Interested to hear of anyone out there has had issues with food intolerance and a really bad immune system? Dd has got tonsillitis and laryngitis once again, she's sick so much, driving me crazy - Katherine on facebook

My daughter had bouts of tonsillitis as a toddler, my son had recurring croup/asthma . Took them both off dairy... they never had it again. I believe that food intolerances are the culprit for most recurring illnesses, and when your body's always struggling to fend them off your immune system suffers  - Alison

Food intolerances places stress on the body so it makes sense that you can lower your immune system and catch colds and the like more readily than someone with a good immune system. The elimination diet is a great way of improving your health especially if one is prone to constantly needing antibiotics. I did failsafe for that reason.. constant sinusitis etc.. I got to the point that I didn't need antibiotics for 18mths or more which was unheard of prior. My kids also improved. My DS, the failsafe one we started failsafe for, didn't need antibiotics until the 18mth mark.. and that was only because he got bitten by a dog.. prior to this he was at the doctors for antibiotics every 2 mths. We considered this a bonus since we did failsafe for behaviour. - Teresa

I have had my 13 years old son on a mostly failsafe diet (not total elimination diet) for the past 3 days. Last night I came home and he was skyping with a class mate to complete homework (success is a new friend and voluntarily doing homework!). I think they misinterpreted what they were supposed to do as they spent 3 hours on one subject but the fact that he stuck with it for that long impressed me. He jumped into a shower with no complaint and then picked up the book "Divergent" and read two chapters! I bought him that book weeks ago but have not been able to get him to read it - he normally goes for easy books (reading difficulties) - (forum)

Getting sick is often mentioned as linked with food reactions - Tracy

That's what her doctor said today. She mentioned that because her little body is struggling with certain food intolerances that she doesn't have much immunity left to fight infections. It did actually make sense -  Tracy

My daughter had bouts of tonsillitis as a toddler, my son had recurring croup/asthma . Took them both off dairy... They never had it again. I believe that food intolerances are the culprit for most recurring illnesses, and when your body's always struggling your immune system suffers - Allison

Food intolerances place stress on the body so it makes sense that this lowers your immune system so you catch colds and the like more readily than someone with a good immune system. the elimination diet is a great way of improving your health especially if one is prone to constantly needing antibiotics. I did failsafe for that reason,  constant sinusitis etc. I got to the point that I didn't need antibiotics for 18mths or more which was unheard of prior. My kids also improved. My DS, the one we started failsafe for, didn't need antibiotics until the 18mth mark and that was only because he got bitten by a dog. Prior he was at the doctors/antibiotics every 2 mths, considered a bonus since we did this diet for behaviour -Teresa