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Anybody healed food allergies?

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created December 23, 2011 at 6:52 PM

Hi,

I'm really interested whether here are people around who actually healed a food allergy or autoimmune condition with a strict paleo diet? I'm reacting to dairy, soy and beef and doctors generally say such things last forever. But I'm sure once the main culprit (dysbiosis, leaky gut etc.) has been cured, the symptoms (food allergies) will disappear as well.

So can anybody speak from experience and proof my doc a liar?

Thanks!

EDIT:

Thanks for your great responses! It seems there is a big possibility to alleviate food allergies with the "right" paleo nutrition. Thats a great reason to hope!

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 27, 2011
at 03:14 AM

I have seen tests come back positive and at the same time patients will not have a reaction or other symptoms. These tests are not 100%. I agree you shouldn't try it at home and alone.

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 27, 2011
at 03:11 AM

Thanks Thomy! Glad you took a look.

559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

(1548)

on December 26, 2011
at 08:31 AM

Sensitivity, mainly affecting joints and giving rise to grogginess.

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(2384)

on December 25, 2011
at 01:22 PM

Great to hear that your son is healed. Even the fact that children may outgrow a severe allergy shows allergies are reversible. Btw: I really like your page :-)

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

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on December 25, 2011
at 01:13 PM

What kind of dairy intolerance did you have? IgE-mediated or rather a sensitivity?

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on December 24, 2011
at 03:40 AM

On a side note, my boyfriend has a very similar story, he was anaphylactic allergic to everything under the sun. He just "grew out" of some of his allergies, somewhat spontaneously, even though he was eating a SAD. It's quite common to have this "growing out" of allergies regardless of changes in diet. However, I'm sure having a healthy immune system fueled by a healthy diet doesn't hurt ;)

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559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

on December 23, 2011
at 09:58 PM

Cutting out grains (i.e. gluten) has healed my gut enough to enable me to eat dairy again.

559a1bf85bfe38a0fbbf56377c7278b4

(1548)

on December 26, 2011
at 08:31 AM

Sensitivity, mainly affecting joints and giving rise to grogginess.

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on December 25, 2011
at 01:13 PM

What kind of dairy intolerance did you have? IgE-mediated or rather a sensitivity?

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268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 23, 2011
at 09:05 PM

YES!!! My son would go into anaphylactic shock if he ate any amount of eggs and dairy. He would also wheeze and get hives with tree nuts. Check out my story on my "about me" section. To spoil the ending... he is COMPLETELY healed. We did blood work a year ago to watch his markers and this fall we did a food challenge and he passed! I have a food blog and you can also see some awesome paleo recipes with lots of photos.

http://www.thewholekitchen.com/

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 27, 2011
at 03:11 AM

Thanks Thomy! Glad you took a look.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on December 24, 2011
at 03:40 AM

On a side note, my boyfriend has a very similar story, he was anaphylactic allergic to everything under the sun. He just "grew out" of some of his allergies, somewhat spontaneously, even though he was eating a SAD. It's quite common to have this "growing out" of allergies regardless of changes in diet. However, I'm sure having a healthy immune system fueled by a healthy diet doesn't hurt ;)

E2b72f1912f777917d8ee6b7fba43c26

(2384)

on December 25, 2011
at 01:22 PM

Great to hear that your son is healed. Even the fact that children may outgrow a severe allergy shows allergies are reversible. Btw: I really like your page :-)

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on December 23, 2011
at 07:49 PM

I can't say I'm sure you're right about healing causing allergies to disappear, but it may help with reactions.

Let me explain. So far, what I thought was a recently-discovered intolerance for wheat seems to be a full-fledged allergy so if anything it's gotten worse since I became more healthy.

On the other hand, I could not handle yogurt, ice cream or other milk products and I thought I was lactose intolerant. Once I started drinking water kefir, though, I first discovered I could safely eat full-fat and now--yay!--I have eaten ice cream with no negative reaction at all.

So, I think my reactions to milk and milk products had to do with my community of gut flora, which ancestral eating and water kefir have fixed. Wheat, on the other hand, is something I have antibodies for and will probably be a life-long taboo.

BTW, the wheat-related symptoms that got better are: chronic sinus congestion, hacking cough, GERD, increasing blood pressure. So if that's your problem, ancestral eating can bring great relief but it may or may not allow you to ever return to eating grain.

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on December 24, 2011
at 11:09 PM

I can't say that I've gotten rid of my autoimmune disorder, but it has definitely gone into remission.

I was diagnosed with vulval lichen sclerosus after I gave birth to my son (immune system is suppressed during pregnancy). For me, the culprit seems to have been cows dairy (my son has eczema which is caused by cows dairy too). However, if I slip and have a little, I still have flare ups - but, I'm not 100% compliant. I'm sure that if I was for a reasonable amount of time, then things would remit.

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518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

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on December 24, 2011
at 03:43 AM

It should be noted though, if you have an anaphylactic allergy don't try it out! Get retested for your allergies by an allergist after you have been on the paleo diet for some time. I studied microbiology/immunology for a couple years, and, regardless of diet, it is not uncommon for allergies to come and go in phases. Of course, I'm sure having a healthy immune system fueled by a good diet is always useful! However, it should be warned that some allergies will probably never be "grown out of", which is why you should get tested! My BF was allergic to EVERYTHING, and he dropped a lot of his allergies, but he is still allergic to fish and peanuts, didn't outgrow it, so that's too bad.

268b47209dfd85e911ee7c55124fd71a

on December 27, 2011
at 03:14 AM

I have seen tests come back positive and at the same time patients will not have a reaction or other symptoms. These tests are not 100%. I agree you shouldn't try it at home and alone.

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on December 23, 2011
at 08:52 PM

I had a cashew allergy go away. It was a skin rash type of resonse, never had any systemic reactions. The immune system is complex, so work on getting healthier and hope for the best.

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