Elemental Diet Success Plan

Your step-by-step plan for elemental diet success!

Learn the proven tips and strategies needed to complete an elemental diet with clarity, direction and confidence so you can utilize an elemental diet as an effective tool for resting and healing your gut.

Maybe you are interested in an elemental diet, but you have a lot of questions…

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How will I feel?
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Will I get headaches, fatigue, and uncomfortable bowel symptoms?
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How can I prevent losing too much weight?
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How do I reintroduce foods when the elemental diet is complete?
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Will I be able to work?
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Which elemental shake do I choose and how much do I drink?
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How long do I need to stay on an elemental diet?
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What if I don’t feel better after the elemental diet?

Rest assured!

The Elemental Diet Success Plan will answer exactly these questions—as well the ones you didn’t even know to ask! We will assist you through the entire elemental diet process from start to finish, so you don’t feel overwhelmed or confused about your next steps.

Sound like something you need?

Elemental Diets have been used successfully with…

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Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO)

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)

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Crohn's Disease & Ulcerative Colitis (IBD)

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Celiac Disease

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Acid Reflux, GERD & Gastroparesis

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The Benefits of an Elemental Diet

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An elemental diet is a liquid diet that contains all the essential amino acids, carbohydrates, fats, vitamins, and minerals that you will need.
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The elemental formula is made of “pre-digested”, or “elemental” nutrients, which eliminates the need for the body to break them down before they can be absorbed.
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Elemental diets are designed to be hypoallergenic and easy to digest, making them suitable for people with food allergies or gastrointestinal conditions.
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An elemental diet reduces your exposure to dietary irritants and starves bacterial overgrowth.
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The anti-inflammatory nature of elemental diets rests the digestive system and allows the intestines to heal, getting to the root-cause of many conditions.
Elemental diets benefit a variety of different health concerns—

and we’ve seen them deliver amazing results,

even when other approaches have failed!

Learn at Your Own Pace

While an elemental diet is simple, it is not necessarily easy. It requires quite a bit of understanding, know-how and discipline. We’re here to help you every step of the way! Inside the program you’ll receive:


Approximately 3 hours of video instruction which takes you through planning for the elemental diet, implementing the elemental diet and then transitioning off successfully.


The Program Timeline, Workbook, Supply List, Detox Support, and Recipe Guide offer you exactly the resources that you need along the way.

What’s Inside the Program?

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Overview of the Elemental Diet

This lesson discusses the history and applications of elemental diets. We cover the difference between elemental and semi-elemental formulas, as well as the additional ways that elemental shake formulas can vary.
Elemental diets benefit a variety of different conditions. In this inspiring lesson, we present the research and success stories from our clinical practice. While elemental diets are very safe when implemented correctly, we discuss a few conditions that require additional medical supervision.

Planning for the Elemental Diet

There are several elemental shake options available these days. This lesson focuses on the specific things to consider when choosing the formula that is best suited for your needs.
This lesson provides step-by-step instruction to guide you through calculating your daily caloric needs and customizing the calorie content of your elemental shakes.
This lesson covers which supplements and medications you will want to pause, which you will continue with and the few you might consider adding in during the course of your elemental diet. Special considerations for SIBO and IBD are addressed.
In this lesson, we discuss a few dietary changes that you can implement to help prepare your body for your upcoming elemental diet. We believe this is one of the keys to elemental diet success!

What to Expect & Overcoming Challenges

As simple as an elemental diet may sound, there are a few challenges that almost everyone will encounter. This lesson focuses on the psychological challenges of the elemental diet and takes you through exercises to help you become mentally prepared.
This lesson covers the physical challenges that you may experience on an elemental diet. This lesson, along with your Detox Support Guide, provides you with a toolkit of proven tips and tricks to assist you in navigating the elemental diet without worry, confusion, or needless discomfort.

Implementing the Elemental Diet

This lesson offers you practical advice, tips, and reminders before you begin your elemental diet. You will create your daily shake schedule and understand what you can and cannot consume during the elemental diet.
Our mindset can affect any treatment that we undertake, because it influences the way we think, feel, and even how our body physiologically responds to events. In this lesson, we explain how you can cultivate a healing mindset and environment as you implement the elemental diet.

