BOOKS AND LINKS
There's a lot of books out there, but here are my top 8 MUST READS to have in your healing arsenal.
Online Recipe Resources
The Nourished Kitchen is a terrific site with an extensive database of recipes perfect for nutrient dense meals. You can even search by ingredient, season, or course!
Health and Nutrition Books
these are 4 of many health and wellness books out there, but they're 4 books I personally love and anyone will add a wealth of knowledge to your reading library.
Online Links about Real Life Superfoods
The foods listed below are the basis of our ancestral nutrition prescription and are real, food based superfoods. You can't eat a diet of only maca and bee pollen, but you can eat a purely superfood diet if you eat these food groups. Because they're little incorporated into our modern food culture (some you may actually even fear), I've laid out some links to better introduce you to your new, bad-ass diet posse.
- Fresh or cooked veggies
- Grass-fed organ meats
- Raw, grass-fed Dairy
- Cold water fish, fermented cod liver oil, and fish roe
- Pastured Eggs
- Grass fed meats
- Lacto-fermented foods and beverages
- Bone broths
does this word scare the bijesus out of you? If so it's time to change that, because the right fats are what your body needs to heal: they are transporters of important fat-soluble vitamins, your body can't absorb other vitamins well without them, your body won't survive with a good amount of them and, well, it's a myth that they make you fat. I'm not talking about fried food, factory farmed meat, or loading up on lots of butter while also loading up on lots of sugar and starches. Rather, I'm talking about good fats as incorporated into a good diet.
Fresh or cooked veggies
Why eat 9 servings a day? That's what Dr. Terry Wahls auto-immune protocol recommends, and you'll feel so much better for it. Veggies will make up the bulk of your diet here, and mixed with lots of fats and some meats you will feel incredibly nourished and satiated because of it. This isn't a diet based on eating lots of veggies to restrict calories, it's about stuffing yourself full of veggies for all the nutrients within.
Raw, grass-fed Dairy
Cold water fish, fermented cod liver oil, and fish roe
Grass fed meats
Meat from grass-fed animals has lower levels of unhealthy fats and higher levels of omega-3 fatty acids, lower levels of dietary cholesterol, and more vitamins A, E, and antioxidants. Meat from animals raised entirely on grass also has about twice the levels of conjugated linoleic acid, or CLA, which have cancer fighting properties and lower the risk of diabetes and other health problems.
Lacto-fermented foods and beverages
Why aren't you getting enough nutrients from the USDA food pyramid plan? What diet will best feed your body? There's simply not as many vitamins or minerals in our food as 100 years ago, so you need to eat smart in order to ingest all the building blocks you need to thrive, not just survive.