Get email alerts Get Celiac.com E-mail Alerts  




Celiac.com Sponsor:
Celiac.com Sponsor:




Ads by Google:






   Get email alerts  Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts

  • Announcements

    • admin

      Frequently Asked Questions About Celiac Disease   09/30/2015

      This Celiac.com FAQ on celiac disease will guide you to all of the basic information you will need to know about the disease, its diagnosis, testing methods, a gluten-free diet, etc.   Subscribe to FREE Celiac.com email alerts What are the major symptoms of celiac disease? Celiac Disease Symptoms What testing is available for celiac disease? - list blood tests, endo with biopsy, genetic test and enterolab (not diagnostic) Celiac Disease Screening Interpretation of Celiac Disease Blood Test Results Can I be tested even though I am eating gluten free? How long must gluten be taken for the serological tests to be meaningful? The Gluten-Free Diet 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Going Gluten-Free Is celiac inherited? Should my children be tested? Ten Facts About Celiac Disease Genetic Testing Is there a link between celiac and other autoimmune diseases? Celiac Disease Research: Associated Diseases and Disorders Is there a list of gluten foods to avoid? Unsafe Gluten-Free Food List (Unsafe Ingredients) Is there a list of gluten free foods? Safe Gluten-Free Food List (Safe Ingredients) Gluten-Free Alcoholic Beverages Distilled Spirits (Grain Alcohols) and Vinegar: Are they Gluten-Free? Where does gluten hide? Additional Things to Beware of to Maintain a 100% Gluten-Free Diet Free recipes: Gluten-Free Recipes Where can I buy gluten-free stuff? Support this site by shopping at The Celiac.com Store.

Elimination Diet... How?
0

10 posts in this topic

When I was in my early 20's - I had allergy testing done. I was put on an elimination diet to rule out food intolerances. I was given a very specific list of foods I could eat. The list was very short, and included rice krispies (which I would not eat now!), nondairy creamer, grape juice, italian bread, a certain brand of potato chips, and handful of other things.... none of which seemed very healthy.

How does one successfully go about a *healthful* elimination diet?? I do not seem to have any food allergies (at least, according to RAST testing), but I do have numerous environmental offenders. I'm gluten-free now...and I'm still getting sick, constantly.

Would an elimination diet be a good place to start? My fear is I'll keep all the "wrong" foods and eliminate the good stuff, and never get anywhere in my search for better health. How do you know what stays, what goes, and for how long???

Can anyone help???

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Ads by Google:
When I was in my early 20's - I had allergy testing done. I was put on an elimination diet to rule out food intolerances. I was given a very specific list of foods I could eat. The list was very short, and included rice krispies (which I would not eat now!), nondairy creamer, grape juice, italian bread, a certain brand of potato chips, and handful of other things.... none of which seemed very healthy.

How does one successfully go about a *healthful* elimination diet?? I do not seem to have any food allergies (at least, according to RAST testing), but I do have numerous environmental offenders. I'm gluten-free now...and I'm still getting sick, constantly.

Would an elimination diet be a good place to start? My fear is I'll keep all the "wrong" foods and eliminate the good stuff, and never get anywhere in my search for better health. How do you know what stays, what goes, and for how long???

Can anyone help???

There are probably lots of variations on the elimination diet...I just started one last week that I got from my doctor. I'm basically eating what they consider hypoallergenic foods.

So for instance, chicken, turkey, lamb and some cold-water fish (which I'm limiting on my own because of possible mercury toxicity).

I can have any vegetable except corn, and very limited on startchy veggies like potatoes.

A little bit of rice is allowed...very limited though.

I can have all beans except soy.

I can have any fruit except for citrus, strawberries and dried fruits.

For beverages only spring water and herbal teas.

The only sweeteners I can have are stevia and/or a little fruit juice.

I can't have diet or regular sodas, no artificial sweeteners, no corn, soy, beef, pork, etc.

I stay on it for 11 days, then will add 1 food back. I can eat that food for the day I add it back, but not for the next two days afterwards...that's to check for reactions. Then if no reaction, I can add another food with the same pattern. She also suggests adding in things like soy and corn last just because of the gluten issue and the fact that a lot of people that have gluten intolerance also have problem with these two biggies.

