Steps For A True Elimination Diet
Posted 09 January 2012 - 03:44 PM
I hope you can help. I've been gluten free for almost a year but still suffer from an allergy to something(or multiple things?) in my diet. I'm going to have to do an elimination diet soon and am hoping for some advice. Just so you know, I've been allergy tested but those results all came back negative. A strict elimination diet is the only way to determine what's still bothering me.
But, apparently, an elimination diet means different things to different people and there's a lot of conflicting infomation out there.
For any who have had success with an elimination diet, can you describe the safe foods you started with and the process you went through to re-introduce/challenge foods?
Posted 09 January 2012 - 04:55 PM
chicken, turkey, rice, homemade rice bread, broccoli, green beans, yam, tomatoes/sauce, celery, apple, squash, salted butter, olive oil, tapioca starch, carrots. (I basically went with things I have in my cupboard, fridge and freezer -- there are other things that could probably make it to the safe list but I'm not planning to do a big grocery shopping trip soon.)
Then I made a list of foods that are 'probably safe' and on that list I have banana, peanut butter, oranges (juice), potatoes, raisins, pork, buckwheat, onion, cream, eggs, corn, brazil nuts and beans. I then have a space to note the date I ate a particular food and the result.
I have another list of 'maybe safe' foods which doesn't have much on it now. I'm working on the 'probably safe' foods first. I'm basically trying to see what bothers my DH, and of course there are many more things I'll be trying as time goes by.
I've been testing one different 'probably o.k.' food per day, but some advocate giving it 3 days. When I get into more of the 'maybe' foods I'll possibly do that. I decided to do that for now, instead of the food diary I was keeping, because it seems a bit more methodical to me.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 05:25 PM
If you really want to go to the ED, look at Dr. Sears. He's a ped but is the go to for ED's for Mom's trying to figure out what's up with babies.
Posted 09 January 2012 - 10:38 PM
16 y.o. DD diagnosed with DH and celiac (positive blood and biopsies), January 2012
14 y.o. and 9 y.o. DDs, positive blood tests Jan. 2012, no biopsies; assumed celiac
Me, 47 y.o., lifetime of symptoms, negative blood and biopsy, assumed NCGI
DH 51, negative blood but went gluten-free with us anyway.
My husband is our best supporter!
Posted 10 January 2012 - 02:31 AM
Gluten free January 2012.
Tyramine free June 2012 - slowly getting a few foods back at a time.... scratch that
Low Histamine April 2013 - I swear this better be the last time I have to restrict my diet because giving up chocolate is the final straw
Iodine free briefly fall 2012
I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living. It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope, which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities. -- Theodor Geisel
Posted 10 January 2012 - 04:09 AM
"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)
celiac 49 years - Misdiagnosed for 45
Blood tested and repeatedly negative
Diagnosed by Allergist with elimination diet and diagnosis confirmed by GI in 2002
Misdiagnoses for 15 years were IBS-D, ataxia, migraines, anxiety, depression, fibromyalgia, parathesias, arthritis, livedo reticularis, hairloss, premature menopause, osteoporosis, kidney damage, diverticulosis, prediabetes and ulcers, dermatitis herpeformis
All bold resoved or went into remission with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002
Some residual nerve damage remains as of 2006- this has continued to resolve after eliminating soy in 2007
Mother died of celiac related cancer at 56
Twin brother died as a result of autoimmune liver destruction at age 15
Children 2 with Ulcers, GERD, Depression, , 1 with DH, 1 with severe growth stunting (male adult 5 feet)both finally diagnosed Celiac through blood testing and 1 with endo 6 months after Mom
Positive to Soy and Casien also Aug 2007
Gluten Sensitivity Gene Test Aug 2007
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0303
HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 0303
Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 3,3 (Subtype 9,9)
Posted 10 January 2012 - 10:56 AM
This time I went on GAPS, eliminating dairy as well as the GAPS-required legumes, grains, and soy. I also started keeping a food diary. Sure enough, I'm back to reacting to casein and also foods high in tyramine. I'm very suspicious of nightshades at the moment based on the food diary.
Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:36 AM
Posted 11 January 2012 - 09:12 PM
There are three main sources of inflammatory/allergic response. They are gluten, dairy and animal proteins.
What I have my clients do when they have these kinds of problems is simply cut those three things out of their diet for two weeks. That is usually enough for most people to notice a difference. I also recommend using blended drinks. This can be a very powerful tool for insuring you are getting all the necessary nutrients you need to heal your body, as well as helping to detoxifying your system.
Let me know if you would like a good blended drink recipe I would be happy to post one for you.
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