Healthy Family in 6 Easy Steps

Healthy Family in 6 Easy Steps

Want a fast way to get healthy?! Eat foods that strengthen you and prevent disease.  With a lot of hard experiences, I realize that this is the purpose of food; good taste and good health.

Healthy Family 6 stepsThe current philosophy seems to be, “eat any food you like, and take a pill if you get sick”. But if our bodies get only fast, highly-processed, convenient foods all the time, there is a lack of nutrients. We want a healthy family, so our family works hard to Drop the boxed food and eat real food minimally processed in order to find optimal health and recover as many indications as possible.

Here is a successful approach to each day that we seek to follow. We have practiced this balanced approach for years and have seen 100’s of kids (and adults) positively impacted.

Healthy Family in 6 Easy Steps through Food:

    1. Hydrate with lots of pure, filtered water. It’s beneficial to drink about half of the body weight in ounces every day. (A 150 lb. person would drink 75 oz) Adding lemon gives water an extra boost for health.
      Lemony-Orange Morning Start
      Lemony-Orange Morning Start
    2. Local, non-genetically modified vegetables & fruits- organic or void of synthetic pesticides.Steps to a Healthy Family
    3.  Protein is needed. Use Grass-Fed meats such as beef, lamb, goat, pastured chicken, turkey, free range eggs, wild-caught fish – prices can be higher than the grocery store because these foods are not subsidized by the government, but the benefit is worth it. Make Broth with the meat bones!  ***Vegetarians: think beans, nutsnut butters (similar to this) and some really good amino acids.
      Bone Broth
      Bone Broth
      1. Healthy Fat- Every cell of every tissue that makes every organ in your body is made up of fat, so it is very important! Choose: Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Animal Fat. Eat Fat, Lose Fat: Mary Enig, M.D.
        We use liquid for salad, solids for cooking (e.g., beef fat)
        Liquid olive/sesame oil for salad. Solid fat for cooking (e.g., beef fat)
      2. Add fermented foods to your plate to increase intestinal flora for proper digestion. Choose whole plain yogurt, sauerkraut, kombucha, and other healthy sodas. There are many options; pickled red peppers, fermented ketchup, red cabbage sauerkraut, mustard cream, horseradish, pickled carrots, and mustard seeds.
        fermented foods
        Fermented; ketchup, red sauerkraut, mustard, horseradish, and mustard seeds
      3. Bread: Reduce your consumption of gluten. This takes time because bread is in everything today. All grains, nuts, seeds need to be properly prepared; otherwise, minerals are pulled out of your body through the phytates. It is important to breakdown these foods so our bodies can digest it easier. Simply soak before using! Therefore, sourdough is the best choice since it has been fermented (soaked at room temp with salt-water or with yogurt). Consume carbs from vegetables and some fruit. Although, we enjoy this wonderful gluten-free option on occasion.

Source:  NTA, article 
Every step you make toward a healthy family means a fuller and less prescription-drug-dependent life.
Remember to give yourself time to transition.
These are simple guidelines. You will tweak as you find what best fits your family.

Important note: Avoid these Nine Genetically Modified food crops–only buy if it says non-GMO¹:

    1. Soy
    2. Corn, including High Fructose Corn Syrup
    3. Potatoes
    4. Cottonseed (used in vegetable cooking oils)
    5. Canola (canola oil)
    6. Sugar from sugar beets
    7. Hawaiian papaya
    8. Some varieties of zucchini
    9. Crookneck squash
Real Food Recovery…because everyone deserves to Be Healthy and Belong.
Get Healthier in 6 Steps
Sources

1. Reports regarding the harm of GMO’s via The Organic & Non GMO Report

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Mandy is the force behind the advocacy portal Real Food Recovery. Since losing a 4 yr old to cancer while fostering to adopt, Mandy founded a nonprofit organization recovering children at-risk using real food, real discussion, and encouragement. As a Wife, Mom of birth, foster, and adopted children, author, Nutritional Therapist, & NRT, Mandy shares simple food tips while volunteering in a local Orphanage to create a model for change. Connect with Mandy through Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
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