by Peter Wright, NTP, CGP
If you follow conventional dietary advise your diet may be falling short of what your body needs for optimum health. Comparing your diet to the principles followed by traditional cultures is a great way to see how your diet stacks up.
Are you ready for 20 questions? Compare what you typically eat to the list below.
Eat beef, lamb, game, organ meats, poultry, and eggs from pasture-fed animals.
Include enzyme-enhanced lacto-fermented vegetables, fruits, beverages, and condiments in your diet on a regular basis.
Prepare homemade meat stocks from the bones of chicken, beef, lamb, and fish and use liberally in soups, stews, and sauces.
Use filtered water for cooking and drinking.
Use unrefined salt and a variety of herbs and spices for food interest and appetite stimulation.
Make your own salad dressing using raw vinegar and natural, traditional oils.
Use natural sweeteners in moderation, such as raw honey, maple syrup, date sugar, coconut sugar, dehydrated cane sugar juice (sold as Rapadura or sucanat), and stevia powder.
If you drink alcohol, use only unpasteurized wine or beer very moderately with meals.
Cook only in stainless-steel, cast-iron, glass, or good-quality enamel— don’t use aluminum cookware.
Do not use a microwave oven.
Use only natural, food-based supplements.
Get plenty of sleep, exercise, and natural light.
Think positive thoughts and practice forgiveness.
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