Our Philosophy - Food Choices


Guidelines for Optimal Health

Set your body in motion

Even if you are not taking Living Fuel Rx regularly, there are five simple things anyone can do to dramatically improve their health:

1. Eliminate all sweet drinks and stimulants and drink 8–12 glasses of water per day;
2. Minimize all sugars and grains (replace with raw or steamed greens);
3. Minimize pasteurized dairy products;
4. Take fish oil combined with full-spectrum vitamin E plus GLA daily; and
5. Minimize heat in preparing foods.

 

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FOODS TO EAT

Eat a variety of salads, green vegetables, and bright-colored (above-ground) vegetables

Some good choices include broccoli, spinach, kale, mustard greens, collard greens, mixed greens, asparagus, green beans, peppers, cucumbers, Brussels sprouts, barley greens, radishes, and onions. These vegetables deliver the most nutrition when they are raw, juiced, or slightly steamed, as cooking decreases the nutrient quality. You will want to make vegetables and Living Fuel Rx the foundation of your diet; therefore, consider eating three to four times as many of the above-mentioned vegetables as your protein source at each meal.

Eat eggs

By this we mean eggs from organically raised free-range or free-roaming hens that are not grain-fed. Look for high DHA on the label. Buying organic eggs is important, because in addition to pesticides and hormones, processed, or "tricked-chicken" eggs, where farmers trick the chickens into laying more eggs by using lights 24/7, are not as nutritious. A natural free-roaming hen lays approximately 80 eggs per year, whereas a tricked chicken lays over 250 eggs per year. Don't be afraid to add more eggs to your diet. Eating eggs does not increase blood cholesterol levels. Additionally, eat only eggs that have been prepared with low heat, such as soft-boiled, poached, over-easy, or raw. If your eggs have been burned, do not eat them. And if they are not organic, don’t eat them raw!

Eat organic foods such as organic chicken, organic turkey and wild game

If you are not eating organic foods and grain-free/grass-fed meats and eggs because of their compromised omega 6 to 3 ratios, then it is even more critical that you take Living Fuel Rx 's companion product, Omega 3 & E, in doses equivalent to eating a medium-sized piece of fish (see Omega 3 & E—The Perfect Companion to Living Fuel Rx ).

Eat fish (but only fish that have been certified free of mercury)

Testing shows that unsafe mercury levels and other pollutants contaminate most fish, including farm-raised fish; therefore, you may want to minimize your fish intake and take Living Fuel Rx 's companion product, Omega 3 & E, which is the most sophisticated essential fatty acids supplement on the market today. If you choose to eat fish, the fish with higher levels of the essential fats EPA and DHA include Pacific Salmon, Summer Flounder, Tilapia, Haddock, and Sardines. AVOID commercial farm-raised fish as they are fed pollutants and are virtually devoid of omega-3 EPA/DHA essential fats.

Eat other great sources of protein

These include beef (grain-free / grass-fed; commercial beef has numerous problems and should be minimized), bison (grain free/ grass-fed), lamb, and Living Fuel Rx (vegetarians can use Living Fuel Rx instead of meat).

Eat appropriate broths, soups, and stews

These items are also healthy as long as their ingredients are consistent with the above.

FOODS TO AVOID

Avoid desserts, most fruits, soft drinks, sports drinks, fruit juices, sweet drinks, coffee, and alcoholic beverages

Did you know that a 12-ounce glass of fruit juice can contain 8 teaspoons of sugar? If you must have a soft drink, alcoholic beverage, juice or other “destructive carbohydrate,” then treat such foods or drinks as if they were a dessert and govern yourself accordingly. Artificial sweeteners such as Splenda and Equal should be avoided.

Avoid sugar and things that turn to sugar quickly after eating

Such items include all grains, syrups, pasta, potatoes, white rice, oatmeal and breads. A good rule when considering these types of carbohydrates is “If it's white, it ain't right.” This rule is generally accurate, but realize that cauliflower, radishes, onions, and some other foods that are great for you are exceptions to this rule. Regular consumption of sugar and high-glycemic foods causes chronic hyperinsulinemia, which is the root cause of most diseases of aging.

Drastically minimize or avoid all pasteurized dairy products

Pasteurization is beneficial in destroying dangerous germs, but unfortunately it does much more than only this—it kills off harmless and useful germs alike. And by subjecting the milk to high temperatures, it destroys some nutritious constituents. This is particularly unfortunate because milk is one of the healthiest foods available prior to its being pasteurized. Only use pasteurized dairy products if you get them raw, right from the farm, prior to the pasteurization process (eggs are poultry NOT dairy). Raw organic butter and raw butter from grass-fed cows are very nutritious and are exceptions to the no-dairy rule. Remember: eggs are poultry, NOT dairy.

Avoid unfermented soy products

Soy is not healthy for most people because of its anti-nutritional properties (unless it is Non-GMO and fermented soy such as soy sauce, miso, or tempeh); 98% of the soy crop worldwide is genetically modified, which has been shown to have negative health consequences.

Avoid all junk food— snack foods, french fries, fried foods, pizza, and margarine

Some experts identify junk food as the prime contributor to the obesity epidemic. Rather than looking at junk food as a reward that tastes good, try thinking of it as extra calories that won’t do your body any good, a concoction of chemicals and artificial flavors, and a waste of money. Minimize calorie-rich, nutrient-poor snacks and convenience foods.

Minimize Heat in Preparing Foods

The healthiest way to cook food is to lightly steam, stew, or use a slow crock cooker. Eat as few over-processed and over-cooked foods as possible. The body has a difficult time digesting fried, barbecued, pasteurized, dried, and other over-processed and over-cooked foods that you find in cake mixes, dried milk, dried eggs, pizza mixes, dairy products and other boxed and processed foods.

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