Fasting as the Best Allergy Cure

Fasting Can Treat Allergies and Sensitivities [Research]

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Fasting as the Best Allergy Cure

Does Fasting Help Treat Allergies and Sensitivities?

If you have allergies and you are wondering this question, that indicates that you have excellent knowledge of the immune system and the mechanism of allergies and intolerances. The benefits of all types of fasting whether it be water fasting, intermittent fasting, coffee fasting or whatever, cannot be denied anymore.

There’s extensive evidence to prove that fasting at least one day of the month can dramatically improve your immune system’s white blood cell count and your digestive health. This is suggested by examining the culture of people who follow the Mormon religion. These individuals don’t eat food for one day of the month and surprisingly have the lowest rates of heart disease in the world.

If you practice fasting or cleansing yourself, you will recognize the beautiful health benefits that strong willpower can reward you with. It’s likely that restricting calories for the long term or fasting entirely in short periods can extend your life, improve the health of your body, and enhance proper brain function.

Fasting is an alternative treatment for a lot of diseases, including cancer, acne, depression, anxiety, obesity, diabetes and more.

But can not eating treat allergies and food intolerances too? The answer is yes, fasting can effectively treat the root causes of food intolerances and sensitivities while lessening the symptoms of true allergies over time.

Let me explain to you why this is one of my most recommended methods for allergy treatment from seasonal allergies to food, as well as minor sensitivities to chemicals and food.

Don’t Expect to Cure Your Severe Allergies Completely

First of all, I am not saying by any means that not eating will cure your allergies. What I definitely am saying is that food can worsen allergies and be the foundational cause of food allergies and other minor immune sensitivities that fluctuate throughout your life.

What I am also not saying is that nutrition isn’t valuable. Above everything else, your body should be receiving its desired nutrients so that it can function properly. I don’t recommend that you fast for more than 3 days in a row simply because of keeping nutrition in mind. Without electrolytes and vitamin B complex vitamins, you will be very dehydrated in a way that water won’t help.

I should outline what I mean by fasting for allergies before somebody stops eating and then thinks “I STILL CAN’T EAT TREE NUTS”

Fasting Can Reset Your Immune System Naturally

Slow down there, you will still probably die if you eat tree nuts if you are allergic to them severely. There’s, unfortunately, nothing that you can do in this case, except immunotherapy and relying on future technologies.

The types of food allergies and intolerances I am referring to being treated include:

The difference between a true allergy and a sensitivity is that allergies are a genetic problem that no amount of health is going to cure right now. Sensitivities or intolerances emerge as a result of the environment, your immediate health, culture, and food choices.

If you improve your health, your tiny annoying immune reactions can be cured completely and that is what the core of this site is trying to accomplish. That is what I have done for myself and wish to share.

It seems that restricting calories or not eating food nor liquids completely for a few days may do wonders for the body. There’s new research suggesting that fasting may increase white blood cell counts that  avoid unnecessary immune reactions to things that don’t bother you.

I like this and the way that I see it is: you need to give your digestive system a break from food so that it can relax and focus on healing at least for a short time. If you’re constantly eating fast food and complex unnatural meals, your body will be stressed out by simply digesting your food.

allergy and intolerance benefits of fasting

Fasting for Allergies and Treating Food Intolerances

Everybody should take a look at their diets and truly imagine the process of breaking down your food in your body until it eventually comes out. Do you think that it is an easy process to take a commercial food like pizza or a hamburger and completely digest it in the body?

It absolutely isn’t.

Many people don’t realize that digestion is a very tedious process that your body completes passively. Digestion requires the use of enzymes, very complex and large molecules that act as “unzippers” to break the food down into smaller pieces and eventually nutrients that can pass through to your bloodstream and then to your cells.

The thing about that is: digestive enzymes are not in unlimited supply. Your pancreas, stomach and small intestine can only use what is available. In healthy individuals, enzymes are in high amounts. When you have low amounts of enzymes, you will experience constipation, mood issues, infection and disease.

