How to Do an Elimination Diet

An elimination diet can be a useful tool in controlling unpleasant symptoms of gastrointestinal disorders, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Often the symptoms can be intense, painful, and even confusing when you’re not sure what’s triggering you.

First of all, you should not embark on an elimination diet without consulting your doctor, who can refer you to a dietitian to guide you through the process. There is a risk of developing nutritional deficiencies with any major dietary change and it is important to ensure that you are following the diet effectively for best results. Many foods contain ingredients you might not necessarily expect, which could derail your elimination diet. Therefore, keeping a food diary and working with a dietitian can make this process easier.

Leave a Comment