Transitioning off the Elemental Diet

This lesson, used alongside your Transition Diet Recipe Guide, walks you through exactly what to eat for your first 5 days of food reintroduction. We also discuss the emotions that food reintroduction can evoke, as well as a few reminders for those retesting for SIBO after their elemental diet.
As you move into the second week after your elemental diet, this lesson helps you continue to expand the foods you are consuming and discover what works best for you. We teach you about the benefits and limitations of some of the popular diets used for digestive conditions and how to use diet to build a healthy microbiome.

After the Elemental Diet

This lesson covers the four things that we typically consider when people don’t feel better after the elemental diet.
This lesson teaches you how to incorporate elemental shakes into your healing toolkit through elemental diet “resets” and partial elemental diets.

Also Included

5 Downloadable Guidebooks

  • Elemental Diet Success Plan Program Workbook: 50-page workbook which directs you and holds your hand throughout the entire course
  • Elemental Diet Supply List: Ensures that you have everything you need on hand for your elemental diet
  • Detox Support Guide: Our tried and tested tools to prevent and assist you through any challenging days
  • Transition Diet Recipe Guide: Simple and delicious recipes to transition back onto food smoothly after the elemental diet
  • Program Timeline: To keep you on schedule while planning, implementing, and transitioning off the elemental diet

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You’ll get the exact roadmap that we use in our clinical practice, but for a fraction of the cost of working with us one-on-one.

  • Step-by-step video lessons
  • Program Timeline
  • Program Workbook
  • Elemental Diet Supply List
  • Detox Support Guide
  • Transition Diet Recipe Guide
  • 1-Year access

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We want you to feel confident that the Elemental Diet Success Plan is right for you!

Please read our extensive FAQ and click the icons below for a peek inside the program.

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What Program Participants Are Saying…

The Elemental Diet Success Plan was a gift from above!  I had tried to cure my SIBO 3 times in the past with the correct antibiotics and herbs, without success.  I knew that the elemental diet had the best success in dropping high gas numbers, but I was just way too intimidated to try it.  When I got an email advertising the Elemental Diet Success Plan, I knew I had to check it out.  There is such a huge gap in knowledge in how to execute an elemental diet – I felt so lucky to finally have a resource to guide me!  The plan breaks down all the details for the elemental diet.  I would have NEVER been able to do it without this plan.  And I am happy to say that I completed a full 2+ weeks of the elemental diet and cured my SIBO!!!!  For the first time I had no bloat, no constipation, great energy and zest for life! I weaned off caffeine and alcohol, more mental clarity and sharpness. I cannot recommend this highly enough.  

– Jackie D, Florida

Overall, I’ve called the program a “miracle” for me!!! What a world of difference.  Not only do I feel better, but my body – overall – just reacts to food the way it’s supposed to! 

I haven’t gained any weight and I haven’t truly been “watching what I eat” or tracking anything, just intuitively eating.  That alone is the biggest blessing, and I can only attribute it to my digestion working again because of the elemental diet.

– Cheryl Dillin, Ohio

The Elemental Diet Success Plan program prepared me for the elemental diet, and I was able to handle my symptoms as they came, knowing they were expected and normal. Honestly, by the end I was in such a groove that I could have continued the elemental diet for a few more days!

I really appreciated the transition information and loved the transition recipes. In fact, a couple of them have stayed in our dinner rotation!

I have multiple autoimmune diagnoses, and since completing the elemental diet, I have more energy and less painful inflammation. It’s not necessarily an easy journey, but I was really glad that I had this program to guide me through it.

– Clare J, Arizona

Thank you for this course! I’ve wanted to start the ED for over a year but didn’t feel confident. Now I do! I feel the course was wonderfully thorough.

– Natalie, Oregon

Your gentle approach to the lessons was just what I needed. Even doing just 8 days helped to reset my gut and my eating habits. My bowels were really good for over 3 months afterwards.

I have Crohn’s and have had SIBO. I did the Elemental diet for the full 14 days over a year ago and it helped quite a bit so I was willing to try it again. I found the course material very useful – good information I did not have before. Thank you for putting it together.

– Cathy, Arizona

Thank you, thank you – both for the course and for the Q&A – so, so appreciate this work that you’re doing.

Also want to say this is SO beneficial for those of us who are empowered / self-educated, watching our $$, and have trouble finding a practitioner with your deep level of experience with this very specific dietary intervention across a wide range of patients. Blessings to both of you!

