Long term followers of this blog and of the original FoodsMatter publications will remember John Scott, champion of helminthic therapy and world expert on living with total food intolerance.
John did just that himself for many years, surviving only on elemental infant formulae. His salvation came in the guise of hookworms which brought under control the chronic and extreme inflammatory reactions that were triggering his symptoms. But there are a small but significant group of people world wide who have not found answers to their problems and are in genuine danger of starving to death.
Although John’s main focus these days is on running his comprehensive information site on helminthic therapy, Helminthic Therapy Wiki, he has finally been persuaded to start a Facebook Group for Total Food Intolerance. As he says, ‘thanks to the complete lack of effective treatment options in the medical kit bag and typical dismissal of the condition as psychosomatic by medics,’ some sort of support group is desperately needed.
To help non-sufferers to understand exactly what Total Food Intolerance is, some years ago John pulled together the various personal stories and articles about Total Food Intolerance that we had gathered over the years.
You can find them here on the FoodsMatter site and they are linked so that you can click through to the section that most interests you:
- personal stories
- management both of possible alternative foods and the many uncomprehending and unsympathetic health professionals that you will almost inevitably encounter
- possible treatments
- the slowly growing recognition of the link between food intolerance and gastrointestinal disorders.
- Comprehensive introduction to the subject of Total food Intolerance on the Foods Matter site.
- Comprehensive informational site on helminthic therapy.
- New Facebook Group for Total Food Intolerance
Bringing Down a Reaction – Micki Rose
Those of you who read the Personal Stories in John’s introduction to TFI may notice mention of a therapist called Micki Rose, an old friend and colleague of Foods Matter.
Micki has also suffered from wide ranging food intolerance issues and at one point was reduced to only 6 foods. She has written widely (and fascinatingly) on this topic and many others and you can find details of all her books and fact sheets on her Pure Health Clinic website.
However, in this specific context, she has just updated one of her long standing fact sheets on calming food intolerance reactions, turning it into a small book – Bringing Down a Reaction. Top tips to lower accidental food intolerance reactions.
In it you will find several of her top tips for calming reactions including her most successful acute supplement protocols, the brain training technique she uses to bring her own reactions down and much more.