Is the Whole30 Elimination diet safe? Will it actually reset my body from inflammatory foods?

Hello and thank you for your question!

The safety of the Whole 30 diet can depend on your individual health condition. If you are concerns about trying this eating pattern, consult with your doctor or health professional to assess if this diet is safe for you. Avoiding foods like sugar, grains, dairy and legumes for 30 days is likely not a major health risk for most healthy individuals, but it is always good to check!

The diet recommends to avoid most inflammatory foods, but the result that it will “reset your body” cannot be promised. How our body reacts to eating certain foods can vary from person to person. If you are interested in learning how to reduce inflammation, it is recommended to aim for an overall healthy diet that is rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, fish and healthy oils.1

In addition to eating a balanced diet, there are many ways to improve your health, such as being more physically active or managing your stress levels. Check out our Lifestyle pages for more tips for long-term health and wellness.

Hope this helps!




1. Harvard Health Publishing. “Foods That Fight Inflammation.” Harvard Health Blog, Harvard Health Publishing. Updated November 7, 2018. Accessed November 30, 2018. Available from: