William Cole, DC, a functional medicine practitioner, is an expert at identifying the underlying factors of chronic conditions and offering natural, holistic approaches to optimal health. In this piece, he shares what everyone needs to know about using the elimination diet to heal. To learn more, check out his new course, The Elimination Diet: A 60-Day Protocol to Uncover Food Intolerances, Heal the Gut, and Feel Amazing.
The elimination diet was instrumental in my own health journey.
This protocol—in which you eliminate certain foods for a period of time before reintroducing them one by one—helped me uncover hidden food intolerances, overcome chronic fatigue, heal my gut, and improve my digestive and skin problems. That's why I'm so eager to share it.
But in my work with clients, I often find that many people are unsure what the elimination diet is or how to use it. Here's what I wish everyone knew: