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  • Writer's pictureMiriam Diaz-Gilbert

I Suffered for 26 Years with Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE) and Discovered Its Source in 12 Months

Updated: Mar 5

Here is an archive of my articles about my experience with the 6-food elimination diet, the elemental diet, the fruits and vegetables reintroduction diet, and my diet of eliminating preservatives, additives, food coloring, antibiotics, steroids, pesticides, and insecticides, and creating new recipes and foods.

Everyone's EoE experience, journey, and treatment is different. This is mine. After numerous food impaction episodes that began in 1996, countless endoscopies and biopsies of my damaged esophagus, abnormally high eosinophil counts, and prescribed treatments by three GI doctors, I solved the mystery of my eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), a rare immune disease of the esophagus.

I have written about my EoE journey to give hope to others who may be suffering as I have. The following is an archive of my experience with the 6-food elimination diet (which did not reduce my eosinophil count of 100), the elemental diet (which healed my EoE and decreased my eosinophil count to ZERO ), the reintroduction of fruits and vegetables (which failed and elevated my eosinophil count), and finally, the diet I created, which I call the Miriam Diet, and which healed my EoE, my esophagus, and decreased my eosinophils to "up to ZERO."

In this article, I share my rare disease story and how I healed my EoE on Rare Disease Day in February. You can read it here.

My article on taking control of my EoE and discovering a "fourth" type of eosinophilic esophagitis. You can read it here.

Some of the homemade foods I can eat and a recipe for organic bread. Read in Patient Worthy.

On the Fruits and Vegetables Reintroduction Diet, and my theory about the cause of my EoE and food impactions. Read about it my website blog.

On the Elemental Diet. Read about it on my website blog. 

On the 6-Food Elimination Diet. Read about it on my website blog.

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Inspired by my EoE journey and by my readers and followers, who suffer from EoE and food impactions and have requested a cookbook, I am currently writing my next book — an EoE food memoir/cookbook.

I am also the author of Come What May, I Want to Run: A Memoir of the Saving Grace of Ultrarunning in Overwhelming Times. You can order the book here from from the publisher, Amazon, Bookshop, or Barnes & Noble.

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