FOOD & healthy eating Recommendations
Everything in moderation, especially moderation.
& a healthy When in Rome…
Your diet should contain both cooked food and raw food. Every body is different. Make sure you check in with someone you trust to determine which ratio of raw:cooked food is best for you. The information shared on this page has been inspired by friends who are nutritionists and acupuncturists.
Principles to Remember:
1) Food Combining: it’s important you go easy with the different types of food you eat at the same time. Not everything can be digested together, and it is a significantly more healthy and comfortable decision to make wise choices here. You don’t need to be too crazy with it; it’s just good to do what you can. Food Combining chart at bottom of this page.
2) CLEAN all of your fruits & veggies. Soaking them in a mixture of Apple Cider Vinegar and warm water works well.
3) Some things you should just never eat. Like genetically modified “food” (aka “GMO”) and high fructose corn syrup. The list is below.
4) Read the labels! Empower yourself! Check every ingredient; you deserve the attention from yourself… it is easy, especially if you know the main culprits to look out for. See below.
All leafy green vegetables- rich in chlorophyl and vitamins:
All types of kale
Basil (small quantity)
**Cleanse all vegetables always before eating**
**Effective cleansing method: mix Grapefruit Seed Extract with water and let the vegetables rest there for 10 minutes**
It is recommended to eat fruit in the early hours of the day in average quantities (avoiding fruits with a lot of sugar content)
Fruits that strengthen the blood: black berries, blue berries, raspberries, gogi berries, red grapes. All of these fruits dried are more rich with nutrients, but it is important that they do not contain added sugar or preservatives.
Generally, it is supportive to consume only a little bit per day or a few times per week.
Pineapple (rich in Bromelain)
Strengthens the blood, the Chi, and the Yin
Green and blue algaes
Gluten free oats
Black and red beans
Black sesame seeds
Nuts are hard to digest. Soak them for a few hours (at least) before eating. It is best to eat a small quantity.
Yeast free whole grain bread
Fish (we are sea creatures!!)
Whole grain pasta/quinoa and rice based pastas
Eggs (3-4 per week) **not for everyone**
Organic, hormone/GMO free butter
Goat milk products (in small quantities)
Nut milks (almond, brazil nut etc.)
Chlorella or nutritional yeast sprinkled on salads and other dishes can taste a bit like cheese
Organic, pure local honey
Organic maple syrup
Coconut palm sugar
Yacon syrup or powder
Avoid Completely, Always/Read the labels:
Anything that contains even one GMO ingredient–be on the look out for corn, which is usually GMO unless it is specified as organic
High Fructose Corn Syrup
MSG (in salty products)
Canola Oil - even if organic
Vegetable Oil (usually has GMO oils in it!)
White flour based foods
Sweets from white sugar: ice cream, most chocolates, processed candy/cakes
Very spicy foods
Very salty foods
Many different types of food at once (be wise with your food combining!)
General Eating Suggestions:
Chew food slowly (the digestive process begins in the mouth)
It is better to eat organic food and food without preservatives
Eat desert half hour – 1 hour after meal
Do not mix a large variety of dishes in one meal