ELIMINATION DIET

Symptoms and conditions that have failed to respond to other treatments may be resolved with nutrition therapy. Specific foods or foods eaten frequently may contribute to or even cause many health conditions such as digestive problems, headaches, chronic sinus conditions, low energy, mood swings, joint aches and pains. 

An elimination diet is an eating plan that omits a food or group of foods believed to cause an adverse food reaction, often referred to as a food intolerance or sensitivity. By removing certain foods for a period of time and then reintroducing them during a “challenge” period, you can identify which foods are causing symptoms.

Because people are unique genetically, have different eating patterns, as well as different symptoms, elimination diets have to be personalized. Eliminating the most offending food or multiple foods and substances all at one time is the most reliable way to find out which foods may be contributing to symptoms. As an experienced certified nutritionist and dietitian, Nancy can recommend a specific plan to follow based on symptoms, typical dietary choices, and food cravings.

Nancy has a private practice, serving clients in Long Island and Queens. Online nutrition consultations are available.