Oligoantigenic Diet

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Latest Edit: Hector 2014-3-13 (EDT)

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The oligoantigenic diet was developed at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, London and at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge, as a means of identifying foods which might be causing or aggravating the conditions of young patients.[1]


The guidelines for the Oligoantigenic Diet include:[2]

  • Gastrointestinal rehabilitation (ANT PIE - abstain, nourish, toxin detox, probiotics, identify, eliminate)
  • Abstain from junk food, deep fried food, sugary drinks etc.
  • Nourish digestive track with low allergenic diet
  • Toxins detox. Avoid pesticides and eat foods which promote detox including high fiber foods, and cruciferous vegetables.
  • Probiotics. Re-colonize the gut with probiotics to improve immune response to gut pathogens
  • Identify food reactions using laboratory analysis or elimination diet.
  • Eliminate identified food reactions.


  • The connection between diet and behaviour has been well established. It is common practice in complementary medicine to employ oligoantigenic diets in individuals with ADD/ADHD.[2]
  • Gastrointestional symptoms including gas, bloating, dyspepsia, constipation or diarrhea.
  • Musckuloskeletal symptoms such as pain and stiffness.


  1. Chaitow Leon, Bradley Dinah, Gilbert Christopher (2002) Multidisciplinary Approaches To Breathing Pattern Disorders,Churchill Livingstone
  2. 2.0 2.1 Pizzorno Joseph E, Murray Michael T (2006) Textbook of Natural Medicine 3rd ed, Elsevier.
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