I’ve not a clue how I grew her such a mutated little immune system. I think for now I’m blaming it on some sort of high frequency electromagnetic waves coming from my iPhone. In short, maybe I electrocuted her with my cell phone while she was cooking in my belly.
Her list of allergies looked a little something like this: dairy, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, wheat, corn, oats, rice, sugar, honey, peaches, pears, berries, grass, dust mites, preservatives, environmental allergens, carpet, etc. etc. etc.
Atopic Dermatitis and Allergies
Extreme “Atopic Dermatitis” or “Eczema” is what my doctors diagnosed her with. But surprise, surprise when I cut the things out of her diet that I suspected she had aversions to – her skin improved. And by the way by eczema – I mean skin that felt like sandpaper and oozed all over. It looked angry. She was about 4 months old when I really caught on to all of this. When I put her on a hypoallergenic formula it almost completely cleared up her skin. But what was I going to do when she needed to eat real food? You can’t drink Allimentum forever . . . (on top of the fact that it made her diapers smell like a 90 year old man with moth balls). Plus, we called the stuff “Liquid Gold” as we were spending $300-400 a month on it.
We limited her diet. I looked at lots of different kinds of doctors and solutions. I was so frustrated by the advice of traditional medicine which was basically to apply steroid cream to her skin, wrap her like a mummy every night, and hope for some minimal improvements. It wasn't treating the root of the problem. Her allergist was not much more helpful. I was armed with epipens, steroid cream, and a long list of foods and environmental agents to avoid. It was overwhelming and she didn't make much progress.
Then I ran into this guy in my neighborhood. He was allergic to the sun. Yes, as in the sunshine. The big ball of fire that lives in the sky that you can’t get away from. He had to mow his lawn in a bee suit and couldn’t coach his kids games. He sounded a bit like my little one with his long list of allergies. But he got rid of them – and he told me how.
Nambudripads Allergy Elimination Technique (NAET)
There is a treatment out there called NAET – you can check out their website for more information. But in short – everything has an electromagnetic field to it. Your body either accepts or rejects that field or frequency. If you can get your body to accept that specific charge/frequency you should be able to eliminate the symptoms or affect that the allergen has on your body.
To do that, you treat each specific allergen with a mix of acupressure and little glass viles charged with the frequency of whatever you’ve got a problem with and you reset your system to accept whatever the allergen or frequency is. I know – it makes no sense – that’s why I call Dr. Anderson my voo-doo witch doctor – because somehow it makes it easier to explain. But it worked for my neighbor who was allergic to the sun, and it’s working for my little girl in amazing ways. I just wish that my NAET doctor had a more mystical sounding name than Tom Anderson. Really, that’s kind of boring once I cast him as my voo-doo witch doctor. I think he should change his name to something that sounds cooler, like a shaman from a mystical place.
So in short – my little girl might break out in a rash or a bout of horrible skin from peaches. We go see Dr. Anderson and he "clears" her for peaches. Her rash clears up starting as soon as he is done treating her, and usually within 24 hours she can eat whatever item she has been cleared for (in this case peaches) again with no ill affects. We’re adding new foods to her diet every week that she couldn’t eat before.
NAET in Utah
Most NAET physician’s do a free consultation. If you are in Utah and looking for someone, check out: Dr. Tom Anderson: 801.272.9989
If you’ve got an open mind and any unresolved health issues you should check it out.
And for full disclosure: NAET nor Dr. Anderson did not have any part in me writing this post aside from the fact that we are regular patients. But I’m obviously a big fan. I’ve referred loads of people and the great thing is that I’ve seen them all have a lot of success – from hay fever to depression to A.D.D. to skin issues.
AND – I’m always up for a good voo-doo witch doctor. If you are up to something fabulous or have a great alternative therapy that you’ve tried please do share. ☺
Review: Thomas Anderson NAET
UPDATE! This post was originally written in 2011. EIGHT YEARS LATER and we are still happy as clams that we found Dr. Anderson - our local NAET practitioner. My 20-month-old with allergies is now 10-years-old and can eat most anything she wants.
I've referred more people than I can count. I've had my own seasonal allergies treated with amazing results. Spring is my favorite season, but I started to dread it's arrival because the older I got the worse my seasonal allergies became. My eyes would ache and itch, my nose was constantly running, I would feel pressure in my head all of the time. When the spring time arrives now - I barely notice a sneeze or two.
I've had my older son seen for help with concussions, everyone in my house has seen Dr. Anderson at some point for some random thing. We'll ask him about just about anything and he's always really up front about what he feels he can help with and what's not a great fit.
Of course we still have a family practice doctor and go for regular checkups (and yes we have all of our vaccinations). NAET has been a really great supplement to traditional medicine and has filled in a lot of gaps where traditional medicine left me with little limited options.
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