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When 6-year-old Daniel’s mother first came to me for help, she was desperate. She had been struggling for more than a year with his condition, and she had no answers – despite the fact that she’d done everything she could to get help from several medical experts.
“Daniel started his chronic hives in October of 2012,” his mother said. “I had taken him to his pediatrician, hospital, dermatologist, allergist, and even the children’s hospital of Philadelphia.”
But she said that after a lot of bloodwork, poking, prodding and testing, there were no answers. And this is what she was dealing with.
“I did days and nights, hours and hours of research and I came to the conclusion that I needed to do something drastic, I didn’t want my son on steroids he was only 5 years old,” Daniel’s mom said.
“All my research pointed to the FOOD we eat, at first I didn’t believe that, but I was a desperate mother with at the time a 6-year-old who I was tired of seeing 85% of his body covered in hives, and suffering, itching and couldn’t walk at times.”
The First Steps to Recovery: Eliminating Artificial Food Coloring and Flavors
“… to my amazement I started to see a change, but it wasn’t enough. I needed to do something else for him,” she said. “I decided to follow something else I saw online, we went gluten free, dairy free and sugar free. And wow! I cannot hesitate to tell you what a huge difference it made, they were not gone completely but it was only about 20% of his body now.”
Seeking Professional Help from a Holistic Healer
Though she’d started to see results, Daniel’s mom wanted to know how she could do better for her son – she knew she was on the right track, but she just needed a little guidance to help Daniel recover and live a comfortable and healthy life.
That’s when she found me.
“When I met Agatha Repice at Clean Clear Body, I had given her a list of foods that we normally eat and she told me what was ok and what was no good for him,” she said. “She also did cupping on him. Through time we had him all cleared up as long as we were careful with what he ate and touched.”
Schools and Food Allergies: Daniel’s Experience
So often, teachers at school are so busy that they don’t realize the importance of understanding their students’ dietary needs – and thanks to the level of toxicity in many of our foods today, it’s more important than ever – especially when allergies are involved.
“Unfortunately some schools just don’t understand and he had an incident where the teacher (even though she had a list of things he can’t have or touch) had given them all regular pasta for an art project,” Daniel’s mother reported.. “Needless to say my son ended up in the hospital with a first time reaction of this kind a fever of 103.5 and a body with no reaction limp as a noodle.”
Thankfully, his mother said, Daniel was okay.
“I had given him children’s Tylenol and allergy medicine and that helped him,” she said. “The hospital was afraid to give him any medicine because all of their medicine had artificial colors in it, had to be dye free. I got a letter from the hospital and showed it to the school. They promised to be more careful.”
If She Can Do It, So Can You!
Daniel’s mother is on a mission to help educate fellow parents as well as teachers and daycare staff – anyone who works with children.
“I want to add the importance of following these diets,” she said. “If it’s your family member especially a child,I would suggest the whole family stick with it and remove items the child shouldn’t have from your home.”
“It’s easier for them to stick to it that way, it’s what I did,” she said. “I’m not going to lie, it’s not easy but for my son I will do anything, and I did. Including cooking many things homemade gluten free, dairy free, sugar free, corn free, yeast free but not taste free I always made sure they tasted good. And I am a full time working mom.”
Today, Daniel is a happy, healthy and hive-free boy, his mother reports.
“Thanks to following Agatha Repice’s advice and guidance, he is finally cured.”