• Nutrition Tips

    • Remember your journey to health is not a race. Make changes gradually that you can
      sustain and endure throughout your life.
    • Drink water!  8 – 10 glasses of water per day. Drink pure filtered water with no ice,
      between meals. Drinking with meals dilutes stomach acid and can aid in digestive
      problems. If you have to drink while eating, sip small amounts only to help wash down
      the food.
    • Avoid eating at least 3 hours before going to bed.  The body repairs itself while you sleep.
      If it is busy digesting food, the healing will not occur.
    • Eat fresh fruits & vegetables, preferably organic whenever possible to avoid chemical toxins entering your body from pesticides, herbicides & fungicides.
    • Always choose foods in season, they are fresher, contain more nutrients & are usually cheaper to buy.
    • When eating fruits and vegetables, eat as many uncooked or raw as you can. These foods contain mega amounts of beneficial enzymes that aid in digestion and are destroyed when cooked.
    • Eat whole foods in their natural state that come from the ground. Eat more plants and avoid foods that are made in plants.  Scrap all processed foods. If they don’t spoil or go bad, they are not food.
    • If you eat meat, choose naturally raised organic meat like poultry, beef, lamb, bison and eggs. Choose wild caught fish.
    • Use only traditional fats and oils like butter, extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, grape seed oil, sesame and flax oils.
    • To sweeten your food use natural sweeteners like fruit, raw honey, maple syrup, coconut sugar and stevia.
    • Get good fats from nuts, seeds & avocados.
    • Reduce portions. Eat until you feel 2/3 full. Do not overeat or try to finish what’s on your plate. Too much food overwhelms our digestive capacity.
    • Avoid: all deadly whites (white sugar, white flour, bread, pasteurized milk, white pasta, white rice), fried foods, processed foods, luncheon meats, sausage, canned foods, waxed foods, artificial food additives, MSG, aspartame, hydrolyzed oils and anything packaged.
    • Avoid reading labels by buying foods that contain no labels like fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, legumes and whole grains.
    • Limit your intake of caffeine & alcohol.
    • Chose Celtic sea salt for your table, it contains the much needed trace mineral iodine.
    • Zap the microwave before it zaps you & your food of all vital nutrients from your food.
    • Include plants from the sea (seaweed, sea vegetables & algae) in your diet to amp up your intake of vital nutrients. They are powerhouses of vitamins, minerals & antioxidants.
    • Get as many nutrients as you can from foods before looking to supplementation. Who wants to take a pill for the rest of the life anyhow?
    • As Michael Pollen says treat “TREATS” as treats.