Note: This article is long.
In September of 2014 I came to understand I developed EMF Sensitivity as a result of heavy metal and environmental poisoning I got because of living in the SF Bay Area. I set out on an aggressive nutrition-based protocol to detoxify from the heavy metals and restore nutritional balance. By June, 2015, I was free of EMF Sensitivity.
In October of that year I moved to a different part of the country. Within three months I was dealing with a slew of odd health issues that did not appear to be related to EMF Sensitivity. I can now say with complete confidence I was right. The issue was completely different.
How It All Unraveled. Beginning in the summer of 2015, I decided to focus on rebuilding nutritional stores that were seriously depleted as a result of the chemical toxicity. To that end, I looked into foods that purported to be packed with vitamins and minerals.
I also purchased a book on using foods to heal the immune system.
Within a short time of eating foods considered uber-healthy (superfoods) I began to develop food intolerances.
At no time did I experience a relapse of EMF Sensitivity.
I moved and continued with the healthy eating regimen. I purchased another book about foods that heal the immune system and one on foods that are considered anti-inflammatory. Within a short time of eating these healthy foods, my health began to seriously deteriorate.
Though I had no relapse of EMF Sensitivity!
A doctor gave me probiotics in an effort to improve my gut health. Within days I had to quit taking them because of how sick I got from them.
Around this time we had out of town visitors which left us eating out more than normal.
Before then we’d been making homemade meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, from fresh ingredients that were often organic.
I quickly realized that I felt much better after eating restaurant food.
Which was sometimes greasy and often contained processed and/or non-organic ingredients.
We moved to a new part of the geography which allowed me to learn a great deal – in hindsight – about the effects of calcium and hard water on health and EMF Sensitivity in particular. But it didn’t stop there.
I now realize that all those superfoods were directly responsible for my developing horrible food intolerances.
It got so bad I could barely eat anything at all. I had to eliminate fresh fruits and vegetables, all bread and pasta, cheese and dairy. Over time I had to eliminate salads. I lost a LOT of weight. Too much.
I came to see that if I drank alcohol with a meal I was able to eat more.
Alcohol is anti-inflammatory and also anti-histamine in nature. It also helped my digestion.
Thus began my slow battle back to normalcy. Thanks to the alcohol with dinner, I was able to eat a wider variety of foods and digest them. This meant I was absorbing more nutrients. As my digestion improved I regained the ability to tolerate more foods which led to better digestion which led to more tolerance.
I continued to learn and now understand how everything deteriorated out of control.
I ate healthy “super” foods.
The introduction of superfoods changed my gut flora in a way that resulted in severe food intolerances and food allergies.
But no return of EMF Sensitivity!!!!
The worst culprits were fermented foods and foods considered anti-inflammatory. Specifically
- natural pickles
- fermented butter
- Brussels sprouts
The changes caused me to develop intolerance to yams, acorn squash, potatoes, bananas, green beans, all legumes, all dairy, all butter, sourdough bread, beer, chicken, and turkey.
I never in my life had any food allergies or intolerances prior to the healthy eating.
Are you Kidding Me? As I continued to eat healthy I developed an intolerance for all tea, as well as coffee. I could no longer tolerate either red or white wine.
I could drink espresso, champagne, margaritas, and water.
Enough Already! To fix the problem I quit eating all healthy foods and focused on eating pizza and restaurant food.
I also focused on rebuilding my severely depleted potassium stores through supplementation since I could tolerate no foods high in potassium thanks to an intolerance to sulphur.
I inched my way back to health and an ability to eat more foods.
By focusing on foods that are supposedly nutritionally empty (i.e. white bread).
So far so good. About a week ago I decided to tackle the remaining intolerances in an unconventional way and while I’m in the middle of the protocol, I am seeing positive results after just four days.
I got the idea based on my experience approaching illness holistically. A bit of research revealed others in other countries had had success with the methodology and though I didn’t copy their system exactly, I did draw from their reports when considering my approach.
I will be updating this site with the final results in about two weeks.
I’ll warn you, it’s a complicated protocol. Imagine riding a teeter totter uphill and you got it.