Sue Dengate Diet – will it help?
She has been educating people on food problems for years now and has written a few books on food intolerance including “Fed Up”. The Sue Dengate diet is helpful for during and after doing a food elimination diet. A book that I highly recommend that has an amine food list, salicylates and MSG that will assist you with doing an elimination diet, is the friendly food recipe book.
I came across the Sue Dengate diet quite early on in my search for answers as to why my son was experiencing Oppositional Defiant Disorder symptoms and what I could do to help him. I purchased Sue Dengate’s two books The Failsafe Cookbook and Fed Up and also the Fed Up DVD as this helped me show family what I was going through. The Failsafe cookbook had some information and an extensive list of recipes to make it easy to follow a Sue Dengate Diet. The Fed Up book was more top heavy with information but still had some recipes too.
The short answer as to whether the Sue Dengate diet will assist you is YES! Absolutely.
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I was not unfamiliar with food intolerance as my husband at the time was suffering from a sulphite intolerance, I had skin rashes, major stomach problems, blood vessels popping in my fingers (which no-one could explain), blood noses regularly, blocked sinuses, was always tired and had continual back problems. I too suffered from sulphite intolerance symptoms but not to the extent that some people would experience.
One of the key steps for me, was to learn about naturally occurring chemicals in foods; these being MSG (Mono-sodium Glutamate), salicylates and amines. I used the Friendly Food recipe book like a bible for a long time. This book assisted me with doing a food elimination diet and using recipes to keep salicylates and amines low. This combined with the Sue Dengate diet worked well for my son as he was more of an amine responder with less of an issue when it came to salicylate intolerance symptoms. I started to feel like we were making progress once on the Sue Dengate diet. The tantrums became fewer if his amines were kept low and he was a much happier child. I didn’t want to restrict his diet forever though and so I searched further for answers.
The recipes in Sue Dengate’s books are helpful for when you need to initially restrict what you are eating and then try to take further steps to heal the body. The only thing I didn’t like while using the Sue Dengate Diet was the high use of processed white sugar. The difficulty with this is that unrefined sugars are high in naturally occuring chemicals and therefore, if you are on a restricted diet, you cannot have them without experiencing food intolerance symptoms. You can substitute the refined sugar with organic, pure maple syrup so this is a great way to avoid white sugar.
Another popular book that many people are adding to their knowledge base on food intolerance is based on Salicylate Intolerance.
Understanding the body – what to eat
The doctors I consulted prior to doing my own research did not understand anything about food intolerance symptoms, salicylates or amines and the impact it has on your health. So, based on my research and reading, especially my reading of the Don Tolman fdr, I came to discover that most of our health problems stem from how well our gut is functioning. Leaky gut syndrome plays a large part in our health and needs to be taken seriously if you want to look at healing your body.
The body tells you through symptoms that something is not right. Whether it be chronic headaches, lack of energy, skin rashes, IBS, Oppositional Defiant Disorder or many more. Listening to the symptoms and changing what you eat can make a huge difference. Yes, I understand that you thought you were eating healthy by consuming fruit and vegetables but until you can get your body well, restricting your diet is the best solution.
Depending on your circumstances, most adults benefit from water fasting. This gives the body a break from digestion and aids in healing. Then, be aware of what you are putting in your body. Avoid additives and preservatives as this just exacerbates the problem. If you are really serious about healing you will avoid foods that are not good for your body which is already struggling to keep you well.
Other things I found helpful was using an osteopath for food intolerance and encopresis. Don’t be scared to explore options that will work for you. Someone else will always have an opinion about what you are doing but do it anyway!
So, arm yourself with the resources, learn about your food, follow the Sue Dengate diet and then make change to heal your body. Knowledge does give you the power; power to understand change and power to heal.Your News On Food brought to you by Eileen Baudinette Food and Health Commentator. www.thenewsonfood.com ———————–
I’m no medical expert and information contained on this blog is written through my own experience with the aim of furthering your education on health. It is your responsibility as to how you use this information and I cannot be held liable for any misinterpretation or misuse of the information provided.Sue Dengate Diet by Eileen