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January 3, 2018

Happy New year! My tradition for the last 5 or 6 years (I've lost count) has been to put myself on an elimination diet that so many of my patients need to follow for the month of January.  This change in diet pushes me to try new foods, new products and recipes, and gets me cooking and feeling creative.  This year I have my own forum to share what I learn, as I just started this website a few months ago. I hope you enjoy taking the journey with me.

What is an elimination diet? Well, it's just like it sounds eliminating some food from your diet. Many of my patients have Eosinophilic Esophagitis or EoE for short , food allergens trigger the eosinophils and therefore the removal of the allergens via the elimination diet can reduce the eosinophils in the esophagus. This can be one food or several foods.

Last year, I avoided dairy, egg, soy, wheat, peanuts/tree nuts and fish/shellfish. This is a standard 6 food elimination diet for many children with EoE.  In June 201...

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