Lately I've been getting some emails from my readers asking me about my diet (which is conveniently my favorite thing to talk about) so I thought I would share with you all what a day of my food is like. (Disclaimer: This is what I eat because I like it. This is not meant as nutrition advice nor am I suggesting that this will cure or treat any disease).
Just as a preface, I eat differently in each season of the year. Below is pretty much my winter diet, but I'm now eating more greens and berries because spring is here. In another 2 weeks my diet is pretty much going to be completely different now that we are harvesting several varieties of leafy greens and herbs.
Before Breakfast: 4 oz Noni Juice, Primal Defense Probiotics by Garden of Life, Fresh Green Vegetable Juice with cucumber, kale and lemon.
Breakfast: Smoothie (frozen berries, one whole peeled lemon, 2 handfuls of a leafy green veggie, camu camu berry powder, 10 chlorella tabs, 5,000 IUs Complimentary Prescriptions Vitamin D, one dropper full of Omica fulvic acid ionic minerals, Custom Probiotics powder, Cordyceps powder, Primal Defense powder, a pinch of salt, 10 drops liquid stevia, pinch of vanilla bean powder, water). OR leftover from dinner last night.
Lunch: Salad and chicken/lamb/beef with homemade raw dressing OR some kind of soup or scrambled eggs and steamed veggies. I add a little raw cultured vegetables on the side and some raw goat cheese made with unpasteurized organic milk for a treat if I have it.
Snack: sometimes I eat a spoonful or coconut butter b/c it tastes like dense cake! (I got this tip from a friend) or I'll have some raw goat yogurt made from unpasteurized goat milk and I flavor it myself with vanilla and raw honey or stevia. If I didn't have time for green juice before breakfast, this is when I make it.
Dinner: Same as lunch but sometimes I'll have some winter squash to fill me up more or I'll be experimenting with a recipe like a raw vegetable soup in my Vitamix. Sometimes I just have a smoothie if I didn't have one for breakfast.
Dessert: Yes, I like dessert sometimes. I make strawberry ice cream in my Vitamix with frozen berries, vanilla, coconut milk and a pinch of salt. Or I'll have fresh berries and a spoonful of coconut cream.
It is just as important to understand what I don't eat:
Vegetable oils like canola, soy, safflower
High Fructose Corn Syrup
Pasteurized uncultured dairy
Canned foods (except coconut milk)
GMO food (genetically modified)
dried fruit (except goji berries on occasion)
And I make sure I get plenty of:
filtered or spring water (not in plastic bottles!!!!)
Fresh green vegetable juice...juiced at home in my kitchen
coconut oil, ORGANIC butter and cold pressed olive oil
seaweed (like kelp)
It goes without saying that everything I eat is organic when I have the choice.
If you're thinking about changing your diet, the only thing that I can recommend is that you read the books , , and . Those books just have the most useful diet info for people with autoimmune conditions. At least, out of the 50 or so that I've read.
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Have a good week everyone! And remember to think positive.