• NO more soda or soft drinks (including diet, they are worse)
  • No white sugar or white flour – stay away from anything with high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners (I use Stevia extract) **Try raw organic honey or agave
  • No margarine or butter substitutes – butter is actually good for you, just use organic and not in excess
  • Cooking oils – Do NOT use anything “hydrogenated” or polyunsaturated, they can go rancid or oxidize and promote free radicals that cause cancer. I use (very little) olive oil – cold pressed, extra virgin, organic and it should be cloudy – just don’t overuse it. I use Organic Coconut Oil minimally as a backup to olive oil. Remember you can use broths, water, sauces, etc. to cook as well. STAY AWAY FROM CORN, SAFFLOWER, SUNFLOWER, SOYBEAN AND CANOLA OIL OR STRICTLY LIMIT THE USE.
  • Use a water filter pitcher and use tap water, I already wrote about water in a previous blog. Check it out if you have not reviewed it.
  • Do NOT use a toothpaste that has flouride in it.
  • NO microwave popcorn – first of all the corn is grown with petro-chemical fertilizers and pesticides – corn is probably one of the worst foods we eat and is in almost all our processed foods! The microwave process promotes toxins. Organic air popped is the best.
  • Stay away from processed foods and fast foods as much as possible!
  • FIBER – Fiber prevents many chronic diseases and illness. Use a 5 to 1 ratio, so check your labels, the grams for carbohydrates ideally should be up to 5-1 against the fiber.
  • Harmful ingredients to eliminate in processed foods: anything sulfur, sulfite, bisulfate, hydrogen sulfide. MSG, any of the color dyes, sodium nitrates, sodium benzoate/potassium benzoate, BHA Butylated hydrooxyanisole. These promote major toxins in your body (carcinogens/cancer) among other major health issues.

Finally, I have learned how harmful meat and dairy are for us. I am trying to eliminate meat and dairy from my diet and feel better already. In case you want to get a head start on your own research regarding meat and dairy, I highly recommend reading “The Omnivore’s Dilemma” by Michael Pollan. Excellent, riveting book.



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