If you have any gastrointestinal dysfunction or distress at all, then you should strongly consider following a modified elimination diet for thirty days. The gastric mucosa (the lining of the gastrointestinal system) can be damaged when we eat foods that we are sensitive to or when inflammatory immune responses are initiated because of what we eat.
One man’s meat is another man’s poison and since we can summarize gut issues into what goes in or what doesn’t come out, we are safe in looking at foods we eat. Following a modified elimination diet for this period of time has been shown to decrease the oligoantigenic load. This simply means it lowers the overall burden of potentially toxic food sources. It has been shown to heal the gut as well which is important for overall digestion, absorption and assimilation of nutrients.
So if you are constipated, have diarrhea, bloated, nauseated, been diagnosed with irritable bowel or any other GI issue start an elimination diet right away.