Cure Food Intolerances Naturally

Last Modified on Jun 18, 2014

Natural Remedies to Cure Food Intolerances

The difference between a food allergy and a food intolerance is that the former involves an immune response. Food intolerance primarily concerns the digestive system. However, the digestive system is closely tied to our immune system and all the rest of the body's organs and functions, so the symptoms can be very similar.

"Food intolerance or food sensitivity is a negative reaction to a food that may or may not be related to the immune system or to food poisoning. It can be caused by the absence of specific chemicals or enzymes needed to digest a food substance, or to the body's responses to certain food constituents (chemicals) both natural or artificial.

Symptoms of food intolerance vary greatly, and can be mistaken for the symptoms of a food allergy. While true allergies are associated with fast-acting immunoglobulin IgE responses, it can be difficult to determine the offending food causing an intolerance because if the immune system is involved, the response is likely to be IgG mediated and takes place over a prolonged period of time. Thus the causative agent and the response are separated in time, and may not be obviously related. A deficiency in digestive enzymes can also cause some types of food intolerances. Lactose intolerance is a result of the body not producing enough lactase used to break down the lactose in milk. Gluten intolerance results in damage to villi in the small intestine, which makes it difficult for the body to absorb water and nutrients from foods. Another type of food intolerance is an intolerance to food chemicals such as salicylates or salicylate sensitivity. Salicylates are chemicals that can occur naturally in many foods. Salicylate sensitivity causes many symptoms the most common of which are: hives, stomach pain, head aches, mouth ulcers, and it has even been linked to ADD and ADHD." (Wikipedia)

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Acne: Blood Test for Food Intolerances   1  0   

Posted by Les (Athens, Greece) on 12/03/2007

[YEA]  For acne, the best solution is having a blood test for food intolerances. Then completely cut out the foods you are intolerant to. It takes less than a week to see results. It took me years of struggling to finally discover this simple solution. I hope this helps people.

Beer, Wine   0  0   

Posted by Randall (Oakland, Ca, Usa) on 01/26/2012

This may seem like a ridiculous question but I am trying to find away to be able to continue to enjoy a few glasses of organic wine or a high quality beer a night without the adverse health effects that I experience. For the past 8 years when I drink alcohol I am almost always unable to sleep that evening. I get rapid heart beats, palpitations, racing thoughts, difficulty breathing, anxiety, pulsations and other upsetting symptoms. When I wake in the morning I feel like I am lucky to have survived.

I am 40 years old, currently have minor mitral valve prolapse and I think that I may be allergic to alcohol. This is unfortunate since I have been drinking regularly for twenty plus years, never get "drunk" and really enjoy drinking. Drinking for me is something that helps me to "lighten up, " relax, quiet my mind, reduce anxiety, get present and enjoy myself. I like the lifestyle and the taste. Despite the terrible negative consequences I have continued to drink moderately hoping that "this time it will be different. " I have tried various supplements, drink lots of water but does not seem to help. Very frustrating that I cannot be like so many others who seem to drink without issue. After being up all last night with terrible symptoms (pulsations, heart rate raised, racing thoughts) my wife has said to me that she cannot stand to watch me suffer like this any more.

I probably should say goodbye to my love affair with beer and wine but before I do I was wondering if anyone knew of anything I could try and/or take that may mitigate the symptoms that I experience after drinking alcohol? Thank you for any guidance.

Posted by Timh
Louisville, Ky, Usa
1240 Posts
Randall, if you've never done a gallbladder cleanse, I would recommend one as you may not have sufficient bile flow; adding alcohol only toxifies the liver which would explain all your negative side effects. After a successful cleanse, go thru one bottle: Milk Thistle Seed (Sylamarin), Soy or Sun Lecithin (softgels), Flush Free Niacin, Zinc. Use as directed on labels.

This should restore your detoxification system. Report results.

Posted by Lanos
So. Calif, Usa
Randall, you might have an allergic reaction to the sulfites that have to be added to most wines as a preservative.. Some stores, such as Whole Foods Market, carry natural wines w/o sulfites. I hope this info helps you.
Posted by Randall
Oakland, Usa
Gallbladder cleanse? I have not thought of this. Thanks for the tip. I will give it a try. The kinds of cleanses I read about through the link you provide seem really intense, but maybe I can find one that is not as extreeme. Thank you for the ray of hope!

Also, thank you for the tip on sulfite free wine. I have tried that and often drink sake for this reason. Sake seems to not effect me as much but the other night I had a half a bottle of sulfite free organic red wine and was up most of the night with negative symptoms. Very frustrating. Thank you though for your response!

Posted by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
Randall, why don't you try making your own wine. Very easy to do and no preservatives.
Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
211 Posts
Hi Randall, People with mitral valve prolapse have this problem with alcohol. Some can have one or even two drinks with no problems but no more so try just one and see if you get the reaction. If you google alcohol and fast heart rate you will find many folk who have mitral valve prolapse or are recommended to get tested for it. Magnesium & CoQ10 are worth supplementing for mitral valve prolapse. The ayurvedic herb arjuna is also great for the heart.

Also some people with mvp have found they need to learn to address their stress as it is not good for the mvp. There are many things to help you with stress and reduce anxiety instead of alcohol such as: ashwagandha; tulsi (also known as holy basil and is also good for the heart); 5htp; Vit B's; Vit D (sun) and others.

