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

The Elimination Diet

Discover the Foods That Are Making You Sick and Tired - and Feel Better Fast

Hardcover Published: 28th April 2015
ISBN: 9781455581887
Number Of Pages: 352

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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.

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.

Industry 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"
"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"
"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"
"A welcome relief for readers who have suffered for years with chronic health problems and are desperate for a solution." from the foreword by Jeffrey Bland, PhD, FACN, founder, Institute of Functional Medicine"

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This book is very informative and has changed my life, but it is a struggle to read it and keep track of where you are up to in it, and to find sections that you need. It has no pictures of recipes, it is not glossy, but rather made from cheaper paper that is not as durable as gloss pages, and it's hard to follow at times. The Elimination Diet is amazing. I've never, ever felt better in my life and it's a godsend. Definitely worth trying if you have gut problems, health problems etc.

Canberra, AU



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Introduction - xi
Introduction - xv

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

5. 10 Steps and 10 Supplements to Support You - 93
6. The Elimination Kitchen - 114

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 - 165
10. Frequently Asked Questions and Special Considerations - 179
11.Recipes - 189

Resources - 303
References - 307
Index - 319
About the Authors - 331

ISBN: 9781455581887
ISBN-10: 1455581887
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 28th April 2015
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.1  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.54
Edition Number: 1

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