The Only Elemental Diet Guide You Will Need!
Embarking on an elemental diet can be transformative, but questions often arise about tolerances and healing processes. Let’s explore insights from a recent video I released on YouTube, where I answered my TOP reader questions about the Elemental Diet.
Check out the video below:
Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Elemental Diet
How do I know if I don’t tolerate the product, or if it’s simply the healing process or the nature of an elemental diet?
If you’re unsure whether your body is okay with the product or if it’s just part of the healing process during the elemental diet, follow these simple steps. First, pick the right version of the product, like Absorb Plus, based on what works for your body.
Switch between different versions during your diet to see how you feel.
If you can stick to the diet for weeks, that’s a good sign your body is handling it well. But remember, it’s crucial to bring in easy-to-handle foods in the long run.
Start with an elemental shake that doesn’t have added fat, such as Absorb Plus, and slowly add in the fat you like. according to your tolerance. As your gut heals, you can tolerate more good fat.
Keep an eye on your gut health, understand the difference between die-off and intolerance symptoms, and watch for signs like bloating and constipation to figure out how well you’re doing on the elemental diet.
Can you add fat to the Elemental Diet?
Start gradually with MCT (coconut) oil. If you do not tolerate MCT oil, go for organic, cold-pressed flaxseed oil or Udo’s oil. When you are ready to start adding in a fat, you start with only half a teaspoon, maybe even a quarter teaspoon. And then gradually increase up to 1 tablespoon as your tolerance increases.
How do I take care of my Gut Flora?
So usually a lot of the reason you’re going on an elemental diet is because of your imbalanced gut flora. Your mucosal lining is not healthy, or resilient. So what I recommend for my readers is my IBD Remission Diet book if you want a total microbiome reset.
What are some of the common signs of Food Allergy and Intolerance?
One of the significant challenges during an elemental diet is distinguishing between symptoms of allergies, intolerance, and die-off reactions.
Common signs such as fatigue, headaches, bloating, and gas may be attributed to various causes.
I cannot emphasize enough the importance of developing intuitive abilities and listening to the body’s wisdom!
How to deal with Bloating and Constipation?
Bloating, resembling a four-month pregnant belly, is discussed as a common reaction to elemental diets due to their pre-digested nature. This is a normal response for many individuals. Additionally, it occasionally results in constipation, and in the video I provide a simple solution involving magnesium citrate supplementation. You could also use high dose vitamin C in ascorbic acid form to stimulate bowel movements and reap the immune boost at the same time!
Embarking on an elemental diet is a unique journey for each individual, and understanding the nuances of product tolerance and potential reactions is crucial. This comprehensive guide distills insights from an experienced source, offering practical advice to navigate the challenges and optimize the healing process during an elemental diet.
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As with any dietary changes, it’s advisable to consult with healthcare professionals for personalized guidance based on individual health conditions and needs.