A way of identifying food intolerances, sensitivities or allergies. Initially one begins with adopting an Oligoantigenic diet. That is a diet consisting of known foods that do not initiate an allergic response. It is important to keep a food diary while going through this process, but it is also worth keeping in mind that some foods may not react immediately and there could be a delayed onset. Also one may identify more than one single food that initiates an inflammatory response.
Once all suspected foods are eliminated from the diet, individual foods are introduced, and their effects monitored until the offending food has been identified.
Often people adopting such a regime usually find a general improvement in health within the first 3 weeks of being on such a program.
Most commonly eaten foods are reintroduced first into the diet. New foods should be introduced at least 48hours after the successful introduction of the previous. It is important that a food diary is maintained during this process. If a reaction to a food is noted, then one should wait until the reaction has dissipated before introducing another food. If one is unsure if the food has initiated a reaction, then one should reintroduce that food again and monitor. If it is certain that it has caused a reaction it should be excluded from the diet. Again waiting until the reaction has dissipated before reintroducing another food.