A couple of weeks back I consulted with a naturopathic doctor for some health reasons and she suggested that I go on a hypoallergenic diet or elimination diet for a month to get rid of the toxins I maybe be possibly hoarding and also to figure out if I was allergic/sensitive to certain food group/s before starting the actual treatment. The main things that I had to cut back was gluten, dairy and refined sugar. There is a big list of foods to be avoided like corn, tomatoes, mushroom, nightshade vegetables (eggplant, bell pepper, potatoes) to name a few.
There is also quite a few variation of this diet by which I mean each doctor has his/her own list of foods to be included/excluded. In my case my doctor didn’t mention anything about not including strawberries, apples and melons but I see that few hypoallergenic diet food charts have excluded these three as well. At first it seemed very overwhelming. Then I started concentrating on the things that I can consume rather than focusing on the things that I cannot eat. Tell me about looking at the cup half full! I tried to go gluten-free last year after reading Raj’s blog but didn’t follow it through. But this time I’m determined to give it my 100% because I want to feel better.
I thought I would chronicle my experience here along with the hypoallergenic diet menu I follow, to keep me on track. Hope this will also help others who are on a similar elimination diet. So keep checking here for hypoallergenic diet recipe ideas.
At start of the day
Started the day with lemon juice, a pinch of ground cinnamon and ginger mixed with 1 and 1/2 cups of warm water.
I drank about 4 liters of water throughout the day.