4/3/2017 TO 5/8/2017
7:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
134 Main St Ste 203
Prince Frederick, MD 20678
Description: This 6 week elimination diet challenge is led by Dr. Alice Fong. She is a naturopathic doctor that provides a holistic approach to health and wellbeing. About 80-90% of Dr. Alice's patients show improvement in their health concerns when they address their food sensitivities by following an elimination diet (and in some instances, even cure their disease altogether). The purpose of the elimination diet is to identify hidden food allergens that may be causing some or all of your symptoms.
During the elimination phase, all common food allergens such as gluten, dairy, eggs, soy and sugar are completely eliminated from your diet for 3 weeks (a comprehensive list will be given during the 1st week of the series, and may be modified based on your symptoms). Then foods are added back in, one at a time, to determine which foods might be causing your symptoms. Symptoms or conditions that can often be improved with an elimination diet include (but not limited to): acne, eczema, itching, hives, diarrhea, constipation, bloating, abdominal pain, acid reflux, nasal congestion, asthma, joint pain, swelling (lips, tongue, face, throat), headache, migraines, brain fog, fatigue, and autoimmune or inflammatory diseases. Other benefits of doing an elimination diet besides figuring out your food allergies/sensitivities include: detoxification, reducing inflammation, repairing and restoring your gut health, weight loss, balance your blood sugar levels, and improving digestion and energy.
The 6 week series allows you to have the guidance and support of Dr. Alice on a weekly basis as you go through the challenging process of an elimination diet. The group support aspect will help keep you motivated and increase your chances of success. At various points in the series, Dr. Alice will bring foods and snacks that are safe to have during the elimination diet.
Week 1 (4/3): Introduction to the Elimination Diet. The preparation process: instructions, shopping lists, recipes. Optional: food allergy blood testing (If you want to do this, then please arrive 30 minutes early for this session and let Dr. Alice know beforehand). Please plan to begin the elimination phase of the diet within 3-4 days of the Week 1 session.
Week 2 (4/10): Common Conditions Associated with Food Allergies and Sensitivities
Week 3 (4/17): Stress Management. Those who are not doing the full Elimination Diet Series will be allowed to participate in this week's session.
Week 4 (4/24): Reintroductions. Review food allergy blood test results.
Week 5 (5/1): Identifying Reactions
Week 6 (5/8): Conclusion. Where do you go from here?
Cost: $200 for 6 week series.
Optional Add-Ons: Food Allergy Blood Test (If you want to do a Food Allergy Blood Test in addition to the class series, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let Dr. Alice know and arrive 30 minutes early to the first session on April 3rd).
- $99 for 96 different IgG foods
- $184 for 184 different IgG foods
- $219 for the comprehensive allergy panel includes: IgE Food Antibodies (19 IgE foods), IgG Food Antibodies (87 IgG foods + Total IgE), IgE Inhalants (14 IgE inhalants + Total IgE), IgE Molds (15 IgE molds + Total IgE) and IgG Spices (24 IgG spices + Total IgE).
Calvert Natural Medicine, 134 Main St Ste 203, Prince Frederick, MD 20678
134 Main St is the big white building behind 136 (a gray house law office).