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Low-Allergen Diet

Also indexed as:Allergy (Low) Diet, Elimination Diet, Hypoallergenic Diet
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Resources for This Diet

The Food Allergy & Anaphylaxis Network

10400 Eaton Place, Suite 107

Fairfax, VA 22030–5647


Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America

1233 20th Street, NW, Suite 402

Washington, DC 20036


American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

85 W Algonquin Road, Suite 550

Arlington Heights, IL 60005


American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology

611 East Wells Street

Milwaukee, WI 53202


The Food and Drug Administration. FDA Consumer Magazine

Publication No. 94–2279: Food Allergies, Rare but Risky.

Last revised June 1997

Web site:

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of

The National Institutes of Health. Fact Sheet: Food Allergy and Intolerances. April 1993.

Last revised January 1999

The Allergy Self-Help Cookbook: Over 350 Natural Food Recipes, Free of All Common Food Allergens by Marjorie Jurt Jones. Emmaus, PA: Rodale Press, 2001.

Dr. Braly’s Food Allergy and Nutrition Revolution for Permanent Weight Loss and a Longer, Healthier Life by James Braly, MD, Canaan, CT: Keats Pub., 1992.

The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians

4435 Wisconsin Ave NW

Suite 403

Washington, DC 20016


Web site:


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David TJ. Adverse reactions and intolerance to foods. Br Med Bull 2000;56:34–50.

The Food and Drug Administration. FDA Consumer Magazine Publication No. 94–2279: Food Allergies, Rare but Risky. Last revised June 1997.

The Food and Drug Administration. An FDA Consumer Special Report: Focus on Food Labeling.

Gaby AR. Food Allergy/Intolerance. Unpublished.

Hill DJ, et al. Clinical spectrum of food allergy in children in Australia and South-East Asia: identification and targets for treatment. Ann Med 1999:31:272–81.

Sampson HA. Food allergy. Part 1: Immunopathogenesis and clinical disorders. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1999;103:717–28.

Sampson HA. Food allergy. Part 2: diagnosis and management. J Allergy Clin Immunol 1999;103:981–9.

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