (contains 500mg of Magnesiom Peroxide, 75mg of Vitamin C and 25mg of Bioflavonoids per capsule), or "ParaGone" made by RenewLife in Florida, which is a herbal formula?

Your web site is wonderful and I feel honoured to get a reply from you. You must be very busy.



Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods?

Posted by Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:37:05:

In Reply to: Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Gma on July 18, 2001 at 09:09:09:

I tried his diet 2 years ago and was full of enthusiasm at the time because it all sounded so convincing. I have tried more or less to live by it since (I am blood type A and many of the foods I am allergic to tie in with the ones he recommends one to avoid). Peter McFerran's agrarian diet is pretty similar and I am assuming that is my metabolic type.

Thank you so much for your concern. Best of luck to you too.



Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods?

Posted by Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:44:54:

In Reply to: Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Helping you on July 18, 2001 at 00:16:35:

I have definitely found what you say. Snack foods are the quickest and easiest to eat so I major on those, then I become allergic to I move onto some other convenience food, eg corn chips - soon that has to go onto the 'forbidden' list.

I guess I just have to change my whole lifestyle and take much more care over buying, preparing and recording what I have eaten.

I have already started SR and will try to find a source of L Glutamine as you suggest and do the E diet.

Thanks so much for you advice.



Re: Peter McFerran??? LOLOL

Posted by Joanie on July 19, 2001 at 10:51:44:

In Reply to: Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:37:05:

I'm sorry Rachel, I don't mean to make light of your illness, but Peter D'Adamo and Robert McFerran were at odds at one time on this board. If you read through the archives, you'll see what I mean. So the reference to Peter McFerran is pretty funny! :o) Please forgive me.

Namaste'

Joanie

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Re: I am also allergic to safe foods.

Posted by Bernadette on July 19, 2001 at 12:05:25:

In Reply to: Re: I am also allergic to safe foods. posted by Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:20:54:

I'm not sure what to do because this information is very new to me. I was doing the elimination diet this week and I found out that way. I got a pounding heartbeat a half hour after eating those foods, which are supposed to be non-allergenic. I think it's an allergy because I ate them with protein. I was going to wait about a week and try having those foods alone to make sure, and then only have them occasionally depending on how I do. I'm sure I'm allergic to other foods that I haven't found out about yet.

I also think I am a hunter-gatherer metabolism, because I only lasted three days on the diet before I got VERY tired and had major brain fog, so bad I could hardly drive. So now I'm going to try to change from fruit and veggies to meat, which I don't really like.

Good luck,
Bernadette

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Some more ideas..........

Posted by helping you on July 19, 2001 at 18:14:51:

In Reply to: Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:44:54:

You could not become so hypersensitive so quickly if it weren't for LGS. So, the L-glutamine is essential. I would try the rotation diet and if you need convienience foods, try something like this:

1) Day 1 = Rice crackers
2) Day 2 = Wheat-free cookies made from barley flour
3) Day 3 = Organic blue corn chips
4) Day 4 = Whey protein bar
5) Day 5 (back to day 1) = Rice crackers

In this way, you are not eating any one food too often. You will be treating your food sensitivites and avoifing new ones.

I would get on a good plant enzyme formula high in protease to make sure you are breaking down your foods well. It is the protein that your immune system begins to attack.

Look into the possibility of you having bacterial overgrowth in the intestines, nutrient defeciencies, heavy metals, imbalanced hormones. These types of problems are fairly common and very wide-spread. There can be hundreds of symptom associated with them including increased risk for food sensitivity.

Lastly, please do pick up a book regarding the GLYCEMIC INDEX. You could have some blood sugar fluctuations that needs attention. L-glutamine helps that too.


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Re: I am also allergic to safe foods. (How to resolve this kind of problem.) Archive in LGS.

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 21, 2001 at 08:29:06:

In Reply to: Re: I am also allergic to safe foods. posted by Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:20:54:

Hi, Rachel and Bernadette.

Eliminate the LGS and within 6 months you will likely be able to start having some (or even all) of your no-nos without the problem recurring (So long as you have totally eliminated them in the meantime.)

Let us know how you do.

Walt

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Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? (Archive in LGS.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 21, 2001 at 08:48:26:

In Reply to: Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? (Archive in LGS.) posted by Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:32:21:

Hi, Rachel.

I am not familiar with these products. I DO know that, once your LGS is better, the candida will be pretty easy to resolve. MY experience is with Nystatin--once that is accomplished.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods?

Posted by Walt Stoll on July 21, 2001 at 08:52:36:

In Reply to: Re: Could I really be allergic to 'safe' foods? posted by Rachel on July 19, 2001 at 10:44:54:

Hi, Rachel.

One of the wisemen's quotes in my book is: "If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you have always gotten." Page 67.

Hope this helps.

Walt

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