- GR came in complaining of fatigue, depression, "wanting to sleep a lot", being anxious, occasionally a stuffy nose, a lot of gas, occasional ringing in the ears, some hearing loss, and “brain fog often”.
He was 37 years old and craved spicy foods. He had allergies to dust, pollen, and some grasses.
As a child he remembered having a lot of stomach aches and being anxious and hyperactive. His weight had increased and he stated that he "feels like he wants out of his body".
After completing the Elimination Diet, his energy increased, the gas decreased and he said that he felt "less weighed down".
He challenged salicylates and his reaction was that he was more aggressive, angry, and tired. Wheat made his "sinuses fill up" and he was disoriented and "cloudy".
Gluten caused only a slight reaction, he was a little foggy, congested and had puffy eyes. He did not react to corn, milk, eggs or amines. He loss 12 pounds during the diet and challenges. After the challenges he kept his diet low in salicylates, wheat and gluten and his energy continued to improve and he kept his weight off.
- DL came in complaining of bloating, headaches and sinusitis for the past 6-8 years. She knew that dairy foods gave her loose bowels and she had some environmental allergies. She took an anti-depressant and used a steroid spray occasionally.
She completed the diet and her headaches and symptoms of sinusitis decreased, When she challenged salicylates the headaches returned and she had a "whiny noise in her ears". She was also more tired and there was an increase in her vaginal discharge.
Her MD was very impressed with the improvements in her sinusitis from the diet changes. She found her threshold for salicylates and was able to decrease her anti-depressant and she did not need her steroid spray anymore.
- EM came in with his mother. He complained about weight gain, brain fog, occasional stomach pains, joint pain and rashes.
He completed the diet and had a decrease in his brain fog, stomachaches and joint pain. He had more energy and he was riding his bike more.
When he challenged wheat he had a runny nose and bloating.
Dairy gave him a stomachache.
His weight decreased 9 pounds during the diet and challenges. He was very happy with the weight loss, he stated that "now he could get under desk at school during a fire drill".