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Food plan used with permission from The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).

Core Food Plan

The Core Food Plan (CFP) is designed for those who are interested in:

  • Core principles of healthy eating

  • Health maintenance

  • Disease prevention

  • Awareness of one’s relationship with food

The CFP is a first step towards healthier eating and is designed to encourage eating in a way that will nourish and energize the body. It is based on current research on what and how people should eat in order to live long, healthy lives. It takes elements from the Mediterranean diet and the hunter-gatherer approach (sometimes referred to as the “Paleo” diet), and encourages eating low-glycemic carbohydrates.

This food plan can be easily changed to suit personal preferences and health needs. It is available with vegetarian and vegan modifications, and can accommodate foods from virtually any culture. This Comprehensive Guide provides tools and information that will make it easy to tailor the food plan based on individual needs. In addition to plan details, this guide answers many questions that might arise when beginning a new food plan.

We call this a “core” food plan because it lays the foundations for eating well that will carry an individual throughout life. The CFP uses the basic principles of “food as medicine” to support an individual’s health goals and improve his or her relationship with food.



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Download the 2-page list of “foods to include” with the Core Food Plan.

Choose from omnivore, vegetarian (includes lacto–, ovo–, and pescatarian), and vegan.

Core Food Plan – Omnivore

Core Food Plan – Vegetarian

Core Food Plan – Vegan



Download the 9-page reference list or bibliography for the Core Food Plan.

See the long list of scientific/medical publications use to develop the food plan.