you could not tolerate milk formulas or breast milk as an infant,
regardless of your present age, there is a good possibility that milk
and dairy continue to be a problem. This is especially true if you love
all dairies, or hate milk but love cheese or ice cream.
* Foods that caused
symptoms when a person was young often cause problems later in that
person's life but in a different way or in a different part of your
body. For example, cow's milk or dairy often cause colic and ear
infections in infancy, tantrums in toddler hood, hyperactivity, bed
wetting after the age of 5 years, asthma and nose allergies in childhood,
and constipation, arthritis, and bowel complaints in adults.
* Think of foods as the cause if you
have intestinal symptoms, which occur shortly after eating or drinking.
If your symptoms occur prior to eating, think of hypoglycemia.
* Your five favorite or highly craved
foods or beverages are the ones that are most apt to cause symptoms
if you have a food allergy. In adults, coffee, tea, alcohol, and
tobacco in adults can be the sole cause of chronic illness.
* If you remove a problem food from
your diet, it is typical for your symptoms to become worse for two or
three days before you improve. This is why food sensitivities are
* If you tend to feel best is you
eat one meal, late in the day, you might have food sensitivities.
This means your reactions occur at night and they will not interfere
with your daytime routine.
* The foods women crave premenstrual
are frequently major offenders. Do you hide chocolate
to prevent panic? If you do, YOU PROBABLY HAVE A CHOCOLATE
* Many who have food allergies are
not absorbing and metabolizing their foods properly. Digestive enzymes
can be helpful. Nutrients, if they are absorbed, can also help.
* The food you taste when you belch
is the one to which you are sensitive. If your abdomen is too large,
after you eat, think of what you ate. Similarly gas, belching, or rectal
gas is clues that your gut is unhappy. If it your abdomen is too large
all the time, sure, you can just be fat but maybe the cause is a
yeast overgrowth in the gut and body due to the use of too many antibiotics.
You also might have parasites. Check with your doctor and read some
of the books that discuss
A Few Chemical
you were exposed to too much of one chemical at one time, you will find
that in the future, the tiniest bit of any chemical, any place can cause
a recurrence of your original symptoms. This is called the "spreading
phenomenon". Those who are fortunate and have no chemical sensitivity often
will not believe you. No one doubts that pollen allergies only affect
certain people but for some strange reason, they do not believe that
chemicals can affect only some who happen to be sensitive. May they
never find out how wrong they were!
become ill from the odors in churches, malls, restaurants, and public
lavatories (disinfectants or deodorizers).
* You become ill after putting gas
in your car, in heavy traffic, at tollbooths, or after traveling
on fresh asphalt roads.
* You can't read certain books with
shiny, smelly paper or a newspaper that has wet ink or colored print.
* You crave certain odors or aromas,
such as the smell of perfumes, gasoline, funeral parlors, etc. Or others
will ironically detest, not crave, the odors to which they are sensitive.
* At first, those with chemical
sensitivities have a markedly increased sense of smell. Later on,
they can lose their sense of smell and its associated protection completely.
Then they are in more danger than ever. They don't know when to run
for clean air.
individuals who have too many chemicals stored in their bodies are literally
toxic dumpsites. They must take measures to decrease the load. See Krohn's
book on natural detoxification, in particular, under Books & Videos.