Pros and Cons of a Food Intolerance Elimination Diet

Posted on June 12, 2014January 25, 2015Categories Food AllergiesTags , ,


Have you tried or are you thinking about trying a food intolerance elimination diet? There are various ways to figure out food intolerances and this is just one method. Here are some of the pros and cons to the food intolerance elimination diet.


It is usually less costly since you don’t have to go to the doctor to do it. You can do it on your own.

If you only have 1-3 food intolerances and if they are the major things like gluten and dairy then it will be pretty easy to figure out what they are.

Food intolerances can develop at any time and they can change over time so doing this diet can help you determine which ones you have right now.


If you have a lot of food intolerances it may be near impossible to figure them all out without a blood test. Personally I recommend the ALCAT.

If you have other health issues you may need help from a doctor or other healthcare professional to make it a success.

It may take significantly longer since you may have to stay off of some foods for a few months before you figure out if you feel any different.

Have you done a food intolerance elimination diet? How did it work for you. Share with me in the comments.

P.S. Make sure to get some help. I offer an a Coaching program to help you.