You can take digestive enzyme supplements at any time to supply your body with enzymes, but the natural ones that your body makes itself will always be better.

digestive enzymes during fasting for food sensitivities

I take one of these whenever my meal was too big or junky. The purpose of fasting is to lower your need for so much enzymes. Also prevents my food intolerance symptoms.

Ancient Human History of Health, Diet and Fasting

Now think about how our ancestors lived three thousand years ago. They were running around eating berries, collecting vegetables frequently and once a week caught a large game animal for a feast if you were lucky. This is how the primate’s digestive system adapted over time. Even think about how a baboon eats–our distant relative. It’s basically just some scraps and some meat very rarely.

Your distant human ancestors lived in groups, but most days of the week, they did not feast like we do several times a day. We eat sausage and eggs in the morning, pizza in the afternoon, and roast beef in the evening. We really have it great when you think about it according to evolution!

Older humans would actually fast naturally. This was more easy for them because the limbic system of their brains were in their natural state. The limbic system processes human pleasures and drives in the form of chemical reactions and learning for motivation. When we eat something we like, we get that feel good reward in our brains.

However, that means that modern humans heavily take advantage of our own limbic systems. Sugar, pure energy as calories, is eaten in excess because our brains naturally tell us that it’s great: it’s what we need to survive for a long time and make more fat. Unfortunately, our brain doesn’t realize that we can’t live forever and that we need a balanced diet that should be wired in our brain as pleasurable in the first place.

To your ancestors, it felt as good to eat a fresh broccoli as it does when we eat our favorite candy. Our limbic systems are just so desensitized now that it only appreciates and craves sugar and rich foods when these would be a luxury to primitive humans.

intermittent fasting for seasonal allergies treatment

How I Use Water and Intermittent Fasting for Seasonal Allergies and Food Intolerances

Personally, I used to suffer from all kinds of allergies and I knew that it wasn’t natural for me to be avoiding all of these foods. I’m not even joking when I tell you I’ve had annoying reactions to ALL the seasons, shellfish, all tree nuts, raw fruits and vegetables associated with oral allergy syndrome, and several chemical sensitivities that I would forget about in random everyday situations. I knew that I couldn’t be cursed with something like this because all that was left to eat was rice and bread.

After considering everything, I had tried to give fasting a try to see how it affected me. I had considered water fasting, green tea fasting, and intermittent fasting for allergies.

First, I tried green tea with lemon fasting and this turned out to be my most effective experience. I didn’t consume anything but unsweetened organic green tea with lemon juice mixed in. The thought behind this was that the caffeine and green tea would stimulate my thermogenic rate to burn more calories than normal, essentially extending my fast without even waiting. This actually worked very well for me and I highly recommend it.

Water fasting and intermittent fasting always works great for treating allergies, possibly even better. But with just water, I felt that I had no energy or anything to perk me up. And intermittent fasting was difficult because someone always ended up wanting to go out to eat with me and I couldn’t really decline.

intermittend fasting benefits for seasonal allergies

The Results of My Fasting for My Allergies Experience

This was a wonderful experience for me. It shined new light on my perspective of human needs, willpower and the value of pleasures. Fasting for 3 days straight had made me feel absolutely wonderful mentally, as if I was clear and happy, focused and calm. It was like I took an Adderall except I felt very healthy, light and free. Symbolically, I felt as if I should appreciate little pleasures in life more than always looking forward to my next meal.

There’s so much more out there to focus on and appreciate than food or other substances that you put in your mouth to make you feel good. This was true focus and clarity.

As for my allergies, my oral allergy syndrome completely disappeared. My food intolerances to legumes and tree nuts subsided tremendously. I can now eat all raw fruits and vegetables and some tree nuts. On some days, especially if I drink alcohol, tree nuts will cause facial swelling.

However, my one true allergy to shellfish still bothers me, but not as much. I remember being a child and almost dying if I ate a shrimp because my throat would close up. But now I’ll just get very itchy.

