Mothering Forum banner

Elimination diet question

533 Views 5 Replies 5 Participants Last post by  Kirsten
Okay, in principal I understand the Elimination diet, but in practice...not so much. How do you do an elimination diet? And if you introduce a food that it turns out you react badly to, then do you immediately discontinue it, and then go on to the next food? Please help? Thank you.
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
I moved this to Allergies because I think you'll get more advice here.
You go on the diet until things improve, then you try a new food every 3 days, waiting to make sure you don't see a new reaction. Then you try the next new food.

If the first food didn't cause a reaction, it depends whether you automatically start eating it all the time or not. Our naturopath perferred us to wait until we were done testing. Then started a Rotation diet where you eat highly allergenic food like wheat or dairy every only 3 days, not every day.

Let me know if you have any ?s
Thank you for the reply, I really appreciate it.
I elim. the big 8 (eggs, dairy, wheat, peanuts, treenuts, whitefish, shellfish and soy) until things got better. Then I added them back in one at a time to see if there was a reaction. I had to test wheat a couple of times because I was in a bit of shock/denial. At one year I had babe tested for allergies. Wheat came back negative but soy positive. I had somewhat suspected the soy as she got red around the mouth when I fed her something with tofu in it.
Some things, like dairy can take a long time to exit your system. It is a hard road but oh so worth it to see the improvement.
My doctor suggested removing dairy for a couple of weeks and see if there are any changes. If not, let it back in and remove wheat, etc. Before I tried this, a friend told me her daughters were highly fructose sensitive and had great results by removing/reducing this. She told me apple juice was the worst offender but her kids could tolerate a bit of cran-grape (something about the cranberries counteracting?) So I took apple juice out of her diet(she didn't even have that much, maybe one glass a day?) and wa-la! Problem solved! Almost three years of unformed stools solved with no apple juice! Wild. She can even eat sliced apples or applesauce, and any other fruits she likes - we just avoid apple juice. Amazing really. The doc (whom we love) never even mentioned fructose as a likely possibility but I am hearing it more and more from other moms. Not sure what your symptoms are but thought I'd throw that out.
1 - 6 of 6 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.