Another root cause of autoimmunity is a food sensitivity. The body requires food, but some foods cause inflammation especially in patients with leaky guts. Gluten, milk products, and soy are famous for causing food sensitivities. The food causing food sensitivity in one patient may not necessarily cause it in another patient. Everyone should identify the foods that trigger autoimmune symptoms in their bodies and avoid those foods. That is what is called an Elimination Diet.
An effective Elimination Diet strategy
One should start by practicing a healthy diet for about three weeks. In those three weeks they should not take the common food sensitivity culprits such as gluten, soy, eggs, and milk. After the three weeks’ elapse, they should reintroduce the eliminated foods one at a time after every four days. If a cyst, skin blemish or any other form of discomfort are observed upon consumption of certain food, they should eliminate that type of food from the diet completely. After elimination of food sensitivity, some autoimmunity symptoms fade away, which is a good thing, right?
The following are the common food sensitivities symptoms
- Skin breakouts
- Puffy eyes
- Abdominal pains
- Muscle pains
An elimination diet is not the only way of determining food sensitivity. One can take a food sensitivity test. Please note that these tests are highly controversial and are not covered by most medical insurance covers. The test may register false positives and “false negatives”. Alletess Labs and MedLab offer a good test with reliable results. The available food sensitivity tests are 96 Food Panel and 184 Food Panel.
Remember that the Elimination Diet offers the most accurate results. The downside to it is that it takes a lot of time and it involves try and error. But it is worth the effort since it is health that is at stake here. Food sensitivity is an autoimmune trigger, so solving it can prevent autoimmunity in the future. Solving this problem also helps treat autoimmunity.