The Elimination Diet

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Achy Joints, irritability, fatigue, brain fog, depression, weight gain—does this sound like you? If so, the foods you eat every day may be to blame. Discover how amazing you can feel using the power of the Elimination Diet!

Could the toast you ate for breakfast bring on your afternoon headache? Could the milk in your coffee cause joint pain and brain fog? Could your healthy tofu stir-fry slow your metabolism? Yes—there is an age-old, powerful connection between what you eat and how you feel. Just as no two bodies are the same, no two diets work for everyone. The only way to discover your ideal diet is to follow an Elimination Diet that will help you link foods to symptoms and customize a diet that works for you.

Known for their ability to radically improve overall health, elimination diets are growing in popularity. But there's no definitive book that explains how to follow one safely and effectively-until now. Written by two authors who are revered in the alternative health market and functional medicine community, The Elimination Diet guides you through a proven three-phase program that detoxifies the body and promotes fast healing. Complete with 125 delicious recipes, shopping lists, and meal plans, The Elimination Diet is a complete functional medicine resource for you to improve your health and feel better, naturally.

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The Elimination Diet is a foundational Functional Medicine tool to help you learn, through a process of elimination and reintroduction, which foods are behind your nagging health symptoms. 

All potentially irritating foods are removed from the diet for a period of time and replaced with nutrient-dense anti-inflammatory foods until symptoms go away. Then certain foods or food groups are slowly reintroduced for a period of three days each. Symptom return is monitored and journaled, and trigger foods are once again removed from the diet. Finding the foods that work for you is one of the fastest ways you can regain your health and vitality!

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The Elimination Diet guides you through a proven three-phase program that detoxifies the body and promotes fast healing:

  • Phase 1: Detoxification—A 2-day liquid fast that includes broths, smoothies, and juices to calm the immune system and removes toxins from the body.
  • Phase 2: Elimination—For a minimum of 2 weeks, you will eliminate potentially inflammatory foods from your diet, which will ease symptoms quickly.
  • Phase 3: Customization—For 2 months, you will test different foods to see what works for you and what doesn't, resulting in a tailored diet to help you feel healthier, happier, and free of nagging symptoms. 

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Book Details

  • 125 whole foods recipes specific for each phase
  • The history behind elimination diets
  • Information on each food group
  • Symptoms associated with different food reactions
  • Sample menus for each phase
  • Essential kitchen equipment needed
  • Publisher‏: ‎ Grand Central Life & Style; 0 edition (March 31, 2015)
  • Language: ‎ English
  • Hardcover, Paperback, or Audiobook
  • ISBN-10: ‎ 1455581887
  • ISBN-13: ‎ 978-1455581887
  • Item Weight:‎ 1.23 pounds
  • Dimensions: ‎ 6.5 x 1.25 x 9.5 inches

Editorial Reviews

"I'm a strong proponent of elimination diets, and The Elimination Diet makes it easier than ever to customize your diet for improved health and wellness."

-Mark Hyman, MD, #1 New York Times bestselling author of: The Blood Sugar Solution

"The most well-explained and evidence-based elimination diet that I have seen. I would highly recommend the program outlined in The Elimination Diet for anyone struggling with unexplained symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, or poor digestion."

-Alan Christianson, NMD, author of: The Adrenal Reset Diet and founder, Integrative Health

"I've seen time and time again how eating the wrong foods can cause weight gain and fatigue. The Elimination Diet makes it easy to pinpoint what foods work best for you-this book is a life changer!"

-JJ Virgin, CNS, CHFS, New York Times bestselling author of: The Virgin Diet and JJ Virgin's Sugar Impact Diet

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