I’m a disciple of simplicity! The most complex problems crave the simplest answers. The most effective treatment plans are the most clear and digestible. And achieving health shouldn’t require anything fancy, merely a return to solid foundations; the basics.
These are my top ten Food Philosophies and Principles for embracing simplicity and fostering vibrant health!
1. Eat what we are designed to eat. As dictated by our anatomy and physiology – we are modern hunter gatherers requiring fresh whole foods including vegetables (fresh & cultured), whole fats and proteins from healthy pastured animals, non-farmed seafood, some well-prepared nuts and seeds, low-sugar fruit & unprocessed cultured dairy.
2. Food is a fundamental foundation of health. It is our ultimate building block, agent of health and if neglected, disease.
3. Eat what we can grow, raise, hunt and gather naturally in nature. Prepare food well by following our ancestral and cultural food preparations and traditions. Support and repair digestive function. Our guts represent a fundamental (and essential) ability to digest, absorb, heal and repair – keeping them happy and healthful is paramount.
4. Prepare food well by following our ancestral and cultural food preparations and traditions.
5. Support and repair digestive function. Our guts represent a fundamental (and essential) ability to digest, absorb, heal and repair – keeping them happy and healthful is paramount.
6. Learn to better understand you food choices by observing and questioning your thoughts/beliefs about food. Ask; what governs or inspires my food choices? Am I eating with time, respect and gratitude? How has mu culture and upbringing informed my choices.
7. Experiment with different recipes and present your food beautifully. Always begin with quality ingredients from conscious, sustainable sources.
8. Beware of new food categories created for money and convenience. Such as babies and kids food – children are meant to eat what adults eat! And snack foods – aim for three square meals per day rather than grazing on dissatisfying, processed frankenfoods.
9. Realise that Government and Institutes guidelines do not consider the source and processing of food. Unfortunately, conventional food recommendations are nutritionally empty and based on industrialised food production. Look for integrity in the source and processing of what we eat.
10. Learn to discern between what is real, honest food and clever marketing. Eschew packaged products, be a label-reading detective and just eat the real thing!
Let’s make it easy for ourselves and embrace simplicity!