Food trials are used to determine what specific foods trigger a patient’s symptoms, with the goal of adding back non-triggering foods into the diet. In general, food trials consist of eating the trial food in a specified amount and frequency over a period of time. The serving size, frequency of consumption and length of the trial vary by the patient age and the trial food. To determine whether a trialed food is tolerated, disease activity is assessed at the end of the trial period by endoscopy and presenting symptoms.
The Three "A's" to Dietary Therapy Success
There is nothing easy about following any type of dietary therapy. However, with the support of their families and our team, many patients have successfully adhered to and used dietary therapy. These patients commonly practice the three "A's" to dietary therapy success:
- A positive Attitude and willingness to undertake (the therapy)
- Attention to detail
- Anticipation of events involving food
**Testing and treatment for food-related allergies should be guided with the supervision of a trained physician in the field.