I can type up the whole list if you want (but probably not until tomorow). I have to say that I thought I would miss sugar, but haven't really craved it like I thought I would. I'm on day 8 today, and I think my first food added will be BEEF, lol.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been on an elimination/detoxification diet for almost a month now and it's helped tremendously. It is prescribed by my kinesiologist, so I've had plenty of guidance.

Basically you cut almost everything out:

gluten

dairy

soy

corn

nightshades (tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, eggplant)

eggs

peanuts

caffeine

alcohol

sugar

pork

beef

shellfish

processed foods in general

legumes (I chose to cut these out because I eat so many black beans, but it is not required)

you can drink water, tea, and 100% fruit juices

For the first week you can eat anything that's not on the list above. Fruits, veggies, brown rice, chicken, fish and turkey. This entire diet is supplemented by a protein "shake" which I just mix with orange juice. AFter much experimentation, there's no way for it to NOT taste like crap.

The second week you cut out all proteins. So no meats and no beans. I also chose to fast the entire second week and only drink my protein shake thing (3x day), to give my liver and digestive system a very nice vacation. Fasting wasn't nearly as difficult as I thought it would be, either. And I really did feel great.

The third week is just like the first week. Reintroducing proteins. And then after that you begin to reintroduce things one at a time, for three days each. If you eat it several times a day for three days straight and have no problems, you can move on to the next item.

I am just beginning to reintroduce and it seems that I might have a problem with soy. Interesting. As my dr said, by the time I'm done with this I will know my body SO well. It's been worth it for me because I was still having problems even after going gluten-free. not only that, but my willpower has astounded me.

Here is the website for the product literature: Just type in MediClear in the search box and all the options you get will be product literature.

http://www.thorne.com/index/mod/search/a/search

It is only available through licensed retailers, but I found a website based in Canada that sells it for a great price, if you're interested.

Hope this helps, and feel free to ask if you have any other questions. I know a lot about this stuff just now!

Courtney

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
For the first week you can eat anything that's not on the list above. Fruits, veggies, brown rice, chicken, fish and turkey. This entire diet is supplemented by a protein "shake" which I just mix with orange juice. AFter much experimentation, there's no way for it to NOT taste like crap.

Sounds like the one I got from my doctor, lol. It is called UltraClear. Yuck, lol. Today I got it a little more tolerable by using only 1 scoop with a little frozen mango, ice cubes, almond butter and stevia, and whirling it up in my magic bullet, lol. Otherwise it's pretty yucky tasting.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Sounds like the one I got from my doctor, lol. It is called UltraClear. Yuck, lol. Today I got it a little more tolerable by using only 1 scoop with a little frozen mango, ice cubes, almond butter and stevia, and whirling it up in my magic bullet, lol. Otherwise it's pretty yucky tasting.

It's pretty much the same thing. UltraClear Sustain - they tried to put me on that when I was in my early teens. No go.

Now I'm older and willingly went on the diet, and I used MediClear instead. They're pretty well interchangable as far as i'm concerned.

Constant stirring constant stirring...otherwise it might settle!

Yay, someone's heard of it!! :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites




Thank you! I so appreciate the responses. I'm going to hold off a bit, because I'm now being tested for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and I very well may have to have allergy testing done, again. I've been tested for environmental stuff several times, but not food.

This is so much fun. (note my sarcasm)

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Thank you! I so appreciate the responses. I'm going to hold off a bit, because I'm now being tested for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, and I very well may have to have allergy testing done, again. I've been tested for environmental stuff several times, but not food.

This is so much fun. (note my sarcasm)

Yep, fun, lol. I was tested for environmental allergies just over a year ago, and food allergies in the last couple of months...the food allergy test (skin scratch) showed a reaction only to oats. Which means I have to do it the hard way, lol.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have a feeling I will be in for the hard way as well.

I actually had a HORRIBLE reaction to shellfish - shrimp in particular. And, the RAST test came back totally negative. My allergist didn't want to risk a skin test, even after a negative RAST, but I have a feeling this is the type of thing I'm in for. =(

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type book, and I'm using its guidelines for my elimination diet. I managed to stick to it one whole day so far.

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I bought the Eat Right 4 Your Blood Type book, and I'm using its guidelines for my elimination diet. I managed to stick to it one whole day so far.

