Himawari wrote: Able, I was under the impression that the best way to avoid food allergies is to eat as many different foods as possible, and to spread foods out so you’re not eating the same thing day in and day out. Our diet, on the other hand, has such a limited scope of acceptable foods that we inevitably end up eating certain foods (eggs, dairy in the form of yogurt/kefir, buckwheat, etc.) every day.
While I understand the logic of “this is an easily formed food allergy, so avoidance during this period of gastrointestinal sensitivity is best,” doesn’t that need to be counter-balanced with the issue of food repetition?
Sorry, H, but this is the diet that’s curing people on the forum. It’s the diet that cured me, and I’m not going to change it everytime someone thinks it should contain more foods.
I’ve said this many times before, if you want to add a food to the diet, go ahead and do it. The diet should be “your” diet if you’re going to use it, not mine. So if you believe that eating a whole smorgasbord of various foods will prevent allergies, go for it.
But before you do, let me remind you of something. The majority of Candida sufferers have at least a mild case of leaky gut syndrome whether they’re aware of it or not, because that’s what the Candida do, they attach to and then root into the intestinal walls causing a leaky gut. Because of this, a Candida-related allergy is not your normal food allergy. These allergies are not caused by the foods themselves, but by the leaky gut syndrome and undigested foods being expelled through the damaged areas of the intestines straight into the blood stream.
When these “undigested” food particles, such as undigested proteins, escape through the leaks of the intestinal wall directly into the bloodstream, the immune system sees them as a threat, or in other words an attacking antigen; and this results in food sensitivities. So as you can see, it’s not a matter of simply becoming allergic to a specific food, it’s a matter of every food you eat potentially leaking into the bloodstream and therefore becoming an antigen to which the immune system will respond. In other words, the higher the number of foods you eat, the higher the risk of food allergies because every food has the potential of leaking into your bloodstream.
Let’s assume that only 7% of the foods we eat with leaky gut syndrome will become antigens (some research claims that this number is higher once the leaky gut is underway); if we eat just 50 different food products, then we could potentially contract an allergy to 3 or 4 foods. But if we’re eating as many as 100 different food products, there’s a good chance of acquiring an allergy to 7 different foods. Add another food and that’s another food that can leak through the damaged wall and increase your chances of acquiring yet another food allergy.
So I’m afraid I can’t see how adding that smorgasbord of food which could possibly leak into the bloodstream is going to help the problem of food allergy possibilities. But I’ll listen if you’ll explain it.
Anyway, like I stated, it’s ‘your’ diet, add whatever you want to, you don’t need to ask me or anyone else about it.