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Walter S

Need Help With Elimination Diet

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Hello everyone. Can anyone help me with getting on the elimination diet? I am unable to get my insurance company to pay for a nutritionist, and I need to go on the elimination diet. Does anyone know a website that migth explain step by step how to follow the diet? I'm not sure what exactly to do or how long to eat certain foods and what to eat or how o prepare the food. Thanks for any help in advance!

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Hello everyone. Can anyone help me with getting on the elimination diet? I am unable to get my insurance company to pay for a nutritionist, and I need to go on the elimination diet. Does anyone know a website that migth explain step by step how to follow the diet? I'm not sure what exactly to do or how long to eat certain foods and what to eat or how o prepare the food. Thanks for any help in advance!

Hi Walter, Will your insurance pay for an allergist? You might have to do some looking but you should be able to find one who will help with an elimination. They start by doing true allergy testing and a questionaire about what you currently are eating. He will then give you a starting diet of 5 or six foods that he has chosen based on the results of the tests and the query. They wil be foods you rarely eat. After your symptoms resolve, in a week or two, you would add in one pure food item at a time for 5 days. If you react you drop that food and then go on to the next. It is time consuming and boring but a very effective way of pinpointing problem foods when done correctly. Most folks do them backwards.

If you are only interested in eliminating gluten that is really easier. Just go with natural unprocessed foods that are gluten free. Fresh or frozen veggies, plain meats and fish, potatoes and rice. All as they come from nature with no flavoring, sauces etc except for for sure gluten free seasonings done at home. Then after a couple of months challenge with cream of wheat or triscuts for at least 5 days, that is if the way you feel by itself is not enough.


Courage does not always roar, sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying

"I will try again tommorrow" (Mary Anne Radmacher)

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 in time with proper diagnosis of Celiac November 2002

 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)

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I agree, find an allergist that works with food intolerances.

There are also some good books out there on the elimination diet. What Ravenglass described is sometimes called the "rare foods diet" which is used for children.

You can also do a stricter elimination if you have many food problems, where you fast for 5 days then add foods one at a time. That should be done under the doctor's care though.

One more thing, use organic foods for your elimination diet. That is because some people will react to chemicals on the foods, and mistakenly think they are allergic to the food. So you can try all the organic products and then of the foods that are fine, try the non-organic ones.


4/2007 Positive IGA, TTG Enterolab results, with severe malabsorption: Two DQ2 celiac genes--highest possible risk.

gluten-free since 4/22/07; SF since 7/07; 3/08 & 7/08 high sugar levels in stool (i.e. cannot break down carbs) digestive enzymes for carbs didn't help; 7/18/08 started SCD as prescribed by my physician (MD).

10/2000 dx LYME disease; 2008 clinical dx CELIAC; Other: hypothyroid, allergies, dupuytrens, high mercury levels

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If you google, I think you can find what you need.

Here is one version of an elimination diet:

http://www.nealhendrickson.com/mcdougall/021200pudiet.htm

I know there are others. I ran across another one once, but I didn't save the link.


McDougall diet (low fat vegan) since 6/00

Gluten free since 1/6/07

Soy free and completely casein and egg free since 2/15/07

Yeast free, on and off, since 3/1/07 -- I can't notice any difference one way or the other

Enterolab results -- 2/15/07

Fecal Antigliladin IgA 140 (Normal Range <10 units)

Fecal Antitissue Transglutaminase IgA 50 (Normal Range <10 units)

Quantitative Microscopic Fecal Fat Score 517 (Normal Range <300 units)

Fecal anti-casein (cow's milk) IgA antibody 127 (Normal Range <10 units)

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 1 0501

HLA-DQB1 Molecular analysis, Allele 2 06xx

Serologic equivalent: HLA-DQ 1,1 (subtype 5,6)

Fecal anti-ovalbumin (chicken egg) IgA antibody 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Saccharomyces cerevisiae (dietary yeast) IgA 11 (Normal range <10 units)

Fecal Anti-Soy IgA 119 (Normal Range < 10 units)

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