– Kristann Boudreau, Canada

I decided to do the elemental diet to reduce some inflammation in my body and give my system an overall break. My husband did the program with me in solidarity. It was really wonderful sharing the experience together and seeing how differently our bodies responded to the elemental diet. He experienced some much desired weight loss and reduced inflammation. I felt a bit less inflamed and formed a new relationship with how I process the sensation of hunger. It honestly felt like a mental cleanse as much as a physical one. I even decided to continue with a partial elemental diet after my two weeks were up. I plan to incorporate a shorter version a few times a year to continue to support my body.

– Cheryl R, New York

I just listened to the recording of the Q&A and it was great. Not only was it packed with information, not only was my question answered, but I found a new motivation to do the ED!

– Uli, Germany

I was grateful to have your resources to support me on this journey. I’m proud of myself for having finished it. Thank you!

– Angie Kipper, Illinois

I have had some very bad inflammation in the last few months and decided to go on an Elemental Diet again after 4 years.  I am into day three and already I am seeing a decrease in inflammation (amazing!).

– Julie B., Colorado

Just thought I’d let you know I had a healthy BM this evening for the first time (without Miralax) in 20 plus years!!  Yippie for me. Something is working.

– Toni M., Colorado

Thank you. I have been hesitating doing the elemental diet but now feel confident with this knowledge.

– Kathleen Harty, Florida

Thank you so much, this was a wealth of information! I can see why so many practitioners fail at putting their patients through an ED.

– Dr. Marina, California

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the benefits of an Elemental Diet?

An elemental diet is a liquid diet that provides your intestinal tract an opportunity to rest and repair. Elemental shakes consist of the simplest form of protein, carbohydrate and fat. The powdered nutrients are considered “pre-digested” and are delivered in an easily absorbed and hypoallergenic form.

An elemental diet reduces your exposure to dietary irritants, decreases inflammation and starves bacterial overgrowth, getting to the root-cause of many GI conditions.

Is an elemental diet safe?

Yes. When used appropriately, an elemental diet is a very safe and effective tool for a variety of health conditions. Please see “Is there anyone who shouldn’t do this program?” below for exceptions. 

An elemental diet reduces your exposure to dietary irritants, decreases inflammation and starves bacterial overgrowth, getting to the root-cause of many GI conditions.

Is an elemental diet difficult?

On one hand, an elemental diet is incredibly easy in the sense that your “meals” are very simple and require minimal preparation.  

On the other hand, there are challenges that people often encounter while on an elemental diet and there is a certain amount of dedication and perseverance that is required. 

We created the Elemental Diet Success Plan after years of counseling people one-on-one through elemental diets. We believe that if you are prepared for the challenges—if you understand what is coming and what you can expect— you will navigate the difficulties much more smoothly. 

The course contains two lessons dedicated exclusively to understanding the psychological and physical challenges of an elemental diet, as well as a Detox Support Guide, to assist you in overcoming any difficulties you may encounter. 

Who is this program for?

Elemental diets have used successfully with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn’s Disease & Ulcerative Colitis), Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Celiac Disease, Gastroparesis, multiple food intolerances, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, Rosacea and other inflammatory, immune and digestive conditions. 

This program is also for you if your provider has suggested that an elemental diet might benefit your condition and you would like a step-by-step plan to guide you along the way!

Is an elemental diet safe during nursing?

Elemental diets are incredibly safe when implemented correctly. The main things to consider when nursing is consuming adequate calories and ample hydration, both of which are important to sustain healthy milk production.

Depending on the age of the nursing child, having a milk alternative or enough solid food options available for them is recommended, in the event that your milk supply was to decrease temporarily.

Please discuss any supplements taken alongside the elemental diet with your healthcare provider and/or your child’s pediatrician.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t do this program?

An elemental diet is not recommended for anyone with Diabetes or an existing eating disorder. 

If an elemental diet is recommended while you are pregnant, you should be monitored closely by your medical doctor. 

If an elemental diet is recommended to your child under 18-years of age, they should be monitored closely by their medical doctor. 

We always recommend consulting with your medical provider before implementing an elemental diet, especially if you have any questions or concerns.

Is this program for clinicians?

While this program is geared towards guiding individuals with specific health concerns through an elemental diet, clinicians may choose to take this course to further their own education or for personal use.

