We recommend avoiding a food until the greater part of symptoms has improved. The general advice is to eliminate it for at least 5 weeks, extending it to 8 weeks if the symptoms haven´t changed for better. If in doubt, eliminate the respective food for 8 weeks or agree to consult your therapist after 5 weeks.
Experience has shown that 95 % of the patients recognize an improvement after 5 weeks. The physical conditions have stabilized – a perfect moment to start provocation phase, since the patient now knows how it feels to be doing well and best recognizes the return of a symptom to find out which food causes it.