The Diet Designed Just for You
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:
- Phase 1: DetoxificationA 2-day liquid fast that includes broths, smoothies, and juices to calm the immune system and removes toxins from the body.
- Phase 2: EliminationFor 2 weeks, you will eliminate potentially inflammatory foods from your diet, which will ease symptoms quickly.
- Phase 3: CustomizationFor 2 months, you will test different foods to see what works for you and what doesn't, resulting in a tailored diet you can enjoy for life.
|Publisher:||Grand Central Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Alissa Segersten is a cooking instructor and author of the food blog, nourishingmeals.com. Tom Malterre, MS, CN, is a certified nutritionist. He coaches physicians and other health care practitioners on using Functional Medicine principals in their clinical practices, and travels the U.S. and Canada lecturing on the biochemical interactions within the body and their relationship to diet.
Table of Contents
Part I Why the Elimination Diet Works
1 Food Is the Most Powerful Tool for Changing Your Life 3
2 The Glorious Gut 29
3 The Foods Behind Your Symptoms 48
4 The Effect of Environmental Chemicals 70
Part II Preparing for the Elimination Diet
5 10 Steps and 10 Supplements to Support You 93
6 The Elimination Kitchen 114
Part III Heal Yourself with the Elimination Diet
7 Phase 1: Detox-Days 1 and 2 127
8 Phase 2: Elimination-Days 3 to 14 141
9 Phase 3: Reintroduction-Days 15 and On
10 Frequently Asked Questions and Special Considerations 179
11 Recipes 189
Fresh Smoothies and Juices 190
Soups and Stews 206
Breads, Muffins, and Tortillas 222
Salads and Vegetables 229
Whole Grains 246
Main Meals 252
Dips, Condiments, Sauces, and Dressings 271
Snacks and Desserts 280
Kitchen Essentials 295
About the Authors 331