There are many successful remedies on the following pages:

Eliminate Soy   0  0   

Posted by Shery (Key West, Florida, Usa) on 08/29/2010

I eliminated all soy based products from my diet, like tofu, miso soup, soybean oil, soy lecithin and any foods that contained anything with the word soy in it. I did this to see if it was the culprit of gastro-intestinal problems, but lo and behold, I started noticing that my face was clearing up. All my pimples went away! I think I have a soy allergy and never knew it. Now if I get a pimple, I think to myself, "what did I eat to have caused this?" and sure enough, I ate something with soy and didn't realize it. Like, Pop Tarts for instance, they have some soy ingredients, as well as breads and mayonnaise. You have to experiment with your level of tolerance. Chemical residue is left behind when they extract soybean products with Hexane, it doesn't surprise me that eliminating it will help balance your body chemistry.

Posted by Bill
Springfield, Va, United States
Not all soy is harmful. If soy has been fermented for a few years or longer, it is very healthful. If not fermented, it is always harmful. The Japanese people always consume only soy that has been fermented for awhile. Be sure to check out Soy Alert! on the Weston A. Price website.
Posted by Dthales
Ogden, Utah
Most soy in the USA is the genetically engineered type that is patented because it is super hardy and resists weeds so well. Problem is it introduced new proteins into the soy that were never there before. You body sees these protiens as invaders and thus you have an allergic reaction. Seems like 90% of products have soy in them these days and 90% of them use the abundant genetically modified "super soy". If you can find old school soy, the kind that's been around for thousands of years, then you could try that and see if you get an allergic reaction.
Posted by Jason7305
Ventura, Ca, Usa
Organic soy is fine. No GMO's, pesticides, chemicals etc. My family and I never eat nor drink any soy products unless it's organic, or non GMO. We are all healthy! We have entirely replaced milk, which we've drank all our lives, with soy 2 years ago.

General Feedback   0  0   

Posted by Bluscarlet (Smyrna, De) on 01/17/2013

I have had gluten and dairy intolerances for the past 3 years, I try to stay off them, but have a incredibly hard time. Has anyone found a cure to these?

Posted by Anon
Hi, try not keeping gluten or dairy at home. Another thing may help is just allowing a little at weekends only. Watch yourself for any reaction.
Posted by Goldencat
Akron, Oh
I find I can tolerate grass-grazed, organic, non-homogenized cow's milk without the problems of conventional dairy: internal itching of ears, sinus congestion, postnasal drip, abdominal cramps and nausea. Simply organic cow's milk is less tolerated but still can use in small amounts (a few tbsp in a mug of oatmeal, or in my coffee) - I experience more congestion than on grassfed milk, but not the other awful symptoms. Goat's milk is okay too, in moderation. Milk is known to cause congestion/mucus, in western and Chinese medicine. Raw milk cheese may be acceptable too. Some people can tolerate soft "fresh" cheeses that are not aged, like mozzarella and common queso (simple pressed curds). Aged cheeses can affect you differently - I find a tiny bit of cheddar causes a headache, but I can have several slices of muenster and feel fine. Also, a digestive enzyme may help, if that's a weak part of your assimilation maybe the proteins are not getting broken down enough.
Posted by Andrea C
A lot of organic dairy herds are fed on grains, not grass and this will cause big problems especially to people with Gluten Intolerance. I would look in to Gluten Intolerance if I were you, as grains are found in loads of thing's and especially organic practice, as well as non organic. Always read the labels on EVERYTHING. Non organic ingredients are also permitted by law to be put in food labeled as 'Organic' and if an Organic raised animal is fed on grains, it will affect you as you still get the Lectin's associated with Gluten Intolerance by eating grain-fed animals. Love Andrea C xxxxx

Histaminosis   0  0   

Posted by Linda (Dublin) on 11/14/2010

Has anybody heard of histaminosis? I think I might suffer from it after a bit of research. Im curious if its out there as a condition.

Nightshade Fruits and Vegetables   0  0   

Posted by Jasmine (Sydney, Nsw, Australia) on 08/28/2010

I saw lots of information about this Nightshade fruits & vegetables on the net. These Nightshade fruits and vegetables are the main cause of illness like Arthritis for some people. Some people are really allergic to it but they don't know about it. These Nightshade fruits & vegetables dominate our groceries these days. Probably the reason why people are sicker than ever. There are over 250 kinds of fruits & vegetables that are Nightshade mainly because they contain Solanine and can be grown at night. Examples are potatoes, tomatoes, capsicums, eggplant, okra, strawberry etc. However blueberry does not grow at night but it is considered as Nightshade fruit because it contains Solanine. No wonder, some oncologist treating their cancer patients tell them to avoid Nightshade fruits & vegetables.

Posted by Rhyannon
Lousiville, Ky. Usa
2 Posts
Thank you for posting these comments. I am healing myself of overweight and arthritis: gave up msg/free glutamates, opioid peptides [cow dairy and gluten] to great success... But pain remained. Added turmeric 3 mos. ago, and eliminated nightshades in the last month. [all from google-ing, using intuition.]. It has helped immeasurably, the tide turned with solanine. I notice you say there are 250 items that contain solanine, in whatever name/form. Could you please post a link to this list at your convenience. My acquired list is about 50 items. Thank you endlessly.
Posted by Lucy
Chester Uk, Uk
I also am affected by raw tomatoes and msg as these will cause crippling symptoms, also a while ago I bought vit d3 tablets thinking they would do me good but I was crippled in the morning and I looked up norman childers and vit d3 and he mentioned about it containing a substance that is in the deadly nightshade family and this crippled cattle when d3 was given to them. I am otherwise fine when I dont eat these. I ate cous cous the other week and this created problems too. What we dont know may be killing us.

Remedies Needed   0  0   

Posted by Joan (Portsmouth, Hampshire) on 06/09/2014

Can anyone help with a severe allergy and overactive immune problem. My son has a bad reaction to inorganic phosphates, sulphites, nitrates and dyes which are in all present day foods. It's caused him to suffer M.E, glandular fever, internal and rectal bleeding, dangerously low iron levels and reflux problems. How can he help his body resist these chemicals? I realize present day farming and chemical treatment of our food is not going to change, but there must be something somewhere that will help to make him less ill and miserable

Posted by Mama To Many
664 Posts
Dear Joan,

I am sorry your son is suffering so much!

