It occurred to me that though I’ve mentioned superfoods being a serious problem for me, I hadn’t really given specifics.
Though I did point to Dr. Lam’s website.
A good part of the reason is that though I suspect this applies to a large number of people, what was going on with me isn’t necessarily going on with you. I can say though – It feels so good to be able to finally expand the list of foods I can eat.
It was all but impossible before because I couldn’t find any rhyme or reason I had developed intolerances and allergies to foods I’d eaten without problem up until late winter/early spring 2016.
I’m also able to drink beverages I’d had to leave off.
Though I’ll be honest, given my run-in with tea, and what it did to my teeth – turning them yellow then brown then black until I quit drinking it – I’m not in a hurry to try that again. The worst? Organic ginger tea – both in pre-made bags and fresh organic tea I made myself! My teeth returned to their normal white color within days of my stopping the teas.
Rather than list the foods I’m reintroducing, I’ll list the worst offenders – foods I’ve had to eliminate.
This was my experience.
- Dark leafy greens
- Brussels Sprouts
- All beans
- All seeds
- All trail mixes
- All dried fruits
- Butternut, Acorn, and Summer Squash
- Yams and sweet potatoes
- Bell peppers of all colors
- Apples, bananas, and strawberries
- Chicken and turkey
- Extra virgin coconut oil
- Coconut milk
- Kefir, cream, and butter
- Parmesan Cheese
- Goat Cheese (as well as a number of others which had no apparent commonality – some soft – some not).
- Blue Cheese dressing
- Pickles and olives
Prior to going on a diet that was supposed to strengthen my immune system, I’d never had an issue with these foods.
A number of these foods – almost all of them – were part of that diet.
It didn’t matter whether or not the foods were organic. I couldn’t eat them. Some of them, such as kefir and certain cheeses, made my legs, scalp, and neck itch.
I had never had any issues with foods – nor experienced that itching – prior to going on that diet.
I developed an intolerance to the following beverages
- Red wine
Either my gums would burn or my scalp and neck would itch, depending.
I want to reiterate what it is I was trying to accomplish. I’d already cured myself of EMF Sensitivity. I was simply trying to regain my strength after a long drawn-out illness.
Since I’d done an aggressive detox in as a central part of the cure, I wanted to replenish my mineral stores.
I turned to foods that were reportedly rich in nutrients.
Most of these foods – classified as superfoods – appear on diets tailored to heal and strengthen the immune system, as do a number of herbs which are equally as problematic.
It was only after I quit eating these foods that I truly began to heal.
Within days of stopping, I felt dramatically better.
I want to point out that I was not eating all of these foods constantly. I rotated them out, served them as sides or main meals.
For example, we would roast red peppers then cut them up and roll goat cheese in them, drizzling them with balsamic vinegar – as a meal.
Alcohol. Something told me to switch from champagne to red wine.
Dunno – just a message from my gut.
My recovery accelerated. My energy increased, my sleep improved, and all the “mop up” symptoms that were unrelated to EMF Sensitivity began to disappear.
My life transformed.
Best is best? I thought back throughout my life. I honestly feel that I am healthier now than I have ever been.
My history and circumstances are unique. I cannot do a direct comparison between now and various earlier ages because of the surgery, medications I was on because of that surgery, a stint working for a toxic corporate soup, and a host of other issues that would make drawing such a comparison inconclusive.
Hopefully, this information will help others. Without going into a lot of detail as to why, I suggest anyone with Crohn’s, IBS, or psoriasis, pay particular attention.
Personally, I think high Sulphur foods and the resulting chemical changes they bring about – including high calcium – are partially if not directly responsible for these conditions.
It’s an unfortunate reality that the very foods westerners are told to eat to make and keep them in good health may be destroying it instead.
For more information on the effects of supposedly healthy foods– aka grains – on our bodies (particularly our teeth and gums) see the work of Dr. Weston Price.
I also recommend Cure Tooth Decay by Dr. Timothy Gallagher, DDS. One caveat – I think his conclusion on gum conditions is a bit pessimistic. If you stop eating high Sulphur foods, you should notice a DRAMATIC improvement in a short time – provided you aren’t getting the Sulphur through medications and/or other sources.