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Why are certain foods not listed on the approved food list?Updated 2 years ago

The purpose of the food list is to provide the easiest to digest foods, to decrease inflammation and symptoms, as well as not feed pathogenic yeast and bacteria. Some “healthy” foods may not be listed because they are difficult to digest or because they can be fermented by gut bacteria. Stick to the food list as strictly as possible for the first 21 days, after that you may try adding things in sparingly as a cheat 1x/week (monitor for symptoms/reactions). After 6-8 weeks you may begin adding back in fruits and vegetables not on the CBO Protocol food list as long as your symptoms (bloating, gas, skin, etc.) have subsided.
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