I have some thoughts on things you could try but it would be helpful first to know how old your son is and whether or not he is taking any medication. Also, what is his diet like?

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Timh
1240 Posts
This case has all appearance of very low antioxidant status. I will not go into detail here, but do search "antioxidants" at local or online health food store and purchase the largest variety or broad spectrum, or complex or formula you can. Antioxidant therapy will greatly strengthen and protect cells from the free radicals.
Posted by Joan
Portsmouth. Hampshire
Thank you so much for your interest. My son is 50 years old and has been subject to allergies since birth. He was a few weeks premature and because I was unable to feed him myself he was given what was called National Dried milk which must have been completely unsuitable for such a tiny baby. It's got so much worse over the years and with research he's been able to identify these chemicals in our food which cause him so much grief. He is able to purchase testers from your country with which he is able to gauge the amount of phosphates etc. His medication consists of 2 inhalers(Salbutamol and Seretide)-Cetirzine-Piriton-Calcium Carbonate-Omeprazole He does have a very sympathetic doctor but she says there is no treatment His diet is mainly vegetarian with seed sprouting replacing vegetables which are mostly contaminated by inorganic phosphate in the soil. Sometimes he is able to obtain fish straight from the sea which is fine and eggs from the Prince of Wales Duchy of Cornwall estate I would be so grateful for any suggestions that might help.
Posted by Mama To Many
664 Posts
Dear Joan,

Your son is blessed to have you for a mother and his advocate! It sounds like you all have done a lot of research and have already made many positive steps for him.

Timh had a great suggestion regarding the anti-oxidants. I would look in to that for sure.

I would also look into the alkalizing remedies on Earth Clinic. I am assuming he is taking the inhalers for his allergies? Bill Munroe's Hydorgen Peroxide Inhalation therapy method, on this site, may be of help to him also.

Our family has found cold pressed organic coconut oil to be helpful for autoimmune issues. We have also found home made raw milk kefir helpful. It has helped my daughter with autoimmune/allergy issues. She feels better than she has in years since she started consuming it.

Slippery Elm Bark Powder and Comfrey (root or leaf) are two excellent herbs for healing in the gut. They are gentle and healing. I make a little slippery elm porridge when I need some. 1 Tablespoon Slippery Elm and 1/4 cup hot water mixed up. I add a little salt and honey. The comfrey can be put into a smoothie, made into tea, taken in capsules, etc.

But you will know best if these herbs and coconut oil would be suitable for your son, since they would still be grown in soil, which can be an issue for him.

Activated Charcoal Powder may also be of help to him. Charcoal adsorbs a huge list of offending substances. He can take a teaspoon in an 8 ounces glass of water 1-3 times a day. It can be constipating without enough water. It also will cause the stool to be black. Charcoal has healed many of all kinds of problems. Charcoal should be taken two hours away from any medicines or herbs as it can decrease their effectiveness.

You have obviously done a lot of research. I know you will continue. There are many, many stories here on Earth Clinic and I think the more you read the more you will get ideas for things to try and help him to heal. Sometimes it is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Please let us know what you try and how your son is doing. I pray that you find the answers soon!

~Mama to Many~

Posted by Debby (Sydney, AU) on 04/06/2014

Hi Bill,

Wanting your advise for multiple food and chemical sensitivities.

Firstly, I want to take sodium molybdenum as I believe this really helps especially if you are deficient of this mineral. Can I take this mineral for an ongoing period of time and how much can I take? Also are there any side effects that you know of?

Secondly, do you think 1/4 tspn of citric acid and 1/4 tspn bicarb soda would be better than ACV + bicarb for my sensitivities?

Thirdly, I am losing my hair and was wondering what copper supplement I should take and how much of it.

I know you have helped a lot of people Bill and would be very grateful for your expert advice on the above and for any other additional supplements you think might help me.

Thanking you in advance. Regards Debby :)

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
925 Posts
Hi Debby...Ted from Bangkok usually advises taking 10 mgs to 25 mgs of sodium molybdate daily for two weeks only and with a weeks rest after the two weeks. But Sodium Molybdate is difficult to source. So I would simply advise taking the molybdenum from health stores at the maximum RDA dosage of 900 mcgs three times a day, every day. Although molybdenum or sodium molybdate has the same low toxicity level as ordinary table salt, molybdenum does tend to deplete copper from the body. Molybdenum removes poisons like aldehydes and alcohols from the body. Taking a copper supplement also tends to deplete zinc which is essential for the immune system. So if you take copper supplements, you should also take zinc at different times as well.

If your food and chemical sensitivity problems suddenly appeared for no apparent reason over a period of time (as opposed to being a life long problem) then something must have caused these problems. Generally, candida and/or mycoplasma in the intestines are destructive and are easily capable of creating small holes in the intestines which allows undigested proteins into the blood. These undigested proteins are then marked as the enemy by your immune system and allergies and sensitivities arise. My advice would be to avoid wheat, dairy, yeast products, drugs and to avoid all processed food in general.

The other problem that you might have is low thyroid. This is well known as a cause for hair falling out which is a hypothyroid symptom. You can take either a strong liquid kelp extract or lugol's iodine supplement every day to bring your thyroid back up to normal operation(and healthy hair). See this article on the guidelines and extra nutrients you will need to supplement higher dose lugol's iodine.

To help heal your intestines and thyroid gland here is a simple drink that you can take twice a day. This drink will help to heal, detox and alkalize your intestines as well as help to heal your thyroid. In a glass of water, add the following:

1/2 to 1 level tspn of MSM (Methyl-sulfonyl-methane) powder. Repairs, detoxes the intestines and stops allergies.

