You have likely heard of elimination diets used by many individuals with chronic conditions including digestive symptoms, autoimmunity, skin rashes, migraines, and others. What exactly is an elimination diet and does it work?
Elimination diets can be empiric (meaning we avoid the most common food allergens empirically for a given period of time) or targeted (based on food sensitivity testing).
This nutritional plan has been found to benefit individuals with a wide range of conditions that are believed to be triggered or exacerbated by increased intestinal permeability (leaky gut) and the immune system response at the level of the gut. In our practice, we often guide our patients to implement elimination diets in order to alleviate their symptoms and as part of a strategy to address the root causes of their symptoms.
To learn more about what foods are eliminated on an elimination diet and how these diets are designed, continue here to read our practice’s registered dietitian, Erica Gittleson’s, article Elimination Diet 101.
If you are experiencing digestive symptoms, have hypothyroidism, migraines, fatigue, brain fog, autoimmune conditions, or skin rashes, we invite you to reach out to our team and learn more about how we can help you. You may email Bridget at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 646.627.8000 to learn about how to get started with our clinical team!