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Breaking the Vicious Cycle

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will this work for food allergies?

Reviewed by M. K. Foley
February 27th, 2006

I'm about to find out if this diet will help with my food allergies. Since most food allergies/sensitivities are usually caused by a damaged digestive tract (often called leaky gut syndrone), it only makes sense that what will work for Crohns, IBS, etc., should work for leaky gut syndrone.

After reading it twice from cover to cover, I have a hope it will. (The author does point out that anaphylactic allergies may not respond to this diet.)I gave it 5 stars because the author writes in very clear language, gives clear directions and has documented all her findings.

Like one reviewer mentioned, this diet is very similar to the Paleo diet, which I had good success using to remove my food allergy/sensitivity reactions. However, the Paleo diet alone wasn't 'curing' my gut problems. I continued to develop new allergies/sensitivities if I ate a certain food too often and didn't rotate my menu. Which is a sign of not having healed the root cause.

So, I have a feeling the missing components were the probiotic regimen and carefully screening out foods that have complex carbs. I've been using a broad spectrum probiotic compound for a few months now and have noticed an improvement. One of my reactions to my allergies is asthma, which has really improved since using the probiotics. Now I'll fine tune the probiotics based on the author's recommendation and give the diet a try for a year. I really have nothing to lose, it's a well balanced healthy regimen.

I like that the author gives the science behind what happens when the gut has an imbalance in the bacteria, how certain foods can cause or contribute to this and make it a vicious cycle. I like how she approaches healing using diet instead of medications and or an overloading of suppliments. Give the body what it needs to heal itself! Makes perfect sense to me.

Wish me luck!

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For those of us who are relieved to have access to information which empowers us to take care of ourselves, this book is a godsend. With it I have been able to completely regain my health without the use of medications. It is a tragedy that this information is not available to everyone with digestive disorders, so that we all can make informed personal choices about how we wish to approach our treatment. People with the determination to regain their health will almost certainly benefit from learning about this diet.
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- Nancy Emerson
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