the food reaction from HELL and how I survived it

The Food Reaction from HELL and How I Survived It

Disclaimer: This isn’t a reaction to a classic food allergy but a latent food allergy, and it does not involve anaphylactic reactions.

As many of you know by now, I am more human than human…great, White Zombie’s stuck in my head now. I still have food cravings, slip ups, cheat sessions, and emotional ties to food that keep me off and on the slippery slope of a full healing diet.

Each and every day takes me closer to shedding foods that make me sick, bloated, cause inflammation, irritability, fatigue, and the other lovely reactions that go with my food allergies.

But I’m not quite there yet.

My husband had talked about craving cereal for about 2 weeks when I decided to splurge and have him stop by the store for some. Unbeknownst to me, there was whole wheat in that cereal.

Now I can eat white flour until doomsday and not have a serious reaction, but wheat bran cripples me. I hadn’t eaten any since I got the results from my allergy test.

The Reaction

I started out with some digestive complaints. More of a ‘hmmmmm, something’s not right here’. That’s extremely rare for me so it was noticeable.

Within a couple of hours, I became irritable with all the things and went to sleep in the quiet, non-occupied guest room with relief.

For the next 2 days, I essentially stayed to myself and watched TV on my laptop or attempted to work (quite unsuccessfully). I could tell I was reacting to something but I had no idea what…and I craved another bowl of cereal.

Inhibitions down = a second bowl of cereal with no idea that it was about to wreak havoc in the form of days of full on space case and brain fog.

Thankfully, thankfully, thankfully I have done much healing over the last couple of years and have a full arsenal of remedies at my disposal. I can’t believe that my only major symptoms were noise sensitivity, irritability, dark under eye circles, and brain fog.

This has been brain fog the likes of which nobody should ever see. I’m still having trouble with dyslexia and putting my words together.

The Remedy

With an allergic reaction, the only things you can do are to support the immune system, rest, assist with detox, and eat nutrient-dense foods full of healthy fats, proteins, and antioxidants.

Immune Support —

  • thymus thumping
  • Plague tonic
  • immune support essential oils* like Lemon, Lavender, and Frankincense (read more about some studies on how essential oils can support the body here)


I’d say something profound in closing, but there’s nothing profound bouncing around in my noggin right now. Instead, let’s finish this post with your input.

Leave a comment and let me know at least one thing that really helps you during a food reaction or symptom flare up from a chronic illness. Let’s work together to help someone else who is struggling to get through the day.

4 thoughts on “the food reaction from HELL and how I survived it”

  • I have become a big fan of the coffee enema. It isn’t pleasant, but now that I’m used to it, I look forward to it because I know how much better I will feel afterward. I’m currently doing one every day. On bad days, I do two.

  • I massage the 10 acupressure “gate” points that are used for the NAET Allergy Elimination program. Often one set of these is all it takes to completely stop the reaction. I use this technique on myself, kids, etc. Google it to find a diagram of the points. Other things I do are Epsom salt baths, 1/4 tsp of Celtic salt in a glass of water, a capful of ACV in water, or bentonite clay in water.

  • Activated carbon caplets get rid of gas and bloating, Bio K+ everyday until i get better (a 5 billion bacteria capsule probiotic so powerful it is used by the canadian government in hospitals to help C. difficile infected patients get better) and much much much water, herbal teas ( i love my mint, my licorice root as well as a mix of adrenal support tea made of oat grass and the such) and of course GREEN SMOOTHIES! Mud baths help achy muscles and Omega 3s help with brain fog!

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