There was a time when I was doubled over in agony every time I ate. It took me years of trial and error strategies and research to get to where I am today, free of all food allergies and gastrointestinal distress. At one time I reacted to every food and chemical, many of them causing me gastrointestinal distress. Food allergy testing showed reactions immediate and delayed to more than 88 foods.
Symptom relief was crucial to being able to function on a daily basis as I had a young family to take care of. To achieve 100% elimination of my gastrointestinal distress I had to look deeper and deal with the underlying issues. Symptoms are only the ‘tip of the iceberg’. The underlying ‘base of the iceberg’ issues must be resolved to achieve 100% symptom relief. Symptomatic relief is a ‘band aid’ not a solution!
There are many additional possible underlying causes such as endocrine disruption, emotional trauma and associations. Underlying causes can all be remedied by following the recommendations in my holistic protocol in my book below.
Consider the following for temporary relief of symptoms:
Interim Remedies for Food Reactions from www.onlineallergycenter.com/foodallergies/ by Russell Roby, J.D., M.D., A.C.A.A.I., F.C.L.M.
Buffered Vitamin C — Your first line of defence against a food reaction is Buffered Vitamin C in powdered form. Mix one teaspoon of the powder in a glass of water. Drink. If there is no relief or improvement in 15 minutes, try the following remedy:
Baking Soda — Mix one teaspoon in a glass of water. Drink. This will provide relief in almost all cases of food reactions. (I recommend starting with 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon.)
Alka Seltzer Gold A natural antacid
DGL “de-glycyrrhizinated” licorice root, is used for conditions of the digestive tract, such as ulcers ” (I used a lot of this for GI relief)
Dealing with your ‘base of the iceberg’ issues:
Your ‘base of the iceberg’ issues must be resolved to achieve 100% symptom relief. My holistic protocol in The Whole Person Well-being Equation will guide you through the steps I took to become 100% food allergy free and gastrointestinal distress free. You can order my book at this link. In recent years I have learned about the therapeutic benefits of essential oils now recommend them for symptom relief in combination with resolving the underlying causes. Contact me to find out my recommendations for gastrointestinal distress.
Determine your ‘weak list’
Resolve your body pollution
Break your body’s associations
Stop your body’s faulty responding
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Elisabeth Hines, C.N.C., C.B.P., Holistic Wellness Practitioner, www.mybodycanhealitself.ca
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