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Been researching the Food Rotation Diet (FRD) and here is the general structure of the article -
currently point form. I will expand on it when I hear back from you. We can play around with the order
that it's in:

1) Importance of rotating foods: if consuming same food or food family for too long there is a greater
chance of developing allergies/intolerances to the foods. Make references to articles by Chek and
Poliquin in addition to Udo's site.

2) Symptoms from allergies/intolerances: has list of problems - see below

Panic Attacks               Diabetes                   Inflammatory Bowel               Anxiety

                            Chronic                                                     Food/Sugar
Acne                                                   Frequent Infections
                            Fatigue                                                     Cravings

Asthma                      Obesity                    Muscle Aches                     Migraines

                            Psoriasis                  Hyperactivity/ADD                Depression

                            Arthritis                  Eczema

From "Allergies: Disease in Disguise" Carolee Bateson-Koch

Symptoms can include the following:

Type                               Examples
Neurological symptoms              headache, depression, fatigue, memory loss, decreased
                                   muscle firing
Joint Symptoms                     arthritis, swollen ankles, arthralgia (joint pain)
Circulatory Symptoms               chest pain, irregular heartbeat, hypertension, hypotension
Respiratory Symptoms               runny nose, asthma, bronchitis, congestion, puffy eyes
Gastrointestinal                   excessive gas, diarrhea, constipation, colitis, food cravings
Skin Symptoms                      itching, eczema, hives, psoriasis
Musculoskeletal                    Neck ache, myalgia (muscle pain), back ache, cramps
Hormonal symptoms                  dysmenorrhea, frigidity, impotence, decreased sex drive
Other symptoms                     obesity, fever, low blood sugar, hyperglycemia, thirstiness

3) Food Families and Sub-Families:

         If you react to one member of a food family there is an increased risk that you will
         react to other members of the same family, unless you have been tested for these
         foods and have shown no reaction. For example if you react to kidney beans you may
         also react to other members of the legume family i.e. lentil, liquorice, pea, peanut,
          senna, soya, tapioca and carob. The food family classification lists following will
          help you when interpreting your results and planning your new diet.

Families broken down into the following:

         Plants – fruits, vegetables, spices
         Birds
         Mammals
         Seafood
         Freshwater Fish
         Saltwater Fish
         Birds/mammals derivatives – cheeses, eggs, yogurt
         Grains – rice, oatmeal, legumes, flour
         Legumes – red, kidney
         Nuts/seeds
         Spices
         Fluids – water, fruit juices, nutrasweet, tea, coffee

   Note: We can provide Master List of Foods and Families from a) website and b) Dr. Braly’s Food
   Allergy and Nutrition Revolution book. Gives people more options to choose from.

   Dr. Braly breaks his Food Group List into the following:














   Flavoring Agents


Families are also broken down into sub-families e.g. Mammals


                  Beef, buffalo, cow, cow cheese, cream, milk, whey, yoghurt, gelatine,
            Bovid goat, goat cheese, goat milk, lamb, sheep, sheep cheese, feta,
                  roquefort, veal

            Deer    Caribou, elk moose, reindeer, venison
            Hare    Hare, rabbit.
            Swine Pork.

The Most Commonly Allergic Foods Dr. Braly p.231
Corn                    Yeast                                       Whole wheat
Rye                     Milk                                        Cheese
Eggs                    Soybeans                                    Coffee
Citrus fruit (orange)   Chocolate                                   Tomato
White potato            Various spices                              Malt
Peanuts                 Beef                                        pork

4) Sample diet - as mentioned in your previous email re: protein, carbs, and various

