As I'm sure you know, there are four of us about ready to start the e-diet. I've got all the necessary foods and am all ready to go (tonight is the big night). I know I'm getting ahead of myself with this question, but I just want to be prepared. In a post further down, you said:
"If you are concerned about the effect of milk/milk products you should TOTALLY eliminate them for a week and then eat them three times a day for 4 consecutive days and note any difference in the way your mind/body felt before and then after."
My question: is this normally done in the elimination diet? If not, how do we know if we should do this, and how many different foods should we do this with? I must have missed mention of this in the archives, and I guess I just need it to be explained to me.
Re: To Robert - elimination diet question
Posted by Robert McFerran on February 25, 1999 at 16:52:54:
In Reply to: To Robert - elimination diet question posted by Sara on February 25, 1999 at 15:55:07:
By exclusively eating all of the 'low risk' foods listed on the elimination diet you will, in effect, be primed for a hyper-acute response when you re-introduce a food allergen.
Milk and grains are different from other foods. Sometimes they don't generate a hyper-acute response BUT they still create trouble. The repeated ingestion of milk and grains often damages the intestinal lumen increasing permeability of large peptides while causing problems with malabsorbtion.
In order to test milk and grains you will have to eat them repetitively to feel the above effect. This is one reason why you will want to save the milk/grain testing until after you've tested your other foods. You don't need to do this with other foods.
Thanks Robert, and another question.....
Posted by Sara on February 25, 1999 at 17:32:50:
In Reply to: Re: To Robert - elimination diet question posted by Robert McFerran on February 25, 1999 at 16:52:54:
Thanks for the explanation - I was confused about how that all worked. So, when I'm eventually testing milk and grains (separately, of course), am I just eating the foods from the elimination diet during the testing, or am I also eating the "safe" foods that I have already tested (from my metabolic diet)?
Re: Thanks Robert, and another question.....
Posted by Robert McFerran on February 25, 1999 at 21:32:47:
In Reply to: Thanks Robert, and another question..... posted by Sara on February 25, 1999 at 17:32:50:
As you test foods and find that you didn't have a reaction you can add them to your list of 'safe' foods. When you test something you can eat the test food with any foods that you have seen that does not provoke a reaction.
Thanks Robert! (nmi)
Posted by Sara on February 25, 1999 at 21:47:13:
In Reply to: Re: Thanks Robert, and another question..... posted by Robert McFerran on February 25, 1999 at 21:32:47: