Nutrition is personal. It has to be. We are all uniquely created humans. No two people are the same, so to say that everyone should eat exactly the same way doesn’t make any sense. Gluten Free, Grain free, dairy free, low carb, low fat, vegetarian, vegan, keto, Mediterranean and paleo are all viable options that work for many different people. I believe we all arrive at our proper nutrition plan through listening to our bodies. For some of us that means clinical testing, allergy testing and blood work to resolve health issues, but for most of us it is trial and error based on our bodies performance and how we feel.
I believe we all have a personal responsibility to take control of our health. What works for one may not be nourishing for another. I do, however, believe that there are a few things that we should all be able to agree on for optimum health.
On this site you will find a variety of recipes created or curated for you to choose from. Most will adhere to my personal food rules:
- Eat only real food and eliminate processed food. Eat food as close to its original state as possible.
- Eat an abundance of fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds. Eat a wide variety in color with an emphasis on dark green leafy vegetables.
- Eat quality good fats. Olive, Avocado and coconut oils are great options. For some, grass fed butter and ghee are also good choices.
- Eliminate or restrict processed carbohydrates. Refined grains and sugar wreak havoc on your blood sugar and cause a myriad of diseases. They should be eaten sparingly.
- If you want a sweet treat or “junk food,” make it yourself. You control what you put in it and you avoid chemical additives and non-food substances.
Good food should be life giving and enjoyable.
“I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.” Genesis 1:29
“So whatever you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” 1 Corinthians 10:31