The healthy elimination diet

Have you heard of the new fad diets? Paleo, gluten free, keto, vegetarian, vegan? Why do people eat this way and how can you benefit from eating differently?

Do you have skin problems or digestive problems? I used to have bad acne and gallbladder problems. My hands had little pustules and tiny itchy red bumps. I thought it was poison ivy on my hands. I also had a rash on both of my elbows. I tried an elimination diet and it corrected all those problems.

You should do an elimination diet. Eliminate the major allergens from your diet for 2 to 4 weeks.
1. Wheat/Gluten: breads, cookies, cakes, beer, flour, noodles, etc.
2. Dairy: milk, cheese, ice cream, yogurt, butter, etc.
3. Soy
4. Corn: maltodextrin, corn syrups, there are too many to list here.
5. Nightshades: some people have problems with these.
6. Eggs

After your body has rid itself of all these foods, you pick one and reintroduce it for a day. Eat at least 4 servings of it during the day. Over the next 3 days pay close attention to your body. Are you more sluggish? Does your skin break out in acne, rash, or bumps? How is your digestive system? Do you poop more or have bad diarrhea or gas? Say after you added wheat back, you had a bad reaction. You should stop eating wheat/gluten because it causes those terrible reactions. After the 3 day observation, add another food back into your diet and observe your body’s reaction to that for the next 3 days.

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