Back again. Eric Bakker is back, the naturopath. Thanks for coming back. It’s 2020. It’s going to be a great year for me and my partner and a lot of the people I know. For you guys, too. It’s going to be a really big year for a lot of people, right? We’re talking about, we’re doing a series on food sensitivities, which encompasses intolerances and food allergies, all right?
So the question is: Is it possible to treat food sensitivity? It is. It’s possible to treat anything. It’s possible to treat you, too, but I’m not working at the moment. So you’re going to have to treat yourself all right? And that’s why I’m glad you’re watching these videos. So if you’ve got food issues, okay, especially if you know you’ve got food issues. Now, most people, if they’ve got an allergy, they know, they’ve got this feeling, okay? The important thing in life is to act on these feelings, especially if you’re told not to be silly, all right? Or don’t think like that.
But if you’ve got this inkling or feeling, you need to follow on through. So the first thing I want you to do, if you feel you react to some food in any way, now that could be emotionally, it could be cognitively, like your brain gets mixed up or, and it could be physically. I don’t care how you react. If you feel that, you need to have stopped that food straight away. You need to get your calendar, hang it on the wall. Okay, what is it today, 12th of January, whatever it is, and you write down, I stopped cow’s milk or stopped eating Cheerios or whatever.
And then you need to stick with that for at least two if not three weeks with that food avoidance. Okay? Now when you do that, you’re not going to stop ten different foods at once. You’re going to stop one food. And especially the food… And if you are going to have a reaction to a food, whether it’s both from a non-immune or immune mediated thing, generally it’s a food that you like to eat and you eat it daily or you eat it a lot. So stop that one particular food for a few weeks and then see how you feel.
If you really feel you’ve picked up, particularly towards the end of the two weeks, then you need to wait another week, maybe even two, and then take that food again. But this time you’re going to take the food two or three times per day for three days. All right? Just small amounts, not large amounts. And it could be a slice of bread twice a day. It could be half a glass of milk twice a day or three times a day. So it’s small amounts, three days. And then look at the reaction that you had, the initial experience. Did you get the same reaction back? Did your tummy feel funny? Did you have sleeping issue or was your skin itchy really itchy because you had that food?
There’s often a key symptom. All right. Now if that came back up again, “Aha,” you’re saying. “Maybe it’s that food.” So now you stopped that food again completely. Again, two weeks. You do again. You expose yourself to that food again. Okay. And this time you can step it up a little bit, take it three or four times per day, again, two or three days. If the second time you get a similar reaction, I’m going to recommend you avoid that food for 6 to 12 months, a long time, especially if the symptom was quite severe or strong to you. You need to really avoid that food. So the stronger the symptom, the more you need to avoid it and the more carefully you need to avoid it. Once you’ve avoided that particular food, let some time go by and then see how other foods react with your tummy.
Often you’ll find you’ll improve. Many things will improve. Your sleep will get better, your energy will get better. Your weight might normalize. Okay? Because a food that’s creating a problem with your body, it’s really like swimming against the tide, isn’t it? You’re going nowhere and you’re wearing yourself out. Because what happens is if it is a food allergy, okay, and it’s sitting there covert, you can’t see it.
Your immune system is constantly shadow boxing. It’s constantly fighting with that particular food in a low level. So it’s a little bit like a headwind you’re driving along, but there’s a headwind. Not much, but there’s a headwind. But all of a sudden the headwind goes away and “Whoa, we got a tailwind now.” You’d ever been in an airplane when it arrives half an hour early because the pilot said, “We’ve got a tailwind.” And everyone’s going, “Yay.” But that happens to the gut when the offending food’s taken out, it’s a tailwind. Okay?
And often you’ll find that bacteria will start coming up. Enzyme levels improve, deficiencies get corrected. Patient starts feeling better. All right? Now, I’ve heard that many times just from taking one food out of the diet, it could be cows’ milk, it could have been gluten or bread, it could have been egg. Okay, one specific food. And what a difference it made. Does that person have to avoid that food forever? Likely not. I don’t avoid cows’ milk. I still have cows’ milk in my diet. But I have Jersey cows’ milk. I have non-homogenized, pure, organic, get it fresh Jersey milk. So Jersey milk has not got the A1 protein in it. Okay? It hasn’t got that strong protein. The Friesian cow milk’s got that create the allergy.
So, but I like it. What’s a nice cup of espresso without a nice bit of frothy Jersey milk on top with some honey and it’s just one of the pleasures in life. So treatment is possible by understanding, picking that identifying food and getting it out of the diet. But remember, the testing is a good one, too. So allergy testing, as I mention in a previous video, may be required to pick the the key, one or two key foods out. But don’t take them all out.
Intolerance is a bit more difficult to treat. But as I mentioned previous, if it’s non-immune mediated, your best approach is enzymes. Enzymes really work well for so many people with allergies and intolerances because they break food down to smaller particle size. They allow that, especially if you’ve got poor mucosal cells in your gut. You’ve got poor bacterial levels, you’re not producing enough enzymes anyway. You need to support that by taking some additional enzymes. You know, it can make a massive difference.
All right? So that’s a little bit about the where, where were we? Is it possible to treat… Check out the Canxida Restore product which I made, the green label Canxida Restore. Enzymes and probiotics and used by many people now in many countries for exactly this, for food intolerances. Because it will allow the small bowel in particular to work more effectively at breaking food down. It’ll minimize bloating and gas and it’ll improve the tone of the gut quite a lot. So that’s the enzyme probiotic formula. That was it.