Functional Nutrition uses an approach which is based on a 5 R’s protocol which includes: Remove, Replace, Re-inoculate, Repair and Rebalance.
Remove: Removing food triggers in one’s daily dietary intake.
The immune system and the digestive system are closely connected, the food that enters our digestive tract which starts from the mouth to the anus, is under the surveillance of the immune system, when the immune system isn’t happy with certain proteins that come from gluten or dairy it wages an immune response to alert the body that it doesn’t like the food it sees.The only way to calm this over activated immune system is to remove or eliminate the food from the system
Replace: Replacing food with nutrients that do not trigger the system.
Replacing the food choices with ones that do not wage an inﬂammatory response and are in sync with what the immune system sees as friendly food is the objective of the Replace step.
Re-inoculate: Reintroducing good bacteria to get the right balance.
Once the terrain of the gut is ready for healing as the counter-productive attacks of the immune system