We use the term "track" to refer to the food choices and the speed with which you travel down the
diet revision path. A relatively healthy person who wants to redesign a
preventive and health optimizing diet can proceed more quickly than someone who
is seriously ill.
The Alpha Nutrition Program is designed for self-help. It is based on the
assumption that a well-motivated, person can understand the goals and direction
of the program and can learn over time how to choose better foods and
self-regulate, using some basic concepts and rules.The program is modular and flexible in terms of the sequence and timing of
food introduction. The duration of the journey is variable, depending on who is
traveling, why the journey was undertaken and what burdens have to be carried along.
Both the healthiest and the sickest person need to clear during the first
10 days on Phase 1 and then proceed with food reintroductions. Since initial
clearing usually takes 10 days, we have tended to use 10 day periods for
planning progress along the path. For significant health problems, Phase 1 can begin with a food holiday. Food
is replaced by Alpha ENF for 10 days or longer. Alpha ENF continued as foods are
reintroduced to supply a portion of the required daily nutrients as foods are
Three tracks are described in the Program
A Fast Track that lasts 20 to 30 days
A Medium Track lasts up to 60 days
A Slow Track will take longer than
60 days and sometimes extends over months to years.
You can compare the beginning of the program to infant-feeding practice; you return to the beginning and start
over again. Alpha ENF acts like mother's milk or a safe formula in infant
feeding, supporting nutrition while a new diet is slowly, and carefully created.
The pace of food introduction varies with your illness and state of tolerance to
foods discovered as you proceed along the path.
Phase 1 Start by Clearing Symptoms
The first idea of the program is to simplify your food intake and give your
body a rest. Stop whatever you are now doing and have a fresh start.
You want to re-design your food supply to match the current needs of your
body. You want to review and reconsider the impact of your eating habits on your
health. You want to open yourself to changes that may solve immediate health
problems and that promise to offer you better health in the future.
The time required for clearing symptoms depends on many factors and may vary
from 5 days to 3 weeks.On average, we expect significant improvement to
occur in about 10 days.
There are three methods of clearing:
1 You can stop food problems by not eating
2 You can replace food with Alpha ENF (or Alpha PMX)
3 You can eat from a simple list of well tolerated Phase 1 foods.
Phase 2 & 3 Food Reintroductions
During Phase 2 you add selected foods progressively and practice a
problem-solving approach to symptom recurrence. Your goal is to develop new
eating habits that stabilize a new healthy state. You make daily decisions about
food choices. You plan your meals. You learn that the rules governing your food
choices are more internal than external. Your body will tell you if a food is
acceptable to eat or not. You learn to self-monitor and to self-regulate.
If you do well with a core diet created from phase 1 and 2 foods, you
progress to Phase 3, designed to increase the variety of food choices and
palatability of meals. The emphasis is still on vegetable and fruit choices with
more grain-substitutes and their flours for cooking and baking. Phase 3 foods
are optional rather than staple foods. Your attention moves to more flavorings,
more substitutes for missing foods, more variety in recipes and meal plans.
Listen to "tracks" in the diet
The Alpha Nutrition Program
The Program is a set of instructions and nutrient tools designed to resolve
disease through diet revision. The program is nutritional therapy, a personal
technology of health restoration and health maintenance. The program is suitable
for adults and children.The
recent edition of the Alpha Nutrition Program is 206 pages, available as a printed
book or as an eBook for download. The author is Stephen Gislason MD.
The Program uses Nutrient Formulas. Alpha ENF is the principle meal replacement formula.
Alpha PMX is a fat free version of Alpha ENF can also be used as food
replacement. Alpha DMX is used instead of of Alpha ENF for diabetes 2 and
whenever reduced caloric intake is desirable.
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