Fruits We can’t harp enough on the importance of making sure that your fruit has seeds. We often get drawn into the illusion of everything being organic as being good for us. Or even that everything that grows is good for us. Both are far from the truth. There are many things that grow now that are artificial, many of which are grown organically. Seedless watermelons and grapes and oranges that you find in your local organic markets are not truly organic. How can they be natural if they don’t have seeds? How can they reproduce themselves? These too are products of laboratory creation and genetic manipulation so how can they be organic?
Apples (including crabapple) Bananas – the smallest one or Burro/Manzana mid-size (original banana) Berries – all varieties- Elderberries in any form – with the exception of cranberries Cantaloupe** Cherries** Currants** Dates** Figs** Grapes (SEEDED) Limes (key limes SEEDED) Mango*** Melons –SEEDED*** Oranges (SEEDED) Papayas*** Peaches Pears Plums Prunes *Raisins* -SEEDED Soft Jelly Coconuts Soursops –Latin or West Indian markets) ***** Sugar apples (cherimoya)
Grains It is no surprise that many people have “wheat-allergies” and many other stomachs and “gut” issues. This is so because wheat, along with a majority of the other grains that we consume are not natural grains; they are hybrids of the originals created by science. This makes them acidic in nature. Natural growing grains are alkaline-based and that is why we recommend that you consume “Only” the following grains instead
Seeds, Nuts, Nut Butters & Milks Chia seed Linaza Tahini/sesame seed Pine nuts Pumpkin Hemp seed Walnut Brazil Nut Hazelnut Sunflower Watermelon (all melon) seeds Coconut (yes it’s a seed and nut)
“The following sections below contain foods that are not recommended for regular consumption or not for consumption at all for those dealing with chronic or debilitating health issues. This section is for those that may be interested in eating “wholesome foods”.
Processed Foods Living “wholistically “is being responsible for the things in your environment especially including what you put into your body/temple. Processed foods should never be a staple in your diet unless you’re able to process them yourself; controlling all of the ingredients and knowing that it’s “all” good. There are some processed foods that are made from the whole foods listed above. Although there are some companies out there with products that are all good, others, just from lack of knowledge or under/over standing, have products that have a lot of good things in them but are not all the way there. With that said you can use some of these products as a treat or on occasion, but they should not be a staple in your diet.
Kamut Pasta Spelt Pasta Quinoa Pasta (contains corn) Spelt Bread (unless homemade) Nut Cheese (unless homemade) Rice Cheese Spelt tortillas (unless homemade) Hummus (unless homemade, some contain garlic)
Hybrid Fruit & Veggies, Acidic or Starch Based Foods Many of the vegetables that we consume today are in fact hybrids of both man and nature. Yes, nature will sometimes cross pollinate different species of the same plant and give us a newer version of it, and although it may be different than both originals it is still all good. Man on the other hand, with all of his gene-splicing and grafting, has us in a state of confusion about what is natural and what isn’t. We can no longer go by the old adage “if it grows it’s good” because half of the things in the produce section are products of science and not nature. These are some foods that will offer you some substance but they have a starch base and although the mineral content of the veggies is alkaline the binder that holds them together is starch and it creates an acidic residue. That is why if you chose to consume foods from this list know the benefits and detriments. Animal Products (all) Asparagus Beans (all except chick peas) Beets Broccoli (organic, sparingly) Carrots Celery (contains one of the highest concentrations of inorganic sodium of all plants) Corn (when “natural” corn can be found. Keep in mind that app. 90% of the corn grown in the US is genetically modified) Dairy products (all) Potato (new potato or the small red/purple variety) Soy (another heavily grown GMO crop and also contains such a high concentration of nitrogen that it's acidic in the body) Wheat (another heavily grown GMO crop, and a hybrid of the original grains listed above)
VITAMIN& SUPPLEMENTS It's very important that any vitamin or supplement that you take is from a plant based source. The reason that this is so important and that so many people have mineral deficiencies, despite taking supplements, is because when you consume a synthetic or oxide version of a mineral your body will only assimilate a small percentage of that mineral. The rest will be processed through the system as acidic waste. Plants transform the minerals from a solid to a liquid form that will fully assimilate in the human body.
Afterthought This list is just a reference point to help guide us through the maze of confusion when it comes to health and nutrition. These are all items that we’ve concluded to be electrical and beneficial to the body. Granted not every single thing is listed here because there are innumerable different foods on the planet that were not aware of. Based on what we have access to and through a process of trial and error this is what we came down with. I know many of your favorite foods aren’t listed and that’s because either we found them to be not beneficial or we are not sure. We welcome any input or questions you may have about this list and it is ever evolving.
Let our food be our medicine good 65-35 raw to cooked percentage is a healthy transitional balance creativity is the catalyst to wealth....working with what you have on the list lead to this wealthy meal spelt and Kamut waffle with rye and kamut hot cereal quinoa Pilaf with sautéed green beans and asparagus chocolate (cacao) Zucchini LoafHome made pizza with garden fresh veggies and spices
Stuffed portabello MushroomsMushroom, seaweed and kale stir fry