I have found my 20 years of chronic fatigue and many associated difficulties were all due to food intolerances, with the main culprits being yeast, sugar, and citric acid. I have been paying to have a holistic treatment called NAET (Nambudripad's Allergy Elimination Techniques) which desensitises you to various intolerances thus reducing the stress on your body. Two years ago I found it difficult to even stand upright. Now I am working 30 hrs a week and have a full and active life. I never believed that NAET could work as it seemed completely wacky but it has given me back my life.
Deborah by email
Published in May 2007 edition of InterAction the Magazine for Action for ME - a support organisation for sufferers of ME - also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and is sometimes diagnosed as Post Viral Fatigue Syndrome (PVFS).
My Experience of NAET
I am a 60 year old woman and would like to share my experience of NAET with you.
Since the age of 17 I have suffered from asthma, eczema, hay fever and allergies to animal danger and dust mites. During the last 8 years I have suffered from coughing fits which caused retching and sometimes vomiting. What a mess !!!
After trying every conceivable medicine and even being a member of BUPA and having scans and an endoscope procedure, camera up my nose and down my throat I finally decided that some other approach might give me some relief. I found NAET on the web and decided to try it. At that stage I was desperate for help and although I had never tried alternative medicine before and I must admit, I was a little sceptical but decided to go for it.
I have attended a clinic for approximately 2 months now and have not had an asthma attack since day one. My eczema had gone; hay fever is very little (just itchy eyes – no red nose and sneezing). My daughter’s little dog can now visit me and the coughing had ceased completely. I am astounded!!! I would never have believed it possible that all these ailments could have been eradicated so quickly.
I can never thank Andrew Woodhouse (practitioner of NAET) enough for relief he has given me from all my allergies and would recommend this treatment to anyone wholeheartedly. I just wish I had known about it earlier.
Eleanor W, Prenton, Wirral
An email Testimonial from a client, received 22nd Jan 2005.
Anybody who has suffered from a serious illness of any description ,like myself ,for any length of time, must surely be coming to the end of their patience with conventional medicine and all it offers in the way of drug treatment and it's many side effects, its endless rounds of consultations with both the best and worst in doctors, who never ever seem to ask why!! particularly, as in my case, in the field of psychiatry, even the most intelligent, most caring doctor never goes beyond the first step in coming to a diagnosis and then never challenges what has gone before the symptom presentation in the whole of the body and mind, across a whole sphere of precursors, psychologically, environmental, diet, nutritionally, physical structure and a whole stream of signals our body gives us but which we and conventional medicine is unable or unwilling to interpret.
I have spent more than 12 months now trying out many of the complementary procedures and have met quite a few holistic practitioners and their various specialisms. Andrew and Caroline both stand out as practitioners who first and most importantly want to help the people who come to them, they are not interested only in separating you from your money as quickly as possible,<unfortunately I did initially go to a clinic where this was clearly the case> ,they offer their advice willingly and clearly have deep insight into the causes of ill health and the ability to point you in the direction of other therapists if it is not within their own specialism, without any pressure to take their suggestions. Complementary medicine offers holistic treatment and top to toe support for mind and body, not just the crisis and drug management of conventional medicine. Both have their part to play in reaching optimum health, but I wish with all my heart that conventional medicine would dive headfirst into holistic centres like the one run by Andrew and Caroline and really start handing the route to good health back to their patients, rather than with the doctor, who very genuinely tries to help but very definitely, does not know best!!!
Sylvia W. from the Wirral
NAET has given me back a normal way of eating. I had suffered from sinus related problems for years, taken many anti-biotics and over the counter remedies. Nothing seemed to work. I had an allergy test in 2001 which suggested I had a dairy and egg intolerance. When removing these items my symptoms improved greatly. However this meant I had to read every food label as foods not only contain milk or egg but also by-products of these items. I decided to give NAET a try. Now eating out is so much easier and although I still have soya in my diet, this is by choice now.
Although I can't come to terms with how the NAET treatment works and helps me I am certainly reaping the rewards of pursuing this field. Lifting the 'fog' I have lived in for years was the most exciting experience. I am eager to pursue the remaining treatments and I am confident that the results will help, if not cure the health issues that conventional medicine over the years has not.
Sue Flemming. Cheshire
Having NAET treatment for pain after eating. Conventional medicine can/will do nothing but give me tablets for life to treat symptoms. Here they treat the cause. I have experienced a marked reduction in pain. My energy levels have increased and I consider my whole condition much improved.
V. Garland, RGN. DN, HCI. Wirral