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Here is the protocol we developed to get better:
If you are eating a lot of fruit to start out, this can be problematic. You likely won’t get better if consuming in large amounts. Berries are low in sugar and this is better than high sugar fruits such as pineapple, bananas, etc. You likely were allergic to pineapples, bananas, and nuts because of their sugar content and because they contain a lot of molds (takes weeks for them to get here from the farm). Berries mold fast as well as most other fruits. I generally wouldn’t consume most fruit until you are in stage 3.
If you are not eating meat, this can also be problematic because meat is a great source of protein and minerals. If you are not getting the minerals you need this can pose many problems for your recovery. My naturopath who is vegetarian tells all of his customers to eat meat. Some people who are vegetarian get mad and state that they are never coming back. Eventually, years or months later they try out meat and realize it was the missing piece and come back to tell him.
If you are eating a bunch of rice this also can be problematic because rice is high in starch, high in the glycemic index, and is inflammatory. If you have leaky gut (you likely do if you have allergies) you need to reduce the inflammation of the gut in order to get better. While fruit does this, rice does not do this. There are reasons carrots, potatoes, and corn are not on the diet and its because each are high in the glycemic index, each are high in starch (which converts to sugar), and each are inflammatory.
As an alternative I recommend eating buckwheat which contains only 25% starch, is a prebiotic that feeds the beneficial bacteria in the gut, and has similar texture and taste. Its also a good source of protein.