Detach yourself from factory foods!
I will not say it’s easy… I do say it’s worth it!!
- Water, water, and water… drink daily, half your weight in ounces (i.e. your weight = 150lb, then about 75 oz of fresh clean water… daily)
- small amounts (2-3oz. per meal) of 100% grass-fed, pasture-raised hormone, steroids, and antibiotic free animal products; wild and domestic raised animals… i.e. beef, bison, elk, goat, sheep, pork, turkey, chicken, duck, geese, quail, etc,
- fish – only wild caught fish, preferably cold water species; salmon, mackerel, sardines, caviar, crab, lobster, shrimp
- all the organically grown fibrous vegetables you wish to eat; artichoke, arugula, asparagus, cooked bamboo shoots, cooked or raw green beans, snap beans, beet and beet greens, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, celeriac (celery root), celery, swiss-chard, collards, cucumber, dandelion greens, eggplant, endive, fennel bulb, hearts of palm, kale, lettuce: butter-head, romaine, mustard greens, mushrooms (except shitake), olives, okra, parsley, peppers: serano, jalapeno, sweet green, sweet red, pumpkin cooked, radishes, rhubarb, sauerkraut (I’ll post a full article about the wonders of fermented food), scallions (green onions), garlic, most all the herbs, spinach: cooked, or raw, squash: summer, zucchini, spaghetti squash, eggplant, tomatoes, turnips, cooked turnip greens, cooked watercress, along with some sea vegetables.
- moderate quantities of nuts and seeds (soak nuts and seeds overnight then dehydrated); almonds, walnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, Not peanuts! Peanuts are NOT in the nut family. They are a legume of which you need to reduce and avoided eating altogether) sunflower seeds, pumpkin seed, flax seed. If you need a little something sweet after a meal during the transition off sugar craving a teaspoon of a nut butter (remember… not peanut butter) satisfies nicely… yes, right off the spoon, i.e. almond butter.
- eggs from non other than 100% pasture-raised chicken, ducks, geese, etc… don’t compromise with the quality of your eggs and find a local source.
- small amounts of RAW dairy from 100% grass-fed animals. Yes… clean, unpasteurized dairy (This is usually only found through direct ownership i.e. coop animal owners shares). Why we can’t buy raw milk products from our neighbor farmer is nuts! Although a wonderful source of fat and protein… dairy is not needed nor essential to your health as long as you’re getting your essential healthy fats elsewhere.
- cook only with non-industrialized coconut oil, palm oil, and ‘real’ butter (preferable raw), ghee, lard and turkey fat from only pasture raised animals. And use organic extra virgin olive oil after heating your food. You can warm the oil but do not cook with it. Heating most oils breaks the oil down and it becomes rancid… not good for the body.
For your convenience… here are a few wonderful links to help your research on such an important issue!!