One tablespoon ACV

One tablespoon of lemon/lime juice

1./4 teaspoon Ascorbic acid powder(Vitamin C)

Add 6 drops of lugol's iodine or use a strong liquid kelp extract (as recommended on the bottle). This will help to heal your low thyroid and hair problems.

Add Sodium Bicarbonate(Baking Soda -- Arm & Hammer brand is OK to use) until the fizzing stops.

(Optional) Add half a tablespoon of psyllium husks -- helps to absorb poisons and mechanically cleans the intestinal walls as well.

Take the above drink remedy twice a day -- outside mealtimes.

You can buy most of the powders recommended above from

I would also advise that you take the Borax Water remedy that Ted advises(unscented 20 Mule Team Borax is fine to use). This remedy will act to kill fungus and mycoplasma in your intestines that may be the core reason for your sensitivity/allergy problems. To make it, add 1/8 tsp of Borax to one liter of water. Drink one liter of this water, on its own, throughout the day. Drink this borax water for five days and then take two days off in a continuous cycle like that.

Posted by Debby
Sydney, Australia
Thank you Bill for your wonderful advice!!

About 20 years ago I got the Epstein Barr Virus, doctors said I have Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. No doubt I would have CANDIDA. Over time my energy levels got better, however my chemical/food sensitivities have worsened especially around menopause. So I am really excited to try this new remedy. This is keeping things very simple for me which is just what I need... just a couple of questions.

1. Because I am so chemically sensitive sometimes even supplements give me a really bad headache. Will I get any die off from this remedy and do you think I will be able to cope with 6 drops of luguls in one drink?

2. Secondly, because I am taking the sodium molybdate should I take a copper supplement and if so what one do you recommend? Or do you think 2 weeks would not be long enough to deplete the copper.

Thanking you in advance Bill. Regards, Debby

Posted by Bill
San Fernando, Philippines
925 Posts
Hi Debby...In answer to your questions:

1. Because I am so chemically sensitive sometimes even supplements give me a really bad headache. Will I get any die off from this remedy and do you think I will be able to cope with 6 drops of luguls in one drink?

I would test all the supplements that you suspect might cause sensitivities individually on your skin first to see if you are allergic/sensitive. Also, particularly for Lugol's Iodine, work up to the full daily dosage(6 drops drops twice a day) using smaller drop dosages initially in case there are any Herx or Detox effects. If this occurs then adjust the dosage lower to suit your needs accordingly.

2. Secondly, because I am taking the sodium molybdate should I take a copper supplement and if so what one do you recommend? Or do you think 2 weeks would not be long enough to deplete the copper.

Generally, candida welcomes excess copper into the body. Excess copper makes candida more virulent and copper is also incorporated into their biofims. So don't worry about the copper, worry about the candida instead. Taking molybdenum will also act to neutralize and reduce the waste toxins in your body from candida, thus reducing the Herx reaction. Molybdenum also kills candida as well. That's why I would avoid taking copper supplements altogether if you have candida. And, as I've already said, taking lugol's iodine(plus all the companion nutrients) will improve your low thyroid problem. Iodine is also essential for healthy nails, skin and hair. The MSM in the drink will also provide sulfur which is also essential for healthy skin, nails and hair.

Another idea for you -- if you suspect mineral imbalance then just get a hair analysis done(quite cheap). This will not only tell what minerals you are lacking but will also tell you what heavy metals you have in excess in your body as well. Armed with this knowledge you should be able to use a more focused protocol to achieve health and balance.

Posted by Debby
Sydney, AU
Thank you so much Bill. You have really helped me with my queries, especially about the copper. Good advice on the lugols Iodine, I will start slow to be on the safe side.

Just one question, how long should I continue to take this remedy for??

I know you are the candida king, Bill, therefore, am so grateful for your help. I will start the drink tomorrow. Again, thank you for sharing your knowledge and time. :)

Posted by Valerie (Shrewsbury, Shropshire) on 08/13/2012

Dear sir /madam, I would be grateful for your opinion regarding a query I have. It has taken doctors in the uk 17 years to tell me I have m.e, and that I can expect to have it for the rest of my life (I am 47). I am a single mother to an unemployed 23 year old, with no other family or friends, so the strain is considerable. I have a host of very debilitating symptoms and wondered whether it could ever be the case that people diagnosed with c.f.s./m.e, do in fact have hidden food intolerances, I have tested mainly negative for food allergies. In a way I find it hard to believe that intolerances could cause such crippling and incapacitating symptoms as I am experiencing, but feel its definately not something to be overlooked, kind regards, valerie

Posted by Robyn
Melbourne, Australia
Valerie, food allergies is just 1 layer, it will cause extra pain, fatigue, inflammation. But as you said its not likely to cause all the crippling symptoms. But have you had your adrenals, thyroid, liver tested, done a hair analysis. Might help.
Posted by Hema
New York
Valirie, I was going through same thing since last six months. I spenr so much money but doctor did not figure it out. I learned then by self that I am having problems wih gluten food even thought all the test came out ok. I was feeling extremely tired, pain in muscle after eating wheat products and chronic contipation. This is what its helping me now. I am taking wheatgrass power every morning with one spoon of virgin coconut oil. Apple cider vinegar really helps so taking little ACV and baking soda with that too. Not eating wheat everyday but sometimes I do. If you go on gluten free food you can see big difference. I feel like alive again. No more back pain or tiredness. I also eat little portion now a days. Hope this helps you and god bless you.

