Robert, thanks immensely for the detailed response. The permitted list of foods are already some of my favorites, although not always the most available. Can other fish be substituted, such as halibut or salmon? Good peaches are hard to find here in the Northwest. How about nectarines?
In Reply to: Re: Vicki -- Answers to Questions about Elimination Diet results and BioBalance posted by Gerry on June 01, 1998 at 15:56:26:
Halibut or other white fish would do if you don't eat them on a regular basis. I think nectarines would also be o.k., once again as long as you don't routinely ingest them more than a couple of times a week.
Realize that the elimination diet is ONLY a diagnostic tool to assure a 'clearing' from food allergens. Only once you are 'clear' can you best detect problematical foods.
Your diet for life will be a METABOLIC DIET that will match the metabolism that you inherited. It can be VERY different from the foods in the elimination diet. If you are getting ready to pursue the elimination diet I suggest that we figure out your probable metabolic type. The foods appropriate for your metabolic type will be those that you should begin testing after you clear.
Nee an actual listing of purine levels in various foods which start out with Sweetbreads at top, lobster, rich beef, bacon, cold water fist, green vegatables and at the low end,, cheaper grades of beef, chicken, shrimp and white vegatables. Have been on this diet for 5o plu s years and have elimianted stiff fingers, neek and most impotant the violent headaches which would last for several days. I know the level at which I can eat of all these items except NO Turkey, No lobster and NO filet minion., and NO more than two slices of bacon a day. I woul d like to pass a true copy of this list along to several other seniors here in my group with these problems as I know it will help some and reduce their suffering. Plewase help - George