Easier said than done, right? I’m assuming you have attempted a low salicylate diet. How long did you stick to it for before you realised how hard it is? Did you feel better when you consumed less salicylates?
Low salicylate diet is pretty hard to adhere to long term. Not only are salicylates found in most foods, they are also in our toothpaste, supplements, body creams and makeup.
When I treat my clients to salicylates, I ask them to minimise exposure to salicylates for 24 hours after the treatment and I have to say most of my clients find it extremely challenging, borderline depressing. Just imagine how hard it is to avoid them for life, but do you really need to? Could there be another option?
Salicylates in food
Salicylates are pretty much impossible to avoid. You could avoid them if you memorised which foods contain salicylates and made that list your bible. It would make your life very hard, not to mention that it would take all spontaneity out of it.
I know how it feels. I really do. My diet is quite restricted as well. I have made big changes to my diet as I was diagnosed with cancer a few years ago and I decided to treat it naturally while refusing chemo and radiation. I travel a lot around the world and finding vegan, gluten free food in Bolivia, where I am at the moment, is very challenging. The difference is that this is a choice I made for better health and if there is no other choice, I can eat whatever I want even if it has gluten or if it is not organic.
When you react to salicylates, you have no such freedom. If you consume salicylates, you react and some people have the symptoms associated with salicylate sensitivity could affect you for a few days after coming in contact with them.
List of foods containing salicylates
Salicylates intolerance symptoms can include anything from itchy skin, rash around the mouth, asthma, respiratory symptoms, behavioural symptoms in children, headaches, IBS, tinnitus and so many more.
If you are reading this article, then you probably already know or suspect you have a salicylate intolerance. You might be aware of what foods contain salicylates, but they are in so many things, so if you would like a comprehensive list of foods containing salicylates, you can now view and download it here.
This list of foods containing salicylates is the same list that I give to my clients, so they know what to avoid eating for 24 hours after the treatment. The great thing about the treatment I offer, is that 80% of the time after only one treatment, you can introduce salicylates back into your diet and experience less or no symptoms. I personally think that’s pretty exciting. Let me know if you’d like to learn more.