The Elimination Diet - Simple and Accurate

Why the Journal method gives the most accurate results

QUESTION: Would you go through a series of painful and invasive diagnostic tests if you knew the doctor could not give conclusive results?

Helen B. of Victoria

"I now know ... the Journal is the best way to find out food intolerances or any food sensitivity. But prior to that I had been through a lot of tests with no hard answers. Even the colonoscopy wasn't definite. I think doctors are hung up on using technology. Most of my test results were 'inconclusive'. One doctor even admitted it. She said 'at best they're a guide.'

After three types of test (and 5 appointments) she told me an Elimination diet would always identify foods that were causing symptoms of food intolerance. Older and wiser! Why didn't the doctor tell me that in the first place? Why all the needles, scans and tests? Not to mention the cost!


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Clinical tests for food sensitivity are not conclusive

We still receive many of emails from people who have been through all kinds of uncomfortable, expensive procedures that mostly give inconclusive results.

Doctors are trained to use one of two treatments:

  1. Medication
  2. Surgery

Neither of these methods is suitable or effective for discovering food intolerance. However, your doctor frequently orders diagnostic tests because he/she is trying to rule out other illnesses.

To test for food intolerance or allergy your doctor might do a range of blood tests, skin pinprick tests, or hydrogen breath tests. They might also do stool or urine analyses. Or a specialist doctor might pass a tube into your throat and stomach (a gastroscopy - under anaesthetic) or through the anus (colonoscopy) into the intestines to investigate.

Maybe you see an alternative medicine practitioner. He/she might take pulses from both wrists, look into your eyes, at your tongue and skin colour. Others might do a test where electric currents are passed through your body and readings are taken.

However in almost all of these cases the doctor will agree that tests are only an indication of which foods cause your symptoms. 

QUESTION: Would you go through all those tests if you knew the doctor would be unable to confirm results?


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