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.

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.

Recommended Food

Vegetables:

All leafy green vegetables- rich in chlorophyl and vitamins:
All types of kale
Swiss chard
Lettuces
Arugula
“Mixed Greens”
Parsley
Dill
Coriander
Basil (small quantity)
Wheat Grass

Orange Vegetables:

Sweet potato
Yams
Carrots
Pumpkin
Squash

Other vegetables:

Celery
Beetroot
Red Pepper
Cayenne Pepper
Eggplant
Broccoli
Spinach
Cauliflower
Horseradish
**Cleanse all vegetables always before eating**
**Effective cleansing method: mix Grapefruit Seed Extract with water and let the vegetables rest there for 10 minutes**

Fruits:

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; parasite-goodbye)
Papaya
Apricots
Strawberries
Apples
Pears
Peaches

Seaweeds:

Strengthens the blood, the Chi, and the Yin

Green and blue algaes
Chlorella
Dulse
Hijiki
Wakame

Grains:

Quinoa
Brown Rice
Barley
Polenta (corn)
Rice noodles
Gluten free oats
Amaranth
Wheat berries

Legumes:

Black and red beans
Adzuki beans
Mung beans
Lentils
Chickpeas
Green peas
Black sesame seeds

Nuts:

Nuts are hard to digest. Soak them for a few hours (at least) before eating. It is best to eat a small quantity.
Walnuts
Pecans
Almonds
Cashews
Brazil Nuts
Pumpkin Seeds
Sunflower Seeds

Other Foods:

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

Dairy Alternatives:

Goat milk products (in small quantities)
Rice milk
Nut milks (almond, brazil nut etc.)
Quinoa milk
Cashew butter
Almond butter
Chlorella sprinkled on salads and other dishes can taste a bit like cheese

Sweeteners:

Organic stevia
Organic, pure local honey
Organic maple syrup
Coconut palm sugar
Lucuma powder
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
Vegetable Oil (usually has GMO oils in it!)
Table salt
Fried food
Red meat (all meat should be as organic/local as possible)
White flour based foods
Cow milk products
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!)
Coffee
Alcohol

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