This question is prompted by a friend of mine who has been diagnosed with EE (for those who don't know, it's a rare auto-immune disease in which white blood cells attack the esophagus and make it hard to swallow. Treatments can include elimination diets and steroids like for asthma).
The doctor put him on a liquid diet for about a year to see if it was food allergies causing the flare-ups. My friend didn't really know what was in the liquid diet (I think it's pre-digested food, so that all potentially offensive food proteins are eliminated, but I'm not sure).
I was wondering if anyone knew more about what's in the liquid diet and whether it's paleo? I would like to recommend paleo to my friend, but not sure if a liquid diet would have already accounted for any allergens that the paleo diet would eliminate.
Also, am I right to assume that there might still be other reasons to recommend paleo, outside of ruling out allergens, such as to reduce overall inflammation that exacerbates auto-immune disorders? I'm assuming his doctors are not paleo friendly and wouldn't have though to recommend it. Thanks!