An Elimination Diet is a short term eating plan that eliminates certain foods that may be causing allergies and other digestive reactions. Slowly, foods are re-introduced one at a time in order to determine which foods are, and are not, well tolerated. Some symptoms that might drive someone to do an elimination diet include persistent diarrhea, constipation, eczema and acne. Some of the most common foods to eliminate are
Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Refined and added Sugar, Peanuts, Nuts and Seeds, Eggs, Oats and Packaged, Processed and Fast Food. Most elimination diets last 4-12 weeks.