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elimination diet

Posted by Penny on December 18, 1998 at 02:48:01:

day 6! I never got any withdrawl symptoms,just diarrhea from the x-lax drink...does this mean I have no food allergies and can eat whatever I want?


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Re: elimination diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 18, 1998 at 09:04:25:

In Reply to: elimination diet posted by Penny on December 18, 1998 at 02:48:01:

Penny,

Did you experience any 'clearing' or other lessening of symptoms?

Please describe the foods eaten for each -- breakfast, lunch, dinner, any snacks.

Why did you run the elimination diet in the first place?

Bob


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Re: elimination diet

Posted by Penny on December 18, 1998 at 20:22:51:

In Reply to: Re: elimination diet posted by Robert McFerran on December 18, 1998 at 09:04:25:


Bob,
Tried the elimination diet just to increase my health, and give myself healthy eating habits for x-mas (healthier anyway). Experianced no change. Followed the diet except never used any alka-seltzer(didn't need it). Mostly ate pears, sweet potatoes, carrots....but had a few of the other foods on the list. Never had any fish....only drank water....fairly sure I followed it correctly. Maybe, I am just not allergic to any food or already eat fairly healthy? Penny


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Re: elimination diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 18, 1998 at 23:06:37:

In Reply to: Re: elimination diet posted by Penny on December 18, 1998 at 20:22:51:

Penny,

If you want to complete the experiment that you started you should begin testing (one by one) the foods from the Agriculturist diet. In all probability you won't notice any SEVERE reactions (you probably have too much in the way of immunological reserves) -- and you might find that by exclusively eating whole foods from the recommend list you see a bump up in energy level and over time even more accumulated benefits.

I do appreciate you sharing your experience. It shows me that folks that are already relatively healthy and still have significant immunological reserves will not experience the same thing as their counterparts with chronic conditions and little or no immunological reserves to buffer themselves from physiological or psychological stress.

Bob




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Re: elimination diet

Posted by Penny on December 21, 1998 at 04:15:24:

In Reply to: Re: elimination diet posted by Robert McFerran on December 18, 1998 at 23:06:37:


I haven't had a chocolate chip cookie in 3 years, and I am still chugging along on this diet, though now that I have 3 new foods a day, it's getting a lot easier. My goal is to eat 2 cookies for x-mas, for one I'd like to see how my body reacts to sugar (since it hasn't reacted to anything else so far). Is there a way to do this without blowing my diet? Do I need to add each of the ingredients one by one per day...as in choc. chips, eggs, butter one day, ect. until I get them all in or do I just count the cookie as one food? I know this sounds crazy, but I was just thinking a cookie sounds really great about right now. Thanks Penny


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Re: elimination diet

Posted by Robert McFerran on December 21, 1998 at 11:50:25:

In Reply to: Re: elimination diet posted by Penny on December 21, 1998 at 04:15:24:

Penny,

The egg is a food, the butter is a food. Chocolate is a VERY complex mixture of foods (none of them whole). Of course a cookie has wheat from the flour and corn in it from the baking powder and of course sugar.

If you eat the cookie and have (or don't have) a reaction it really won't be telling you anything. If you eat the cookies you will have to wait another 5 days before you can test any of the ingredients that I've mentioned above.

You might want to consider if there another whole food that you could treat yourself to other than the cookies.

Bob


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Re: elimination diet

Posted by Walt Stoll on December 22, 1998 at 13:44:03:

In Reply to: Re: elimination diet posted by Robert McFerran on December 21, 1998 at 11:50:25:

Dear Penny,

I think you should have the cookies.

I know there are many people on the BB who will hardly believe I have said that. Perhaps this will help others to understand that all is not as it might seem on the surface.

The main thing I heard you asking is if this will ruin your efforts and I believe the answe is no. You may develop terrible cravings for a few days after having no more cookies but you will not destroy your long term efforts like this would have done in the beginning.

Bob is right on when he says that this will mainly create a hiatus in your testing for a week.

Walt




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