Posted by Ann (London, Uk) on 02/29/2012

Hi guys, I've got a 14 month old who had eczema breakouts when she was about 3 months old. This coincided with the introduction of cows milk formula. It took us nearly five months to find out she had milk allergies/intolerance.but our problems were far from over as she still had eczema but no reflux and wheezing(she was actually given an asthma pump by her doctor) We then linked it to her rice cereal and cut that out. And all symptoms disappeared. We then introduced yam, banana, oatmeal, turkey, buckwheat , quinoa, chicken , goatsmeat, pears, cantalopes, grapes, carrots, lentils, butternut squash, brown bread, white potatoes, sweetpotatoes, baby coconut, mangoes, ribena, tapioca, apple, weetabix, cornflakes, plantain, blueberries, sugar, spinach............ Breathe....... I kid you not, she reacted to every single item of food on that list except the quinoa and the turkey. So that is all she eats now. That and neocate milk. She no longer accepts the quinoa- frankly I think she is bored and it breaks my heart when she watches us eat and tries to pick the food off our plates and we refuse.

I know she is very young so I am quite hesitant to try any of the alkalising remedies on here as I do not know what effects they would have on a child's growing body. Your response would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by Robyn
Wade, North Carolina
2 Posts
Please try to not eat in front of her; she's not able to understand why she is being treated "unfairly" and different from everyone else.

Have you tried Kefir? It's pre-digested and accepted by MANY of us who are intollerant to dairy. Buy some Kefir Grains and make it at home. Use RAW milk if available in your area. If you can't find the grains let me know and I'll send them to you.

Also fermented vegetables. Again, pre-digested. AND good for the whole family to eat - aids in digestion of protien, etc. Easy to make at home. Google for recipes and/or use the whey from the Kefir.

Your story made me sad; to think of a little child reaching for food and being told "no"... There IS an answer and you WILL find it! Maybe this information will help.

Praying for your family

Posted by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
Have you tried giving her wheatgrass juice? That would supply all ner nutrients at least. So sorry to hear about this. Have you heard of the Gaps diet, D Natasha McBride or Body ecology, Donna Gates? They help many kids with food allergies. Google them on you tube.
Posted by Ann
London, Uk
Thanks robyn.. Your response made me tear up. I've heard about kefir grains and will give it a try will also look into the fermented vegetables. Thank you for your kind response. Love and peace
Posted by Jen
Bozeman, Mt, Us
114 Posts
To Ann from London, That poor baby. It sounds like there might be something else going on. What do you mean by reaction? Does she just get eczema or is there more symptoms involved with her reactions? If it is just the skin disorder you might try adding some vitamins she is possibly deficient in. Vitamin D3 is the main one. Maybe omega 3's, magnesium, and iodine (helps to produce enzymes to digest food).

I too had eczema from a young age. I was hospitalized with allergies of just about everything because I was not gaining weight. Sugar, milk and goats milk, chocolate, certain veggies, oats, wheat, and just about everything was supposedly causing my problems. I was diagnosed with a "disorder" called failure to thrive. I had the lesion/ rashes on my body for a very long time before my parents were able to find a dermotologist who re "diagnosed" me with having Psoriasis not eczema. Mysteriously when we moved to sunny California when I was about 10 yrs old. my rash started to slowly go away. We didn't connect the dots at the time but fast forward 17 years later. I had moved back to Montana when I was 18 yrs old. The rash came back when I was stressed which became more and more the older I got. When I was 27 and covered with the rash I went to a specialist who prescribed an ointment of straight Vit D. It completely removed the rash in a very short amount of time. Now when I get a spot or two I rub a D3 capsule on it and it never fully shows up. I also take D3 daily to make sure I am not deficient.

You also might look into something called lectin's. Cure Your Autoimmune and Inflammatory Disease by Gregory Barton PhD. It was very helpful in understanding why certain foods cause reactions in myself. I pray your little one gets well soon.

Posted by Cat
Papamoa, New Zealand
I feel so sad for you and your child. My son by the age of 1yr had started to develop a small spot of eczema on the back of his leg behind his knee which didn't seem too bad but eventually it started at the top of his shoulders and ended up completely covering his whole back within a few days. This was very concerning to me and of course watching him scratch was heartbreaking. He was still being breastfed as well as having solids but my first course of action was to take him to a Naturopath. She diagnosed him being low in sulphur and gave me sulphur drops to take home. I think the instructions were to put one drop on his tongue 2 or 3 times a day until the drops were gone. I did this immediately and within 2 days the eczema had completely vanished. Never to be seen again!! I'm not saying your child is low in sulphur but a Naturopath seems to be a great choice as they are able to focus on what's missing or going on in the body much better than a regular doctor can!!
Posted by Tina
Houston, Usa
Ann, Please try giving her raw milk keifer, fermented veggies that are 'live', good quality probiotics, on a daily basis.

Also please google 'pranic healing london' and see what comes up. Most food allergies are enrgetic blocks in a person's subtle body and once the nergy is removed, the person can go back to being healed and a normal routine. It is really helpful.

Please look at for more info on keifer, probiotic foods and gut healing.

Also look into Body Ecology Diet (Donna Gates) and see how that can help.

Please do not think that ingesting certain foods can resolve the issue. If trapped energy is not removed, the issue cannot be resolved at the root and here is where pranic healing can be most beneficial.

Good luck :)

Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
211 Posts
Hi Ann, Have you tried giving her only organic or biodynamic food for a while. I realize this would be difficult but it would eliminate chemicals in the food as a problem. The pesticides and fungicides are not only used in the growing along with herbicides but also in storage. You probably already know this though.

Cat that is interesting about the sulphur because many years ago an elderly lady recomended sulfur in molasses for all skin problems.

All the best Ann as you find the answer/s for your little one.

