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The Elimination Diet: Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired--and Feel Better Fast

The Elimination Diet: Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired--and Feel Better Fast


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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: 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 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 you can enjoy for life.
Complete with over 100 delicious recipes, shopping lists, and meal plans, The Elimination Diet is a complete resource for you to improve your health and feel better, naturally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781455581887
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 03/31/2015
Pages: 352
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,, empowering people with cooking skills and knowledge of whole foods so that they may reconnect with pleasure in eating delicious, nourishing food.

Tom Malterre, MS, CN, is a certified nutritionist who holds two degrees in nutritional sciences, and is a faculty member of the Autism Research Institute. 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

Foreword xi

Introduction xv

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

Breakfast 198

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

Beverages 289

Kitchen Essentials 295

Resources 303

References 307

Index 319

About the Authors 331

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