Basics of the Elimination Diet

Basics of the Elimination Diet

If you are struggling with food sensitivities but you can't figure out which ones than an elimination diet might be helpful for you. 


To be honest, a blood test will be much more specific for you and helpful, but knowing that cost and insurance can be a factor the elimination diet might be for you. The reason why we recommend the blood test is because the immune system has a delayed reaction with some foods and you might not notice a sensitivity show up for a few days. Then the reaction is associated with the wrong foods and you're missing a major factor in your diet. 


Basics of the elimination diet:

Everyone has a different theory and I would love to read how you have done this type of trial in the past!


Take the next two weeks to avoid:

1. Gluten, wheat, breads, pasta, grains

2. Dairy, milk, cheese, ice cream

3. Soda and sweets

4. Coffee

5. Red meat

6. Eggs


Focus on vegetables and fruit, salads, soups, and how good you are going to feel at the end of the two weeks. This is a very difficult 2 weeks but you can do it! The reason we go for two weeks is to allow your immune system to process any proteins still left in your intestines and blood and then allow the entire body a break from the triggering foods. Essentially, get rid of the triggers still circulating in your body, allow your immune system to relax, then reintroduce the foods. 


After two weeks start feeding yourself like you would a baby. Introduce one new food every three days and notice how your body responds. Do sinuses swell, headaches return, skin patches worsen, joints ache, insomnia kick up? 


Adding in one food at a time will help you determine which foods are the triggers for your symptoms and help you avoid them. 


Or, skip the 2 weeks and have a blood test done so you know exactly which foods and spices your body is sensitive to and email me to order your test today. 


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