Day              Protein             Family          Sub                    Carbohydrates   Smart
                                                     Family                                 Fats
Sunday           beef/veal/pork      Mammals         Bovid                  oatmeal         Fish Oil
Monday           Tuna/Salmon         Salt            Mackerel/Salmon        yams            Olive
                                     Water Fish                                             oil/olive
Tuesday          Chicken/Turkey Birds                Pheasant/Turkey        green           perilla
                                                                            vegetables      oil
Wednesday whey (ricotta)             Mammals         Bovid                  salad           flax seed
Thursday         Bass                Fresh           Bass                   fruit           evening
                                     Water Fish                                             primrose
Friday           casein (cottage     Mammals         Bovid                  rice            raw nuts
                 cheese)             Seafood         Mollusc/Octopus                        &
                 squid/octopus                                                              natural
Saturday         eggs/egg            Birds           Pheasant               fruit           Butter
                 protein                                                                    (CLA)
Eric suggests the following:
    1. fish oils – every day
    2. 2x/week is the cutoff for the same foods – (I believe that people may want to
       space this out even more to further minimize the risk of allergies)
    3. Olive Oil – 2x/week – 2 tbs/day
    4. Game meats are high in Fish Oils – Eric highly recommends them

5) Where to get Game Meats: Dale's Exotic Game Meats - wide selection of meats people normally
don't eat but should include to minimize problems:
Specialties: Large variety of fresh and frozen game and exotic animals, such as alligator, buffalo, wild boar, etc

6) Importance of thoroughly chewing foods to liquid consistency: -reference to Kinakin article on t-mag

7) Four important reasons to maintain good stomach acid: a) proper absorption of minerals and vitamins, b)
facilitate thorough digestion, c) maintenance of an acid barrier to destroy parasites, d) prevention of systemic
yeast infections.

8) Suggested supplements to aid in digestion and minimize allergic symptoms:
Supplement          Daily Adult Dosage Range Recommended Routine Dosage                        Precautions/Side
fish oils
bethaine HCL
digestive enzymes
fibre supplements
Vitamin E             50-1,200 IU                       400 IU
aloe vera
zinc                  10-50 mg                          20 mg
Vitamin C             250 mg – 90% bowel                3,000 mg routinely
                      tolerance                         6,000-10,000 mg under stress

    the last 4 were taken from the article in Body International April 2000 "Dropping Acid" - these are
    meant to deal with avoiding antacids for heartburn and instead to enhance the stomach insulation barrier
Supplements Recommended for Allergies

MOST EFFECTIVE                                                                        Check to add

bromelain/quercetin 100-200 mg bromelain                              • Health
                    and 400-500 mg                                    Benefits
                    quercetin 3 times a day                           • Library
                    between meals                                     • Doctor Tips
                                                                      • Cautions
nettle                           250-500 mg nettle leaf               • Health
                                 extract 3 times a day                Benefits
                                                                      • Library
                                                                      • Doctor Tips
                                                                   • Cautions
pantothenic acid                500 mg 3 times a day               • Health
                                                                   • Library
                                                                   • Doctor Tips
                                                                   • Cautions
vitamin C                       500-1,000 mg twice a               • Health
                                day. May be partially              Benefits
                                covered by your daily              • Library
                                multivitamin/antioxidant.          • Doctor Tips
                                                                   • Cautions

ALSO BENEFICIAL                                                                     Check to add

ephedra (Ma huang) 130 mg standardized                             • Health
                   extract (6% ephedrine)                          Benefits
                   3 times a day                                   • Library
                                                                   • Doctor Tips
                                                                   • Interactions
                                                                   • Cautions
ginkgo biloba                   40 mg ginkgo biloba                • Health
                                extract (GBE) 3 times a            Benefits
                                day or 60 mg GBE twice             • Library
                                a day or 350 mg freeze-            • Doctor Tips
                                dried ginkgo biloba leaf           • Interactions
                                3 times a day                      • Cautions

