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After studying the use of the Cytosponge to sample cells in the esophagus for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), Mayo Clinic is now offering this test in the office setting. This is helpful for patients who would like to go on the food elimination diet to identify their food allergen(s) or to [...]
Two of the esophageal nurses at Mayo Clinic Rochester undertook the six food elimination diet. They dove in and followed complete elimination, followed by each food re-introduction. While they didn’t have to sample their esophagus at each step, they did get a firsthand look at what the diet is [...]
The Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA) requires that food manufacturers identify common allergens in plain English. These common allergens, which represent about 90% of all food allergies, include milk, eggs, fish, shellfish, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, and soy. If any one of these foods is used as [...]
Wheat is a grain used to make many common foods, such as breads, cakes, cereal, crackers, and pasta. However, it can also be found in less obvious sources, such as beer, soy sauce, salad dressing, soups, and play dough. A wheat allergy occurs when an individual’s immune system has an [...]
You've decided to pursue the six food elimination diet and are at the beginning of your journey.
You’ve always been a huge milk drinker and now you have to give up dairy. How will you survive? Where will you get your calcium from? Some of your friends have lactose [...]