Find a local farmer’s market and buy as much of your produce there. Ask the farmer if their produce is grown organically or by conventional means.
The farmer’s market has a variety of foods like raw honey, fruits, vegetables, dairy, eggs, herbs and homemade breads. Buying local is not only good for your economy, but the foods are also enriched with more nutrients and allergy fighting properties. Think about the food that grew from the soil from which we breathe. The climate and soil are different from Florida to California.
Instead of trying the latest diet, focus on being nutrition forward. Eat what you want, but first get your nutrients in. Have a green juice before you go out with friends or to a party. Adding tea to your daily routine is invaluable for antioxidants, detox, weight loss, heart health, beautiful skin and anti-inflammatory properties. Don’t make a choice between coffee and tea. Tea is an herb, flower or root that you seep in hot water and drink. Drinking tea is absorbed easily. Nutrients quickly absorb and is easy on the stomach. If we did oregano and parsley seeped with turmeric each day we would probably never have an illness…
For example, fresh oregano is a strong antibacterial agent. It has phytonutrients which fight infections such as staph. It’s loaded with antioxidants that help prevent cell damage, and it’s an excellent source of fiber, vitamin K, manganese, iron, vitamin E, tryptophan and calcium.
Some suggested teas in the kitchen are green (green tea is part of the black tea family which includes white and oolong), ginger, turmeric, hawthorn, mint and hibiscus. Buy in loose form and mix herbs. For the best anti inflammatory, grate ginger and turmeric root and seep. Make enough tea to last a 4-5 days in the fridge and drink a few times a day.
Eeat to heal and strengthen. Fun foods are just that. Do not torture yourself when you go out and get a salad. You do not know where the greens came from, how old they are, and their nutritional value. So get a shrimp cocktail or pot stickers and just enjoy your night.
Must haves in the kitchen to be used daily are: apple cider vinegar unfiltered, raw honey, fresh garlic, ginger, sea salt, coconut and olive oil.
INFLAMMATORIES Cause aches and pains from irritated blood vessels. They also cause digestion issues along with a slew of disharmony in the body. Our poor liver!
White sugar, high fructose corn sugar
Sugar substitutes, artificial sweeteners
Artificial colors and flavors
Refined processed carbohydrates in
many breads, pastas, pastries, cereals
Processed meat like sausage, bacon, ham,
smoked meat, beef jerky
ANTI INFLAMMATORIES helps guard us from heart disease, irritable bowel, diabetes, depression, cancer
Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
(strawberries, blueberries, cherries and oranges)
Chicken, beef or fish bone broth
Spices like turmeric, garlic, ginger, oregano.
Olive oil, use cold with an herb blend on
sprouted bread, barley or on salad.
Green leafy vegetables eat in soups & sauces
Buy organic on sale and freeze so not to waste
When frozen the leaves will crumble nicely
over any meal.
Many foods in boxes and bags with a long shelf life have preservatives.
Many of these preservatives are made in a laboratory and not recognized by your body as food.
If a boxed food you have has a long list of ingredients and you cannot pronounce them, your body probably cannot process
For a full list of Cancer-Causing Agents, go to the National Toxicology Program, ntp.niehs.nih.gov/pubhealth/roc/index-1.html
Health Products– your skin is an organ and chemicals can move transdermally through the skin. Products like lotions, body wash,
hand soaps with chemicals dyes and artificial fragrances go straight to the
blood stream. Find natural alternatives. Remember your hair and skin look good from the inside out. Many teas are good for you skin.