Most of us by now have heard about the SAD – the Standard American Diet – and how unhealthy it can be. We hear about pesticides, herbicides, and solvents in our food supplies and foods that have been genetically modified, like wheat. So many people are searching for improved eating choices in the hopes of staying healthier longer, and maybe being able to recover from illness more quickly when we do succumb to it!
There may be other hidden benefits in choosing higher quality foods, such as helping us avoid major illness (like metabolic syndrome), keeping our negative genetic “switches” off or at least quiet when they are on, and generally just feeling better. In order to unleash the healing and health-giving properties of food, here are some tips for clean eating:
If you practice these tips, you will notice that your portion sizes will go down! Wheat and sugar are physiologically addictive, like opiates. When you come back to listening to what your body is craving, you will find it asking for less food and different eating choices – all leading to a healthier you!
Have a happy and holistic day!
- Dr. P