We know that the most powerful “drug” is the food that we eat every day. Sometimes, we get into the habit of eating certain group or,if creative, groups of food over others. This habit in the long run may give rise to certain food sensitivities or intolerance.
An elimination diet is used to learn whether or not certain foods may be causing your symptoms or making them worse. If they are, the diet also can become a way to treat these symptoms.
I invite you to read and follow for at least 4 weeks the Elimination Diet protocol suggested by the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Keep in mind that I may change,modify or add certain food combinations that are more appropriate to your health concerns.
Gluten Free cookbooks
These days, there are a great many wonderful gluten-free cookbooks to guide those who want to eat gluten-free deliciously. Here are some sources:
125 Gluten-Free Vegetarian Recipes by Carol Fenster (Avery/Penguin Group, 2011)
100 Best Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster (Wiley, 2010)
1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes by Carol Fenster, PhD (Wiley, 2008)
American Dietetic Association Easy Gluten-Free by Tricia Thompson, MS, RD and Marlisa Brown, MS, RD, (Wiley 2010)
Best Gluten-Free Family Cookbook by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt (Robert Rose, 2005)
Complete Gluten-Free Cookbook by Donna Washburn and Heather Butt (Robert Rose, 2007)
Cooking Free by Carol Fenster, PhD (Avery/Penguin Group, 2005)
Food Allergy Survival Guide by Vesanto Melina, MS, RD, Jo Stepaniak, MSEd,
Dina Aronson, MS, RD (Healthy Living Publications, 2004)
Gluten-Free 101 by Carol Fenster, PhD (Savory Palate, 2006)
Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide by Shelley Case, RD (Case Nutrition Consulting Inc., Expanded Edition, 2010)
Gluten-Free Friends by Nancy Patin Falini, RD (Savory Palate, 2003) – book for kids
Gluten-Free Makeovers by Beth Hillson (Da Capo Lifelong Books, 2011)
Gluten-Free Quick & Easy by Carol Fenster, PhD (Avery/Penguin Group, 2007)
The Wheat-Free Cook by Jacqueline Mallorca (William Morrow, 2007)
Wheat-Free Recipes & Menus by Carol Fenster, PhD (Avery/Penguin Group, 2004)