“What do you eat all day?”
I get this question all the time!
For decades my message about eating has been simple and straightforward.
Drawn from personal experience, meticulous research, and strong anecdotal evidence, I take the ancestral approach to optimal health by eating organic whole foods, as close to nature as I can.
Consuming a heavily plant-based diet and incorporating superfoods and superherbs every chance I get, I pack my body with nutrient-rich, bioavailable, real foods throughout the day with a heavy focus on hydration. When we maintain proper hydration with clean and pure spring water, we give our kidney health a massive upgrade and support the function of every cell in our body!
I always say, “Nature’s solution to pollution is dilution,” because when we keep our body well supplied with water, we can easily flush out the toxins within us to keep our systems healthy.
There is so much information out there now about the negative effects of fake foods like GMOs, conventional meat and dairy, processed foods, refined sugars, corn syrup, alcohol, soda, artificial flavors and colors, and preservatives and what they do to our bodies.
When we consume these “foods” we burden our system with contaminants, which causes serious damage to our insides – which is then reflected in our skin, hair, and nails on the outside.
These foods accelerate aging, cause rampant inflammation, prompt hormonal imbalances, slow down our body’s natural detoxification processes, and impede cellular repair and rejuvenation. They are the worst enemies of health and beauty and slowly destroy us from the inside out.
If you want to feel good and live a vibrant life, don’t eat GMO, chemical-laden, processed FrankenFood. Just don’t.
The important thing to remember is adding just a few quality organic foods, superfoods, and superherbs into your diet will really make a difference in how you look and feel.
It doesn’t have to be an all or nothing situation.
Little by little, if you start swapping the bad foods for the good foods, you’ll find your cravings for the junk decrease and your cravings for the good increase!
Check out what I typically eat in a day and you will see how I keep it pretty simple.
I change up my diet a lot to eat what is in season based on where I am, so this is a general idea of what I may eat in a day:
When I wake up I take Charcoal, Enzymes, and Vegetal Silica supplements with a large mason jar of fresh spring water with a pinch of sea salt and honey added. (If I am in Hawaii then I put a chunk of citrus fruit from my garden and/or noni in it!)
I drink lots of fresh spring water throughout the day or reishi-chaga iced tea, nettle tea, or horsetail tea. I am a tea drinker! Tea is incredibly hydrating and is a great delivery vehicle for supercharged nutrition when you incorporate superherbs in it. Tea fills you up, and keeps your cells healthy and juicy! It’s also a great way to change up the flavor of what you’re drinking.
My favorite snack is avocado with sea salt. Avocados protect the liver and provide heart-healthy monounsaturated fat, as well as antioxidants and vitamins such as E and C, lutein, zeaxanthin and glutathione. Sometimes I like to mix the avocado with some of my favorite cruciferous veggies in a lettuce wrap, or instead of veggies, I enjoy whatever berries are in season. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, gooseberries, and black cherries are my favorites.
For lunch, I like leafy veggies from my garden, whatever is in season. I like to stir fry veggies in coconut oil sometimes – not for very long, just briefly, so they stay crunchy and keep their nutrients. Then I drizzle them with olive oil and a little bit of salt. (Extra virgin olive oil supports a healthy heart, beautiful skin, supports healthy weight, has anti-aging properties and much more!)
I drink about another liter of spring water in the afternoon.
Dinner usually looks like half a sweet potato drizzled with olive oil and pinch of sea salt, or an ancient grain like quinoa with a rainbow salad loaded with whatever vegetables I have harvested from my garden and/or the local Farmer’s market.
For dessert, a few raw cacao beans dipped in honey from my bee sanctuary hit the spot. The raw cacao bean is one of nature’s most outstanding superfoods due to its amazing mineral and trace mineral content.
I also have more fresh spring water, of course!
Before I head to bed, I love a nightcap of hot Reishi-Chaga tea.
Chaga is chock full of powerful nutrients, particularly SOD, melanin, polysaccharides, and triterpenes, which scavenge for free radicals, boost immunity, shield the skin from UV damage, and give the skin a healthy golden glow.
Reishi relieves tension, boosts the immune system, elevates the spirit and promotes peace of mind. Plus it contains polysaccharides that hydrate the skin by balancing the water in our cells, promotes cellular regeneration, and reduces puffiness and wrinkles.
And there you have it! My day of eating in a glance. What does your food day look like?