Bottom Line for Calorie Restriction and Allergies

If you are interested in fasting to get rid of annoying seasonal allergy symptoms or minor food intolerances, I highly recommend trying it. Of course, it’s going to be hard to not eat food, but try to set a day or two in the future to just consume water. Take the day as something special, reflect and enjoy yourself free of stress.

This is one of the methods that I highly recommend for allergy sufferers for actual effectiveness. Natural allergy supplements will likely not work and can just waste your money, but this method is free and will actually work. Your allergy symptoms just mean that your body needs some time to regenerate what it needs.

In addition to calorie restriction, the other thing I recommend for treating allergies is proper nutrition. I’d like to mention that many people living in this generation are deficient in sulfur due to the poor quality and overuse of our fertile soils. Biologically available organic MSM crystals have changed my health in a plethora of ways, including improving my allergies dramatically. This stuff is my natural and cheap alternative to allergy medicines and antihistamines. One dose will instantly eliminate sulfur deficiency and give you a noticeable boost of energy and calmness.

organic MSM crystals for allergy treatment with fasting

This is the only supplement that I can safely say, legitimately heals the causes of allergies. It treats common sulfur deficiencies that tax the immune system.

If you have something add about my fasting for allergies and food intolerances method, or have experience with calorie restriction for health benefits, please leave me a comment below!

Talk to you soon,

Anthony


Fasting Can Treat Allergies and Sensitivities [Research] was last modified: July 1st, 2018 by Anthony

Comments

  1. Hi everyone, I just wanted to share a bit about my story in hopes it might help others. In the past I’ve suffered terribly with insomnia, with an extremely hyperactive and anxious brain. I avoided all caffeine and chocolate for months, and tried anything I could think of. Eventually i discovered that some people struggle to digest even traces of caffeine, (caffeine hyposensitivity) and in some cases a caffeine overdose can stay in your system for up to a year or so, affecting that individual as if theyve only freshly consumed caffeine. Yikes! so although id avoided it for months it was still in my system. Eventually i took activated charcoal tablets and the difference was like night and day. It helped my body eliminate the caffeine build up. I began to feel normal again and sleep peacefully. I do wonder if some of you suffer the same thing, so thought id share.
    In 2016 i fasted quite often and would feel excellent because of it, particularly mentally. I havent fasted since then, as I think I got too excited and was maybe doing it a little too often with not enough varied nutrition in between. Last year I was having thyroid trouble due to an iodine defficiency. New Zealand soild is very depleted of iodine so its really common for folks to be low in it. I am no longer having trouble and take iodine now. However, I have just copped my first ever hayfever symptoms, so Im going to give a 3 day fast a go again. And maybe do something like that once a month, as Ive been feeling quite sluggish and mentally flat as well as the hayfever. Anthony, do you have any nutritional recommendations to be particularly mindful of? Like iodine for example? Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks 🙂

    1. Author

      Hey thanks for coming and sharing your experience with information. I write pretty much all about that, how we are deficient in sulfur, silica, iodine, magnesium, and calcium. I’m sure there are many others as well. Let me know what you think!

  2. Hi Anthony. I too have noticed a dramatic decrease in allergy and asthma symptoms when fasting. You mentioned parasite cleansing was also very helpful in eliminating your allergies. Would you share what you used for your cleanse as well as how the MSM crystals help with eliminating allergies?

    1. Author

      Hey, thanks a lot for visiting. I wrote a few articles about exactly what I do for cleansing parasites and what I do for preventing certain types of parasites. You can check them out. I use sulfur, fasting, activated charcoal, herbs, teas, exercises and more. Let me know what you think!

