The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets: A Guide to Health and Nutrition
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JACQUELINE L. LONGE, EDITOR
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Elimination diets are diets in which people stop eating specific foods for a period and then challenge their body by adding the food back into their diet and evaluating how the body responds. Elimination diets are used to detect food allergies and food intolerances. They are not nutritionally balanced and are intended to be used only for diagnostic purposes.