Elimination Diet (Journal Method)

Proven Journal Method - Accurate Results First Time Round

Even with all the hi-tech diagnostic available these days - the Elimination Diet (Journal Method) is still the fastest, most accurate way to identify food intolerance.

What is an Elimination Diet and why do it?

You do an Elimination Diet to find out your food intolerance. The idea was to eat only bland foods until symptoms subsided. Then you had to reintroduce foods carefully and slowly - one new food per week. Obviously this was a very slow process.

Old version of the Elimination Diet:

  • Restrictive food choices: Cut back your meals to a very restrictive diet. Eat only lamb, rice, pears and a few vegetables
  • Takes a long time: The Elimination diet takes at least eight to twelve weeks to test many foods
  • Difficulty dining out: Eating out in restaurants was not possible
  • Low success rate: Many people could not stay with the diet so abandoned the process - without finding out their problem foods


New Elimination Diet Journal Method:

  • Four main intolerances: Our research of the medical journals has shown there are only four main food intolerances. Suddenly the investigation is shorter and easier!
  • Great variety of foods: Testing for one intolerance at a time means there is a huge variety of foods to choose from
  • Dining out is easy: The greater variety of food allows dining out to remain a pleasure
  • Fast and Effective: The purpose-designed Journal is designed to find proof of your intolerance within 21 days



Why is the Detection Diet better than the old-fashioned Elimination Diet?

The Detection Diet in the Healing Program is much easier and safer and more effective than the old-fashioned Elimination Diet.

You simply track changes in your symptoms as you switch a few foods. Anyone can do it!Three reasons it's better:

  • WIDE VARIETY OF FOODS: Rather than eating only lamb, rice and peas - you eat a wide variety of foods. The Detection Diet is not restrictive because you test for one intolerance at a time.
  • FAST RESULTS: Rather than taking six to eight weeks - the Healing Program takes only 21 days.


Do I have to live without favourite foods on an Elimination Diet?

No, not at all. There are now so many 'safe' and delicious foods available everywhere. Plus - with the Institute's Journal Method you don't 'eliminate' foods. You simply substitute. So you get to enjoy a wide variety of great foods while you discover your food intolerance.

Is the Healing Program Right For You?

There are now thousands of excellent 'free-from' food products available - with more appearing every month. Have a look next time you're in the supermarket.

  • Gluten-free sausages are now sold under generic 'home brand' labels - a true sign these foods are in great demand

To find out if the program is right for you - read more >




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Why must I keep a journal on the Elimination Diet?

Food intolerance is notorious for delayed reactions. So those symptoms are difficult to connect with the foods that caused them. Keeping a journal means you don't have to remember everything - and it puts system into your exploration.

Without exact records of what you ate, how and when it affected you, it’s easy to get muddled. The Detection Diet Journal in the Healing Program takes you through the three phases of discovery with tips, traps and guidelines on how to record your progress. Accurate answers and no mistakes!

What can I expect on the Elimination diet?

With the Journal method - you can expect answers to your ongoing nagging symptoms and illness. Also - expect to better understand and appreciate your body. This is an exploration.

  • Expect that you will forget what you ate sometimes, and trust only your Journal to remember it. Expect to start feeling better. Your energy levels will go up as symptoms subside - and expect to discover new and delicious foods
  • Expect your reactions to offending foods to be more noticeable than before. Years of eating such foods has put long term stress on your body. Removing them from your diet gives your body a welcome break and a chance to recover and heal itself. Reintroducing them will give you a strong signal that your body doesn't want it any more. Your body is talking to you. Don't ignore it.
  • Expect to feel better and better every day. Expect to be able to do things you haven't done for years: play netball, walk the dog or swim without feeling tired and wrecked afterwards.

How long does it take to do an Elimination Diet?

The old-fashioned version used to take six to eight weeks - but most people did not last that long. . . . they broke the diet - so never saw any benefits.

However - our streamlined version, the Detection Diet takes only 21 Days - and it is guaranteed to give accurate answers.

Many years ago Deborah Manners tried the old version Elimination diet. She managed to stick with it for a few weeks and it did find one of her intolerances. But it was very difficult to maintain - so she designed a simpler streamlined journal - the Detection Diet Journal. It is now a central part of the Healing Program.

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Can I cheat on the Elimination Diet?

Yes! Of course you can always cheat. But you will be the first to know you have cheated - and it will wreck your results. You will be unable to figure out which foods caused which symptoms.

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Can I just test a couple of foods I suspect on the Elimination Diet?

It really is best to use a proper method to find which of the four main food sensitivities you have - first. Is it Gluten, Dairy, Yeast, or something else?

The Detection Diet Journal in the Healing Program guides you as to which intolerance to test first - by asking you some initial questions. The process is different for each person.


I think I might have food intolerance: What should I do?

Beginning with our free e-book we can help you establish if you are suffering from gluten or wheat intolerance or if your symptoms indicate an intolerance to dairy, fructose or yeast. You may even be suffering from more than one food intolerance.

The research indicates that doing nothing can be a risk. Undiagnosed food intolerance can cause serious long-term health problems like osteoporosis, anaemia and many others.

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All foodintol® information is based on research from peer-reviewed medical journals