Because the single most predictor of your happiness, is your health.
WHOLE FOOD/PLANT BASED/NO OIL
I've grabbed some videos from Youtube that you may find helpful in your quest for better health. I adopt a whole foods plant based diet, without oils, salt and sugars. I find this to be the healthiest way to reduce body fat, battle insulin resistance, lower blood pressure, lower cholesterol and facilitate heart health. Dairy and meat (even organic) increase the risk of cancer and auto-immune illness.
What people eat is their own personal choice. As a health coach I can give you the facts, but it's up to you to decide how you would like to eat. Changes your eating patterns is very rewarding as you watch your health improve. I'm here to support you in whatever lifestyle you choose.
All Processed Foods
Meats (even organic)
If adopting a vegan lifestyle sends you into a total panic, consider the paleo diet. This is a diet high in fresh vegetables but also allows protein sources in the form of organic meat. Dairy and sugar are prohibited and carbs are kept to a minimum.
Auto-Immune Protocol is a system that many people with Hashimotos/Thyroiditus find helpful. This is a paleo based diet with a strong food elimination component to identify food sensitivities.
The BEST way to improve your health hands down is by feeding your body with a plant based diet, rich in phytonutrients. Many illness can be reversed completely like Type2 Diabetes, Vascular illness, obesity, joint paint and Heart disease.
Food sensitivities can wreak havoc on your health. You can eat a perfect whole foods diet but if you are eating a food that you are sensitive to, you will not regain your health. Click the link below to download a shopping list of safe foods.
MAKING THE CHANGE
I BELIEVE THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A TRUE CHANGE IS BY EDUCATING YOURSELF. THERE ARE MANY RESOURCES THESE DAYS TO HELP YOU REGAIN YOUR HEALTH THROUGH DIETARY CHANGES. THERE IS ALSO A GREAT DEAL OF CONFUSING INFORMATION! I HAVE SPENT OVER 30 YEARS STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF DIET ON HEALTH. I TRULY BELIEVE THAT THE PLANT BASED LIFESTYLE PAYS THE BEST DIVIDENDS IN HEALTH. THE GREAT NEWS IS THAT THERE ARE AN ABUNDANT AMOUNT OF RESOURCES ON THE WEB FULL OF RECIPES
AND COOKING PLANT BASED CAN BE MORE ECONOMICAL. ALWAYS CHOOSE ORGANIC FOODS WHEN POSSIBLE TO AVOID EXTRA TOXINS.
IN ADDITION, EVERY PERSON IS CREATED DIFFERENTLY. WE ARE BASICALLY ALL A CHEMISTRY LAB WITH DIFFERENT DIETARY NEEDS. THIS IS CALLED BIO-INDIVIDUALITY.
I DON'T WANT PERFECT TO STAND IN THE WAY OF GOOD! IT'S A BIG JUMP TO GO FROM THE STANDARD AMERICAN DIET TO THE FOODS THAT I RECOMMEND. MAKING SMALL CHANGES WILL SET YOU ON YOUR WAY TOWARD GREATER HEALTH. KEEP IT SIMPLE! SOME IS GOOD... MORE IS BETTER. START WITH SOME IF THE CHANGES ARE TOO INTIMIDATING FOR YOU!
IF YOU ARE ON MEDICATIONS, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR BEFORE MAKING ANY BIG DIETARY CHANGES. YOUR PHYSICIAN WILL HAVE TO FOLLOW YOUR LEVELS AS YOUR HEALTH IMPROVES AND ADJUST ACCORDINGLY.
IF YOU HAVE ANY KIND OF MEDICAL PROBLEMS, MY RECOMMENDATION IS TO FIND A GOOD FUNCTIONAL DOCTOR. THESE ARE MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS TRAINED TO GET TO THE ROOT OF YOUR PROBLEMS AND TREAT YOUR BODY TO HEAL ITSELF.
Ayurveda is the sister science to yoga which emphasizes balance and self care. By determining your Dosha or body type and eating accordingly, many physical imbalances can be corrected leading to greater health.
Get back to nature! Take a walk outside and breathe in the fresh air! Bring the outdoors in with plants and flowers. Walk the beach in your bare feet and feel the sun warm your body. Plant an organic vegetable garden. My favorite summer activity is to sit on a big warm rock by the ocean! What's yours?
Web and Documentary Resources
Many great health documentaries can be found on Netflix or Gaia TV. Youtube also hosts many that you can watch for a modest fee.