I rather like the sound of that, but not sure I could manage it.
I don't know how relevant this is, as everybody is different. About a year ago I had an intolerance test done, but never really knew how reliable it was as it wasn't one of the expensive ones. Or even if these tests are any use anyway.
Interestingly though it says - among a lot of environmental things I won't list - I am supposed to be intolerant to: Algae (a nutritional supplement but also used as a thickener in many ice creams and shampoos etc), BARLEY flour (not wheat, but since then I've noticed that barley flour or malted barley is in almost every single thing that includes wheat, such as bread, biscuits etc, BEEF, (does that have anything to do with milk intolerance if it isn't caused by lactose I wonder?) Bell peppers, BROCCOLI, CABBAGE (white), duck, LEMON, Lentils, LETTUCE (Radicchio), Ovalbumin (egg white protein, I already knew about this), Runner beans - tragedy, my favourite vegetable - Sallow Thorn, Sesame Seed, Snail (no worries there SPINACH, SUGAR BEET (the main source for sugar production in the UK). I already knew I had big problems with sugar. Sweet Potato.
There are loads of different grasses, tree pollens, (although Hay Fever is about the only thing I DON't seem to get - so far), animal danders and feathers (I had to change from a feather filled duvet to a synthetic one years ago), just about every type of wood known to the human race - hey ho, what am I supposed to do for furniture or make picture frames from - and also very interesting for me Mucor Racemosus, a type of soil fungus. I already suspected I was intolerant to fungal spores, as I was diagnosed many years ago as yeast intolerant and couldn't tolerate anything fermented, or bread for long stretches at a time. The tiniest bit of alcohol floored me - just as well I don't like it anyway - and I had to give up my Marmite habit. Mould spores are all around us in the air anyway, and probably no escaping from them.
I do particularly badly in hot humid conditions and almost died when I lived in Florida for three months. How sad is that - the beaches, the light, and the lovely blue water - sigh... I would still be there if I hadn't become very ill very quickly and had to come back. Later, puzzling over it, the only reason I could think of for being so ill was perhaps all the mould spores around because of the humidity, but I never had any proof, it seemed such a weird inexplicable thing. But it seems the little buggers are in the soil too, probably more so in autumn and winter when everything on the ground here, like leaves etc is wet and rotting, and that is when I always feel worse. Hot and humid there, cold and wet here - you can't win.
Dr Myhill says on her website that some of her patients are never well until they go and live in a warm and dry Mediterranean climate. Some hopes.
Also Trimellitic Anhydride - never heard of it, but it says 'a highly reactive chemical used commonly in the production of paints and plastics. It is also used in the production of dyes, insecticides and polyester resin'. I already knew I was intolerant to household paint, but does this mean artist's acrylics, which I changed to from oils years ago because I couldn't tolerate the solvents? Acrylic paints are made with co-polymer resin. I used to dye a lot of textiles in my art until I started coming out in a rash from them. Seems I mght even be allergic to my own career - pretty good going really.
Anyway, 'food' for thought maybe. I thought it strange that Lemon was the only fruit mentioned, as most fruits disagree with me, especially citrus. Two cartons of fruit juice in a day would just about kill me I think! And I was surprised at the number of vegetables mentioned. Especially gutted about the Runner Beans!
Of course you can talk yourself into or out of just about anything if you try hard enough, so I don't know if any of this is significant. I just thought it was interesting that they hit on some things I already knew about, and also the things that I now know to be not so good for the thyroid, which I didn't know about before.
Good luck with the detox Leighma81, I must say it sounds like a nightmare! But that's just me and my aversion to fruit - I really do like it but it just doesn't like me. And there's that thing of 'we're all different'. I hope it helps you. Let us know how it goes.