Go beyond the elimination diet. The ReNew food plan is a short-term, therapeutic intervention that eliminates dietary causes of inflammation and supports healthy elimination of toxins in the body by improving liver and gut function. By favoring whole fruits and vegetables, the ReNew food plan is a nutritional reset designed to restore the body’s natural processes and immune function. Similar to an elimination diet, the ReNew food plan removes common food allergens and inflammation-triggering elements for a complete metabolic detoxification. Patients can reduce or eliminate their cravings and dependence on processed foods and sugars, replacing them with satisfying, nutrient-dense alternatives. This allows patients to break unhealthy habits and gives them a blank slate to begin restoring their health through improved nutrition.
Specially designed for patients with chronic inflammatory or autoimmune diseases, the ReNew Food Plan stabilizes blood sugar and insulin levels while reducing exposure to potentially harmful foods and chemical additives. This food plan is also suitable for patients with chronic pain, fatigue issues, and other gastrointestinal or neurological conditions. The ReNew food plan allows the patient to see the dramatic impact of nutrition on their inflammatory symptoms, allowing for a more targeted, personalized nutrition plan to follow.
Through clean-eating and promoting a phytonutrient-rich diet consisting of whole fruits and vegetables, the ReNew food plan encourages the following outcomes:
- Nutritional support for the body’s toxin processing and excretion
- Resetting compromised metabolism
- Eliminating dietary contributors of inflammation and reducing exposure to environmental toxicants
- Promoting healthy gut bacteria and rebalancing of the gut microbiome
- Restoring the body’s natural detoxification functions
Kristi Hughes, ND, explains more about the ReNew Food Plan in the following video:
The food plan suite contains a comprehensive guide to the ReNew Food Plan, daily and weekly food guides, corresponding recipes, and a shopping list. These materials are easy to use and patient-friendly.
The ReNew Food Plan was created in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine and is an advanced therapeutic intervention of IFM’s Functional Nutrition program (see graphic below).
In addition to these food plans, all IFM members and Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP) attendees (during a limited time) receive access to the IFM Toolkit, which contains more than 400 resources, including symptom questionnaires, nutritional handouts, intake forms, lifestyle change guides, and many more.
For complete access to the toolkit, consider becoming an IFM member. More information can be found here.
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