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As far back as I can remember, I have always felt the need to understand what I was observing, and logically, I turned to science for answers. I chose a career that quenched my thirst for knowledge – research (articles I published during that period of my life can be found here). However, like it often does, life got in the way. I realized there were more questions I needed answers to, and these ones I couldn’t find in books. People around me, people very dear to me, were suffering, and medicine was letting them down. How was that possible?

Surgeries and medications did not prevent my father from bleeding inexplicably for several years until he died from generalized cancer. My mother has severe asthma and systemic Candida she is currently fighting. My sister was diagnosed with chronic irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). My son has chronic urticaria (chronic hives) and several food intolerances and I myself suffer from chronic migraines. Our quality of life is severely affected and modern medicine has very little to offer to help with chronic ailments.

Like many, I turned to alternate therapies. However, I still wonder about the reasons why some treatments work, while others don’t (why treatments work on some people, while others don’t) and I wish to present scientific literature in support of alternative medicine in order to convince skeptics – when this is warranted.

My mother has recently started a new diet to help manage her candidiasis and she is showing very promising improvements (I will keep you posted). My sister was able to completely alleviate her symptoms by removing wheat and dairy from her diet. I am currently looking into my son’s diet and trying to identify the sources of his food intolerances. There is hope. There are answers. And more are coming.

Update: After following a modified ketogenic diet (Low Glycemic Index diet) for about a month now I am migraine and medication free (for the first time in more than 20 years).  After adding anti-histamine foods to my son’s diet, such as sources of omega 3 (tahini and flaxseed), curcuma and ginger, and by giving him extra vitamin B12 and vitamin C, we have been able to reduce be a factor of 5 his anti histamine medication, without recurrence of hives. I hope to be able to completely stop his medication soon. After following a candida diet for about 2 weeks, my mom is starting to see results.

Disclaimer: I am not advocating any of the above mentioned diets, nor am I making any claim about their usefulness for your specific condition. I am not a medical doctor and I am not giving medical advice. This blog is about sharing scientific information and my personal anecdotal experience,

Copyright: © “Food, Science and Health” (FoodScienceHealth.com) by Barbara Cerf-Allen, 2013
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