  3. Hi Anthony, I have extreme food sensitivities like Jessica below in the chat, I tried eating, just chicken & rice for 6 months straight, morning noon & night!! I did feel better but obviously how long can a person keep that up. I’ve had natural paths tell me I have Lyme disease as the this food intolerances is just one of 20+ issues. I started eating one meal per day for 3 months which was good, I’m now on day 12 of a water fast, I have done lots of research on fasting & im trying to do a very long fast 40-70 days. My question is wouldnt this type of fasting kill parasites automatically? Great post really needed to read this today on a bad day cheers brother 🙂

    1. Author

      Oh wow, I really hope that’s not true about only chicken and rice for 6 months. That must be horrible for your health. You need fresh vegetables and plant-based proteins and healthy fats for optimal nutrition. But if it works for you… Okayy. Anyways, yes fasting will definitely be essential for parasite cleansing, but I think that 40-70 days is excessive. You should not fast for this long. I’m trying to stress that fasting is not healthy because you aren’t eating.. It’s healthy because you are assisting your own nutrition for the long term (especially if parasites are consuming your nutrients). You are going to need macronutrients like protein for those 2 months. I would do 5 day fasts at maximum. But again, I’m not you so you should determine what is specifically right for your own body by yourself. I know for me that this would definitely not work. Let me know what you think!

  4. Hi Anthony,

    I have extreme food sensitivities. I call them extreme because at this point I can’t find anything I can eat other than some meats. Over the past 2 years, I’ve slowly become more and more sensitive to foods. I’ve been tested for Leaky gut and the test came back negative. My symptoms are unique because I don’t have any discomfort in my stomach- no bloating, cramping, etc. My symptoms include heart palpitations, muscle tension, racing thoughts, insomnia. My cortisol levels are being spiked in response to what I eat. My body goes into a heightened stress response. Have you heard of anyone experiencing similar symptoms? I’m assuming I should give water fasting a try?? Thank you. Jessica

    1. Author

      That is almost EXACTLY what I had suffered from. It took me a while to figure out that something was wrong first of all. But it took some consideration to determine that it was food intolerance causing this. In particular, it was soy and oral allergy syndrome that was messing with me. I had symptoms of heart palpitation, muscle tension, anxiety, insomnia, acne, hair falling out and more. I would say definitely give water fasting a try. But more importantly, TRY A PARASITE CLEANSE. That is what dramatically improved my symptoms and now I can eat almost anything. Have some more consideration for parasites and Candida overgrowth because I did much too late. And that seemed to be my direct issue. Let me know what you think!
      Anthony

    2. Hi Jessica, your food intolerances out of everyone on the comments is very close to mine, although I do get issues in my stomach, like I’ve written in my comments to Anthony I have a whole host of other issues, but I’m a very desperate person to fix these food issues, if a person can not eat health how are they supposed to get healthy ??!! I’m on day 12 of a water fast and I’m shooting to do much longer but it’s obviously tough! I’m trying to find ppl who have some of the same issues as myself, it makes me VERY happy, but, ultimately VERY sad to know there are others who can’t eat anything, my friends just think it’s me being a quirky !! I’ll let you know how the water fast goes, please let me know if you find any success your end. Thanks. Matt

    3. Hi Jessica,
      I have the same symptoms as you described and the list of food I can eat is shorter and shorter.
      For information my symptoms last 48hours whatever I eat. As well as food, I have the same symptoms for medication and supplements.
      How long are you symptoms?
      Have you had any luck with fasting?
      A possible explanation for our symptoms is that our sympathetic nervous system is on hyperdrive, possibly following long term severe stress, trauma. See Cynthia Perkins website, —article on why supplements make you feel worse.
      Any comments Anthony that may help?
      Thank you

  5. Hi Anthony,

    I know you have talked about many things on here, parasites etc, my allergies seem to be very similar to what you had. My question is where would you rate fasting to everything else you tried in terms of the change in allergies??

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      I don’t know if I could rate anything because everyone’s body is so different and unique in itself. So one issue may need more attention than others. But fasting seems to be a very healthy hobby, and I can vouch for that. It makes me feel wonderful physically and my allergies get noticeably better.

