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What Should I Do If I Experience Allergies On The Candida Diet?

August 14, 2019


Greetings! Eric Bakker, New Zealand naturopath. Author of Candida Crusher, formulator of the
CanXida range of supplements. Here’s a question I got from a lady in the
States: “What should I do, Eric, if I’m experiencing allergies on the Candida diet?” Well, what kind of allergies are you experiencing? Food allergies, environmental allergies? Is it allergies towards personal care products? So as I’ve mentioned many times previous,
there’s a big difference between allergies and intolerances and many people get them
mixed up. If it’s a food allergy you’re talking about,
it’s a good idea for you to determine what kind of food allergies they are. What are you reacting to in general? It’s a good idea for you to follow step two
of the Candida Crusher diet, which is the low reactive diet/low allergy diet. That’s going to really help you sort out the
good from the bad. You can also do two types of blood tests you
can do for food allergies. You can do a blood draw where they stick a
needle in and they take about mils of blood, they centrifuge it, they throw the red cells
away, and they use about seven mils of serum which goes to US Biotech in Seattle, probably
one of the best labs for assessing food allergies, and that’s called an ELIZA test, enzyme-linked
immunosorbent assay or something like that. It’s a complicated test. So what they do is they challenge the serum
and the antibodies in your blood and they challenge it with different kinds of foods
in the lab. It’s 96 foods and they can do IGG or IGE or
IGEM. That to me is the best test for food allergies. Or, you can just get a test where you prick
your finger, put a bit of blood on the cardboard-they call that a blood spot test and they just
check for IGG. But I think the blood draws the better one
for doing it. That’s a clever test to do either of those
if you really want to know what type of allergic responses you’ve got to foods. Many patients I know do that test up front
to determine what’s going on. You can’t do that test in a lot of countries
around the world, so if you’re in Sweden, or in Spain or a nearby country like that,
you probably need to go to another clinic to get those done. But if you’re in the US, Australia, New Zealand,
it could help you out with those tests. That’s what you should do for allergies is
try and determine if there is a food allergy and what it is and pull it out immediately. Here’s one way you can actually check yourself. You can start looking at the foods that you
crave the most or eat the most. Are you eating three or four eggs every day? Could be an egg allergy. Are you having lots of coconut products in
your diet? It could be a coconut allergy. Are you eating three bananas a day? Could be a banana allergy. So the food you’re drawn to the most is often
ones you’ve got the biggest problem with. So you can find the sheet in my book, Candida
Crusher, the hypoallergenic diet. It’s a whole page of a low allergy diet and
there’s two columns. The suspect or not okay foods on the right
and the okay foods on the left. So now I’m going to explain to you what the
suspect foods are. So what do you think the most suspect food
is when it comes to food allergy? It makes a noise like “Mooooooo�” It eats
grass in my country, it might eat grains in your country. It does big sloppy bowel motions. Cow pats. Oh, I gave it away. Cow. That’s right. Cow milk. Cow milk accounts for the highest of all when
it comes to allergies, not gluten, I’m afraid, it’s cow milk. So, not necessarily cheese, but cow milk. If you really have a lot of milk in your diet
or you suspect cow milk, then you may want to take out cheese as well and cream and all
dairy ice cream. Butter is fine, because it’s fat. So if you suspect it, take all dairy out but
butter. Second one I’d say would be not far behind
that one would be bananas and pineapple. They come back quite high in the food allergy
profiles, on FAPs. So, peanuts come back high of FAP. Oranges, chocolate, sugar. I’ve just about given you all of them. Of course also we find eggs, especially with
skin problems, behavioral problems in children and bowel problems. We find eggs and gluten. Yes, gluten does come up, but it’s not as
common as you think. I would find ten times more milk issues on
an FAP then I would gluten. So I’ve got a three tier system I work on
the food allergies. The top tier system are the high ranking foods
or the ones I just gave you. Can you remember them? Dairy products. Oranges, bananas, pineapples, chocolate, sugar,
peanuts, and I’d say gluten would be sort of first tier going on second tier. Second tier probably at the top of the list
would be gluten and corn. Egg probably really belongs on that second
tier list. First tier you would take out first. If you still don’t get a resolution, you start
hitting on the second tier. So what’s second tier? Think about it. Eggs, gluten, corn. So, and the third tier would be just about
any other food. I even see people have a high antibody count
to lettuce and tomatoes and potatoes, foods like that. You never know until you check. For most of those foods we mentioned, there
are alternatives that you can try out. What was the question again? What should I do if I experience allergies
on the Candida diet? Tone in the allergy, make the change, and
then start working on rebuilding your leaky gut, because most people who’ve got multiple
food allergies have got a compromised small intestine. Typically, the duodenum. The first part of the small intestine. So a stool test is very smart because if you’ve
got a high IGA count and low beneficial bacteria, then bingo, we’ve found our problem. You have to work on the beneficial bacteria. You have to eat prebiotic foods. You’ve got to take some digestive enzymes
and some probiotics. You’re really going to look for a yeast infection
or yeast imbalances, bacterial problems, parasite problem. You’re going to repair all this stuff. Try and fix what’s broken. When you fix what’s broken, the whole thing
will start working better and better. Sometimes with a food allergy you’ll also
have an environmental allergy. So look for different things in the air and
maybe a few changes there, personal care products, for example. So I hope that explains to you about the allergies. Now in most cases people with allergies, once
they’ve cleared them up and fixed their gut, they can slowly put foods back into their
diet again. Starting with the foods down on the bottom
and working to the top. The top is the foods you desire the most,
and the bottom is the foods that you’re not eating that much off that you’ve taken out
of your diet. So I hope that answers your question. Thanks for tuning in.

