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How To Adapt the Kaufmann Diet To Your Lifestyle

Adapting to the Kaufmann Diet
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The Kaufmann Diet can easily be adapted to anyone’s lifestyle. The diet, itself, is really quite simple; focus on vegetables, lean and unprocessed meats, eggs, some fruits, nuts, healthy fats and some limited dairy. Exclude foods like grains, corn, sugar, potatoes, soy, peanuts, and the processed foods that make up the bulk of the standard American’s diet. 

The Kaufmann Diet is specifically designed to eliminate foods contaminated with fungal poisons which can wreck our health. These are foods like corn, wheat, soy, peanuts, pistachios, alcohol, and other foods. The diet is also designed to eliminate pathogenic yeasts and fungi which may be residing within the body, wreaking havoc on your health. These are the only two things the diet is specifically designed to do. 

Getting started with the Kaufmann Diet

These goals, however, are easily mapped onto existing ways of eating, and are adaptable if you are already trying other diets or health strategies. 

Are You Paleo?

The Paleo Diet already eliminates many of the same foods The Kaufmann Diet eliminates. Though the philosophies are different, the foods included in the diet are virtually the same. The exceptions are potatoes, corn, mushrooms, and beans (for Kaufmann One); the other minor difference is the varieties of fruits that are encouraged. The fruits that are encouraged on The Kaufmann Diet are the less sweet varieties, including berries, green apples, grapefruits, avocados and tomatoes. The Paleo diet does not restrict fruit, but for those trying to address a potential yeast problem, eliminating the more sugary varieties of fruits seems like a good idea. 

Are You Whole30?

Similar to the Paleo Diet, the Whole30 diet eliminates and encourages many of the exact same foods. Are you noticing a trend? Many diets that have garnered the most attention focus on eliminating the same foods to promote health. The Kaufmann Diet simply takes it one step further to eliminate the reason why these diets work so well. Similar to Paleo, Whole30 allows certain foods that should be restricted on The Kaufmann Diet.

Are You Vegetarian or Vegan?

Though the Kaufmann Diet allows for animal products, that does not mean you cannot adapt to a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. However, vegans and vegetarians should likely focus on The Kaufmann Two Diet, which includes more plant foods like oats, fruits, beans, and sweet potatoes. You should continue to avoid corn, wheat, soy, and foods made with yeast or fungus itself, like mushrooms or myco protein. 

Are You Keto?

The Ketogenic Diet is mostly fat, which focuses on foods like olive oil, salmon, walnuts––foods high in healthy fats. Most of the foods allowed on Keto diets are permitted on the Kaufmann Diet with the exceptions of mushrooms and some dairy products. Keto is extremely low carb which can be beneficial for eliminating yeasts. 

Are You Carnivore?

The carnivore diet is an extreme version of dieting wherein you only eat meat and eggs. Surprisingly, there is some research stating this diet can be beneficial for some types of health problems. Meat and eggs are on The Kaufmann Diet, so you are in the clear if you choose to do a carnivore diet. 

Do You do Intermittent Fasting?

During your eating windows, simply stick to The Kaufmann Diet. Easy.

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