  6. Hi Anthony,
    I’d never had any food allergies until I got exposed to mold from my own home from a faulty roof job. I’ve been fasting for 5 days and plan on doing 12 days straight. I’m doing a biofilm cleanse with lemonade with Baltone Trio Mix by Dr . Mick Hall and an eclyzyme probiotic. Will this reverse my food allergies permanently I’m wondering? I never had any prior to this toxin exposure for 2 years. Suddenly I had leaky gut syndrome, chronic inflammatory response syndrome and food allergies to almost everything. I really cannot go through life with all these illnesses that I never had before and food alllergies to everything.
    Let me know if you think a 12 fast should reverse all of this?
    Thank you.
    Janina Moe

    1. Author

      I don’t necessarily believe that anything “reverses” or “cures” food allergies, but there are many things that I have done myself to change my lifestyle to lessen the severity of my allergies. I view allergy symptoms as just a symptomatic condition that arises from poor health quality. I can be free of allergies and allergy medicines on one day where I eat healthy and another day they will come back if I make poor health choices. If I keep making consistently good health choices, the food allergies seem to diminish. What has helped tremendously is parasite cleansing and fasting. I would say that would be your best bet first off, as well as identifying possible nutrient deficiencies. Let me know what you think!

    2. Thank you for sharing your mold exposure experience. I too suffered from the same. I worked full time + in a mold infested building that was finally closed down after 13 years I started there. As a result I now suffer from allergies from anything to red dye food coloring to the flu shot and everything in between. Growing up I had environmental allergies but nothing like I do now. I too acquired leaky gut syndrome, adrenal fatigue, chronic inflammation, arthritis… of course depleted immune system, etc due to the exposure. I ended up having to raise my own animals for meat and organic garden for clean vegetables. The healing process is slow as any stress can undo any healing. I’ve always wanted to accomplish a strict fast as I’ve read about the healing effects for years but I ‘be found the fasting to be difficult for me because the constant histamines in my Austen from reacting to everything causes me to crave food and so I get ravished quickly to the pint of getting sick. So I be sure to sweat out daily to rid of toxins. If you get this reply I’d like to hear if you try this how it goes. Thank you!

  7. I have suffered from OAS now for 12 years…ever since getting pregnant with my first child. I definitely want to try this fasting idea.

    How many times did you fast before it cured your OAS?

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      I have oral allergy syndrome as well and I understand how annoying it is. How long you should do it depends on the individual’s body and my OAS symptoms have gone away, but I still wouldn’t say that they were “cured” because sometimes they come back if I don’t take care of myself. Like for instance, if I drink too much alcohol or sugar then I will experience OAS the next day a little bit. I would say working up to 3 days of water fasting really helped me significantly, but others may definitely be different.

  8. Hi Anthony. Someone shared this article with me because I suffer from severe environmental allergies i.e. hay fever, grass, trees, animals, dust mites, etc. You seem to be referencing food allergies and only mention seasonal allergies. How can fasting help with environmental allergies?

    Thanks- AMY

    1. Author

      Hey Amy,
      I was actually talking about both types of allergies: food and seasonal allergies. To me, they are one in the same regarding why they exist and their general cause. if you treat the cause of your allergies in your health, you can heal them both. That’s why I did. Fasting basically helps your immune system. Since the majority of your immune system resides in your digestion, my theory is that it helps refocus the energy normally used for digestion back for other purposes that need it. Research shows that after three days of fasting with water, white blood cells start to regenerate in high amounts. It also seems like high amounts of white blood cells equate to the reduction of allergies naturally without the need for drugs. That’s how I viewed it and it has actually reflected back into my health. Therefore, I’d like to tell my story about it here. LOL.
      Anthony

  9. Hi Anthony,
    I have what sounds like very similar allergies and have had them for around 25 years now. more developing over time. meeting with the specialists has gotten me no answers other than them telling me not to eat them (duh). I have noticed in the last month that I have “developed” more foods that i react to. Most if not all are oral allergy symptoms. Your article has me intrigued since i have gotten no answers else where. I guess my question is how long should I be fasting? I’ve read some places people fast anywhere from 3-21 days consuming only water. I have plenty of stored lipids in my body so im not concerned with withering away. just more so curious if you have any data you have collected or experiences to say what duration work best or if you have ever had blood tests done in conjunction with the fasting to look at results.

