Elimination Diet Specialist

Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center -  - Obesity Medicine Specialist

Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center

Obesity Medicine Specialist & Concierge Medicine located in Las Vegas, Henderson, NV

Food intolerances and allergies can cause uncomfortable and sometimes quite serious reactions. To identify food-based allergy triggers, Evan Allen, MD, creates a personalized diet just for you at Dr. Allen Wellness & Medical Center. At his Henderson, Nevada, office, you can receive an elimination diet tailored to your needs, and Dr. Allen provides comprehensive monitoring services throughout the process for your safety. Find out more about the benefits of an elimination diet by calling the office today or by requesting an appointment online now.

Elimination Diet Q & A

What is an elimination diet?

Elimination diets are an effective way to identify intolerances and allergies to certain foods. The diet requires that you eliminate certain foods from your usual diet and then gradually reintroduce them to see how your body reacts.

Dr. Allen is skilled in creating an elimination diet based on your specific needs and monitors your symptoms throughout the diet to better understand how food affects your health.

Elimination diets typically last up to six weeks, and the results will provide you with guidance for avoiding certain foods that cause digestive discomfort.

What are the symptoms of a food intolerance or allergy?

Certain foods can cause one or more symptoms that make you feel sick or uncomfortable. 

Common symptoms of a food intolerance or allergy include:

  • Gas
  • Nausea
  • Bloating
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Skin rash or hives

For some people who have a severe allergy to certain foods, a potentially life-threatening reaction known as anaphylaxis can occur. This type of reaction is serious because contact with certain foods can cause sudden inflammation in your airways, making it difficult to breathe. Without prompt medical attention, anaphylaxis can cause health complications or even death.

Why should I consider a medically supervised elimination diet?

If you have intolerances or allergies to certain foods, exposure to certain foods can cause serious reactions, including anaphylaxis. Dr. Allen reviews your personal and family health history to create an elimination diet that’s both safe and effective for confirming which foods cause a reaction in your body.

Under his guidance, you can better understand what dietary changes you need to make to prevent discomfort or serious allergic reactions. Dr. Allen works with you every step of the way, making sure your health is a top priority.

What foods will I need to eliminate?

Your elimination diet is personalized to meet your needs. If you suspect you have an allergy or intolerance to certain foods, it’s important to discuss this information with Dr. Allen.

Common foods that trigger allergic reactions or intolerance in people include:

  • Soy
  • Nuts
  • Corn
  • Dairy
  • Citrus
  • Wheat
  • Seafood
  • Vegetables

Dr. Allen may also focus on foods that contain gluten as part of your elimination diet. Other foods may be included, depending on your overall health history and knowledge of existing allergies and intolerances.

If you suspect you have food allergies or need a diagnosis for digestive issues, schedule a consultation with Dr. Allen today by phone or by using the online booking feature.