Friday, December 15, 2017 by Janine Acero
The elimination diet is one of the most effective ways to identify, reduce and even reverse the symptoms of potential food issues such as allergies, intolerances or sensitivities, or any gastrointestinal-related complaints.
In this diet, you remove certain foods or entire food groups for a period of time to determine these food issues and other troublesome symptoms.
After two to eight weeks’ time, you slowly reintroduce specific foods and monitor your body for possible reactions, identifying food allergies or intolerances. The diet plan is generally administered by a medical professional and lasting two to eight weeks.
Elimination diets have been around for about 30 years. It is important to note that elimination diets are not intended for weight loss. They should only be used to determine food allergies and intolerances, according to an article on Self.com.
The elimination diet helps you identify, and minimize the symptoms of, any potential food issues, including:
This diet may also help prevent learning and behavioral disorders, such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
The elimination diet will suggest eliminating certain foods or entire food groups from your meals for a few weeks’ time.
Examples of foods to exclude are:
These foods, of course, will be replaced with fresh alternatives to identify the foods that may be causing the problematic symptoms. The foods mentioned above will gradually be reintroduced at the end of the elimination diet period.
The elimination diet aims to reduce and eventually reverse the negative side effects of food allergies, intolerances and sensitivities. The gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the digestive system as a whole benefit the most from this diet, as well as the skin and the respiratory tract.
The elimination diet is one of the most effective ways to identify, reduce and even reverse the symptoms of potential food issues like allergies, intolerances or sensitivities, or any gastrointestinal-related complaints by removing certain foods or food groups for a period of time.
The diet plan is generally administered by a medical professional and lasting two to eight weeks.
The elimination diet is not intended for weight loss.
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