With the New Year approaching, you may be considering a resolution. Some of the most common resolutions involve a new diet or exercise. These resolutions generally have the goals of weight loss or body conditioning. However, such goals are symptom oriented rather than foundation oriented. If you focus on weight loss or conditioning, you will have to work much harder because you will be working against your own body. Your body is designed to maintain a certain weight and level of conditioning. If you are giving your body the building blocks it needs, it will do what it is designed to do. You may still desire to work at weight loss or conditioning, but your efforts will become much more effective. Therefore, your goal should be to give your body fuel and building blocks in the most natural form available. The following ten guidelines can help you avoid the plethora of toxins and artificial substances so prevalent on the market.
1. Don’t Eat Processed Sugars and Flours: For sugar substitute stevia, birch xylitol, raw honey, and maple syrup.
2. Read Labels: Don’t eat high fructose corn syrup, MSG, yellow vegetable oils (canola, corn, soybean (aka “vegetable oil”), sunflower oil, etc.
3. Eat Healthy Fats: These have to be naturally occurring fats (including saturated fats) not those made by people (hydrogenated oils and trans-fats).
4. Drink Pure Water: Stay away from water containing Fluorine. Using a Berkey water filter with the optional Fluorine filter is the best way to avoid Fluorine while still getting the minerals your body needs.
5. Use Good Salt: Some good choices are pink Himalayan salt and Redmond “Real Salt.”
6. Eat living foods: This includes raw fruits and vegetables as well as properly fermented foods such as kefir, yogurt, kimchi, homemade sauer-kraut, pickles, etc. fermented with whey rather than vinegar.
7. Eat Products from Grass-fed and Pastured Animals: Animals raised in their natural environment provide plenty of Omega-3’s (so you don’t have to keep taking fish oil capsules), and are rich in vitamins A and D.
8. Eat Raw Grass Fed Dairy: When cows eat what they were designed to eat, they provide vitamins, minerals and enzymes in forms that the human body can readily use.
9. Make Your Own Broth: Use bones from healthy animals without antibiotics and steroids.
10. Take the Time to Prepare Your Grains and Legumes: These foods are hard to digest if not prepared properly as described here.
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