AutoImmune Diet

Dr. Green’s AutoImmune Diet utilizes a supplement called Repair Vite, from Apex Energetics.  We call this phase: “Dr. Green’s AutoImmune Diet – Phase 1”.

The goal of this process is to repair or heal the gut.

Dr. Green’s Autoimmune Diet – phase 1 is an aggressive and complete regimen designed to break the vicious cycle of leaky gut.  It consists of a restricted dietary program (to reduce intestinal inflammation) as well as targeted nutritional supplements that are required for several days to help support intestinal membranes.  The program will need to be conducted for 30-40 days.

The Autoimmune Diet – phase 1 regimen requires a very strict dietary program necessary for repair of the intestinal membranes.  The dietary restrictions are not caloric (quantity of food), so you are allowed to eat whenever you are hungry.  However, you must only eat from the list of allowed foods.  The goal of the dietary program is to reduce intestinal inflammation and provide nutrients necessary for healthy intestinal microflora.  The dietary restrictions include high-sugar foods and starchy carbohydrates that promote intestinal yeast overgrowth, inflammatory proteins (dairy, gluten, etc.), inflammatory lectins, and alcohol that all promote destruction of the intestinal membranes.

You are allowed to eat food with high fiber content, such as vegetable and low glycemic fruits.  Also, eat foods with healthy essential fatty acids such as olives, olive oil, and some kinds of fish.  Eat foods that are fermented to help improve the health of the intestinal microflora (good bacteria), as well as proteins, such as meats, that are not inflammatory.

You should make every attempt to eat frequently during the day in order to maintain stabilized blood glucose levels.  It is not a good idea to fast during the Repair Vite program, since it may raise a hormone called cortisol that may further compromise the intestinal mucosa.

Understand What Dr. Green’s Autoimmune Diet – Phase 1 Does:

If you are beginning  Dr. Green’s Autoimmune Diet -Phase 1, it is important to understand what the this protocol includes.

Repair:  the damaged intestinal lining

Replace:  the normal flora (friendly bacteria) and digestive enzymes.

Remove:  the infection


The bottom line is that we will NEVER get you better without getting your gut function back!


Dr. Green’s AutoImmune Diet:   Foods To Eat and Foods To Avoid 

*** Please note that the below food list is Dr. Green’s recommended list, based on the original RepairVite Diet and his research combined to provide the most useful and nutritionally sound list of foods that will help  heal your gut.  The ultimate goal of this program is to heal your gut and ultimately restore your autoimmune health.  ** 

Foods To Eat

Foods To Avoid

Vegetables: artichokes, asparagus, avocado, beets, bok choy, broccoli ,brussels sprouts, carrots, cauliflower, celery, chives, cucumbers, garlic, green beans, kale, kohlrabi, leeks, lettuce, mustard greens, onions, parsley, peas, radishes, rhubarb, shallots, squash, sweet potatoes, spinach, turnips, watercress, water chestnuts, yams, zucchini. Vegetables: Corn, tomatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, mushrooms, peppers (bell and hot), white potatoes, paprika, red pepper flakes, cayenne, chili powder.

Lectins: nuts – like peanuts, walnuts, etc. (except almonds), red/black beans, lentils, soy, peanut oil, soybean oil.

Fermented foods:  sauerkraut, kimchi, pickled ginger, mixed pickle, coconut milk yogurt (make youru own), kombucha tea, etc. Sugar: white or brown sugar, corn syrup, agave, rice syrup, molasses, honey, candy, etc.
Meats: fish (except shellfish), chicken, turkey, beef, lamb, pork, organ meats (liver).  Nitrate free/gluten free deli meat/bacon is allowed in limited qty. Meats: shellfish (crab, lobster, shrimp, squid, clams, oysters, scallops), no nitrates are allowed (i.e. most sandwich meats, most bacon and all hot dogs).
Low glycemic fruits: apricots, plums, apples, peaches, pears, cherries, berries, banana, grapes, grapefruit, lemons, limes and kiwi. Dried fruits –dates, raisins, apricots, banana chips, cherries (no preservatives, no sugar) are acceptable but must be eaten with protein. High glycemic fruits: watermelon, mango, cantaloupe, oranges, pineapple, and canned fruits.
Coconut: including coconut oil, coconut butter, coconut flour, coconut milk, coconut cream, and unsweetened coconut flakes. Almonds, almond butter, almond flour/almond meal, almond milk, almond milk cheese. All grains (even gluten free grains): wheat, oats, rice, barley, buckwheat, soy, corn, wheat germ, spelt, amaranth, kamut, millet, quinoa, tapioca.
Cooking: Olive oil, grapeseed oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, canola oil, red palm oil, palm shortening, balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar. Condiments: Mustard, coconut aminos, fish sauce. Processed foods: most salad dressings, ketchup, soy sauce, BBQ sauce, condiments, modified food starch, chewing gum, cough drops.
Other: Herbal, green tea, olives, white beans/chickpeas, dark chocolate, cacao powder & nibs, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, maca powder and pine nuts. Dairy: milk, whey, eggs, cheeses, creams, mayo, etc.
Sweeteners: pure stevia, coconut palm sugar, raw honey, 100% pure maple syrup, coconut nectar. Soy: soy milk, soy sauce, soy protein, soybean oil..
Spices: fresh herbs, natural organic spices (i.e. black pepper, sea salt, pink himalyan salt, basil, mint, ginger, fresh garlic, oregano, parsley, rosemary, thyme).  Stay away from modified food starch. Other: Alcohol (beer, wine, liqueurs).

Caffeine, coffee, processed foods, canned foods.


Important To Remember While On The Auto Immune Diet:

1.  Some patients will take a supplement for gut repair (either Repairvite or Immno G-PRP): 1 scoop, twice a day in a smoothie or mixed in applesauce.
2. Follow the plan! It’s very important to stay on the protocol as Dr. Green prescribes. 7 days a week!
3. Eat every 2-3 hours to keep your blood sugar stabilized.
4. Use supplements Dr. Green suggests while on this protocol.