Throughout the program we provide a variety of case examples and explore the wide range of clinical applications of elemental diets.

Please note that clinicians may not distribute the program content to their clients or through their practice or copy or use it as their own. Please see our Terms & Conditions below for more information.

When is the best time to start this program?

Ideally, the best time to start this program is two weeks before you plan to begin an elemental diet. We always say that those who plan for their elemental diet are planning for their success!

With this said, if you have already started an elemental diet and you have questions or need further clarity, the program is designed so that you can jump directly to the lesson that will provide you with immediate support. 

Is an elemental diet an effective treatment for SIBO and IBS?

SIBO is one of the most common conditions that an elemental diet is used for. In one study, a treatment time of 2 weeks was 80% and 3 weeks was 85% effective in eradicating bacterial overgrowth (shown by the normalization of lactulose breath testing). Additionally, 65% of people experienced an improvement in their IBS symptoms.

SIBO has been shown to exist in up to 84% of IBS patients and is therefore theorized to be a significant underlying cause of Irritable Bowel Syndrome. 

Is an elemental diet an effective treatment for fungal overgrowth?

We know that an elemental diet is incredibly antibacterial in nature. With yeast, the mechanisms are less clear.

The Elemental Diet Success Plan will address this in detail in Lesson 5, Supplements & Medications, and will provide you with the current perspectives and well as options for antifungals that can be taken alongside an elemental diet, should you choose to.

Should I do a breath test for SIBO before starting the elemental diet? After completing it?

Many people who choose to use an elemental diet for SIBO have a positive breath test confirming a SIBO diagnosis before they begin. It is up to you and/or your practitioner to decide if you would like to do a repeat breath test after your elemental diet to ensure that SIBO has been eradicated. We generally recommend follow-up testing (for those who initially tested positive) and we cover the details of retesting in the program. 

If a positive result on a SIBO breath test would determine whether or not you would embark on an elemental diet, then prior testing seems reasonable. However, because elemental diets are generally very safe and can help with a large variety of digestive conditions and symptoms, some people choose to not get tested. 

Do I have to have SIBO or IBS to do this program?

While elemental diets are often used for SIBO and IBS, they are also being used for other health conditions such as Ulcerative Colitis, Crohn’s Disease, Celiac Disease, Gastroparesis, Eosinophilic Esophagitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Rheumatoid Arthritis, multiple food intolerances, Rosacea and other inflammatory, immune and digestive conditions. 

Is this program for me if I just want a gut reset?

While an elemental diet can be an incredibly effective tool for resting and healing the gut, we generally recommend starting with food-based dietary and lifestyle interventions for supporting gut health first. 

If you have already addressed dietary and lifestyle changes and are still experiencing digestive symptoms, an elemental diet might be beneficial.

Is this a diet to help me lose weight?

No. Elemental diets have not been studied as a weight management treatment and should not be used if your only health goal is weight loss. 

We have observed clinically that people who are overweight (and have a health condition that prompts the use of an elemental diet) tend to lose weight. 

If I don’t want to lose weight, can I still do an elemental diet?

Yes. In the program, we discuss the special considerations (type of elemental shake formula, caloric requirements, etc.) for those who are concerned with weight loss. We have observed clinically that people who would like to gain weight can sometimes put on additional weight because the elemental diet allows their intestines to heal and absorb nutrients. 

What results can I expect from an elemental diet?

While we have seen an elemental diet provide dramatic results, sometimes even when other approaches have failed, there are no panaceas (or cure-alls) when it comes to health and it is important that you don’t come into the program expecting that. 

Many of our clients have reported benefits such as:

  • A greater tolerance to a wider variety of foods
  • A decrease in digestive symptoms such as gas, bloating, diarrhea, or constipation
  • Eradication of SIBO for those who are positive
  • Reduction in pain and inflammation
  • Improved sleep, energy, and mental clarity

Everyone is different and will experience different results. We have observed clinically that most people experience at least some positive benefit, if not complete resolution of their symptoms. 

Will I have access to the whole program upfront?

Yes. Once you purchase the Elemental Diet Success Plan, you will receive access to the entire program so you can go through it at your own pace–or jump right in where you need immediate support. 

What happens to my access to the program after 1-year?

The Elemental Diet Success Plan includes access to all course materials for 1-year. We suggest that you download the program guidebooks within the year so that you have access to them forever.

