I'm eating foods that humans have been eating for thousands, or hundreds of thousands of years, and in the form in which these foods were originally eaten. Here are some of my summer food tips: 1) Befriend farmers and butchers. Try to buy wholesale and get into a routine of finding good sources of food. Make eating the right foods as easy as possible. 2) Listen to your BODY. Experiment and find a healthy nutrition routine that's best for your body and lifestyle. This is what I eat:
Wild-caught fish from reputable suppliers
3) It's important to get an intake of your omegas. Sometimes, I get my omegas from wild-caught fish that has been consistently shown to have low levels of mercury. My personal rule of thumb is staying below 0.1 ppm for 90+% of the seafood I consume. These include scallops, shrimps, and oysters. 4) Some might ask why do I avoid soy? Soy is one of the most pesticide-sprayed crops on the planet. These crops are sprayed in glyphosate which disrupts sulfate synthesis, which can then disrupts your intestinal bacteria triggering a leaky gut. 5) I eat raw honey every day. The sugar I eat is mostly from organic fruit and honey. Delicious. Some studies show honey can actually lower your blood sugar. Additionally, In one study, patients who pre-seasonally used honey made from birch pollen had significantly better control of their symptoms than those on conventional medication only. Forty-four patients with physician-diagnosed birch pollen allergies consumed either birch pollen honey or regular honey daily in incremental amounts for one year. Along with fructose and glucose, honey contains hundreds of compounds: phenols, amino acids, minerals. Sugar contains fructose and glucose. These differences make a real difference in how we metabolize and respond to honey. 6) Canola (rapeseed) & soy are toxic waste. Canola has trans-fat before you even begin cooking, as well as Erucic Acid, which can damage the myelin sheath around nerves, and interferes with the use of Vitamin E by your cells. 7) What is my take on cheat meals? I believe that we should make it a habit to love organic, delicious foods that you enjoy without needing a cheat meal. When I see patients finally eat enough protein and fat, their cravings for pizza, cinnamon rolls, and other processed foods go away. Find healthy foods that you enjoy eating. For example, my kids eat homemade ice cream which contains raw cream, raw honey, and egg yolk. They also love berries, sweet potatoes, bone marrow, and more. I hope you find these summer food tips insightful and incorporate them into your healthy lifestyle.
Your Partner in Health, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy