The Benefits of An Elimination Diet

People are using the elimination for various reasons. It is used to pinpoint food allergies, intolerance's, and food sensitivity in order to eliminate the trigger food. An elimination diet can take a while to get set up because there is an entire process to go through in order to detect the correct foods and eliminate them. Those who struggle with digestive health and gastrointestinal issues might have to use the elimination diet to see what is causing the problem in their gut.

Reasons Why People Use The Elimination Diet

  • Weight Loss
  • Gastrointestinal Issues - IBS, SIBO, Leaky Gut
  • To Improve Digestive Health
  • Food Intolerance - Food Allergies - Food Sensitivities
  • The Benefits

  • It May Reduce Symptoms of Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) : Many people with IBS find that an elimination diet can improve symptoms brought on by the condition such as, bloating, gas, and stomach cramps.
  • May Help Those With Eosinophilic Esophagitis : Eosinophilic esophagitis (EE) is a condition that causes allergies to trigger inflammation of the esophagus. People with this condition have trouble swallowing dry and dense food. The elimination diet helps eliminate what triggers the allergy which also eases the symptoms.
  • Can Reduce ADHD Symptoms : The elimination diet can help those with ADHD by restricting the foods that trigger the ADHD symptoms like trouble concentrating and hyperactivity. Some of the foods are anything with red dye, sugars, and whatever seems to be causing worsened symptoms.
  • Improves Skin Conditions : Some foods trigger reactions for people with conditions like eczema. Eliminating trigger foods will alleviate the negative symptoms and help clear up any dry itchy spots.
  • Reduce Chronic Migraines : Various foods could be the culprits behind your migraine triggers. If a person already suffers from chronic migraines the symptoms will be worse. The elimination diet will help reduce the number of migraine attacks, as well as, lessening the pain level experienced. 

  • The elimination diet has to be followed without any cheating in order to be able to produce any benefits. When it boils down to it, the elimination diet will help people find the food and ingredients that are causing any issues with their body mostly pertaining to the gut or the issues caused by a troubled gut. It is best to talk to a professional about this diet to see if it is right for you and so they can help you balance things out when it comes to meals and nutritional concerns. Sometimes if there are certain foods that need to be eliminated supplements can be taken so that you still get the vitamins, nutrients, and minerals necessary to stay healthy. Also, the elimination diet is a process that requires patience, you can’t just go taking everything out of your diet all at once because you’ll never be able to pinpoint which food is doing what.