It's fascinating just how far our diet will take us.
All severe gut upsets are due to one or the other food(s) (or food group(s)) which we are severely allergic to. Call it Crohn's, call it irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), or just call it inflamed gut, it's all due to whatever you've put into your mouth.
Likewise, a lot of joint troubles clear up if you ditch the solanaceous foods, and if that doesn't do the trick, completely ditch milk and/or gluten. There's dozens of labels for the various kinds of rheumatisms, but actually a lot of them are just symptoms of food sensitivities. Some people tell me that "it's genetic, my mom had it too" - right, I ask, what are both you and your mom severely sensitive to, then?
A herbalist said, on a list for herbalists only, that she hadn't seen a single case of interstitial cystitis that hadn't cleared up when all dairy was removed from the diet.
She said that most cases of asthma cleared up with a completely dairy-free diet, as well.
Of course, the otitis of kids clears up rather fast once the foods which encourage mucus production are ditched: white sugar (and sweets), milk, and white flour. The mechanisms behind this are quite simple, and I'll explain that in another blogpost soonish.
And a lot of recurrent cystitis can be traced to a wonky sugar metabolism, and the sugar binges which follow that. Help the liver, and the sugar cravings go away.
Paul Bergner said, on the herblist, that he hadn't seen a single case of "normal" hypothyroid that hadn't cleared up when treated as a symptom of syndrome x: that is, ditch the carbs, start to exercise, and do needed minerals.
He did add that autoimmune hypothyroid (Hashimoto's) didn't respond to this regimen.
Also, about 60 % (I think) of hypertension and most if not all polycystic ovaries clear up when treated as syndrome x.
Sleep apnea is connected to either syndrome x or to one or the other food intolerance, but I forget which ... and right now I can't find my notes on it.
Feel free to add your observations in the comments.