Posted by Ann
London, Uk
Jen, I'm with you on that one I just don't trust doctors, I mean I was told my baby had asthma and her squirming and colicky pains are "normal in any newborn" jeez.... My mum had eight children and I am the first so I know what is normal for a baby and what isn't. I like the idea of fermented and cultured foods though, in fact, just been out to get some ingredients to make her some chicken stock{gonna try the gaps diet, thanks debbie}. I've heard about kefir but I don't know how she'll react to the milk in it as she has milk allergies. When we started her on solids all we fed her was the organic stuff but she still got the wheezing, eczema, reflux, and stomach cramps. I also tried evening primrose oil, Apple Cider Vinegar and bicarb of soda in her bath water. But the results would only last until her next meal this is how I know it is more than skin deep[jen] and that topical application of products isn't really solving the problem. Read about leaky gut syndrome somewhere- guess I'll have to do some more research on it. I tried to apply sulphur ointments to her skin but it just made her skin burn and I had to wash it off real quick. I guess I have a lot of work to do cause I'm not about to wait around until she's ten "when she MAY outgrow her allergies"hmmmn! . Once again thank you all for your kind words... peace and love.
Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Australia
211 Posts
Hi Ann, You can make water kefir instead of milk if you prefer. Also instead of cows milk try goats milk (although with all your experience you've probably done this). The other one I know some people who react to cows milk can have the A2 protein milk. My girlfriend had similar problems, although not with the organic veg, so I will try and catch her over the weekend. I will post back after with what she did. It may take a few days as she lives interstate and like most is busy.
Posted by Ann
London, Uk
Thanks for your response maria, yes I have tried goats milk, it made her very phlegmy in the mornings so much so that she had trouble breathing also her poos would really sting her bum. I saw "water kefir crystals on amazon but ignored it cause I wasn't sure what it was but I'll do some research on the stuff and use that instead of milk like you advised. Ordered a few books as well to get me familiar with the whole fermenting thing. I'm even sprouting some quinoa right now. I just hope the little one likes the taste.. do keep me posted. peace and love.
Posted by Maria
Gippsland, Vic, Australia
211 Posts
Hi Ann, Flaxseed oil (linseed) and sulphur (as Cat found also) were her answer. My friend gave her son flax oil 3 times a day, initially at 1 ml and increased it with age. The sulphur was the homeopathic one as in the tissue salts. She would take 1 tablet and dissolve it in some water about 5 mls and using a dropper pop some it on his tongue. After the first dose she often only used a few drops instead of the whole 5 mls. Then the sulphur was the given whenever the symptoms started to worsen or reappear. Her son even if he touched the outside of the cheese packet he got an allergy rash. Her son had to remain dairy free and is only now being encouraged to try it again. He is about 13 and doesn't want to so I suggested starting with ghee then moving to butter.

I would also add some minerals in the form of colloidal minerals. She would only need 1 ml a day, as the usual children's dose is 2 mls. With Jen's suggestion of magnesium & iodine you could apply them to the unbroken skin. The iodine only about 1 inch spot and change the area each day. Magnesium oil, I would dilute it by half or make it yourself but make it weak and massage it on to her unbroken skin. The D 3 capsule sounds great as you don't want the D 2 form. (Jen, thanks for that idea. ) Cod Liver Oil may also strengthen her system. Down the track if you want to try butter instead try ghee first as it has the all the protein solids removed.

I don't know about alkalising or even the quantaties for one so young and as no one has answered that for you it would pay to ask Bill for his opinnion. I suspect it would help as acidic conditions can contribute to allergies. Do let us know how you go with what helped and what didn't so that you can then help others down the track who may have a little one with similar isseus. Plus I (like many I suspect) like to know how folk have gone with there remedies. All the best Ann.

Posted by Ann
London, Greater London, Uk
2 Posts
hi maria, sorry to be responding so late. The little one and I have been down with a cold. Regarding her skin, her eczema is under control as I have not fed her any foods that I know will aggravate it{yup, we're still on the quinoa and turkey}. I ordered some kefir on ebay which should arrive any day soon[its coming from ireland]. I'll start her off with the probiotics and cultured veg. Hopefully that will strenghthen her immune system so she is better able to tolerate a wider range of foods. Will definitely be hitting the health shop tomorrow. I will keep you posted and thank you so much for the information.

peace and love, ailevi

Hi, Try the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Sydney) Elimination Diet also known as Failsafe (acronym for Free of Additives etc etc) It's a low chemical diet (both naturally occurring and articifial). Look up RPAH Elimination Diet. It's the Dept of Immunology. You can order the handbook and very good recipe book.

Terrific resource is Au Look at factsheets. Eczema is listed there. Also look at 'Common Mistakes'. It's a must to make sure you're doing the diet correctly. Also recc is to do the diet under supervision of dietician/nutritionist familiar with the RPAH Elim Diet. Email fedup (see below) or contact RPAH Dept of Immunology Allergy Unit. They may have list of such in the UK or know who to ask.

The idea is to eliminate chemicals from the body then 'challenge' the categories (salicylates, amines, glutamates etc) to see which are causing reactions then find the tolerance levels. Everyone has a tolerance level (some very high, some very sensitive) and it's dose related so it's worse for kids due to size/body weight.

It must be heart breaking and you must be wanting to get some nutrition into your little one so to get you started whilst you do some research put front of the next line and you'll get info on the food list. Scroll down that page for a table of the foods.

Start with food, (whole family is a good idea) then read the common mistakes on fedup. That will lead you to the rest I. E. buying and storing/defrosting of meat, going frgrance free including items for toiletries (even toothpaste), laundry etc.

You'll know when you've hit the mark when you walk down the laundry detergent aisle at the shops you'll feel that it's the strongest thing you've ever smelt. This is very temporary.

