Will the Rotation Diet Work For Me?

A rotation diet is typically used for people who have multiple food allergies. So doctors suggest that the person rotate their food every four days. So lets say for example you would eat gluten on Monday, you would typically wait four days, so on Friday you would eat gluten again and see if your body reacts to this food.

Here’s the problem with gluten. If you are having a reaction to gluten today, your body will always react to gluten. This is a permanent sensitivity. The challenge becomes when you body does not respond the way it did last time you eat gluten and it decides to find another vehicle and see if you will pay attention to a different signal of pain.

Anyone who has celiac disease who has removed gluten for an extended period of time who then has an inadvertent exposure to gluten can tell you how ugly and bad that boo boo can be. The longer you have had gluten removed from your body the more violent the reaction may be.

However, here is another challenge with celiac disease, your body does not always respond in the same timeframe and it can take up to eight days if you have what is a delayed response to a food. So if you ate some gluten on Monday you may not have had your first reaction to this food when you introduced the second round on Saturday. Your body may react on day 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 or 8.

In addition, according to Dr. Aristo Vojdani who is an Immunologist and Researcher who has studies, analyzes and treats disease processes that involve the immune system and has done so for more than forty years. He believes that, 

    “You must remove the reactive food forever. Zero tolerance! Inadvertent exposure leads to more severe symptoms and may attack different tissues: joints, thyroid, cerebellum, etc. Rotation diets do not make sense from an immunological point of view”

So the answer is a resounding NO, a Rotation Diet will not work for you if you have celiac disease or are gluten-sensitive.

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