The Food Allergy Rotation Diet

This is THE book for rotation, contains the diet and recipes that "fit" it plus food family tables

The purpose of a rotation diet is to prevent the development of new food allergies. For additional allergy prevention, readers of this webpage should also strictly and completely avoid GMO foods. In my opinion, everyone with food allergies in their family should avoid GMOs in order to prevent the development of allergies. Click here to learn more about how eating GMOs is linked to food allergies.

If you have multiple food allergies, you may have some degree of allergy to many foods that you do not suspect. A way to help yourself is to "rotate" your foods, or eat a rotation diet. A rotation diet is a system of controlling food allergies by eating biologically related foods on the same day and then waiting at least four days before eating them again. Such a diet will help those with food allergies in several ways. It may help prevent the development of allergies to new foods. Any food, if eaten repetitively, can cause food allergies in allergy-prone individuals. A rotation diet also helps you detect allergies to foods for which you were not tested and may not have suspected were problems. A rotation diet may enable you to eat foods to which you have a mild or borderline allergy and which you might not tolerate if you eat them often.

You may need to expand the number of foods you include in your diet to include foods you may have never heard of or eaten so you have a wide variety of foods to rotate. This will give you the best nutrient intake and also prevent you from having a rotation day with, for example, only two or three foods. In that case, you would be eating those few foods in large quantities and may sensitize to them in spite of rotating. To discover new foods and learn how to prepare less common foods, see The Ultimate Food Allergy Cookbook and Survival Guide. This book contains food family tables to explore for new foods, everything you need to know to follow a rotation diet, a diet that can be personalized to fit your allergies, and recipes that fit the diet. For more information about The Ultimate Food Allergy Cookbook and Survival Guide, click here.

Another option if you are allergic to many foods is to undergo treatment with LDA (low dose allergens) or EPD (enzyme potentiated desensitization). These two treatments are very much alike, with LDA containing allergens that Americans are exposed to and EPD having been developed for the British. (EPD is not available in the United States). The treatments involve taking injections every two months initially and at longer intervals as time progresses. Dietary and environmental controls must be adhered to around the time of your shots. For more about this type of treatment, click here.