“Hey Doc, I have bloating,” says one patient. His skin looks perfectly normal. Another patient states she doesn’t have any symptoms but she would like to detoxify. Evidently, she has moderate to severe acne with scarring present. Most patients don’t even realize they have food allergies until they really clean up their diet and finally notice what is making them feel ill. One famous naturopathic physician stated that you shouldn’t put anything in your gut unless you can put it on your face. By cleaning up your diet, you most likely will clean up your acne and other skin related problems. Just imagine, would you like putting that greasy piece of pizza on your face? Well, that’s going into your body. It all ends up being absorbed by your cells.
I have treated dozens of cases in various stages of acne from mild, moderate, to severe just by fixing the diet and cleaning up the gut. If you have leaky gut syndrome, as naturopaths coined it, then the foods you eat will turn into an immunological disaster waiting to happen. Those undigested food particles are floating within your system wreaking havoc and may even produce auto-immune problems.
Symptoms of Food Allergies:
- Migraine headaches
- Chronic fatigue
- Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Eczema and other skin disorders
- Asthma and other respiratory problems
- Weight gain and obesity
- Stomach pain
- Running nose
- Itchy, watery eyes
- Sleep coma after eating
- Foul stools
Let’s take a look at the first case.
Case Study #1:
A 42 year old male has symptoms of bloating, worse with Chinese food. He took antibiotics one month ago, and his tongue coat was really white towards the end of his treatment. He notices that when he’s bloated he can’t fit into his jeans.
We took his blood to conduct a food allergy report. The results were as follows:
He is reactive to foods belonging in the dairy food group, sesame seeds, oysters, beef, and candida albicans. Understanding what your body may be allergic to can decrease the amount of bloating, gas, and inflammation that occurs if you exclude these allergens from the diet. Continually eating these types of foods may lead to more serious conditions that the medical doctor will just throw prednisone at. Addressing underlying issues that was started by eating the wrong foods is paramount in most diseases that have progressed too far. For this patient we recommended that he stay off dairy and go on a candida diet.
Case Study #2:
A 32 year old female came into the clinic wanting to help her father initially, who has diabetes, hypertension, gall stones, and whole slew of other problems. Once finding out what we do in the clinic, she wondered if our therapies can help her. She was interested in doing a detox for her body, and she asked if the master cleanse was good for her.
I generally don’t recommend the master cleanse because it can overstress the body if it’s not ready for such a harsh cleanse. The lack of essential nutrients during this diet may cause other problems. I recommended that we take a look at her food allergies since she had problems in the past with acne and has scarring.
Here’s another example of a person who is highly reactive to the candida overgrowth in her intestines. Although she doesn’t show any overt signs of candida symptoms, I recommended that we start a candida diet to remove the candida overgrowth, repair the intestines, and repopulate her intestines with healthier bacteria. Doing so will decrease the amount of inflammation that occurs on her face.