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Food Elimination Diet

What is the use of a food elimination diet at how helpful is it to detect food allergies?
(June 26, 2008)

Benefits of a Food Elimination Diet

If you are suffering from a chronic symptom especially from stomach ailments, skin disorders, neurological or respiratory disturbances, then it is possible that you may be suffering from food intolerance or food allergy. In order to detect which types of foods you may be allergic to, of food elimination diet is used as a tool in order to discover the foods that maybe causing symptoms. In order to take a food elimination diet, one would need to go through a very restrictive diet for a month or two. The only foods that can be allowed under this food elimination diet are rice, some types of vegetables, a few fruits, and lamb. The goal behind undergoing a food elimination diet is to clear the body of all kinds of foods that maybe suspects as food allergens.

It is highly advisable to undergo the recommendation of a dietician before starting on a food elimination diet.

Although the food information diet can be highly effective in identifying suspect foods that cause the chronic symptoms and mental strain, it is possible that individual may lose out on nutrients during this particular diet. The main purpose of a food elimination diet is to isolate food allergies or food sensitivity and hence this particular diet must be under the constant guidance of a nutritionist. Sometimes by following a severely restricted food elimination diet for a long period of time, it is possible that calorie deficiencies can take place, and hence supplementation must be prescribed by a dietician in order to out to those deficiencies.

After completing the food elimination diet, the dietician is likely to slowly reintroduce the foods that were being kept out. These foods that are gradually reintroduced one at a time, greatly helps in linking the chronic symptoms to the foods. The dietician may ask you to keep a record of any kind of symptoms that may take place in these foods when they are reintroduced. If the doctor suspects the reintroduced food to be the cause of a food allergy, he or she may also recommend an allergy skin or blood testing to confirm the suspicion.

Submitted by C N on June 26, 2008 at 06:08


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