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Best way to recover after failed food challenge?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created January 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Hi there,

I noticed that here are many people affected by food allergies or at least sensitivities. And while finding out which foods in particular annoy our guts, there's not really a way around food challenges.

Unfortunately some of them fail badly, and so did my recent test for beef. The whole gamut: diarrhea, headache, nausea, etc.

In retrospect, I was wondering whether there is any way to quickly restore wellbeing after such a total flop. Any supplement to calm the gut? Or any food to lower inflammation? Or to get rid of the remaining allergens inside the body?

Since there are still so many foods to try, any ideas how to cope with bad reactions would be a great help :-)

Thanks!

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on January 23, 2012
at 09:32 PM

I have heard that vitC will help, but no sources on that.

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on January 23, 2012
at 05:49 PM

I can ditto the probiotics--when I feel GI distress the first thing I is pop open a bottle of fizzy water kefir. First, it makes me burp more than usual but that seems to clear up bloating somewhat, and second it does seem to soothe symptoms. I usually fast until the next day after that and I'm fine.

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D5a4ff096a452a84a772efa0e6bc626e

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:26 PM

My go-to options are always bone broth, probiotics and fermented foods, and movement/exercise as soon as I'm able. In the moment, I find a heating pad helps with discomfort.

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

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on January 23, 2012
at 05:49 PM

I can ditto the probiotics--when I feel GI distress the first thing I is pop open a bottle of fizzy water kefir. First, it makes me burp more than usual but that seems to clear up bloating somewhat, and second it does seem to soothe symptoms. I usually fast until the next day after that and I'm fine.

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on January 23, 2012
at 04:22 PM

Sorry you're allergic to beef. That really sucks. I don't know of any magic cure, but when I have an intense allergic reaction, I drink a lot of water and take a Unisom and try to get extra sleep until I feel recovered.

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