The Digestive Clearing Diet will help you identify and eliminate problem foods in your diet. This is accomplished by eliminating foods that are difficult to digest and then reintroducing these foods after a two-week period. After reintroducing a food, symptoms will often return if you have a problem with the food in question. The advantage to this approach is that you will confirm which foods you do not tolerate well and which foods are digestion friendly. You will take a break from foods that create havoc in your body. The program is designed to be a vacation for your digestive system. Similar to a vacation from work, it may not be pleasant 100 percent of the time, but it will be worth it in the long run. In addition, when you take more time to eat and minimize distractions, you can be in touch with your body’s needs.
What is the Digestive Clearing Diet?
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How To Use This Program
The Digestive Clearing Diet is broken up into three phases, an Introduction Phase for weeks one and two, a Clearing Phase for weeks three and four and a Re-introduction Phase for week five. Each phase has recommended digestive friendly foods, foods to avoid and stress release exercises. Each phase also includes a video of Andrew discussing the phase in more detail.
The goal of weeks one and two are to start winding down problem foods in your diet. Follow the recommended foods to avoid, diet recommendations and exercise suggestions.
Weeks three and four are the heart and soul of the program. Your diet will be low fat, moderate protein, with plenty of digestible vegetables and grains. By this point, you should have found most of your problem foods.
In the Reintroduction Phase you begin to add foods you have been avoiding in weeks three and four, in the recommended order. This is where to get a true understanding of which foods you do not tolerate well and what foods are good for you.
Here’s What You Get
The Food and Exercise Daily Tracker is an essential tool in the program to help you record your foods, mood, and any food reactions each day to help you identify problem foods in your diet, as well as, to understand which emotions seem to trigger your digestive symptoms or make you more sensitive to foods.
At the end of each week you can review detailed graphs and assessments about your progress.
The Dietary Report is a snap shot of your overall progress and diet report. The report will list all the problem foods and digestion friendly foods based on your daily tracker. Keep this information handy when traveling or eating at restaurants. You can also download this information to share with your health care professional.
Stress Reduction & Exercise Recommendations
Stress reduction and exercise are an important part of healthy digestion. Walking is one of the best ways to begin an exercise program. Andrew recommends at least twenty minutes a day of exercise, yoga or meditation.
Meals & Recipes
The program offers dozens of suggested digestive friendly meals and recipes. This section also includes an extensive list of foods to avoid.
Relief Tips & Informational Videos
We have created several easy to follow relief tips and exercise videos to help relieve digestive discomfort or reduce stress.
Success Story Videos
Andrew has counselled thousands of patients over 30 years with a variety of digestive disorders. Be sure to watch these informative videos and hear how Andrew treated these patients using the Digestive Clearing Diet.
Before Starting This Program
When planning for the program, pick a month when you are not going to be traveling or entertaining. Visit your health professional to ensure that there is no reason you can’t start a gradual exercise program, including abdominal exercises such as crunches.
Set a date to begin the program and stick to it. Rehearse the benefits every day. Think of the time you will save if you can manage your digestive symptoms instead of them managing you!
Think of the goals you might achieve! It’s time to begin making the transition to a cooked food diet. This step alone has helped many people manage digestive symptoms. Reduce alcohol consumption and substitute tea for coffee.
Do you eat dairy products? Dairy products (milk, cream, cheese, yogurt, butter, and ice cream) are the number one digestive enemy.
Have a sweet tooth? Until the program is formally underway, try to substitute fresh fruits for sweets such as candy, cookies, pastries, cake, chocolates, and so on. You should use foods in the most natural state possible. As a general rule, if you can’t pronounce the name of an ingredient, don’t eat it. Food additives, yeast-containing foods such as mushrooms, wine, beer, bread, and nuts are problematic for many children and adults. Naturally occurring chemicals such as salicylates, the active ingredient in aspirin, and amines are poorly tolerated by many people. Although other tests are available that claim to evaluate sensitivities, they are expensive and do not have a long history of proven results. The Digestive Clearing Diet is the simplest, least expensive, and most reliable at determining sensitivity for your body.