Wishing you the best. I went on it (plus excluded the sulphur veg but included them later) purely for digestion problems and was astonished that within 1 week so many other long term things that had been bothering me disappeared including 'tennis elbow' and doctor diagnosed fibromyalgia!!! However it was useful for doing the challenges because I could establish what came back with each category of chemical. Key things here are chemicals, inflammation and how it manifests in different people.

Posted by Rhyannon
Louisville, Ky Usa
2 Posts
This was a gut wrenching read. I just read it and feel I must respond. I remember reading a Bernard Jensen book which suggested "painting" liquid chlorophyll on the soles of the feet to help w iodine/trace mineral absorption. My gut made me feel there is a need to test for heavy metal toxicity as well.... And fresh air and sunshine. Blessings and well wishes.

Posted by Msh728 (Small Town, Wi) on 08/27/2011

I have a 2-year-old that has struggled with food allergies and intolerances since birth. He exhibits severe acid reflux, exema, acidic bowel movements that burn his skin, dark eye circles, wakes several times per night, and periodic behavior issues that appear to be related to his food intolerances. He has never had allergy testing completed, as we have attempted elimination diets to discover his problem foods. So far, we've discovered that dairy, gluten, eggs, tomato, cabbage, broccoli, nuts, beans, and nearly every fruit cause him difficulty. He continues to be breastfed, and I've adhered to his diet since he is so sensitive that he reacts to what I've eaten through the milk. We do not eat processed food, and attempt to eat organic as much as possible since he is very sensitive to chemicals. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Posted by Debbie
Melbourne, Australia
MSH728 my sons also has had problems we are working through. I would give your son a good probiotic and also digestive enzymes. I give my son raw milk and raw butter. Also fermented cod liver oil and oil butter (available online). I have also started both of us on a colloidal mineral formula as most illness and problems are caused by a mineral deficiency.

I recommend reading the following ebook (free - 80 pages) as a starting place to help your son on mineral deficiencies.

Also a great book "Excitotoxins, the Taste that Kills" by a Neurosurgeon, Dr. Russell Blaylock. He talks about how dangerous MSG and Aspartame are in our food supply and how MSG is the cause of many diseases.

Posted by Beth
Melbourne, Australia
Hi Ann, Sounds like your daughter has Salicylate sensitivity, check out Houston Enzymes, you may find the site helpful

Posted by Kathy (Keller, Tx, USA) on 11/20/2009

Please give me your latest remedy for food intolerances. I know my stomach acid is low, but I cannot tolerate Betaine HCL. I have trouble with fruit, simple sugar, fish oil, oats, popcorn, dairy, and numerous other foods.

Thank you,

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Posted by Sadie (Manchester) on 10/01/2013

Can anyone advise whether I can try molybdenum in liquid form to help my four year old with salicylate difficulties. Is it safe, what dose? I have it in liquid form with three drops equating to 75mcg

thank you in advance

Posted by Carrie
I haven't found a liquid molybdenum, but have found capsules for my 3 year old. I break them open and put about 1/4 of the powder in some water for her to drink, and then I just close the capsule back up for next time.

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Posted by Julie (Austin, TX) on 10/31/2006

[NAY]  I tried this for a few days and felt no real difference in the foods I could eat. Actually I felt that it made my digestion weaker and my stomach and intestines felt weak and raw. I had one symptom which made me discontinue treatment. Once before when i was using baking soda regularly (to deal with chronic interstial cystitis: it was the only relief) I developed swollen salivary glands under my tongue with a spot which felt like a stone. The same thing happened this time only more severe. Similar to what is described as a blockage the swelling and tenderness come after eating. Other salivary glands on cheek and lips are now raw and inflamed. Why does baking soda do this? Something to do with acid alkaline question? Perhaps "Ted" could be asked?

Posted by Ted
Bangkok, Thailand
Dear Julie: As in all remedies, one size does not fit all. It is best to determine first whether your body does indeed acid, by getting a litmus paper, or a pocket pH meter, or if bigger budget allows it, ORP meter. You need to measure your urinary pH and salivary pH.

When this does not work and you can't get supplies to measure your own pH, use the second newer formula as there is a rare condition that some people get allergic to citric acid. The cure as I remembered was to add lemon juice, or more precisely lime juice, since here in Thailand we tend to call green lime, "lemon" and it gets confusing here since no one here ever uses yellow lemon!

Therefore try one whole freshly squeezed lime juice, then add baking soda at 1/4 teaspoon interval until the fizzing stops. Then add water to one half glass of water. This will correct vitamin C, phosphate deficiencies, rare citric acid allergies, and Oxidation reduction potentials that are not within the normal parameter. You should notice improvement within the next day.

In one case I have witnessed a severe bicarbonate deficiency, in that case that person I knew had to go using just pure bicarbonate only formula, which consists mostly of 90% sodium bicarbonate and 10% potassium bicarbonate. So his dose was about 1/2 teaspoon taken for twice a day for a least two weeks before his became normal. I knew he had a severe form as his urinary pH were something near pH of 5, which is considered extremely low.

However, I suspect dietary issues are a problem here for you. Fruits in general are high in sugar, oily foods can also create problems, low sodium diets also, even high potassium diets, and high phosphate diets. Only a pH meter can tell me that. For example if the salivary pH exceeds 7.5 that's high phosphate. If urinary pH is extremely low then bicarbonate only. However, for most people urinary pH is usually between pH 5.5 to 6. In which case a bicarbonate and citric acid works best. For people whose pH remains always stubborn and refused to budge to 6.5, then a pinch of disodium phosphate will help (found in lemons and some bananas), but on the other hand, if the pH have a tendency to "drift" to acid after a day or two OR if you seem to be allergic to something whenever a change in diets or eating certain foods, then it is a sodium molybdate deficiency.

