Meeting others who put these practices into place is a great place to begin. Please contact Amanda at (334) 734-1749 to get involved. To learn more about the principles of healthy diets visit Weston A. Price Foundation’s brochure about the principles of healthy diets.
Here are our Top Ten Changes you can make in the next ten weeks!
- Cut out sugar, vegetable oils (except olive oil and sesame seed oil), grains and any processed foods from your diet and replace with nutrient-dense foods.
- Buy the book, Nourishing Traditions, by Sally Fallon. It’s a tremendous source of recipes and helpful hints to the WAPF way-of-life.
- Find high quality sources of pastured meats, poultry, eggs and dairy from farm co-ops and wild-caught fish. (See Local Foods for Montgomery sources.)
- Add saturated fats such as organic butter and coconut oil to your diet. Organic Valley pastured butter in green foil wrapper is the best butter at the health food store.
- Make one cultured food such as sauerkraut and consume with meals containing cooked foods—for the “whey” in these recipes, drain organic plain yogurt through a smooth cloth—the liquid is the whey. Save the “cream cheese” and eat with a little honey or create your own recipe. Or, for a dairy free version, you can use Kombucha tea or coconut kefir to culture your foods.
- Make a bone broth soup (from Nourishing Traditions) in a large crock pot and consume 1 cup daily.
- While you are searching for a supply of raw milk, purchase a high-quality, organic plain whole milk yogurt (such as Brown Cow or Stoneyfield)—or a non-dairy smoothie with coconut yogurt—and make one smoothie daily or eat plain with berries (for superior nutrition, add two or three raw organic, pastured egg yolks to your smoothie).
- Have a smoothie, plain yogurt and berries or crispy nuts and organic cheese for a snack instead of low nutrient snacks.
- Purchase a high quality cod liver oil from the sources listed in our book: we recommend 1 teaspoon daily. Garden of Life cod liver oil is an adequate alternative available in health food stores until you receive your order. The most nutrient-rich cod liver oil must be ordered—best is fermented cod liver oil from Green Pastures.
- Replace Celtic sea salt (see sources) for refined salt.
Do not overwhelm yourself by trying too many changes at once. Changes to routine can be difficult to make. Rather than try to climb the entire mountain in one day, take small steps and gradually add nutrient-dense foods to your diet. For healing and building optimal health, try to incorporate as many components of this plan as you are able.