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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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.
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 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.
The program offers dozens of suggested digestive friendly meals and recipes. This section also includes an extensive list of foods to avoid.
We have created several easy to follow relief tips and exercise videos to help relieve digestive discomfort or reduce stress.
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.