Here is a reminder of the basic way we have always eaten. Mostly plants. Mostly wholefoods. Greens dominating the plate. Lots of fibre. Lots of colour. This is how I eat. A plant-based wholefood diet. Very cool for your fridge door or wherever the food is!
This is a 'Jason' version of the varied and controversial official food pyramids. It is a basic guide, a support, an inspiration, an overview. Print it and stick it up somewhere you will look at it while getting food, preparing food, cooking food or buying food!
This is a question I get asked at almost every seminar I do. Have you ever had someone say "I never eat soy because of all the phytoestrogens. I read about it on the internet so it must be true..." Well, maybe, maybe not…. Let's bust the myth. Soybeans are GOLD!
The myriad of research on gluten intolerance: 'White Flour Withdrawal Produces Chemical Response', ‘Impact of A Dietary Change on Emotional Distress', ‘Nonceliac gluten sensitivity: sense or sensibility?’, ‘Infertility and pregnancy outcomes in celiac disease.’
Always adjust your foods based on how you feel mentally and physically after consuming them. No one diet works for everyone. Some folks can eat gluten no problem; for others, gluten make them sick and tired. If you feel bloated then question your meal.
Gluten has been shown to cause tiredness, anxiety and stress. The medical world accepts it can damage the gut, but it can also damage the brain, skin and nerves. Until now, many of these illnesses have been blamed on stress, to other medical conditions.
One of the most death-defying acts a human being can do is to allow the remains of a meal (the fecal material) to remain in contact with the delicate lining of the colon for three or four days at a time. That is exactly what some 99% of Westerners are doing.
Many people suffer from gluten intolerance, sensitivity, allergy and celiac disease today. This is largely due to long term exposure to a diet based around gluten, salt, sugar and bad fats. Gluten is not such a bad thing but in the amounts we eat, its a problem.
Are you one of those people who says they don’t crave treats through the day, yet can’t survive the day without having at least 2-6 slices of bread? Are you addicted to bread? That yummy, glutenous, stodgy, childhood glue that we all love so much?