By Carrie Louise Daenell, ND – LiveWell Center
Food Allergies. Can’t live with ‘em; can’t seem to live without avoiding every food under the sun. And just when you figure out how to replace wheat and dairy with spelt and soy… well, soon enough you are allergic to spelt and soy.
Food allergies are part of total digestive ill-health. When the digestive system degrades to a certain point, it is called “leaky gut.” Leaky gut is associated with so many health problems, it is difficult to list them. Easily associated are: allergies, multiple chemical sensitivities, delayed food sensitivities (not Type I anaphylactic allergies that close airways), chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, joint pain, headaches, foggy mindedness, eczema, acne… the list goes on.
Further, it is socially isolating to have food allergies and so many health challenges. So many social settings are built around food. Having pain and fatigue makes it hard to even leave the house to engage socially and then, once there, the comments from well-meaning friends and family almost make it not worth going at all.
What if instead of identifying foods that bother you and eliminating them, you could heal your body and eliminate the fact that you are bothered?
I have worked with hundreds of patients over the last 12 years taking them through my total digestive repair protocol. The stories they have to tell are heart-wrenching. Their triumphs are like watching someone win the Lotto!
The work involves six to 18 months on average and many nutritional supplement protocols tailored to each individual but adhering to some core values on digestive health, which include: