Homeopathy can help with food sensitivities.
In a way that’s nothing short of miraculous.
I know because I’ve seen this first hand.
Of course we can never promise a cure.
But homeopathy, a 200-year-old healing method, has a long track record of successfully treating a wide range of conditions.
One of my children was highly sensitive to wheat.
He wasn’t diagnosed with celiac disease.
Actually we couldn’t get a diagnosis because it would mean putting him back on the foods that made him sick.
He was SO sickly that I didn’t think he could handle this kind of challenge.
So we weren’t able to get doctor-sanctioned approval to change his diet.
I didn’t care.
Because as his mother I saw what happened when he ate wheat.
I knew what happened when he was even around wheat.
Just walking through the bakery section at the grocery store was enough to cause a reaction.
His throat would fill up with mucus and his breathing became a little labored.
Then we’d notice the dark rings around his eyes.
His belly would blow up.
He’d stop eating.
He had no energy.
One day when he was about three we were at a family birthday party.
All of the other kids were jumping on a trampoline.
He didn’t have the energy to continue.
He was losing weight when he should have been gaining.
No doctor could tell us why this was happening.
He didn’t have asthma, said the pediatrician.
Thankfully his test for cystic fibrosis was negative.
Yet I knew he couldn’t go through life like this.
There was no diagnosis.
(This was 25 years ago, long before most people heard the term Mast Cell Activation Syndrome.)
Yet he was frail and sickly.
So I did what many other mothers do when they realize modern medicine offers no solution.
They look for alternatives.
As in alternative medicine.
I spent a king’s ransom on naturopathic doctors.
They ordered expensive tests that yielded no useful information.
One of them prescribed Nystatin to combat “yeast.”
I foolishly used this drug for a few months.
Thankfully I listened to my regular pediatrician, who patiently explained that we all have yeast.
Some strains are beneficial, he said.
Giving my child Nystatin killed these friendly yeast.
There had to be a better way.
That’s when I started hearing about homeopathy.
I just knew it was the answer.
Homeopathy For Food Sensitivities
It’s important to note that my son’s food sensitivities did not cause an anaphylactic reaction.
This is a serious immediately life-threatening situation and people should continue to carry their Epipen, and work closely with their medical providers.
Instead my son had a slower reaction, something we might see hours or days later.
It didn’t require emergency room care.
But the offending foods were slowly killing him, I was convinced.
In our case good homeopathic prescribing greatly helped.
We first saw a homeopathic MD and results were unremarkable, to say the least.
He did help a little.
Just enough to show me that homeopathy was going to be our answer.
We really started to see progress when we switched to a homeopath trained by the late Dr. Robin Murphy, ND.
Completing the course of treatment took years.
I happily and willingly paid for this out of pocket because I believed so strongly in the potential of homeopathy.
Yes, there were months where progress seemed to stall.
Yet we kept going.
What worked were a series of well-indicated remedies given one at a time, over the course of years.
These remedies included miasmatic nosodes and bowel nosodes.
(In homeopathy the word “nosode” means a remedy made from diseased tissue. Although it sounds very unappetizing the dilution is so high that none of the original substance is left.)
Can Homeopathy Help With Food Sensitivities?
After a few years my son could go anywhere.
He could socialize.
He could go to birthday parties where they served cake.
(He’d bring his own gluten-free cake.)
He could be around wheat without a reaction.
Best of all with ongoing constitutional treatment he was getting healthier. I could see it.
Sometimes he’d still get sick.
But these acute illnesses were easily treated with homeopathy.
At some point during his teenage years he started eating wheat.
Moms can only keep their kids away from offending foods for so long.
The important thing is that he didn’t eat wheat during his homeopathic treatment.
Homeopathy works best if you remove the “maintaining cause.”
This way his body could heal without interference.
Seeing my son regain his health with well-selected remedies inspired me to go to school and become a homeopath.
Seeing how well Hahnemannian homeopathy worked (the kind used and taught by Dr. Murphy) this was also how I wanted to be trained.
If you have food sensitivities you want individualized care, and you want the remedies to work as gently as possible.
People who react to foods often react strongly to herbs, drugs and homeopathic remedies.
The idea is to raise a person’s vitality through gentle prescribing.
Not to put additional strain on their body with cookie-cutter high-potency recipes and harsh detox protocols.
Be prepared to play the long game.
Successful treatment will probably take years.
Remember that your homeopath is working with a condition allopathic doctors consider incurable.
Feel free to join our private Facebook group, run by two Murphy-trained homeopaths. Members can access low-cost acute consultations.