This section includes various tips on making lifestyle adjustments. These recommendations are based on our personal and client experience. Regardless of what mode of treatment you follow to restore health, we believe that following advice in this health guide will greatly hasten and enhance the results. We acknowledge our way is not the only way and you are free to disagree and ignore the material presented below.
How to use this health guide
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We caution you not to take any advice in this health guide (and our website) as medical in nature. None of our services or recommendations constitute a patient-doctor relationship. Those models are hierarchical and have no place within our scope of work. Rather, we consider ourselves as your peers assisting you in your health journey.
Please do understand that it takes a lot to change lifelong habits and your environment. Go easy and take-in this information at a comfortable pace without overwhelming yourself. Try different suggestions and see how they work for you before making drastic, permanent changes.
What to Eat
Below are our general guidelines to follow for choosing your source of nutrition.
Adopt a plant-centric diet
Experience has shown time and again that eating more plant-based food will significantly reduce your recovery from chronic illnesses while sustaining your health. Plants are a source of bioavailable nutrition and phytochemicals that nourish and detoxify our cells while maintaining optimal microbiota.
If you choose to eat animal foods, we advise to stick with white meat and limit consumption to once or twice a week. Having said that, we feel raw milk from free range, pasture-raised, and antibiotic and hormone free cows adds an immense value to your nutritive profile. We encourage our clients to include some dairy items like milk, yogurt, and cottage cheese in their diet.
This strategy allows for a happy medium honoring a symbiotic relationship with animals on one hand and including a comprehensive variety of nutrients on the other. A small amount of dairy consumption covers the Essential Fatty Acids, Vitamins B12 and D that are easily found in dairy products. So it eliminates the need to supplement with these nutrients as recommended by the Vegan Society for completely plant-based diets.
Consume fresh organically grown produce when possible
Organically grown fruits and vegetables contain higher nutrition than conventionally grown counterparts an and don't have pesticide residues. When you can't procure organically grown produce for any reason, ensure you don't consume items in EWG's Dirty Dozen list. This list includes fruits and veggies that get sprayed the most all over the country. Opt for items from the Clean Fifteen list instead.
Books to read
Organic Herb Suppliers
Organic Bulk Herb Suppliers
- Mountain Rose Herbs: www.mountainroseherbs.com
- Pacific Botanicals: www.pacificbotanicals.com
- Oregon's Wild Harvest: www.oregonswildharvest.com
- Frontier Coop: www.frontiercoop.com