An elimination diet is a tool used to determine if food allergies or sensitivities are contributing to your chronic symptoms. It is also referred to as a “Caveman Diet” or “Paleolithic Diet”, because it is similar to that eaten long ago.
For two weeks, you should eat only meats, fruits, and vegetables with the exception of strawberries, tomatoes, and nuts. In addition, cultivated foods, including eggs, dairy, corn, and grains, should be avoided.
If your symptoms improve during this time period, it is likely that you have eliminated a food that you are allergic or sensitive to. You should reintroduce one of the eliminated foods every two weeks until you identify which one you are sensitive to.