I'm finding it was MUCH easier to stick to than I thought it would be...I was eating MASSES of candy bars up to the day before I started it, and thought for sure I would struggle with cravings, but so far haven't. I've been hungrier than normal though even though I am eating plenty of calories (almost 2000 each day). I'm on day 12! :D

0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now
0

  • Forum Statistics

    • Total Topics
      103,596
    • Total Posts
      918,304
  • Topics

  • Posts

    • No gluten allergy because I don't have classic symptoms of celiac
      after you get yourself squared away, these docs need reporting.  out right lying to you...
    • Oat Flour making me sick?
      Hi CeliacMommaX2, 'Yes, you must treat oats like wheat in a situation where gluten free oats cause the same response. I would also not use pots or pans for your daughter, that you have cooked oats in, as there is always a chance that there are traces left in the pans after washing up.  It's better safe than sorry. 
    • In Dire Need Of Help
      Alex the good news is you have found a great site with useful information and warm support! You need to work with your doctor to get a diagnosis but there are plenty here who have had similar experiences: http://www.celiac.com/gluten-free/search/?&q=panic%20attack so it sounds like your on the right lines   Take heart that you have probably found the cause now rather than later.  Follow CyclingLady's excellent advice above and go for celiac screening asap. For tests to work you need to be eating gluten for some time. That is a scary prospect when you've finally experienced some relief but it's for a limited time period, you can get support here along the way and if you choose to you can go gluten-free at the end and get relief whatever the results.  Once you're done testing and off the gluten you will be in a much better position to nail the lifestyle. That may mean some pre-planning, maybe taking a backpack with some gluten-free snacks with you, at least until you find the places you can reliably eat at. There are apps and sites that can help and probably local support groups in NYC as well: https://www.google.co.uk/?ion=1&espv=2#q=new%20york%20gluten%20free%20restaurants With research you'll also get to know what fast food options are viable, what readily available candy bars are ok etc. I can eat Mcdonalds fries for instance, which can come in handy if I'm away from my kitchen or supplies. Most starbucks or equivalents will have at least a gluten-free snack bar. So although a pain in the arse, it's doable and the health payoffs MORE than make up for the hassle.  Good luck! 
    • to biopsy or not?
      I ordered the cookbook the same day you recommended it.  I am SO excited!  I actually cried looking through the book!  I honestly don't believe I am good at all in the kitchen.  I am lucky enough to have a husband who cooks everything when he's home.  The only thing I felt skilled at in the kitchen was baking.  I made all of my kids' birthday cakes for the last 8 years.  I was sad thinking that we wouldn't have anything good for a birthday cake.  I mean, I've tried gluten free cake from a box, but it was just ok.  It wasn't amazing the way a homemade cake can be.  So now I have hope.  Hope that maybe my non-celiac kids will enjoy a birthday cake still.  My daughter (the most-likely-to-be-celiac one) never really ate birthday cake to begin with.   So this summer is her birthday and we will find out if it's good!  Thank you for the recommendation!!!   Janis
    • antibiotic for my 6 year old- could it have gluten?
      It is probably fine.  Very few meds actually have gluten.   shows as gluten-free on this list  http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/list.htm
  • Upcoming Events

  • Blog Entries

  • Recent Status Updates

    • celiac sharon  »  cyclinglady

      Hello cycling lady, have you noticed my picture is showing up as you?  Have no idea why but it's rather disconcerting to see my picture and your words 😉  Do you know how to fix it?  You seem to have far more experience with this board than I do
      · 1 reply
    • Larry Gessner  »  cyclinglady

      Hi There, I don't know if there is a place for videos in the forum. I just watched "The Truth About Gluten" I think it is a good video. I would like to share it somewhere but don't know where it should go. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
      Here is the link if you have never watched it.
      https://youtu.be/IU6jVEwpjnE Thank You,
      Larry
      · 2 replies
    • ChiaChick  »  Peaceflower

      Hi Peaceflower, Just wanted to say thank you for the chat.
      · 0 replies
  • Who's Online (See full list)

  • Member Statistics

    • Total Members
      60,697
    • Most Online
      1,763

    Newest Member
    deandrade
    Joined