Every day I have the conversation with my patients about eating “real foods.” I mean as close to nature as possible.
- Organic fruits and vegetables with non-hormonal grass-fed meat and free-range chicken. Eggs from chickens that do not spend their lives in cages getting antibiotics and hormones.
- Eat non-GMO (genetically modified foods). The worst foods are corn and corn syrup, soy and alfalfa. See responsibletechnology.org for more information.
- Try to eat local foods, such as those grown in the Northwest like berries and apples. Foods such as papaya, pineapple and oranges are shipped from afar.
- Try to eat foods in their whole state. For example, rice versus rice flour. Non-processed foods that do not include added salt, sugar and chemicals.
- Eat wild Alaskan fish that contain the high-levels of good oils versus farmed fish that may contain heavy metals and are low in the good oils. Try to eat smaller fish, like Coho versus King salmon, as well as mackerel or sardines. Small fish do not have a chance to accumulate heavy metals like mercury.
- Whenever possible grow your own foods, buy local, pick your own blackberries, nettles, wild herbs, and have a farmer raise a grass-fed anti-biotic free animal for you.
Our bodies have not evolved to eat these chemicals, hormones, metals, sugars and foods. These wreak havoc on our immune and hormonal systems, as well as contributing to heart disease, cancer, early puberty, diabetes and overall destruction of our health.