    Thanks from desperate Aaron

    1. Author

      Hey Aaron,
      Fasting can definitely be a healthy hobby and one that you progressively get better at over time like a skill. However, fasting can also be very risky or detrimental to your health if you don’t know what you are doing. First and foremost, nutrition is the most important thing for your health. Every other aspect of it will affect your nutrition. For me, fasting helped me cleanse the pathogenic organisms that were consuming the food in my digestive system and causing nutrient deficiencies. First-world citizens have a huge problem with yeast overgrowth and intestinal worms that do this. That’s why I highly recommend starting out slow and building up to maybe 5 days, which should definitely take care of the problem. I never had any blood tests done during my fasts, but I can tell you that it is a journey. At first, it will be rough because you will be craving sugar, carbs, and fried foods. I believe that this is due to the organisms inside of us releasing compounds that cause us to crave the foods that we want. Now that I have gotten rid of them or kept the parasites in check, I don’t crave these foods. Does that make sense or help?
      Anthony

    2. Check out “The Complete Guide to Fasting” by Jason Fung, MD. It’s a great book and it does contain some lab examples resulting from fasting. It also Talks about how to know how long you should intermittent fast depending on what you are hoping to achieve .

  10. Hi I suffer from severe allergic reactions to raw veg (salycilates) and also smells anything that is scented, I am pretty much house bound but even that doesn’t stop my reaction as there are industrial estates around and the chemical smell get in the house and affects me. I’m even allergic to the smell of carpets, plastics it’s a nightmare. I suffer with daily debilitating migraines and severe depression. I am menopausal which has made me suicidal so I’m on hurt which was ok but drs have had to increase it and I think I am reacting to it due to chemical sensitivity and can’t eat an am living on complan drinks (nutrient drinks) I’ve lost two stone in 7 weeks. After reading what you have said I think it would all be my immune system, I am on a lot of medication I take 540mg of anti histimines a day but my face and head still swell everyday and I get unbearable neuropathic pain in my face ( it’s like having acid thrown at you). I have lignocaine infusions every two months and am on pregabalin 600 mg. Would fasting whilst taking medication help me I don’t know what to do I’ve lost 15 years of my life and the Doctors just seem to keep giving me meds, which to me is a sticking plaster, it’s not getting to the root of my problem. I’m 49 and have tried to commit suicide because of this. Can you offer any suggestions I live in U.K. I looked on internet for fasting clinics in U.K but we do t have any. Thought I might need to do under medical supervision. I can’t work or socialise. Thanks

    1. Author

      Allergic reactions to healthy foods and sensitivity to smells is a sign that you have a parasitic infection. Can you not eat spicy food? And are your senses overexaggerated or dull? Do you crave sugar or carbs inappropriately? Parasitic infection is really common and the cause of many nutritional deficiencies and allergies. Fasting is the key to eradicating parasites, especially if they are in your digestive system. You should look into different parasitic infection symptoms and signs for intestinal worms, fungus/yeast, bacteria, viruses, etc. What do you think?

  11. I’ve started fasting for 30+ hours every three days. Ie, eat Monday and Tuesday. Tuesday night, fast until Thursday morning. Do you think this is better or worse than just fasting 3 days in a row once a month? I’m underweight, so which is an additional challenge… I’ve fasted for 3 days twice in the last 6 months, and didn’t notice any different to my skin issues. And then I’d lost so much weight I decided it would be wise to hold off doing it again until I gained back some weight. Any suggestions? Thanks!

    1. Author

      That sounds like a very interesting plan. It seems like it could work for some people. However, I still think that fasting for a longer period is much better than shorter ones. My reasoning behind this is so you can starve off any type of intestinal parasite that could be eating your food with you. If you do a long fast every once in a blue moon, this would be great because there’s a better chance of killing tapeworms, candida, heartworms and stuff for the longer you go. This stuff is more common than we think. Just my opinion though and reasoning for why it works for me!

  12. Thank you so much, I’m stating a 2 day fast today however I have read that 4 days is the most effective for killing unwanted antibodies and food intolerances.

