• Ads by Google:
     




    Get email alerts Celiac.com E-Newsletter

    Ads by Google:



       Get email alertsCeliac.com E-Newsletter

  • 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:
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
Ads by Google:


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
      106,808
    • Total Posts
      932,594
  • Popular Now

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • Gaerty, I am glad to hear that you've ruled out the worst stuff. That at least helps clear any anxiety or worry you might have. I know that would clear up mine. I have good news! About three days ago my splinter hemorrhages cleared up 100%! The one that was on my right thumb was long and was there for about 2 to 3 months. I started taking this Vitamin C supplement 1000 mg once a day about 3 weeks ago. Whats crazy is that on the day I started the Vitamin C I noticed a small hemorrhage cropping up on my left thumb. It was very small. By day 7 of taking the vitamin C the one on the left thumb started growing out. By the second week I noticed the one on the right thumb shrunk drastically and by the end of week 3 they were all gone. By day 10 I also started taking 25mg of iron because all my muscles keep twitching. My B's and Magnesium came back good 5 months ago. I heard low iron can cause that symptom as well. So thought I'd give it a try.  I am not sure if it was a combo of the C and Iron or just the C that helped clear the splinter hemorrhages but for sure it was one of those things because they are the only things I have changed recently with supplements in the past 30 days.  
    • The nasal spray is safe, per the 2017 gluten-free drug list, but check the list as there are a few different manufacturers.   http://www.glutenfreedrugs.com/newlist.htm Claritin is fine.   Get a Nedi pot.  Helps tremendously.  It is safe.....100% gluten free.  Just use pre-boiled and the cooled water.  
    • Thanks Ravenswood. I need the strength and encouragement to keep going. The last sessions fall out was 4 days of my body revolting on a nervous system level.  I'll look into your acupressure book suggestion. I have done sinus acupressure for myself and my daughter for years but did not explore more.  In the past when gluten-free my fibromyalgia symptoms improved but since they come back the concern is it might be actual fibromyalgia.  After 2016 I found out I have Barrett s esophagus, fibromyalgia, additional food intolerance plus the gluten. I had in my head I was ncgs and it was all related to  that and leaky gut that occurred after my challenge., So I wasn't prepared to digest all the above. Pun intended. Thanks for the encouragement Awol
    • So I'll try to keep this short and sweet.  I'm a 25yo male and have had GI issues for about 7 years. Through many years and many doctors visits, I've gotten potential diagnoses of IBS, post-infectious IBS (d/t a Giardia infection in 2014), small intestine bacterial overgrowth, GERD, and even a strong suspicion of inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's/Ulcerative Colitis). I've had two colonoscopies (no biopsies taken) and one EGD (biopsies only taken of STOMACH which showed chronic gastritis, not small intestine). Pretty much all of my tests have come back "normal."  I'll start by saying that back in 2014ish my blood results for Celiac were negative. My GI symptoms vary and fluctuate greatly... When I'm really struggling, I'll have chronic diarrhea, debilitating reflux, hours of burping after eating anything, epigastric and lower right quadrant abdominal pain, severe fatigue (nearly passing out), migraines, awful brain fog / depression, unilateral eye pain and photophobia, mouth ulcers, glossitis (tongue inflammation), and occasional bloody mucus in my stool if I'm extremely flared.   So my GP recommended I try a gluten-free diet after my IBD panel came back as negative. I reluctantly gave it a shot. I was gluten-free for about 2 months - slowly but surely, my chronic diarrhea relented, fatigue lifted, and my reflux nearly disappeared (to the point of considering stopping my omeprazole). Since eating gluten-free is so difficult, I decided to try a 3-day gluten challenge to see if gluten truly was the culprit. I ate gluten products 2-3 times/day for 3 days. It made my reflux a bit worse and gave me some pain, but nothing severe. My tongue however started progressively burning/stinging that week.  The BAD symptoms came about 2 weeks after my first gluten exposure... My acid reflux became MUCH MUCH worse, despite medication. I lost about 7 pounds over 3 weeks from not wanting to eat. I had much more abdominal pain. My tongue became very inflamed and sensitive to eating/drinking. I got mouth ulcers. I became very depressed, irritable, and brain-fogged out of NOWHERE. I was nauseous and having headaches. It was NOT fun. That's when I thought, "Ok, I am definitely more sensitive to gluten than I thought." That was about 6 weeks ago and my stomach is still feeling the effects of those 3 days. So, my questions: Has anyone experienced a similar story? Has anyone had lower GI bleeding with celiac? For those who have Celiac, are your symptoms typically delayed like that (2-3 weeks)? I know NCGS is supposed to have much more immediate symptom-onset. Has anyone tested negative to blood work, but positive on small intestine biopsies?   
    • Thank you RMJ. It is helpful to hear kind/ encouraging words. From my symptoms I likely have had (undiagnosed) fibromyalgia for over 20 years, my celiac (misdiagnosed as IBS I likely had longer)  Additionally, in 2016 I was diagnosed with Barrett s esophagus and multiple food intolerance s as well as gluten being an issue. Thanks for the link for the info, although for this stage of my life I'm hoping to manage it non pharmaceutical, but it is good to get the details.  Thanks again Awol
  • Upcoming Events