(Closed) elimination diet?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 4
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I never have, but I do know of people who have done it.  Be slightly skeptical of your naturopath, I’ve never met a person who went to one who wasn’t told they had celiac disease or were sensitive to gluten.  They can only diagnose the issues they deal with.  When your tool is a hammer, ever problem starts to look like a nail.

For the diet itself, stock up on the stuff you can eat.  Look out for hidden ingredients.  It’s easier if you’re preparing all the food yourself, as I know people who have talked to a chef, and there food still ends up with something they shouldn’t eat.

Keep a journal of your symptoms, as sometimes they don’t show up immediately after reintroducing a food.  Don’t rule out a food because you have a symptom once after eating it, it may just be a coincidence.

Post # 5
10573 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: January 2011

I just took a look at the website.  Don’t be afraid to alter it for you.  There are quite a few high allergen foods that are included in the diet.

Fish, strawberries, avocado, bananas, apricots, plums, etc. tend to be foods people are allergic to.

It depends on the issues you’re trying to resolve too.  Some things are more likely to show up right away (like a true allergy), whereas flareups of certain conditions can take a while.  Don’t forget to jot down any medications (even just OTC stuff).  You can react to medications as well as food.

Post # 8
3776 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

My dr. suggested I do it and it was a life-changer for me.  For a long time I was told I had fibromyalgia.  I took the prescription drugs and nothing helped.  I was really discouraged.  When I tried this, on the third week (which was the gluten period) I felt 1000% better.  It changed my life.  Good luck.

Post # 9
911 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I have a thread on here about a no flour no sugar diet I did, it’s similar to this if your interested it describes my experience early in the diet! Good luck!

Post # 10
1243 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

@FoolsintheRain:  I’ve done it.  The hardest thing for me was giving up sugar.  I don’t eat a lot of sugar (like cookies, cake, etc) but when you’re reading labels that carefully, you realise that it’s in everything.  

By the end of the diet, I was so sick of meat and salads….breakfests were really difficult because I wasn’t supposed to eat any fruit….at all.  So…I wasn’t really sure what to eat in the morning…other than rice.  lol  It was….interesting.

I did get really crabby.  I cried once.

I did feel better though.  lol  It reaffirmed that I have a sensitivity to wheat, gluten and dairy.  Remember, you can’t diagnose celiac disease without having a colonoscopy….so don’t get sucked into that trap.

Good luck!

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