Using the Elimination Diet in Clinical Practice

Kathy O'Neil-Smith, MD


Food sensitivities have been associated with a wide range of medical conditions affecting multiple body systems.

Using an effective case-study approach, Dr. Kathleen O'Neil-Smith presents a detailed discussion of IgG/IgE testing and the application of therapeutic treatment plans. Dr. O'Neil-Smith will demonstrate how to use testing to evaluate a patient's total antigenic load with regard to food and environmental sensitivities and the clinical use of elimination diets.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Become familiar with IgG-mediated food testing and the indications for ordering an IgG food-antibody test
  2. Review case histories and discuss how to use elimination diets in clinical practice to help patients with IBS, post-infectious IBS, and other related conditions
  3. Explore additional testing that assists the clinician in addressing GI health and healing

Keywords: GI health – Food sensitivities – elimination diet

Kathleen O'Neil-SmithKathy O'Neil-Smith, MD

Kathleen O'Neil-Smith, MD is a magna cum laude graduate of Boston University Medical School. She completed an internship in pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital followed by an internship and residency in internal medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. She has completed a two-year fellowship in functional medicine through the American Academy of Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine (the subspecialty of bio-identical hormone therapy and primary disease prevention). She is trained in hormonal rebalancing and targeted amino acid therapies (TAAT) with neuroscience and has an extensive background in nutrition, applied physiology and sports medicine. She has been on the facuity at Tufts University School of Medicine and Boston University School of Medicine. She competed as a member and later coach, of the United States Women's National Rowing Team. She is a compassionate, innovative, and conscientious physician.

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