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Condiments

Remove: Commercial condiments ( ketchup, barbecue sauce, marinades, mayonnaise, salad dressings Replace With: Amy’s organic apple cider vinegar mustard and condiments.  Make your own mayonnaise and sauces, or find organic, no sugar added products Here’s Why:             These sneaky little additions to each meal or snack may be the reason you are unable to lose weight or reach your …

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Why Organic?

“The average American consumes nearly 150 lbs, (the average human body weight), yearly in mostly unnecessary, possibly harmful ingredients to support a multi-billion dollar food processing industry.” -Elson Haas You Are What You Eat? Do you believe that everything has energy? That means the food we eat has a certain energy to it that is incorporated into our body. The …

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Artificial Sweeteners

Remove:  Splenda, Equal, Sweet n Low. Many food items with the words diet, or sugar free i.e., Gum, Mints, Candies, Sweetened baked goods etc. Replace With:  Stevia, Xylitol.  Spry Gum, B12 Gum, Eco-Dent Gum, Spry mints, Xylitol candies.  (Or even better  –  train your body not to crave the taste of sugar so much) Here’s Why: First, a question for …

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Meat

Remove: Conventionally Raised Meat, Poultry, Deli Replace With: Grass fed, pasture raised meat, organic /natural deli that state no steroids, antibiotics, nitrates.  Recommended, Whole Foods in house roast beef and turkey Here’s Why:             Steroids, Antibiotics, Toxic Sludge, Nitrates, and Preservatives.  Just a few of the things you’ll find in conventional raised animal products.   That’s the short version answer. …

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The Calcium Conundrum

Remove:        Pasteurized Milk Replace With: Organic Coconut Milk, Organic Almond Milk, Organic Kefir, Raw Milk and cheese, (while it is illegal to sell raw milk in supermarkets in most States, it can be purchased from licensed dairy farmers). Here’s Why: Briefly, when milk is pasteurized it is heated to extremely high temperatures to kill off any harmful bacteria.  Sounds …

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Fats.

Remove:  Canola Oil, Vegetable Oil, Spray Oils, Pam Replace With:  High heat cooking and light sautéing use coconut oil, butter, palm kernel oil, or high quality lard.  For baking or adding to dishes already prepared use cold pressed organic olive oil (in dark glass containers) Here’s Why:     Just like nuts, vegetable oils easily rancid and become carcinogenic.  Also, if …

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Beverages

Remove: Fruit Juices and sodas (believe it or not, they’re not that different) Replace With: Home made Fresh Squeezed Vegetable or Fruit Juice, Herbal Teas Here’s Why: Do you think you could consume 35 pounds of sugar per year?  If you start your day with a glass of pasteurized orange juice or consume just one can of coke per day, …

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Gimme Some Sugar

Remove: White sugar, brown sugar, processed honey, jellies, fruit spreads. Replace With: Certified organic raw honey, maple syrup, black strap molasses, coconut palm sugar, raw sugar. Here’s Why:             Sugar, sugar, sugar – and more sugar, our sweet poison.  Are you a sugar addict? It’s no big surprise that refined sugars (sugars or fruit that have been exposed to …

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The Deal with Gluten

Gluten is the protein found in many grains, including wheat, oats, rye, barley, triticale, spelt, duram, semolina, couscous, and seitan.  Virtually all breads, pastas, pastries, muffins, pancakes, waffles,  and crackers, contain gluten. Although gluten containing grains are OK in moderation for most people, in general they are widely over consumed, and have been known to  result in food allergies, celiac disease, …

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It’s Raining Grains!

Carbohydrates are one of the main dietary sources of energy for the body.  Aside from Lactose (milk sugar), all carbohydrates are synthesized by plants. There are two main types of carbohydrates:  simple and complex. Simple carbohydrates consist mainly of fruits and sugars. Complex carbohydrates consist of vegetables, grains, and starches.  Both simple and complex carbohydrates can be refined.  Refined carbohydrates …

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