We’ll get straight to the point, we know you just want to know what the benefits are of an elimination diet, especially when you have food intolerances. Well, we are here to tell you why you should consider banishing certain foods, as we list the benefits of an elimination diet for you.
1) Helps Identify Unknown Food Allergies
You’ve taken an intolerance test and identified exactly what items you are intolerant to. However, you don’t know how much your body can tolerate. The best solution is to alter your diet and eliminate all foods which have highlighted an intolerance. Once you have completely eliminated the culprit foods from your diet, you can then reintroduce them (slowly!) after the recommended six weeks has passed, and then if your body shows no symptoms, it probably shows that you overindulged on certain items, and you need to eat more carefully next year.
2) Relieves Skin Irritations
An elimination diet can help relieve certain skin irritations like Eczema, Acne and even hives. This is because these symptoms may have been caused by a food intolerance, and your eczema may have been a result of the constant dairy symptoms you were munching on, or the wheat-filled breakfasts you were overindulging in.
3) Can clear Nausea
Yes, Nausea can be a symptom of food intolerances. If you are feeling unwell constantly but cannot put a finger on why you may be feeling like this, then you should check you do not have food intolerances. Taking an intolerance test with us will ensure that you are able to put to bed those feelings of nausea, as the elimination diet that you take part in will see you remove any potentially harmful foods.
4) Can reduce fatigue
Reducing fatigue is important. It means that you will feel both happier and healthier in yourself as a person and in your mind. This is another reason that an elimination diet could be vital to your future. Helping to reduce your fatigue, an elimination diet should see you gain extra motivation to do other things, as you will not constantly be feeling underwhelmed and tired. Becoming the new you, the possibilities can seem endless once you have got rid of your intolerances symptoms.
5) Can cleanse the mind
Yep, you do not have to worry about your food intolerances any more. You can now look forward to that party, cuddled up in a rug in front of the fire this Winter, having cleansed your body from any harmful toxins. An elimination diet can also help you plan for the future, ensuring that your boost is long-term and not a short-term fix.
So, What to do?
Take an intolerance test and find out which foods are causing your body problems. Using your intolerance test results, you can use this as a basis to help you eliminate foods in your elimination diet.
Stick to your elimination diet without any exceptions for two weeks. It may be difficult at first, but it is essential to ensure you can identify your intolerances. An example would be: if you are eliminating gluten from your diet, then embark on a gluten-free diet.
If your symptoms improve then you know that you have identified your food intolerances. If you feel confident, after six weeks, reintroduce the offending foods slowly, and see whether your body is able to cope.
Look to the future and alter your diet for the long-term. Base your new diet on your results and our comprehensive report, as it will help you create a diet plan which will prevent your symptoms that you are facing.
For more info, please do take a look around www.testyourintolerance.co.nz and find out how we can help you.