Elimination Diet 102: Diet of Abundance

27 08 2014

Welcome to the diet of abundance!! Maybe you saw the list of foods to be eliminated in my last post and thought, “there is nothing left to eat. This will be the worst diet ever!” Well, I’m here to shift your gaze towards all the amazing, delicious, colourful foods you can eat on the elimination diet. Ready?? First, a list. Then a picture of my lunch prep on day 1!

Eat these foods:

– Fruits: apples, blueberries, cherries, nectarines, lemons, grapes, peaches, mangos, raspberries…
– Vegetables: carrots, beets, onions, garlic, celery, broccoli, spinach, lettuce, kale, cabbage, asparagus, leeks, bok choy, cauliflower, brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, yams…
– Herbs and spices: oregano, parsley, dill, basil, cinnamon, nutmeg, turmeric/curcumin, cilantro, mint, this list is endless so I’ll stop here
– Grains: brown rice, wild rice, buckwheat, quinoa, millet, amaranth, teff, crackers and pasta made from these grains
– Legumes: black beans, Lima beans, lentils, green peas, split peas, snap peas, green beans
– Nuts and seeds: sesame seeds, almonds, cashews, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts, coconut (a coconut is not technically a nut but rather a fruit or a seed), pumpkin seeds
– Animal products: chicken, turkey, wild game, lamb, deep water fish (salmon, cod, halibut, sardines), pickerel
– Condiments: tahini paste, nut butters, apple butter, hummus, mustard, pesto, vinegar
– Oils: olive oil, flax oil, coconut oil
– Sweeteners: apple butter, stevia
– Beverages: green tea, rooibos tea, herbal tea, rice or nut milks (unsweetened), water

As you can see, there are lots of foods to eat from all the foods groups. These are the focus of the elimination diet and should be the emphasis of any diet.

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3 08 2016
Phyllis

I am looking for a Naturopathic doctor who does blood work. I have recently been told my Allopathic doctor I have to much iron in my blood. My Ferritis level is 235. I understand the normal way of treating this problem would be to donate some of my blood very 3 to 4 months. I cannot do this as I take Carbamazepine and Canadian Blood Services will not accept it. Thus my reason for contacting you.

7 01 2017
amykroeker

Licensed naturopathic doctors can requisition lab/blood tests and complete blood draws, however I do not provide phlebotomy services for the purposes of reducing iron overload. I can work to assess whether there are sources of iron in your diet or water or food that would help to minimize your intake of iron. I could more fully explain what your options are in person. Please consider booking a 15 minute free consultation at my Selkirk office location to ask questions and to see if my services would be right for you. Note: I cannot legally provide any treatment at this consult since a full history has not been taken but it does help for you to decide whether you would like to become a patient of mine and invest in improving your health naturally.

Sincerely,

Dr. Amy Kroeker, ND

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