Hey everyone, a I have a few more questions that I would love to hear answers to regarding the food allergies, candida and the leaky gut theories.
I initially found the Direct-MS.org site well before I discovered this site and whilst there is about a 90% cross over in two approaches the approach taken here does not really look into the allergy side of things. I know in the new book it mentions allergies a few times, it even mentions direct-ms.org and says that despite disagreeing re Gluten that the site is excellent so... I would love to know what George and everyone else here makes of the whole allergy and leaky gut thing?
Having come from the Best Bet Diet approach we had an ELISA and Candida test done for my wife and she come up with a hypersensitity to gluten, cocoa, milk & yeast (amongst a few others). She also tested positive for a candida infection. So, my wife falls well into the profile of someone with a potential for leaky gut - food allergies - check, candida infection - check.
We initially (jan) removed a lot of suspect foods as suggested by the BBD but only fairly recently we did the ELISA test (may) and realised that yeast and candida was also a problem. So, the rice bread is out as it has yeast and we are now eating mainly vegetables, nuts, fish, salad and fruit so if that is a problem, it should be clearing up.
I also have a course of glutamine to help heal the leaky gut (if present) and a weeks course of candigest to help speed up in clearing up and killing off any candida that remains but the diet should be doing a pretty good job.
So, I am reading around candida, leaky gut and allergies and there is much talk of allergies and MS along with the leaky gut allowing proteins into the bloodstream so I figure there has to be somethign to this. Maybe not in all cases, or even a large percentage of them but my wife certainly falls into the profile where this is the case.
So, would love to know if any of you have had any success based on any of these areas? Obviously, we also follow the diet, but I am keen to explore every reasonable avenue and with all the reading I have been doing, this certainly seems reasonable.
Books I have read that back up the claims from direct-ms.org include:
The China Study,
Allergies: Diseases in Disguise,
MS: Something can be done and you can do it,
MS - A self help guide to it's management
Candida Albicans - Could Yeast be your problem
(there are likely others as well)
Would love to hear your thoughts and experience people and if George has anything to offer up I would find that most interesting?
All the best everyone