What is an Elimination Diet?

If you have chronic health issues, an auto-immune disorder, or any other symptoms have not been relieved with conventional medicine - you may have a food sensitivity.

Often times, food sensitivities are to blame for bloating, muscle and joint pain, headaches, intestinal distress, nausea, nasal drip, congestion, excess mucus productions, fatigue, skin rashes, anxiety, depression, mood swings, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, dry skin, and excessive sweating. That is quite the list!

One of the best ways to check for a food sensitivity AND to feel better quickly is to do an elimination diet.

In an elimination diet, you will eliminate a few food groups, give your body time to heal and re-calibrate, and then slowly add them back in to see if they are causing you symptoms.

This can be a trying process and often feels like a huge life shift that can really challenge our eating habits - which is why these diets are best done in a group, with a health coach, or under a dietitian.

The whole process can take 6-8 weeks, with most people feeling better after the first 3, sometimes eliminating the symptoms entirely!

The foods that are most commonly associated with sensitivities are:

  • Nuts

  • Corn

  • Soy

  • Dairy

  • Citrus

  • Nightshades

  • Wheat

  • Gluten

  • Pork

  • Eggs

  • Seafood

  • Legumes

  • Caffeine

  • Sugar

  • Alcohol

The first time I did an elimination diet I was shocked to find out the culprit of so much of my joint pain was eggs, and my lethargy, wheat. Within three weeks, I had almost completely eradicated my symptoms and was shocked and surprised when I ate a sandwich and became so tired that I fell asleep at my desk. I had no idea food could impact me the way it does!

Food can be medicine. If you are having any of the symptoms listed above, I highly recommend trying an elimination diet. It is a game-changer!

If you are willing to explore the connection between food and your body, check out our elimination diet program!

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