What is the Elimination Diet? It is a program of eating designed to calm inflammation and balance the body. Once the body is calm, and the disease symptoms diminish, it becomes noticeable to a person when a “trouble” food is eaten and the symptoms come back.If you have felt sluggish, had chronic health complaints, or just not felt quite right then an elimination diet is a useful tool that may help bring you to that optimal state of health you desire. Yes the elimination diet usually results in, on average, a 10 to 15 pound weight loss, but more importantly it promotes healing at the cellular level by identifying foods that are causing an immune reaction.
This blog post is meant to be of further assistance, offering new recipes, to the detailed Elimination Diet found in our book, The Whole Life Nutrition Cookbook. All of the recipes linked below are new. You will find many more recipes in our book along with a detailed day-to-day outline of the diet.
The main focus of the Elimination Diet is on getting the gluten, dairy, eggs, yeast, and soy out of your diet for 28 days. Doing this, along with eating a diet high in plant fiber, calms inflammation and gives your body a break. Other foods that might be problematic for some are citrus, nightshade vegetables, and certain nuts. These foods are removed in the first phase and are slowly added back in before day 28 to note any negative reaction. You can read Success Stories from a few who have gone through the diet already.
An Elimination Diet is useful in treating the following health conditions:
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- Chronic Migraines
- Constipation / Diarrhea
- Sinus problems
- Weight loss / Weight gain
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