What is Elimination Diet?

Category: Nutrition/Diets


Elimination or allergy diets are used to isolate food allergies or food sensitivity. There are a number of medical symptoms that may be related to food; candida, irritable bowel syndrome, diverticulitis, asthma, eczema, migraines, unexplained rashes, and lactose intolerance.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Fibromyalgia 2 3
Migraine headaches 2 0
Choking on food 1 0
Diagnostic assessment 1 1
Elevated liver enzymes 1 0

  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 0
Mild 2
None 3

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Elimination Diet

Side effect Patients
Constipation 1


Based on patients currently using Elimination Diet

Dosage Patients
three times daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Elimination Diet

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 2
Course of treatment ended 1
Expense 1
Other 1
See all 4 patients who've stopped using Elimination Diet


Currently using Elimination Diet

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 1

Stopped using Elimination Diet

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 1
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 4
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 3
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 0
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Elimination Diet.