Digestive Support Therapy p. 264-5
    1.   Because allergy sufferers are often undersecretors of hydrochloric acid, capsules containing
         hydrochloric acid with pepsin (not tablets – they may not dissolve fast enough in the stomach) are
         often effective. They create the properly acidified environment for initiation of protein digestion
         and stimulate the release of pancreatic enzymes and bicarbonates into the small intestines.
         Treatment with hydrochloric acid capsules should be under the supervision of a physician. Begin at
         low doses (1/2 capsule before each meal) and slowly increase to 2 capsules, or less, whatever you
         find to be the correct level. The capsules should not cause a burning sensation. This treatment is not
         recommended for those with ulcers or hiatal hernia problems, or those taking anti-inflammatory
         drugs of any kind.
    2.   Three to four ounces of aloe vera juice (diluted with water, if preferred) fifteen to twenty minutes
         before meals. This will aid in protein digestion and take some of the burden off the hydrochloric
         acid – and pepsin depleted stomach.
    3.   Pancreatic digestive tablets, preferably a brand high in protein digestive enzymes but containing fat
         and carbohydrate digestive enzymes as well (such as Pan-Enzymes) can be taken with meals. These
         tablets replace enzymes, which the malfunctioning pancreas is underproducing. To begin, take one
         or two tablets after the first mouthful of food, and another one or two at the end of the meal.
    4.   A tablespoon of potassium and sodium bicarbonate half an hour after meals will neutralize the
         small intestine hyperacidity that many allergic people suffer as a result of pancreatic dysfunction.
         Alka-Seltzer Gold, which contains no aspirin, work reasonably well for this purpose.

With proper diet, and occasional support from HCI tablets, aloe juice, pancreatic enzyme supplements, and
or bicarbonate, digestion clears up pretty quickly in most cases. As a general rule, digestive supplements
should not have to be taken for longer than for to eight weeks. Prolonged dependence on digestive support
may undermine the ability of the gastrointestinal system to do the job on its own.
I will ask Eric about recommended amounts of the above supplements. Minimum – to maximum range for
each would be helpful. Can also let people know when they have reached upper limits (symptoms and side-
effects to watch out for).

* Note: Intestine Permeability Test – research on the net
9) Importance of drinking enough water body weight in lb.s X 0.6 oz/lb.
Drinking water with meals is a controversial subject. Some have suggested that it
“dilutes the digestive juices.” Using large quantities of water to wash down food
rather than taking the time to chew thoroughly is a practice to be avoided. However,
studies have shown that a moderate intake of one to two glasses of water with a meal
improves digestion by facilitating both the production of gastric secretions at the time
you eat and also the secretion of bicarbonate into the small intestine that normally
occurs one to two hours after a meal.9

9. Bland, Jeffrey, Ph.D. Digestive Enzymes, Keats Publishing, Inc., New Canaan, CT,
1993, pp. 9.

10) the importance of keeping a food log - what foods were eaten that day and any specific
reactions/symptoms from the foods. Dr. Braly’s book has sample log we can use.

Directions for Keeping your Diary
    1. Write down everything that enters your stomach, including the water you drink, medications,
        supplements, digestive aids, snacks, drinks, chewing gum, etc.
    2. List the composition of mixed dishes and combinations of foods. For example, it is not enough
        to write down “a chicken sandwich.” Write down the kind of bread, dressing, condiments:
        “chicken sandwich – whole wheat bread, butter, mustard, salt, lettuce.”
    3. Note the time that you eat and the time that symptoms appear (the two usually occur an hour
        or more apart).
    4. List all symptoms, even if they’re not specific – “feeling dragged out” or “no attention span” –
        and indicate when the symptoms started, how long they last, and how severe they are. The list
        of common symptoms of food allergy in Table 1, pages 44-45, will help you to pinpoint or
        articulate what you’re feeling. Rate the severity of each symptom on a scale of 1 to 4; 1 to
        indicate “mildly unpleasant” and 4+ to indicate “painful, obvious, and/or extremely
        unpleasant”. Take special note of symptoms, or their disappearance or absence, before and
        after each meal or snack.
    5. Any additional information is useful, Write down how much you weigh, how long you slept,
        when and how you exercised.
    6. Don’t put off filling in your diary until the end of the day. Write things down at the time you
        eat and at the time you are aware of symptoms. Even the best memory is often unreliable.
        Carry your diet diary with you.

