Elimination Diet for Allergies
Adverse food reactions, also called food allergies and food intolerances, affect millions of people. They are believed to cause a variety of common health complaints and diseases. Although most people think only of serious food allergies, less severe allergies are less noticeable and harder to figure out. You could be allergic to something and not even know it! However, even a non-severe allergy can have noticeable effects on your health. Symptoms of food allergies include: skin rashes, dermatitis, eczema, irritable bowel syndrome, fatigue, suppressed immune system, rheumatoid arthritis, depression, brain fog, neurological symptoms, and much more. Allergy testing helps identify what could be causing your health problems. Identifying and removing the allergen from your diet may clear up conditions you have been struggling with for years.
The elimination diet is a method of allergy testing used to identify food allergies. Dr. Cooper can test for 150 different common foods and spices you may be allergic to. The process involves removing specific foods or ingredients from your diet that you and Dr. Cooper suspect may be causing your allergy symptoms. He will supervise this diet over a few weeks to determine what foods or ingredients are the cause. After following the elimination diet, Dr. Cooper will have you gradually reintroduce the foods you were avoiding into your diet, one at a time. This process helps link allergy symptoms to specific foods. Through the process of elimination, you will figure out what exactly you are allergic to and can avoid that food in the future. By figuring out the problem, you will learn what food to avoid to get rid of your allergy symptoms.
We can help you decide if allergy testing could help you. Call 727-446-1141 to schedule an appointment!