1. Drink plenty of clean (filtered or spring) water. Make sure that your drinking water is free from chlorine and fluoride. Drink out of glass, ceramic or stainless steel, not plastic. The plastic leaches into the water and contaminates it.
2. Eat three meals a day which contain protein. Eat approximately three ounces with each meal. Studies are now showing that each time you eat, whether it is sugar or not, you stimulate the pancreas and that wears it out. So, eat three meals a day and no snacks to give your pancreas a break. If you eat enough fat with each of your three meals, you will not find yourself hungry between meals.
3. Get your carbohydrates from veggies and fruits– limit grains and sugars. Eat twice as many vegetables as fruits. If you are on a weight loss plan, you may have to give up fruit for a while as it has too much sugar.
4. Eat real whole food. Do not eat anything that will not eventually spoil.
5.Try to eat local, “wild” produce and meats. The higher price is worth its value because of the extra vitamins and minerals you receive. And it tastes better too!
6. Avoid processed foods and artificial sweeteners. Avoid “diet” foods and foods that make health claims. Avoid foods with long ingredient lists and words you cannot pronounce.
7. Eat healthy unrefined natural fats and oils like butter, coconut oil (for cooking) and olive oil (for dressings).
8. Avoid soy products. Most are GMO and soy mimics estrogen in the body.
9. Use unrefined sea salt that has not been bleached white. Use Celtic Sea Salt.
10. Enjoy your food! Savor it. Eat slowly in a relaxed state, sitting down. Food is a source of joy, not a source of stress. Try to share your mealtime with someone else.