First steps to a traditional foods lifestyle

Choose one step at a time and make changes gradually.
First steps to a traditional foods lifestyle

  1. Eliminate processed, refined and artificial foods. Prepare fresh, whole foods instead. “If it has ingredients, don’t eat it.”
  2. Consume traditional fats, such as coconut oil, olive oil, butter and other animal fats, instead of factory-produced polyunsaturated oils.  Make your own salad dressing with olive oil, vinegar and seasonings.
  3. Eat beef, poultry, lamb, organ meats and eggs from pasture-fed animals. Eat wild-caught fish.
  4. Eat lots of fresh vegetables and fruits, preferably organic.
  5. Make bone broth and consume regularly in soups and sauces.
  6. Say no to sugar. Instead, use local raw honey, pure maple syrup, coconut sugar or sucanat in moderation.
  7. Eat eggs and bacon from animals on pasture; soaked oatmeal; sourdough toast; or a smoothie made with fruit and yogurt for breakfast instead of commercially produced breakfast cereals.
  8. Include fermented foods in the diet: vegetables (like sauerkraut), fruits, beverages and condiments.
  9. Replace non-fat, pasteurized, homogenized milk with full-fat milk products from pasture-fed cows, preferably raw and/or fermented, such as raw cheese, yogurt, kefir and butter.