What is an elimination diet?
An elimination diet is the removal of certain foods and drinks from the daily diet and can lead to the prevention of symptoms. It can also be a powerful tool to identify and fully understand the food groups or items that are the most aggravating.
Eliminating items can be used by itself, in the absence of testing, and can help a person to determine problematic or intolerant foods. Done in this way a person can remove a food group or items that they suspect may be causing symptoms. However, an elimination diet done following on from food allergy or intolerance testing is that much more specific as a person can implement their elimination diet specific to the identified allergy or intolerance as well as their symptoms.