What is the refund policy?

Your satisfaction with the program is important to us. Yet, because of the extensive time, expertise, preparation, and care that goes into creating and providing this program, we only offer a limited refund.

If we receive your request email to support@elementaldietsuccessplan.com within the first 72 hours after your purchase of the program, we will provide a full refund (minus credit card processing fees) as long as no more than 20% of course lessons and/or handouts were viewed or downloaded. We’re happy to share our video view and download logs on request to participants who do not meet this requirement.

No refunds will be provided at any time after 72 hours from time of purchase or if more than 20% of the program materials have been viewed and/or downloaded. No exceptions will be made.

Please look above at “Take a peek inside!” to watch sample lessons and view sample program materials. We want you to feel confident that the Elemental Diet Success Plan is right for you before you purchase it.

My coupon code isn’t working. Can you help me?

Most likely the coupon code isn’t working because the course wasn’t added to the cart FIRST by clicking on the ”add to order button” at the top.  If the course is not added to the order and you try to use the coupon, you will get the message that the “coupon is not applicable on selected products”.

Please note that we cannot offer refunds after your purchase for coupon codes that were not entered at the time of purchase.

How much time will I have to commit to doing this program?

Implementing an elemental diet generally involves a 1-2 week preparatory period, 2+ week elemental diet, and a 1-2 week transition diet back onto solid foods. 

The Elemental Diet Success Plan consists of 14 video lessons and 5 guidebooks which will assist you through the entire elemental diet process from start to finish.

The 14 lessons will take approximately 3-hrs to complete. Each lesson ranges from about 5 minutes to 23 minutes in length. You will benefit most from this program if you complete the corresponding exercise listed for each lesson in your Program Workbook.

Does this program include individualized support?

No. The Elemental Diet Success Plan is an online program and participants will not receive individualized support for specific health concerns or questions. Please see our supported 1:1 Elemental Diet Guidance, which combines the EDSP program with one-on-one sessions with Debbie.

What if I would like to receive additional support?

If you are looking for additional help with your elemental diet, please see our supported 1:1 Elemental Diet Guidance, which combines the EDSP program with one-on-one sessions with Debbie.

What if I find it too challenging to complete an elemental diet?

While elemental diets are incredibly effective, they can also be challenging at times. With the Elemental Diet Success Plan, you will learn our proven tips and strategies for completing an elemental diet with clarity, direction and confidence.

It is very important that you listen to every lesson and give yourself ample time to understand the challenges and plan accordingly. 

If you are looking for additional help with your elemental diet, you may email support@elementaldietsuccessplan.com to inquire about becoming a private client in our clinical practice to receive more customized, individualized support.

However, if you find an elemental diet too challenging to complete, or if you are unable to consume your daily required calories from elemental shakes, then you should resume your normal diet. Your health and safety are most important.

How much do elemental shakes cost?

The cost of elemental shakes varies depending on your height, weight, age and activity level. Commercially available shakes typically cost around $500-800+ for someone on a full elemental diet for 2-weeks. Don’t forget that you are eliminating all other food expenses (groceries, dining out) for the time that you are on the elemental diet, so that should be factored in.

Should I purchase elemental shakes before starting this program?

No. There are several elemental shake options available these days. The program includes a lesson focused on the specific factors to consider when choosing the formula that is best suited for your needs.

How do I purchase elemental shakes?

The Elemental Diet Success Plan Program Supply List contains links that you can use to view and/or purchase some of the commercially available elemental shake formulas, should you choose to. 

Are there other required supplements?

No. Aside from elemental shakes, there are no required supplements. In the program we discuss a few supplements and supplies that can be helpful when dealing with specific challenges frequently encountered on an elemental diet. The Elemental Diet Success Plan Supply List contains links that you can use to view and/or purchase these supplements and supplies, should you choose to. 

Can I get a refund if I react negatively to an elemental shake or supplement?

Please contact the supplier that you purchased from to verify their refund policy.  

I live outside of the United States. Can I take this program and order elemental shake and supplies?

This is a digital course, so you can take the program from the comfort of your home no matter where you live. However, you may need to locate different suppliers since many of the companies that we recommend do not ship outside of the US.

Still have questions?

If you can’t find an answer to your question in our FAQ, you can always contact us and we will get back to you shortly.

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