In case of IC, my common remedy that seemed to help is one SINGLE dose of 1-2 teaspoon of sea salt in one glass of water. The pain will reduce in a matter of an hour. If you want to take it again, then you can take it only another week. This is just a precautionary standard to prevent too much sodium. People on a pure vegetarian, or raw food diets, seems to have problems about low sodium. In conclusion, measure your pH first then you start from there whether your case is alkaline or acid, extreme acid or extreme alkaline, and whether you seem to be allergic to something. These telling things are clues to what you should do.

Posted by Susie
Kerrville, Texas
Thank you for all of your sharing. It is nice to know there are others who have the same struggles. I have food allergies, dairy, cheese, sugar, vinegars, soy and more. These manifest in the swelling of the cartilage of my ears, ear canals, hearing loss, ear infections, holes blown in my ear drums. On top of that I enjoy eczema on the skin inside and out of the ear and up into my hairline. ( I thought it was leaky gut syndrome)

At this point I am trying to plan what to do first.

I mixed the lemon and 1/4 Baking Soda in the mornings for the past week. Then I read that Ted suggest not to add the acid or ACV with Baking Soda for food intolerance's.

So my next step would be the H2O2 in water. Then the Borax soap? I have read so much that now I am just confused. Any help is welcome. Could be Brain Fog. Thank you.

Posted by Shannon
Atlanta, Georgia
I have very severe food intolerances. I took the ALCAT test and it revealed I am severely intolerant to pork, chicken, vanilla, cinnamon, wheat black pepper, romaine lettuce, grapes. Moderately intolerant to cocoa, soy, cashews, hazelnut, lamb, mangoes, cabbage, etc and the list goes on and on. Before taking this test I became sick about 2 years ago and experienced frequent diarhea, bloated stomach, itchy skin really bad dandruff, runny nose itchy eyes, developed gastro ulcers. I initially went to an allergist to find that I was allergic to shell fish but that was it. No outdoor allergies at all. I am looking for some help/direction with this. Where did all come from what is the cause and what can I do to tone down some of these allergies. I cant eat anything!! Help!
Posted by Susan
I am very sorry to read this and much of what is already written is extremely valuable. There is a lot of value in the probiotic thread - leading immunologists are beginning to understand the link between good gut flora and the induction of regulatory immune responses that balance immune reactions. Good strains of probiotics are in the OptiBac porbiotics sachets (UK product). The elimination diet (austrialia) is proving valuable for us. We caught on to it about three weeks ago when I read Fed Up written by Sue Dengate (diet referred to above).

We are beginning to home in on the additives that are causing problems for our son. At some point soon we will be introducing the probiotics that I have mentioned - we would hope that this strategy will help raise his tolerance threshold to foods. Another link that might prove valuable for some is We wondered whether magnesium deficiency has been partly a problem for our son too and have started to use pure magnesium flakes in his bath (not too much of course) and paying special attention to maintaining a diet rich in magnesium. Switched from normal wheat to spelt and are now using organic spelt from Sharpham park (gluten is far easier to digest). Also switched to organic Buffalo milk (100% A2) from Laverstoke farm (delivered to many Waitrose stores)- we considered goats milk but it is impossible to get organic goats milk in the uk. Watch out for sulphites, salicylates, amines, antioxidants, sorbates, benzoates and others (see Au). There will be a cause and with prayers and a little good luck, things will improve. God bless, Suzanne

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 06/15/2006

No, ACV should not help with food intolerances, but it does help acid reflux. A simple citric acid baking soda at 1/4 teaspoon each mixed in 1/2 glass of water, taken once in morning and before going to bed on an empty stomach should resolve at least some initial food intolerances. A small pinch of potassium and magnesium will help, but it should be in the form of citrates or bicarbonates, if you can find one. Take this for a week. On your second week your food intolerances should appreciably reduce. The other thing is to give MSM a try, and on the third or fourth day, you should be able to eat many food. If not, then you probably have a molybdenum deficiency. So take that supplement as a possibility. The secret to make it work is to make sure you take it on an empty stomach, and grind the supplement to a powder, otherwise the body is not going to absorb it. The preferred form of molybdenum is sodium molybdate.

Why does baking soda citric acid work? It is anti- inflammatory. MSM is similar but it works differently by allowing the body to receive nutrients throughout the body by increasing cellular bioavailability. When this happens, the body should be able to tolerate most of the foods.

If not then you may have to detoxify the body in several ways, such as taking drops of sodium thiosulfate, H2O2 6-12 drops per glass of water, indole 3-carbinol, borax, and cysteine monohydrate. Of course, some won't do them together at the same time, especially the sodium thiosulfate and H2O2. The others are o.k. The short list that I have prepared will detoxify dioxin and pseudoestrogens (indole 3 carbinol), chlorine and oxidative chemicals (sodium thiosulfate), formaldehyde and glutaldehyde (cysteine monohydrate), and fluoride (borax chelates fluoride).

The last issue is heavy metal detoxification, for you calcium EDTA or disodium EDTA will work equally well. However sodium thiosulfate works similarly in removing heavy metals, although not as efficient. The present circumstances of alternative medicine is that too many websites are copying each other formulas and remedies to the extent that, the formulas I am currently recommending simply don't exist in the internet! The only way you can resolve some of this is to buy a USP grade for FCC grade from a chemical supplier by doing a search through

Posted by Tim
Acton, Ma
Ted, I have come late to this post and did not see your remedy for food Intolerances on it. What I did see was 1/4 baking soda w/ 1/2 cup water. Pinch of Magnesiuum and Potassium (can you please give examples of each and possibly where to find them). What do you mean in the form of citrates or bicarbonates. Lastly what is MSM? Your reply would be greatly appreciated.


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