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What is the most common reason to do an elimination diet?

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The most common reason to do an elimination diet is to find a reason for allergy symptoms.

Common allergy-causing foods include milk, eggs, nuts, wheat, shellfish, and soy.

From: What's an Elimination Diet? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Summary of the NIAID-Sponsored Food Allergy Guidelines." 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Food Allergies."

Cleveland Clinic: "Food Challenge Test."

National Jewish Health: "Food Allergy: Diagnosis."

University of Wisconsin School Integrative Medicine Department of Family Medicine: "Elimination Diet."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 21, 2018

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Summary of the NIAID-Sponsored Food Allergy Guidelines." 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Food Allergies."

Cleveland Clinic: "Food Challenge Test."

National Jewish Health: "Food Allergy: Diagnosis."

University of Wisconsin School Integrative Medicine Department of Family Medicine: "Elimination Diet."

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on November 21, 2018

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