Knowledge is Power: Resources for an Elimination Diet

In my last post I mentioned the elimination diet which is a method of testing for food allergies and sensitivities.  In this post, I present several sources for more information on conducting an elimination diet. 

It is a way of eating for three weeks that can help you isolate and identify foods that are potentially causing you a variety of health issues, including gastrointestinal problems, eczema, and our favorite, joint pain.  Ideally, you want to do this with the care and supervision of a registered dietician or doctor… It can be tricky and overwhelming if you do not know what you are doing.  Personally, I would especially not go it alone if you have colitis, crohn’s disease (IBD) or similar. 

I can help, but I am no doctor, so any of my information is just that: information.  It is not meant to cure or diagnose you; just arm you with knowlege.  Knowledge is power and the best treatment for autoimmune disease is a combination of knowledge, open-mindedness, tenacity, and an equally knowleageable, open-minded, supportive, and dedicated team of medical professionals.  Good luck and feel free to ask questions, I will do my best to answer or at least,  point you in the right direction.


You can also contact the dietician I have been working with and who oversaw my own elimination diet, Michelle Babb.  She is very nice and extremely knowlegeable.


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. Leslie
    Sep 08, 2010 @ 01:28:45

    Awesome info 🙂 BTW…this is Leslie from FB 🙂 “ have such a great way of explaining things clearly and backed up with data. It is SO good to have someone like you speaking about foods and RA! Keep it up girl …change some lives 🙂 “


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