Elimination diet help gastrointestinal problems

Posted on Sep 9 2014 - 4:33pm by Jennifer

Those of you who suffer from gastrointestinal problems or have some food intolerances and sensitivities, should consider following an elimination diet.

Elimination diet

An elimination diet is very useful and it can bring many health benefits, but there are some important facts which you should consider before starting an elimination diet.

1.  Any diet of this kind is very restrictive and it can bring some health problems if it is not followed the correct way.

2. Another important thing you have to know is that an elimination diet should not be followed for a long time, unless you are supervised by a doctor.

3. Identifying the elements which you have to eliminate from your diet can be a tricky job sometimes, because very few people are allergic or sensitive to only one element.

4. You should follow the elimination diet about 2 weeks if you want to see some positive results.

What should you eliminate from your meals during this program

There are some products which have to be eliminated when you follow this regime. These foods are the following: sausages, ham, smoked fish, sea food, lemons, oranges, wheat, oats, barley, rye, corn, potatoes, onions, nuts, seeds, most vegetable oils, all types of cheese and eggs. You also have to eliminate tap water, coffee, alcohol, fruits juice, vinegar, chocolate, yeast and any processed foods.

After 14 days, you can include in your diet the foods you eliminated. But you have to follow this order: tap water, potatoes, milk, yeast, tea, rye, butter, onions, eggs, oats, coffee, chocolate, barley, lemons, oranges, corn, cheese, white wine, sea food, yogurt, vinegar, wheat and nuts.

Add one product in your menu every 2 days and when you experience any allergies or sensitivity, you have to eliminate the product for at least one month. After your symptoms disappear, you can continue introducing foods in your daily menu.

The elimination diet is useful when you do not want to get some medical tests done. This diet is pretty experimental. If you have some food allergies, you will experience some kind of withdrawal symptoms. But it is very important to be strong. You can not give up your diet, so you have to be very determined to continue.

Food allergies or intolerances can bring serious medical conditions and you have to be aware of them. Among these are the following:

–    asthma
–    autoimmune diseases
–    skin problems
–    atherosclerosis
–    cardiovascular problems
–    arthritis
–    kidney illnesses
–    migraines

What can you eat during the elimination diet

Here is a list with foods you are allowed to eat during an elimination diet:

1. Beef meat
2. White fish
3. Salads
4. Beans
5. Parsnip
6. Apples
7. Bananas
8. Rice
9. Soy oil
10. Sunflower oil
11. Goat milk
12. Soy milk

If you feel that you need to follow an elimination diet, do not hesitate. You will see great results in very short time if you are brave and strong determined to complete the regime.