October 13, 2006
October 13, 2006 - Lamb and pears may appear to be a strange combination, but the reason they are chosen as part of a food allergy diet is because they are rarely indicated in allergies and are, therefore, relatively safe foods for most people with a food allergy to eat.
Often the best way to treat a food allergy is to avoid the food that causes the allergy altogether. A period of exclusion gives your body a chance to tell you which foods are making you ill and whether you react to one food or many foods.
An exclusion diet consists of eliminating one or more foods completely from the diet for a given period of time and then reintroducing foods one at a time to check for adverse reactions.
The principle of the lamb and pears food allergies diet is that you only eat these two foods, lamb and pears, in addition to bottled or filtered water, for five to seven days. During the course of the food allergy diet you can begin reintroducing other foods one at a time and gauge whether they cause a food allergy reaction.
If your food allergy symptoms disappear during the diet you can try and reintroduce suspect foods to see if they cause you a reaction. For best results, take each step slowly; reintroduce foods slowly, perhaps one food per meal and if possible one food per day.
A variation of the lamb and pears food allergy diet allows you to eat turkey and peaches or rabbit and raspberries. Reprinted in part from Best Syndication