Eat For a Better YOU!

March 5, 2010 at 5:35 pm Leave a comment

As many of you know I attended The Womens Wellness Weekend in Nashville last week.  The conference was on all things wellness including fitness, nutrition, spirituality and yes…sex.  I learned a lot and was so happy to be inspired by so many knowledgeable women.  One speaker who grabbed my attention was Dr. Jana.  My sister has been a patient with Dr. Jana for over a year now and I always hear how much the Dr. has helped my sister and her family.  

I would be lying if I said there was a part of me that was not a little skeptical about the benefits of coconut oil and cutting out certain foods, but I decided to listen with an open mind and an open heart.  As Dr. Jana gave her presentation things began to make more sence and I understood why small changes had helped my sister and her family on their path to wellness.  Dr. Jana gave a 12 weeks to wellness plan that is broken up in to 3 phases.  

Phase 1 is the hardest because you eliminate a lot of foods from your diet.  This is because there are SO many foods out there that cause problems in our bodies that we are not aware of.  Below is the introduction from Dr. Jana and the list of approved foods for “Phase 1”.  

Please remember I am not a nutritionist and you should always check with YOUR doctor or health care provider before beginning any type of diet/meal plan and exercise program. 

In order for the body to heal and permanently decrease body fat, we must wipe the slate clean by removing inflammation and toxins from the body. This starts with a system of detoxification combined with an alkaline and anti-inflammatory diet. Therefore, regardless of your condition, this is where we MUST begin in order to lose weight and start the healing process. I have tried to make implementation of this process easy for my patience by outlining a system of “approved foods” in the following literature. It is critical to commit to a healthy lifestyle if you truly want to feel better, lose weight, and stay on track for many years to come. This is not a temporary weight loss program for patients. This will be a learning experience in which patients learn how to make more educated health decisions, how to regain their health without being overwhelmed, how to stay on track for a lifetime, how the human body REALLY works, as well as how to become more proactive throughout this transition to a better life! Your health is your greatest wealth! I have worked extra hard to make this transition into natural health an enjoyable and rewarding experience! Welcome to “Phase 1” and a journey that will forever change your life. Also know that you will cheat and fall off the plan. We all do. Its how much discipline you pick up along the way to walk down the healthy path and respect the amazing body you have been blessed with that really matters. You did not lose your health overnight, so this is a process. It requires dedication and yields amazing results. Be patient and enjoy the journey.” 

During Phase 1, your body will become more sensitive to insulin, food addictions and cravings will begin to cease, the body’s natural processes (blood pressure, blood sugar, metabolism, hormone systems, etc) will begin to normalize, and food allergies and skin problems will begin to diminish. You might experience unpleasant symptoms as your body lets go of toxins, but this is perfectly normal. Detoxification is a critical step in the healing process.” 

  

 

 
 

Approved Foods – Phase I
PROTEIN SOURCES
Meats (Hormone-free/organic is best, but non-organic is still permitted):
Beef Lamb Venison Liver & Heart (must be organic) Goat
Veal Elk Buffalo Meat Bone Soup / Stock
Beef/venison sausage, etc (organic w/ no pork casing and nitrite/nitrate free. Use sparingly.)

Fish (Make sure it has fins and scales)
Salmon Tuna Scrod Haddock Sea Bass Pompano
Trout Tilapia Snapper Mackerel Herring Whitefish
Halibut Cod Sole Grouper Mahi Mahi Wahoo
Orange Roughy Anchovies Fish Bone Soup / Stock Salmon (canned in spring water)
Tuna (canned in spring water) Sardines (canned in water or olive oil only)
Poultry (organic is best, but non-organic is still permitted)
Chicken Guinea Fowl Duck Turkey Cornish Hen
Liver & Heart (must be organic) Chicken/Turkey Bacon or Sausage (nitrite / nitrate free)

Luncheon Meat
Turkey (preservative & nitrate free)

Eggs– NOT grain fed (high omega-3/DHA)
Chicken eggs (whole with yolk) Duck eggs (whole with yolk)
 
Dairy
Goat’s milk yogurt (plain) Goat’s milk kefir Soft/hard goat’s cheese
Unsweetened Almond, Hemp or Coconut Milk (I know they’re not dairy silly)

FAT SOURCES
Fats and Oils (organic is best, but non-organic is still permitted)
Ghee Cow’s Milk Butter Goat’s Milk Butter Sesame Oil
Coconut Oil (BEST for cooking, sold in office) Hempseed Oil (NOT for cooking) Avocado
Flaxseed Oil (NOT for cooking) Virgin Olive Oil (NOT for cooking) Hemp Milk
Coconut Meat / Flakes / Milk Almond Milk (unsweetened)

Nuts and Seeds (non-roasted, organic, RAW or soaked is best, but non-organic is still permitted)
Sesame Seeds Hempseed Sunflower Seeds Pumpkin Seeds Pine Nuts
Sesame Butter Hempseed Butter Sunflower Butter Pumpkinseed Butter Almonds
Cashews Cashew Butter flaxseed
 
CARBOHYDRATE SOURCES
Vegetables (organic fresh or frozen)
Broccoli Asparagus Cauliflower Cabbage Squash Beets
Mushrooms Tomatoes Zucchini Peppers Artichoke Celery
Carrots Brussel Sprouts Eggplant Garlic Okra Spinach
String Beans Cucumber Pumpkin Onion Lettuce Kale
Leafy Greens (i.e. collard greens, mustard greens, etc.) Sea vegetables (kelp, dulce)
Sprouts (i.e. bean, sunflower, pea shoots, radish sprouts, etc.)
Raw, fermented vegetables (lacto-fermented only, no vinegar)
 
Fruits (organic fresh or frozen is best)
Blueberries Strawberries Blackberries
Cherries Grapefruit Lemon Lime Coconut (fresh/dried: great to add in
smoothies, yogurt, berries, etc)
 
MISCELLANEOUS
Condiments, spices, seasonings(organic is best, but non-organic is still permitted)
Salsa (fresh is best) Guacamole (fresh) Sea Salt White Vinegar
Omega-3 Mayonnaise Pickled ginger Organic flavor extract
Organic mustard Horseradish Organic Soy Sauce (no MSG, use sparingly)
Wasabi (no additives) Coconut Flour Herbs, Spices, & Roots (no added stabilizers)
Coconut cream/milk Goat’s milk protein Canned Goat’s Milk/Cream
Olives Capers
Whole organic commercial salad dressings without high fructose corn syrup
 
Beverages
Purified, non-chlorinated water Natural sparkling water, no carbonation (i.e. Perrier)
Herbal/green tea (preferably organic) – unsweetened or with a small amount of honey or stevia
Raw vegetable juice (in small quantities)
 
Sweeteners
Unheated, raw honey (2 Tbsp/day max) Stevia Agave
 
Best of luck on you journey to eating healthier and being happier. 

Please share with us how it is going, the ups the downs and all that comes in between 

 

 

 

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