Originally Posted by RedAnt
What you're saying makes sense to me, but how else do you figure out allergies when babies are young and allergy testing is faulty? OR are you meaning that it doesn't matter which foods you're intolerant of/allergic to if you are healing the gut?
Yes, because often just taking out one or two foods do not heal the gut... even in some cases of celiac disease. There is an underlying reason why these allergies/intolerances exist. At the root of that is the condition of the intestinal villi and the enzymes they are able to produce, and the type of intestinal flora that exists.
More on SCD and celiac disease, behavioral issues and allergies:http://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i...ass_exerpt.htmhttp://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i...ac_disease.htmhttp://www.breakingtheviciouscycle.i.../allergies.htm
The SCD is based on Dr. Sidney Haas' *cure
* for celiac disease. I know celiacs very well, one of my best friends is, and a kid in DS's longtime playgroup is... and they still have symptoms on a GF diet
The medical establishment, by basing it's theory on a genetic cause, is doing them a grave disservice by ignoring the intestinal flora contribution of this. And what I've learned is that a disease of nutrition in the parents can be passed on "genetically" to the child if the same nutritional deficiency exists. After all, just like autism, celiac disease is now at epidemic levels. And there is no such thing as a genetic epidemic.
Originally Posted by RedAnt
Do you just start SCD including offending foods? If not, at what point do you re-introduce them?
I think you have to make an educated guess. In the case of a child under 2, the top allergens should not be given at first anyway: dairy, eggs, wheat, fish, nuts, soy. I would try egg yolk first. Then yogurt, nuts, fish. Wheat when healing has taken place. Soy never, unless it's fermented soy sauce or miso, but that's me. Another issue is the form of the food you eat:
I could have told you emphatically that I was allergic or intolerant to nuts. Gave me horrible gas pains, obviously I could not digest them. Well, what was I eating... whole nuts. And not soaked too which inhibits digestive enzymes. Once I started SCD and began making homemade nut butters from soaked nuts... not a rumble. Then after a bit, tried nut flour, I was totally fine. It wasn't until significant healing happened that I could handle whole nuts (and I still have to pay attention to chewing them very well.)
The same with dairy... I had a conversation with someone who will not try the SCD for her long time colitis for the nut reason and also dairy. She swears she's lactose intolerant, etc. still can't eat yogurt, etc etc. But 24 hr. yogurt contains no lactose. Butter and cheese only have tiny traces. She could be allergic to dairy protein but if it's just the lactose, the SCD will help her b/c yogurt has the probiotic in it that will colonize and start the gut producing lactase enzymes.
Also raw fruit that I went into in an above post re: yeast. You need to start with cooked fruit first. Same with raw veggies and being able to digest them.