So you have had allergy tests done and you have a copy of the results. Unfortunately, the results can be confusing and you may or may not have received some guidance from your doctor or specialist. What do these results mean to you? How do you make any sense of them? What is your next step?
I am so glad that you are here and I hope that you will find some information that will help you with your specific health concern(s). These were just some of the questions that I was dealing with in 2011. My goal with this website is to have a resource site available for people so that they don’t have to struggle finding information the way I did all of those years ago.
With your results in hand, your next step will be determining what food(s) need to be eliminated from your diet. You will then need to set out and work through an elimination diet that will be the major part of your life for the next 3-6 months.
While working through this elimination process, it is a really good idea to rotate your food &/or food groups. This will allow your body to heal and will also allow you to watch your body’s reactions to certain types of foods. At the same time, you will be creating new, healthy habits.
Some things to consider while working through the elimination process:
- Break things down into small pieces and work through them one step at a time.
- Keep a journal so that you can look back and see what is going on, food-wise and emotionally.
- Most importantly – Be gentle with yourself.
Depending on how long you have been sick and how severe your symptoms are will truly determine how long you need to stick to an elimination diet. This is going to be a long journey and you will need to make major changes in the food that you eat as well as in the way that you think about food.