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]

Guidelines

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.

Uses

  • 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.

References

  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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