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If you are ill or have been diagnosed with any disease, please consult a medical doctor before attempting any natural healing program. Many foods, herbs or other natural substances can occasionally have dangerous allergic reactions or side effects in some people. People have even died from allergic reactions to peanuts and strawberries.
Any one of these suggestions could be potentially dangerous, even lethal, especially, if you are seriously ill. Therefore, any natural method discussed could cause harm, instead of the benefit you seek. ASK YOUR DOCTOR FIRST.
What you Should Consider Eating for Optimum Health & Wellness
Eat things as close to what nature intended
- Best Foods to Eat
- Super Foods: Goji Berries, Cacau, Acai, Green Algae, Spurilina, Maca, Camu Camu Berries, Bee Products (Raw Honey, Refrigerated Bee Pollen, Royal Jelly, Propolis), AFA Blue-Green Algae, Marine Phytoplangton, Aloe Vera, Hempseed, Coconuts, Chlorella, Kelp, Dulse, Noni, Yacon, Garlic, and Ginger Root.
- Organic Sprouts (examples: Alfalfa, Sunflower, Mung Bean)
- Raw Organic & Raw Wild Crafted Foods
- Cooked Organic Foods
- Local Produce (http://www.localharvest.org/)
- Raw Dairy: http://www.realmilk.com/ (make sure to check local state laws)
- Free Range Meats from free range animals eating their native diets
- Whole Food Supplements that are high quality and minimally processed
- OK Foods to Eat
- Conventional Produce typically has pesticides, fungicides, herbacides, and can be genetically modified. Some can be good if you know the farm it comes from and they say they use Organic Practices.
- Foods to Avoid
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
- Artificial Sweeteners: Splenda, Equal, Sweet & Low, and Truvia.
- Stevia is OK (from a natural plant)
- Fast Food
- Frozen Food
- Specifically, frozen dinners that are loaded with preservatives, chemicals, and MSG.
- Frozen fruit and vegetables are fine, but fresh is still better. However, I do enjoy frozen fruit smoothies and sorbet.
- Corn Syrup and Agave Nector
- Canned Food
- Genetically Modified Foods
- Most Common are: Corn, Canola Oil, Soybeans, Sugar Beats, and Grape Seed Oil.
- Visit http://www.responsibletechnology.org/ for more info.
- Farm Raised Fish & Shellfish (examples: Salmon, Tilapia, Shrimp)
- Conventional Meats (loaded with growth hormones, artificial preservatives, antibiotics, and fed genetically modified food)
- Candy, Cake, and Cookies that are highly processed
- Examples of good sweets are: Fruit, Honey, and Organic Chocolate
- Drugs: Most drugs have toxic effects and should be carefully evaluated before using.
- Trans Fat: scars the arteries and allows cholesterol to bind to the scarred artery tissue.
- Best Foods to Eat
Eat a variety of different foods
Listen to your body and be aware of how it feels after eating certain foods
- If you can’t understand the ingredient’s name, it’s probably preservatives, food additives, or chemicals specifically designed to make the food taste good and last long on the shelf.
- If Sugar, Corn Syrup, Maple Syrup, or any sweetener is one of the top three ingredients, then it is too sweet.
- Natural Flavors usually means artificial, synthetic, and unnatural flavors.
- Monosodium Glutamate (MSG) is an excitotoxin food additive that is extremely bad for kids and very bad for adults.
East slowly, chew your food, and relax your mind and body when eating