Sample Diet Diary Form
Date: Oct. 9           Weight: 148                  Hours Slept: 5 ¾ hours
Time Food & Drink              Supplements          Time Symptoms                            Severity
6:45    Cream of rice              Multi-vite – 2   7:50     Good                            2+
        Rice milk                  Multi-min – 2             Refreshed
        Cherries                   B Complex
        Cinnamon                   C – 2000 mg
                                   400 IU Vite E
The Paleolithic Eating Support List's Recipe Collection
Recipes are: grain-free, bean-free, potato-free, dairy-free, and sugar-free.
Ingredients used: meat, fish, fruit, vegetables, nuts, and berries.
Info. on 3 different types of allergy sufferers

1. Those who suffer year-round from allergies, to include reactions to certain foods. Often one or
more of these conditions are present: hives, eczema, dark circles under eyes, asthma, chronic
bronchitis, hypertension, digestive or gastrointestinal problems.

2. Those who suffer from allergies, chemical sensitivities and fatigue, typically developing later in
life, not present in childhood. These people have severe gastrointestinal problems, gas and bloating,
and a history of fungal and yeast infections and reproductive tract problems.

3. Those who react to seasonal events, and suffer mostly in the spring or late summer. Colds, sinus
and bronchitis are a factor with them, and a run down feeling often occurs.

The second group tends to suffer from Candida – yeast. Have diet very low in carbs to
combat this.

Dr. Truss in his book The Missing Diagnosis says: " you may seem neurotic ... but do you experience ...
depression, anxiety, irrational irritability, bloating, diarrhea, constipation, heartburn,
indigestion, loss of self-confidence, inability to cope, lethargy, symptoms from contact with food
and chemical odors, acne, migraine, headaches ... urethritis, cystitis, repeated vaginal yeast
infections, premenstrual tension, and menstrual problems?

Treatment of Candidiasis is not simple, but a combination of proper diet (avoiding sugars in all forms,
even limiting complex carbohydrates usually thought to be good for you. See below for a detailed list)
detoxification, enhancement of digestive and immune function, balanced nutritional supplementation
and herbal and medicinal anti-fungal agents can be successful. I usually recommend the following
protocol: First, cleansing. Second, attacking the yeast. Third, rebuilding the colon and repopulating it
with friendly bacteria. Fourth, maintenance.

There are many important areas to supplement when taking care of Candida: i) general
supplementing for immune system support, with such things as OPCs, Vitamin C, Carotenes,
and B Vitamins. ii) Specific probiotics such as Bifidus bacteria and Lactobacillus Acidophilus, to re
implant the friendly bacteria in the intestines. iii) selection of herbs that have natural anti-fungal
activity, such as Olive Leaf, Garlic, pau d'arco, grapefruit seed extract. Some people also find a
homeopathic Candida 30X 0r 6X to be helpful. iv) Saccharomyces Boulardii, in effect a friendly yeast
that fights the Candida: it is much used in France, where they refer to it as yeast fighting yeast! v) and
now something different - a new approach to management has emerged. The wall of the Candida
yeast cell is composed largely of cellulose, and it is vulnerable to digestion by Cellulase enzymes. It
has no defense - it cannot change the structure of its cell wall. When the wall is ruptured, the yeast
dies, but without being able to release any toxins! For maximum benefits, at least 225,000CU's (CU
is the official U.S. Food Chemical Codex measure of cellulase enzyme activity) is recommended
daily. These enzymes should always be used between meals, otherwise they will be wasted digesting
Dr. Coca wrote a book called The Pulse Test – your pulse rate changes based on the reaction from the
foods one eats – compare to normal pulse rate throughout the day - Leaky gut syndrome
The thrust of Dr. Galland's theory is that many factors in our environment contribute to a condition
which he calls "Intestinal Permeability", colloquially known as "leaky gut syndrome". He
hypothesizes that either viral infections, use of NSAIDS and aspirin, allergic reactions to foods,
parasitic infection (surprisingly common, and becoming more so) or a breakdown in the mechanism
which controls detoxification of the bowel, may lead to gaps in the interstices between the cells that
line the colon. This increase in permeability "generates a cascade of reactions that can shatter a person's
health in many different ways". Clinical disorders listed by Dr. Galland that may be related to this
problem include fatigue and malaise, joint and muscle pain, headache and skin eruptions, colitis and
enteritis, chronic arthritis, acne, eczema, (recent studies how that restoring friendly bacteria to the
colon with Lactobacillus cut the number of eczema cases in young children in half! Lancet (357),
9262: 107909, 2001) psoriasis, migraine and deficient pancreatic function., -
Enzymes and stomach acid

My experience is that anyone whose health problems suggest deficiencies of B12, B6, magnesium, zinc
and protein would do well to consider a possible HCL shortage as the cause.

