Adapted from Article by Emerson Ecologics. Full article link at the bottom
The Elimination-Challenge Diet
The elimination-challenge diet is the gold standard for identifying food sensitivities and intolerances. It’s the fundamental tool for discovering foods that may be triggering symptoms like allergies, eczema, sinus conditions, joint pain, migraine headaches, brain fog and fatigue. For many patients, the benefits are unmatched, and being in control of identifying and removing problematic foods from their diet can be empowering and motivating.
The elimination-challenge diet is usually a win-win for both patient and doctor, but it’s not necessarily an easy undertaking for everyone. The process is straightforward, but it can be (as the name implies) a challenge. Patients may become discouraged or frustrated if the diet is too restrictive or if the process drags out too long. There are some tips and tricks, however, to increase patient success. Follow the guidelines below to assist your...