The Importance of Quality Foods
- Not all foods are of equal quality.
- Choose organic food, free of chemicals and hormones.
- Drink water purified of chlorines and other contaminants.
- Eat meats which are grass-fed, antibiotic, and hormonefree.
- Fat sources should include flax and fish.
- Eliminate common allergens such as dairy products, wheat, corn, and soy from your diet.
Elimination of Common Toxic Foods and Allergens
By eliminating foods and beverages that commonly contain toxins and allergens, you will help your body open up its cleansing pathways. This cleansing decreases the stress on the digestive and immune systems, allowing your body to function more efficiently and with more energy and stamina.
Foods for Good Health and Energy
Organic vegetables, such as bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, celery, Chinese cabbage, collard greens, cucumbers, dandelion greens, fennel, kale, leaf lettuce, pumpkin seeds, cabbage, romaine lettuce, sesame seeds, soy sprouts, spinach, sunflower seeds, Swiss chard, and zucchini.
You can never eat too many vegetables – steamed, raw, or juiced. Vegetables are full ofvitamins, nutrients and enzymes. Try to eat four or more servings a day.
Apples, pears, berries, peaches, melon, and watermelon.
These are hypoallergenic and contain high levels of vitamins and nutrients, as well as dietary fiber.
Brown rice, millet, quinoa, and buckwheat.
These replace gluten-rich grains and are less likely to harm the digestive and immune system. Aim for whole grains and whole grain products; they contain more nutritional value and are healthier for your digestive system.
Fats and Oils
Limited amounts of nuts (almonds and walnuts), seeds, cold-pressed olive oil (extra-virgin), flax seed,flax seed oil, salmon (wild Pacific salmon), and fish oils.
These contain healthy omega fatty acids that are protective to the cells. Never cook or fry with oil. Oil should be added after cooking to maintain its healthful properties.
Organic grass-fed beef, lamb, chicken, Cornish hens, and turkey, game meats (venison), and organic free-range eggs.
When proteins are organic and grass-fed, they contain properties that promote health, such as oleic acid. Studies have shown that they may help prevent cancers.
Fish low in methylmercury, such as croaker, flounder (summer), haddock, trout, and salmon. All fish should be of the freshwater or deep ocean varieties.
Methylmercury is a poisonous substance found in much of the fish we eat. Thousands of tons of mercury are released into the air each year through pollution and waste. In the environment, mercury can transform into methylmercury and accumulate in streams, oceans, water sources, and even in soil. Methylmercury is extremely toxic and very harmful to health. This can be a very difficult toxin to eliminate from the body, requiring such treatments as chelation therapy.
Water, unprocessed teas (green or herbal), freshly squeezed fruit and vegetable juices, rice, goat or nut milk.
Hydration is an important part of health. Keeping your body well supplied with liquids helps detoxification and increases the efficiency of almost all of your body’s processes. Teas have many properties known to reduce the risk of disease. Fresh juices are excellent sources of nutrition. Alternative milks are also a healthy and nutritionally important substitute for other dairy
Legumes including beans (navy, white, red, and kidney beans).
These provide a source of clean protein and help to facilitate detoxification and improve health.