9 Comments

  • Reply Very thoroughbred . January 30, 2017 at 1:40 am

    My body behaves as if it has allergies to everything right now but nothing has been proved.xx

  • Reply Sibo Crazy January 30, 2017 at 4:08 am

    I was wondering about histamine intolerance? I have lived on Zyrtec for years so I don't lose my voice in the winter and have had diarrhea for several years. I would appreciate any thoughts you have on this. I am taking your supplements, a little over three weeks.

  • Reply CricketsGreenhouse-Carolyn January 30, 2017 at 4:33 am

    My little story…..just because Im thinking about it…. I use to be allergic to Tree pollens. A skin allergy. ? contact allergy. Every spring, my skin would break out in blisters but only the skin exposed to the air. At first I thought i was allergic to tomato plant sap cause the allergies would happen the same time that I would prune 400 tomato plants…and I thought it was tomato plants for 12 years. It got worse every year. My arms and legs would be covered in blisters. I still have scars. I went to the doctor one year and he suggested that I might be allergic to tree pollen………based on my history and timing. Did an at home test and put tomato sap on unexposed skin to see what would happen and nothing happened… I googled allergies which led to leaky gut……or celiac……etc…..so i quit gluten and the first year after that was very few blisters. The second year was no blisters. WOW… I was soooo happy. (almost 3 years ago)

  • Reply CricketsGreenhouse-Carolyn January 30, 2017 at 4:37 am

    Dairy is my kryptonite

  • Reply Sibo Crazy January 30, 2017 at 2:04 pm

    No, I have not, what would that tell me? I have had the blood draw allergy testing, found out I was intolerant of almonds, garlic, walnuts, and to a small degree eggs. Didn't react to dairy at all but my naturopath said the igg was just one part. Should I avoid yogurt also if I'm cutting out dairy? I have gone gluten free and I am less bloated but it didn't solve the diarrhea. We did the breath test for sibo after the stool test showed I had high commensalism bacteria and low good bacteria, but it came out ok. My stool test didn't show yeast or parasites but I ranked severe for candida on your test, so I started your protocol with all three. I am starting your diet for candida this week to see if that helps. I just saw that histamine intolerance seems to coincide with diarrhea more then the others and I have had sinus for years, and up to that time had never had allergies at all. I will look into being muscle tested, thanks for your help!

  • Reply Kale Mussel January 30, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    For those looking info about allergies, Eric has done a comprehensive video on food allergies vs intolerance make sure to watch it.

  • Reply Rajko Ristic May 2, 2017 at 10:30 am

    Erik,do you think there is a link between gluten and depression? Thank you.

  • Reply Cookie Cutter July 4, 2017 at 8:04 pm

    Hi Eric, I feel I'm allergic to almost every food especially fruits and veg. I get rashes and most of the skin on my body has a general discolouration… does that sound like an allergy you've heard of?

  • Reply Candida Crusher December 19, 2017 at 8:40 pm

    Check my range of candida supplements here: http://www.canxida.com/

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