When a holistic practitioner begins working with a new patient, the first dietary step is to determine the ideal therapeutic diet. All therapeutic diets prioritize eating whole foods that are nutrient-dense and do not cause additional inflammation, but each one focuses on a different presentation:
If you know that you are dealing with autoimmunity, you would follow the Autoimmune Diet which removes the most common foods that stimulate the immune system, such as eggs, nightshades, nuts and seeds.
If your total cholesterol is above 250, you would want to utilize the Mediterranean Paleo therapeutic diet since it is low in saturated fats.
If you are not sure which therapeutic diet to utilize, The Paleo Diet is the base diet. To clarify, when I say Paleo, it means nutrient-dense and anti-inflammatory. This diet prioritizes real-food carbohydrates over protein. In fact, protein is, on average, only 20% of your total calories.