Thursday, October 29, 2009

Quick and Dirty Diet Guidelines

Happy to be part of Fight Back Fridays! (click here)

Another connection!!
In response to yesterday's blog one of my readers on MySpace (I post this blog over on MySpace as well)
reported a lovely Ah-Ha moment wherein she declared her interest in a PhD in nutrition concentrating on how nutrition effects brain function.

She was kind enough to add her "me too" to my blog yesterday by emailing me.
I'm thrilled.
That's the point of all this virtual connecting, right? :-)

At the end of her email she asked for a quick and dirty (her words) on the Weston A. Price diet
then also asked about popcorn and peanut butter.

Just to be clear, I follow a LOW CARB version of the WAPF dietary guidelines.

So if you wanted to eat popcorn (I try to avoid it because it's a grain and a carb and I'm watching my insulin levels and my weight) they would suggest using organic, non-GMO corn.

Kelly the Kitchen Kop gives a great recipe for kettle corn using coconut oil (click here)
so there are definitely ways to eat corny treats while keeping it real.

If you're going to eat peanut butter try to find raw organic peanut butter (click here)
which is pricey but really nutritious.
Other organic brands can be obtained less expensively though they'll use roasted peanuts (delicious but might be less nutritious).

Any way.....
the quick and dirty guidelines for eating real, nourishing traditional foods according to the teachings of
Weston A. Price can be found here (and below)

Dietary Guidelines

  1. Eat whole, natural foods.
  2. Eat only foods that will spoil, but eat them before they do.
  3. Eat naturally-raised meat including fish, seafood, poultry, beef, lamb, game, organ meats and eggs.
  4. Eat whole, naturally-produced milk products from pasture-fed cows, preferably raw and/or fermented, such as whole yogurt, cultured butter, whole cheeses and fresh and sour cream.
  5. Use only traditional fats and oils including butter and other animal fats, extra virgin olive oil, expeller expressed sesame and flax oil and the tropical oils-coconut and palm.
  6. Eat fresh fruits and vegetables, preferably organic, in salads and soups, or lightly steamed.
  7. Use whole grains and nuts that have been prepared by soaking, sprouting or sour leavening to neutralize phytic acid and other anti-nutrients.
  8. Include enzyme-enhanced lacto-fermented vegetables, fruits, beverages and condiments in your diet on a regular basis.
  9. Prepare homemade meat stocks from the bones of chicken, beef, lamb or fish and use liberally in soups and sauces.
  10. Use herb teas and coffee substitutes in moderation.
  11. Use filtered water for cooking and drinking.
  12. Use unrefined Celtic seasalt and a variety of herbs and spices for food interest and appetite stimulation.
  13. Make your own salad dressing using raw vinegar, extra virgin olive oil and expeller expressed flax oil.
  14. Use natural sweeteners in moderation, such as raw honey, maple syrup, dehydrated cane sugar juice and stevia powder.
  15. Use only unpasteurized wine or beer in strict moderation with meals.
  16. Cook only in stainless steel, cast iron, glass or good quality enamel.
  17. Use only natural supplements.
  18. Get plenty of sleep, exercise and natural light.
  19. Think positive thoughts and minimize stress.
  20. Practice forgiveness.

I may not follow these guidelines perfectly but I strive,
I strive!!

This blogs for you, D!

*Lisa's Video Pick of the Day*
Organic is always better than non-organic BUT and everybody loves a big BUTTT
not all "organic" labels guarantee quality.
In this video Sean Croxton of Underground Wellness discusses the benefits of eating organic foods.
He also tells us there's a world of difference between organic and commercial produce. For a more detailed explanation, read Under The Veil of Deception available at
Let Sean explain.
click here or click below

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1 comment:

Iris said...

Rule # 20 is my favorite. I think it's so important to forgive ourselves when we don't eat perfectly. My goal is never to be perfect, but simply to eat a little healthier than I did the day before.