WHAT is Elimination Salvation?
By definition, elimination is: removal.
By definition, salvation is: rescuing, saving.
By practice and method, the Elimination Salvation Program is a diet. A “diet” is simply a 4-letter word to me; and it’s a nasty one at that. But a diet is typically a fad, something we engage in for a short amount of time. This diet is no different. You’ll start from where you are today, with the day-in, day-out of the misery that lies within your stomach. You’ll bridge it with me via “diet” (aka Elimination Diet). And you’ll end it with a lifestyle where you will thrive with much less (or zero) digestive distress.
We remove to save: Elimination Salvation.
But really, WHAT is an Elimination Diet?
If you are allergic to a food, you can go to a doctor or allergist. They can do scratch or prick tests to hundreds of foods. If you are truly allergic, you will react immediately.
This not the case, typically, if you have a food intolerance. Food intolerance causes delayed reactions. Delayed reactions typically occur anytime from 2 to 72 hours after eating, sometimes longer. Because of this, many people engage in an Elimination Diet in order to identify these intolerances.
The Elimination Diet is not easy. I will never tell people that it is easy. But it works.
There are many different theories, ideas and ways to go about the Elimination Diet. Ultimately, though, it’s a process whereby we:
- eliminate food down to the bare bones, eating only digestive-friendly and non-allergenic foods
- add in even more non-allergenic foods
- begin adding in all foods (including allergenic ones), 1-by-1, on a rotating schedule
How hard is an Elimination Diet?
Your success will be 100% dependent upon you, only you will be able to make it happen. I am simply here for 110% hand-holding, comfort and motivation.
I heard that during an Elimination Diet, I will probably feel worse. Is this true?
During an Elimination Diet, most people experience withdrawal symptoms. I was one of them. Remember, your body will no longer be taking in the druglike endorphin boosts you are used to getting from your personal poisonous foods. It might be upset with you for awhile, and will react via symptoms like: fatigue, muscle and joint aches and pains, headaches, more constipation, more diarrhea and other flu-like symptoms in general.
Everyone has a different theory about how long these last. Sometimes it’s only a couple of days. In extreme cases it can be a month or more. Personally, mine lasted about 14 days.
But my doctor says food has nothing to do with my Irritable Bowel Syndrome / Irritable Bowel Disease.
Do any other factors go into the success of an Elimination Diet?
If I’m not eating a variety of foods, won’t I be missing out on essential nutrients?
Okay, I think I might be ready to dive in. I just have a few more questions and would like to learn a little more. Do you offer something before the whole package?