FEED THE BODY

When you take care of your body, your body will respond in like and take care of you!

The following food plans are designed for those who are interested in core principles of healthy eating, health maintenance, disease prevention, and awareness of one's relationship with food.


These food plans can be easily changed to suit personal preferences and health needs.  

THE INSTITUTE FOR FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE FOOD PLANS

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CORE FOOD PLANS

This food plan was created by a team of Functional Medicine physicians and nutrition professionals to help individuals learn to eat a balance of healthy, whole foods that support optimum health.

The Core Food Plan is designed for those who are interested in:

  • Core principles of healthy eating
  • Health Maintenance
  • Disease prevention
  • Awareness of one's relationship with food

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ELIMINATION DIET

The Elimination Diet prescribed by a Functional Medicine practitioner is a therapeutic, short-term approach followed for a specific amount of time, often used as a first step in:

  • Ridding the body of the most common foods that cause inflammation
  • Identifying food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances, and triggers
  • Eliminating foods with potentially addictive and harmful components

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THE DETOX PLAN

The Detox Food Plan prescribed by a Functional Medicine practitioner is a therapeutic, clinically-directed metabolic detoxification protocol.  The goals of this approach are to:

  • Facilitate the pathways involved in the processing and excretion of toxins
  • Improve symptoms of pain and fatigue
  • Enhance cognitive function and moods
  • Improve sleep quality
  • Optimize the metabolic detoxification experience and lower the toxic burden

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THE MITO FOOD PLAN

The Mito Food Plan prescribed by a Functional Medicine practitioner is a therapeutic approach to managing blood sugar levels and reducing inflammation in order to support healthy mitochondrial function.  This plan:

  • Provides therapeutic foods that improve energy production
  • Protects against oxidative stress
  • Supports the body in the production of energy
  • Restores a sense of vitality, and helps the body use food to support a graceful and healthy aging process
  • Helps reduce fatigue, pain, and cognitive problems while supporting muscle mass and burning excess fat
  • Provides a framework for preventing or slowing the progression of neurological disease.

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THE RENEW FOOD PLAN

The ReNew Food Plan prescribed by a Functional Medicine practitioner is a therapeutic, short-term approach followed for a specific amount of time, often used as a first step in:

  • Ridding the body of the most common foods that cause inflammation
  • Identify food allergies, sensitivities, intolerances, and triggers
  • Eliminate foods with potentially addictive and harmful components
  • Providing nutritional support for the body's detoxification systems

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THE CARDIOMETABOLIC FOOD PLAN

The Cardio Food Plan prescribed by a Functional Medicine practitioner is appropriate for use as a long-term lifestyle plan.  This plan is designed for individuals with:

  • Risk factors for cardiovascular disease (CVD)
  • Risk factors for dysfunctional metabolic conditions suchas metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes (T2D), or both
  • CVD (e.g., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and elevated blood fats)
  • Metabolic syndrome (e.g., high blood sugar, increased belly fat)
  • T2D

CHECK OUT THESE POPULAR DIETS & RELATED RECIPES

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KETO

What is the keto diet? This is a low-carb diet that takes an entirely different approach to weight loss and health improvements. It changes the very “fuel source” that the body uses to stay energized: namely, from burning glucose (or sugar) to dietary fat.  The keto diet recipes and the keto diet food list include high-fat, low-carb foods.

Making that switch will place your body in a state of “ketosis,” when your body becomes a fat burner rather than a sugar burner. Fortunately, if you’re new to this type of eating plan, a keto diet for beginners, or keto basics, is surprising simple to follow. 

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PEGAN

The pegan diet is a style of eating inspired by two of the most popular diet trends — paleo and vegan.  According to its creator, Dr. Mark Hyman, the pegan diet promotes optimal health by reducing inflammation and balancing blood sugar. 

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WHOLE FOOD RECIPES CATEGORIES

The body thrives on whole foods eaten as close to the earth as possible.  Fresh, organic, & locally grown foods, when available, is best!  


The use of herbs and spices can enhance the favor of once boring dishes, bringing them to live for a most enjoyable meal.  The recipes I have provided are ones I have personally prepared and have enjoyed.  I hope you do, as well.

FEATURED RECIPES THAT I KNOW YOU WILL LOVE

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