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The Elimination Diet Unlocks Priceless Data about the Individual

Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP shares how the elimination diet is a priceless clinical tool that clinicians can use to improve a wide variety of symptoms in their patients

“It’s like that reset that you need in order to get people thinking differently, living differently, and really feeling differently in their bodies.” –Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP on the elimination diet

The elimination diet gives specific experiential evidence about reactions to foods that can motivate people to make changes. As with most protocols, the challenge is compliance. Join us as Deanna Minich, PhD, CNS, FACN, IFMCP provides the three key principles to share with patients before starting them on an elimination diet.

Dr. Deanna Minich is an internationally recognized health expert and author with more than 20 years of experience in nutrition, mind-body health, and functional medicine. Dr. Minich holds Master’s and Doctorate degrees in nutrition and has lectured extensively throughout the world on health topics, teaching patients and health professionals about nutrition. She is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, a Certified Nutrition Specialist, and a Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner. Currently, Dr. Minich teaches for the Institute for Functional Medicine and for the graduate program in functional medicine at the University of Western States. Her passion is bringing forth a colorful, whole-self approach to nourishment called Whole Detox and bridging the gaps between science, soul, and art in medicine.

In this podcast: 

03:20 Dr. Minich describes her elimination diet protocol 

09:42 Dr. Minich suggests the importance of having a metric and tool when applying the elimination diet with patients and mentions the Medical Symptom Questionnaire (MSQ) 

10:35 Dr. Minich discusses the detox food plan and its role in nourishing gut and liver health  

13:42 Dr. Gottfried suggests the elimination diet can be a gateway tool for the practitioner wanting to implement integrative medicine concepts in practice 

20:30 Dr. Minich highlights the three steps to follow before starting an elimination diet  

22:38 Drs. Gottfried and Minich discuss elimination diets as an evidence-based approach that significantly moves the needle in patient symptoms 


Hosted by
Sara Gottfried, MD

Sara Gottfried, MD is a board-certified gynecologist and physician scientist. She graduated from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and completed residency at the University of California at San Francisco. Over the past two decades, Dr. Gottfried has seen more than 25,000 patients and specializes in identifying the underlying cause of her patients’ conditions to achieve true and lasting health transformations, not just symptom management.

Dr. Gottfried is a global keynote speaker who practices evidence-based integrative, precision, and Functional Medicine. She recently published a new book, Brain Body Diet, and has also authored three New York Times bestselling books: The Hormone Cure, The Hormone Reset Diet, and Younger.

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