Food Elimination Allergy Diet
Safest Way To Detect Food Allergies

;a dish full of fresh asparagus homemade soup cooking outdoors in cast iron pot baskets of fresh vegetable, peppers, tomatoes, and greens


An allergy diet isn't easy but it only takes a few days to get some results. It's the best way to figure out what is causing your food allergies. Although there are other ways, such as the pin test, it's much easier, inexpensive and safest way get quick answers. Just by eliminating whatever foods you suspect of causing your symptoms you can save yourself a lot of money and time.

One clue to look for is to start suspecting any food that you eat on a regular basis. Or if you don't eat that food for any length of time you start craving it. Any food you crave or eat on a daily basis should be suspicious because it becomes a type of addiction. Withdrawing from that food can cause withdraw symptoms, such as headaches, crabbiness, sleeplessness, diarrhea, constipation, and emotional or behavior problems.


Single Food Elimination Diet This diet is simply what the title says. You will try eliminating the single food from your diet that you are suspicious of causing your food allergy symptoms. It's actually the easiest of the three diets but you may not get the immediate results you are looking for. It's usually the first diet people will try.

For instance; if you suspect you're suffering from a milk or dairy allergy make sure you follow the link and see what you'll need to look for as far as hidden ingredients and preservatives in processed products.

Multiple Food Elimination Diet

If you are suspicious of several foods or have no idea of what may be causing you to suffer from health, emotional or learning disorders then it would pay you to try the multiple food elimination diet. This diet is a lot more strict but worth trying. If you are suffering from a food allergy you will be amazed at the difference you will feel in a short period of time.

The idea behind this diet is to eliminate all foods that are most commonly causing food allergies. Once you get through the detoxification period you will slowly start introducing common foods known to cause allergies back into your diet. When you notice a symptom suddenly reappearing you'll know which foods to avoid.

Practical Rotary Diet

Even though the Practical Rotary Diet can detect which foods are causing your food allergy symptoms, this diet is a long-term diet. The Practical Rotation Diet consists of a 4-day cycle of various foods. Once you find which food to avoid this diet will help you stay well, and casually introduce the foods back into your diet and build your resistance to the foods you have been having a reaction to.

fresh picked cherries yellow delicious apple fresh peaches still on the tree

What To Eat On Food Elimination Allergy Diet
What Not To Eat On Food Elimination Allergy Diet

pile of uncooked brown rice

  • Cereal (allowed)
  • Rice-rice puffs only
  • Oats-oatmeal made with honey
  • Barley
  • Cereal (not allowed)
  • Food containing wheat flour (most cakes, cookies, bread, baked goods?
  • Corn
  • Cereal mixtures (granola)
  • Fruits (allowed)
  • Any fresh fruit, except citrus
  • Any canned fruit (in their own juice and without artificial color, sugar, or preservatives)
  • Fruits (not allowed)
  • Fresh, frozen or canned citrus (orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit)

  • Vegetables (allowed)
  • Most fresh vegetables except forbidden fresh vegetables
  • French fries (homemade)
  • Potatoes
  • Vegetables (not allowed)
  • Fresh, frozen, or canned corn, peas, mixed vegetables
  • Meats (allowed)
  • Chicken or turkey (nonbasted or breaded)
  • Louis Rich ground turkey
  • Veal or beef
  • Pork
  • Lamb
  • Fish, tuna
  • Meat (not allowed)
  • Luncheon meats, wieners, Bacon
  • Artificially colored meat or hamburger
  • Ham
  • Dyed salmon, lobster
  • Breaded meats
  • Meats with stuffing
  • cup of tea served in white tea set

  • Beverages (allowed)
  • Water
  • Single herb or other plain tea with honey
  • Pure grape juice, bottled
  • Pure frozen apple juice
  • Pure pineapple juice
  • Beverages (not allowed)
  • Milk or any type of dairy drink with casein or whey
  • Fruit beverages except those in (allowed) list
  • Kool Aid
  • Coffee creamer (any type)
  • Soda pop
  • Snacks (allowed)
  • Potato Chips (no additives)
  • Ry-Krisp crackers and pure honey
  • Raisins (unsulfured, from health food store)
  • Snacks ( not allowed)
  • Corn Chips
  • Chocolate or anything with cocoa
  • Hard candy
  • Ice cream or sherbet
  • Miscellaneous (allowed)
  • Pure honey
  • Homemade vinegar and oil dressing (pure virgin olive oil preferred)
  • Sea Salt
  • Pepper (pure pepper with no additives, like crushed peanut shells)
  • Homemade soup
  • Miscellaneous ( not allowed)
  • Sugar, fructose, dextrose, Aspartame
  • Bread, cake, cookies, except from special recipes
  • Eggs
  • Jelly or jam
  • Jell-O
  • Margarine or diet spreads (unless no dyes or corn)
  • Sorbitol (corn)
  • Peanut butter, peanuts
  • Cheese
  • Dyed (colored) vitamins, mouthwash, toothpaste, cough syrups, etc.
  • Colored pills or liquid medicines (CONSULT PHYSICIAN FIRST)

This Food Elimination Allergy Diet requires seventeen days. Only eat the (allowed) food during the first week. During the next 10 days add the (not allowed) food back into the diet, one item at a time. If you know what foods you are allergic to, for example dairy or eggs, then omit that item to be reintroduced into your diet. When reintroducing each item make sure you first try a small amount before eating an excessive amount of that food. For instance; if you are reintroducing dairy just try a sip of milk, then wait two hours, then try a ¼ cup, wait another two hours, keep increasing every two hours until you drink a couple of cups of milk, if you notice no symptoms reappearing you can safely add dairy back into your diet.

Keep detailed records of each day, you must list everything that is eaten and if there are any allergy symptoms.

It's a good idea for the entire family to go on this allergy diet together and keep record. Most likely other family members have the same food allergies.

If you see no improvement in symptoms within two weeks of being on this allergy diet then most likely food is not what is causing your symptoms, it could be a chemical reaction to something in your environment.

Exactly What Is The Practical Rotation Diet?

The Practical Rotation Diet is another allergy diet that will pinpoint which food you are having allergic reactions to. It is called a Practical Rotation Diet because you rotate foods over a period of 4 days.

The major advantage over this diet is it does for every food what the Food Elimination Diet did for one. This is because the problem food is eaten over a period of every 4-days, therefore you will notice either health, emotional or behavior symptoms resurfacing from that one particular food group.

Once you realize which foods are causing the severe reactions you can slowly introduce the food back into your diet. For example, if you notice Wheat is causing you to suffer from headaches you would want to completely stay away from all Wheat products until you detoxify your system then very slowly reintroduce your body to Wheat. Maybe start with a Wheat Cracker and see how you react. If you notice no reaction then after a few hours try a piece of Wheat Bread. Once you notice a reaction back off for the rest of the day and start with the Wheat Cracker again the next day.

Patience and persistence is the key to any allergy diet, but especially the Rotation Diet. It's best to plan this diet to last at least a month to completely understand exactly what foods you are going to have to eliminate and gradually reintroduce back into your diet.


The statements made here have not been approved by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat or cure or prevent any disease. This notice is required by the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.


Leave Food Elimination Allergy Diet and Return to Allergy Wisdom

Return to Grandma's Wisdom Home

Share this page:
Enjoy this page? Please pay it forward. Here's how...

Would you prefer to share this page with others by linking to it?

  1. Click on the HTML link code below.
  2. Copy and paste it, adding a note of your own, into your blog, a Web page, forums, a blog comment, your Facebook account, or anywhere that someone would find this page valuable.