Dr. Wright suggests the following protocol:

  Remember that HCL must be used with CAUTION!! Never use it at the same time as aspirin or
  other blood thinners or anti-inflammatories such as Motrin. Discontinue at once if you
  experience any side effects, such as pain, burning, or additional gas.

    1.   Start with one capsule of HCL with pepsin just before a meal.
    2.   Do this for 2 or 3 days.
    3.   After that time, if you have experienced no problems, add two capsules before each meal.
    4.   Stay at this level for 2 or 3 days, then increase to three capsules before each meal.
    5.   Continue increasing in this gradual way until you start to feel a warm glow in your stomach
         after eating. This indicates you have reached the level efficient for you. This is usually in the
         range of 4 to 9 ten grain capsules per meal
    6.   If this adds up to a large number of capsules with each meal - more than 5 or 6 - split the
         dosage and take half before and half during the meal.
    7.   Many people find that this process encourages their body to begin manufacturing its own
         HCL again, and they can cut back a little on their supplementation. This is good.

Dr. Wright states that people who have had resistant anemia for years have experienced improvement
with this protocol, and that some who have started to lose bone from their jaw have seen a reversal of
the condition. He also points out that HCL is necessary for the production of Intrinsic factor, without
which B12 cannot be absorbed. He also states that in his clinic, he encounters frequent Candida
problems in people with low HCL production. If you have recurrent problems with yeast, - suspect a
problem with HCL production! If your blood type is A - be sure!

Other items to mention in the article:

    1. different types of allergies e.g. air borne and food borne. IgE, IgG, IgA etc.
       Differentiate between them.
    2. Different types of allergy tests and limitations of them.
    3. Avoid CATS – (C) offee – caffeine, (A) lcohol, (T) obacco, (S) ugar. These 4
       items cause the most amount of problems with the digestive system.

Allergy Classification

Type of Allergy                Type I, II, or         Airborn Reaction Time
                               III                    or Food
IgE CAP                        I                      airborn Immediate – 0-2 hours
IgG RAST                       II                     food    Delayed – several hours to
                                                              several days
IgG food immune                III                    food    Delayed – several hours to
complex assay (FICA)                                   several days

Anti-allergy herbs

Dr. Braly’s two favourite anti-allergy herbs in capsule form include capsaicin (found
in cayenne pepper) and quercetin bioflavonoid (found in high concentrations in
yellow and red onions) in synergistic combination with Vitamin C. besides being
potent anti-inflammatory agents, both act to stabilize unstable allergy-related immune
cells called mast cells and basophils.

Water Retention & Food Allergies

“Another common sign of allergy is water retention or edema. People who have a
tendency to gain or lose more than a couple of pounds a day or whose weight bounces
around unpredictably, unassociated with the quantity of food eaten, should at least
suspect food allergy. One of the ways in which the body can reduce the irritation of
allergy is to hold onto a lot of water, in order to dilute the tissue-bound allergens –
hence, edema (water retention). Because your body will not release these fluids as
long as it is defending against allergic attacks, it is very hard to keep one’s weight
down until allergies are eliminated from your diet. Bloating after meals is a common
manifestation of water retention. Inappropriate thirst is yet another symptom related to
water retention. (But excessive thirst could also indicate diabetes or a deficiency of
essential fatty acids, so this symptom should be taken seriously.) Many women taking
water pills or diuretics for chronic edema are targets for serious potassium and/or
magnesium deficiencies and related cardiovascular risks. A safer, more effective
therapy for chronic edema would be to identify and eliminate allergic foods from their
diets.” P. 42 Dr. Braly

Food Allergies
Interview with Michael Rosenbaum, MD

by Will Block and John Morgenthaler


CRC Desk Reference for Allergy and Asthma
by Hans-Uwe Simon (Editor)

Leaky gut Syndrome
Stress and Leaky Gut

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