How long do Elimination Diets Last?
It depends on health, symptoms, symptom resolution, and ahearance.
Typically, elimination diets require strict adherence and last from 3-6 months. Once symptoms are resolved we will slowly add in the eliminated foods one by one to see which foods cause a reaction.
HEALTH: Autoimmune diseases (Hashimotos, Grave's Disease, Sjogrin's, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Rhematoid Arthritis etc...)
SYMPTOMS: Typically GI-related (IBS with constipation, diarrhea, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux), headaches/migraines, brain fog, fatigue/energy depletion, geographic tongue.
SYMPTOM RESOLUTION: Goal would be to feel at least 90% resolved with no symptoms that affect your daily life before adding in any of the eliminated foods.
ADHEARANCE: Sometimes when symptom resolution isn't improving there are hidden food sensitivities that are still in the diet. Goal is to have strict adhearance for at least 3 months before adding in any of the eliminated foods.
Step 1: Paleo Diet
Strictly eliminate for 6-12 weeks and monitor symptoms.
- Gluten (Wheat, barley, rye)
- White Potatoes
- Artificial Sweetners
- Processed foods & Oils
Step 2: Autoimmune Paleo Diet
If symptoms persist, also eliminate these foods for another 6-12 weeks & monitor symptoms.
- Polish Wheat