I had heard for some time now that if a person has allergies or sensitivities to certain foods, it can be helped and even reversed by replenishing their gut (lower intestine) with plenty of quality good bacteria in the form of a probiotic. There was a woman who was lactose intolerant for years who happened to start on Shaklee’s Vitalizer (which includes their probiotic, called Optiflora).  She took it faithfully every day and about a year later she discovered she was no longer lactose intolerant! I thought this was amazing and wondered if this could be an easy answer to some people’s food sensitivities?!

A few years ago my daughter mentioned how for some reason she had developed an allergy to melons.  She figured out that when she eats any kind of melon, i.e. watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew, within a short time her inner ear canal starts itching severely and her tongue starts itching! When she told me about this, I immediately thought of Shaklee’s Optiflora and asked her if she’d be willing to put it to the test! She happily agreed…..because she LOVES fruit, particularly melon and was so disappointed that she wasn’t able to enjoy it without those irritating repercussions!

She agreed to take one Optiflora probiotic pearl a day for 60 days to see what would happen. I heard from her the other day…..she was so excited. She had eaten some melon with no side effects at all, so she decided to eat a BUNCH of melon over the next few days and…….she experienced NO ITCHING AT ALL!! Needless to say, she was thrilled!

I’m sure it’s different for each person, depending on what they have an allergy to, how severe it is and IF they are willing to give it time to work! As in the story of the lady who was lactose intolerant, she wasn’t even taking the probiotic for that reason….but a whole year later, she discovered this wonderful SIDE-BENEFIT along with all the other expected results that she was getting from this amazing product! But, keep in mind…..NOT ALL probiotics are the same….check out this earlier post to find out more!!



Editor’s Note: The contents of this blog post are an expression of my own personal opinion and experiences, including any mention of Shaklee’s products, and none of the contents and/or claims herein are endorsed by the Shaklee Corporation.

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