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What are healthy foods?

With all the conflicting information about what is good for you to eat and what is bad for you, it’s hard to know what are healthy foods. I’ve studied nutrition for many years and I can tell you, I’ve had a hard time with it myself. I’ve tried many different eating plans in my quest to figure it out for myself. I tried the Atkins diet at one time in my life, I’ve tried being a vegetarian at another, I’ve done the candida diet, I’ve even tried weight watchers and a low fat diet. I tried counting calories which, really sucked and so did not work for me. I don’t like restrictions, never have, never will but, I do like balance in all things including my foods. I also like to feel good and have energy for my day to day activities and workouts. In my quest to find the perfect balance I’ve tried a lot of things to see what works for my body and it hasn’t been easy. Although, I think I know which foods work best for my body now, I can be honest enough with myself to face the fact that what may work for me one day may not the next. Yes, that’s right, what may work for you one day may not work for you the next day, week or year. The balancing act of all the bodies systems working in sync includes hormones, sleep, moderate exercise, feeding the spirit, and learning healthy coping skills to get through lifes hard times.

My passion studying which combinations of foods can heal ailments, diseases, hormonal imbalances, and a myriad of other physical issues suffered by people has helped, not only myself but, my clients, friends and family to feel better, have more energy and heal themselves naturally without taking pharmaceuticals when possible. I’ve discovered that to heal the body with foods is hard work,  it takes time, dedication, a mindset of perseverance and determination. It also depends on what the problem is, there is no one eating plan that is right for all because everyone is different. However, eating foods that are grown from the ground and eating proteins humanely treated is the best option. Staying away from anything that is packaged, has preservatives, a long ingredient list that looks like a foreign language is best when possible. I tell people that I like to follow an 80/20 plan, I’m good 80% of the time so that I can eat out with friends or eat things I wouldn’t typically eat 20% of the time.

Get back to basics, there is no reason to combine hundreds of ingredients just to eat one dish such as what’s in packaged foods. It’s not good for the digestive system either. The marketing and advertising companies have made people believe that this is ‘food’ but it’s not. Real food comes from mother nature and it’s not altered in any way. When you stop eating these kinds of crap foods and start eating real foods you will realize that you are more satisfied with less because of it.

If you’re still not sure what I mean when I say stick to eating healthy foods or, ‘real foods’ as I like to call them that typically are the aisles around the edge of the grocery store – produce – fruits, vegetables, some raw nuts, seafood, poultry, meats, and fresh clean water from a good source are your best bet. If you have a more serious ailment or disease then it will take a much more strict eating regimen and time to heal not to mention hard work but for our purposes here a simplistic list is what’s given.

One last thing, it’s not easy knowing yourself, knowing what works for you and what doesn’t, it takes time and hard work so don’t get discouraged. You may think you’ve tried everything but, we are only at the cusp of learning about how various food combinations can heal the body so really you haven’t, it is not possible as it isn’t possible for myself, after all, we are not that advanced not even with all of our recent technological advancements.





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