Top 8 Challenge Day
Many people know the discomfort of a bloated stomach. All of us experience occasional stomach pains, indigestion, heartburn, and other digestive problems. For some, however, dealing with gastrointestinal problems is something they must do every day. Top 8 Challenge Day was created to raise awareness about this, specifically of eosinophilic gastrointestinal diseases (EGIDs).
An EGID can be a gastrointestinal disorder. It can cause a variety of symptoms such as pain, nausea and acid reflux. Although there is no cure, there are ways to manage the condition. People with EGIDs often have to restrict their diets so that they don’t get irritants or allergens. This can make it difficult to eat healthy and socially acceptable, as well as have an emotional impact.
Top 8 Challenge Day challenges you to eliminate the top 8 allergens in your diet. This is what many people with EGIDs must do. The top allergens include milk, eggs and wheat as well as peanuts, tree nuts and soy.
The charity ausEE started the Top 8 Challenge Day to help people with eosinophilic conditions. These conditions occur when the gastrointestinal tract contains eosinophils (a type of white cell) in higher than normal amounts.
AusEE is dedicated to raising awareness about EGIDs and supporting medical research. The charity launched the Top 8 Challenge in 2010 and it has continued to take place each year since. The charity offers resources for raising awareness such as posters and badges for social media. They offer fundraising ideas and resources, as well as menu suggestions.
This challenge was created to help people understand what it is like to be restricted in your diet. It can be very difficult and something that many people must deal with every day. This can give you an idea of what it is like to live with an EGID.
You can join the Top 8 Challenge Day by choosing to eliminate any eight of the most common allergens from the diet. These allergens include milk, eggs and wheat as well as peanuts, tree nuts and soy.
You have the option to eliminate as many foods as you wish from your daily diet. You can choose to eliminate one or two foods from your meals or snacks or more. If you wish, you can choose to eat all eight meals. You can complete the challenge for all or just one meal.
Don’t forget to spread awareness. Let others know what you are doing and encourage them to do the same. If you’re looking for an additional benefit to your food challenge, you might consider raising money for an EGID charity.