    What do you suggest?

    1. Author

      Hey Paige,
      Well, first I should warn you about the basic physical safety aspect of fasting that needs to be considered. This is a practice that causes dramatic change in your body. It will not all be good at once. You must first feel bad to get rid of it all to reveal the good.
      Therefore, you should consider how experienced you are with fasting as a healthy hobby for improved wellness. I’ve found that 4 separate days of fasting for 24 hours is better than just one period of fasting for four days, but it may be more difficult. If you do fasting often and have reached 24 or 48 hours easily with few changes to your immediate health, I would try it if you are interested. Personally, I’d only fast for a maximum of 3 days to maintain healthy nutrition. Thanks for visiting us with a great question.
      Anthony

    2. Author

      That sounds like a good idea to me to test the waters about how it can work for you. See how you feel afterwards! Let me know what you think.

    1. Author

      Great to hear! I think it is a very healthy hobby and practice that many people are starting to benefit from. Have a nice day!

  13. Thank you for this very informative article. Discussing the diets of our ancestors and the evolution of the body’s systems helps to understand the benefits of fasting. I am looking forward to reading and learning more about allergy relief!

    1. Author

      Hey Evelyn,
      It feels great to hear that someone is interested in a practical perspective on our health. I think it’s very important to consider our ancestors because they were the ones that gave us everything inside our bodies by developing our DNA over hundreds of thousands of years. In fact, you could even consider the ancient diets of our distant ancestors like bonobos. Early humans and animals both practice necessary periods of fasting in their life. Many species seem to prefer fasting before stressful events because it makes them lighter and filled with energy. I think that fasting for allergies and food/chemical intolerances can simply redirect your body’s energy from your digestive system to other functions like immunity. This may attribute to the benefits that I experience with fasting for my allergies.
      Anthony

  14. Hi,
    I have the same allergies you have. People think I’m joking when I tell them everything bothers me including raw fruits and vegetables. I really miss salad. some of the veggies such as carrots and celery causes itching even if I cook them. Rice and bread are issues for me too. I really thank you for taking the time to post this article.
    How long was your water fast? I am on day one but I’ve had this issue for soooo long I don’t know how many days I will have to do. Any signs or symptoms I should look out for before stopping the fast? I don’t want to stop to soon and not have any results

    1. Author

      Hey Nora,
      I was in the same spot as you. If you didn’t know, if these raw fruits and vegetables give you itching or inflammation, this is called oral allergy syndrome. Fasting did wonders for my oral allergy syndrome symptoms and allergies in general. All types of fasting helps give your digestive system a break to rebalance and refocus its energy away from digestion for other functions. This has definitely shown great benefits for my fasting for allergies and food intolerances. You should see water fasting for health as a hobby. Start out slow with one day and increase to up to 3 days in a row, once per month. Don’t do too much obviously because nutrition should always be your priority. If you feel very bad or weak, this should be a sign to simply eat something again. There’s no need to suffer while fasting because it should be a liberating and healthy practice. If you fail at restricting calories, simply try again another time and don’t sweat it!
      Anthony

  15. I always thought that Buddhists and religious people who liked fasting just had to be anorexic or something, but obviously that was ignorant because early humans probably fasted at least once per week. Maybe fasting for allergy treatment is a smart idea because your body can rest and rejuvenate itself instead of using all its energy for digestion. Very interesting stuff.

    1. Author

      Hey Juju
      How I view health is that when it is working properly as nature intended, you won’t experience annoying and uncomfortable symptoms. Allergy symptoms may be an indicator of poor quality of health if it is severe. Perhaps we live in a society that enforces us to eat too much and the first-world definitely consumes too much substance. My idea is that fasting will benefit allergies by allowing your immune system to regenerate and heal with your body’s available energy. If your body is constantly digesting food, it is using its valuable chemical energy on that, rather than healing. Fasting for allergies is just a practice that really improved my severe allergies to everything. I think fasting brought down the severity of my allergies at least, I’m not going to say it’s a cure of course.
      Thanks for coming

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