kateg wrote:Russ- I read that you posted a very long time ago about how you were able to heal a food allergy- by healing your gut. Can you describe exactly how you accomplished this?
I came across your question and while I'm not exactly sure which post from Russ you are referring to, I thought I'd do two things to help you get an answer--and provide a tip for using the forum also.
The best way to get someone to see a post from you is to quote them. Here's a link to the "How-To" section for quoting. Tools to use when posting. Since you didn't have the post to quote, you can also just "make up" a quote by using this format: [quote=insert name in quotation marksfollowed by a brief text like 'food allergy question' and then brackets [ ] with /quote inside of them. Doing that should look like this when you "Preview":
. Either way, Russ (or whomever) gets an email that you quoted him and will probably check it out.Russ wrote: Food allergy question
I quoted one of Russ' many pearls of wisdom about how to keep this news in perspective, from last November, so he will also see your post now.
You can also use the Search function (here's a how-to for that: Searching the site for information ) to see what others have posted about food allergies or sensitivities.
Russ wrote:I am now a 56 YO male 3/4. Knowing what I know now, makes me think of what my advice would be to my 19 YO self...
1. Just eat real, whole food. Anything with processed oils, sugars and grains is not real (that includes Mt Dew and Mac & Cheese). Eat more of what's in season and less of what's not. Real food is produced in dynamic organic systems that build healthy soil. Whole food includes abundant and diverse vegetables, but also includes meats (including their highly nutritious fats, organ meats, bones, etc.). The natural flavor of food (including natural spices) is a powerful signal of healthfulness to your body.
2. Get some exercise - in the sun if possible (Vit D).
3. Avoid toxins - in your food, in your home and in your yard (just put down that RoundUp and back away). Note that today, this factor alone eliminates a bunch of mass-market food from your diet (e.g. commodity corn, wheat, soy products).
4. OK to check markers once in a while, but don't confuse markers for outcomes. Listen to your body above other data. Best use of marker data is supplementation gaps that are different in available real, whole food.
5. Fast once in a while - it's a great metabolic cleanse/reset. (search this forum for experiences in 5 day fasts)
6. Chill, relax and enjoy life with friends and family. Don't obsess over this stuff... pour your heart into your passion whatever it may be.