Diet and Nutrition are a big part of becoming and staying healthy. There’s a lot to this topic and it seems the more you know, the more confusing it gets because everything is so inter-related and each one of us is so unique that ultimately we all need to just find what works perfectly for us.
Below is a list of the current diet and nutrition handouts that I have on my website and a description of what the pages are about:
Amino Acid List: Complete list of amino acids, natural sources, deficiency signs and contraindications for using free-form and supplemental forms.
Antioxidant List and Foods: This is the list of Antioxidants I have in my Book of Lists I use for doing phone consultations. Some best bet foods for proper diet and nutrition are included.
Biotin (Vitamin H): Biotin deficiency signs, what biotin is used for, natural food sources for vitamin H, herbs high in Biotin, signs of overdose, and precautions.
Bitters and Choline for Gallbladder Problems: Bitter tastes and choline stimulate the gall bladder to release bile, which is necessary to digest the fat within the main course foods. I’ve noticed that this is beneficial to all blood types, but most especially Blood Type A and people over the age of 40. As we age, we produce less digestive juice of all kinds so foods are just harder to process.
Blood Type Foods with Zone Serving Side Charts: What I’ve done is take the Zone diet block system and put them on three separate sheets (Best, Good, and Poor Choices). The Yellow items are the foods that are OK to eat for your blood type. The Purple blocks you should try NOT to eat. There is also a volume of food for each food. This is the amount one has to eat to make up one whole Zone block.
Carrots and the Glycemic Index : Mostly people with sugar challenges tell me that they stay away from carrots and potatoes because they are high in sugar. But when I ask them what they eat for breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks and what they drink, I can see that they don’t understand the concepts of the glycemic index! For example
Celery Health Benefits: Celery is rich in sodium. “So?” you say, “I eat table salt. Doesn’t that count?” Actually, no! Table salt is composed of insoluble inorganic elements which lead to the development of varicose veins, hardening of the arteries and other aliments. Sea Salt is a better product, but the sale and types of sea salt can be misleading. Celery juice helps to regulate body temperatures, helps with bronchial and lung disease and elimination of carbon dioxide from the system.
Choline (Vitamin): What it is used for, signs of deficiency and natural food sources.
Eggs–Eat Your Yolks! Eggs are one of God’s most perfect foods. People need to eat more eggs. Eggs are protein-rich, low in sodium, and contain vitamins and minerals. I often find that my clients (especially those with any kind of nerve dysfunction) need more eggs as an excellent source of choline, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, magnesium and sulfur.
Eicosanoid Survey Can you name the group of master hormones responsible for reversal of heart disease, high cholesterol, hypertension, diabetes, obesity, inflammatory diseases, cancer, and depression?
Essential Fatty Acid Deficiencies: Did you know that your brain is composed of more than 60% fat? If you don’t have the proper fats to nourish the nerve cells and myelin of the brain you will have some problems down the road (like Alzheimer’s disease). There are two different kinds of fats—bad fats, and good fats. Examples of bad fats include meat fats, processed fats, trans-fats, hydrogenated fats and fats processed under high heat. Good fats are unsaturated and in fluid form at room temperature and are what you should be ingesting as your fat calories. Fat deficiency signs include. . .
Fats & Oils List: Putting saturated fats and hydrogenated fats into our system can often be likened to putting the wrong weight of oil into our car’s engine. Complete list of oils and how they are best used in nutrition.
Feeding Soy to Children: Do you feed your baby something besides breast milk? Does it contain soy or Soy Protein Isolate (SPI)? Isoflavones in these soy milk replacers are a serious reason for concern. Approximately 25% of bottle-fed children in the United States receive soy-based formula. In children, soy anecdotes have included asthma, leukemia, irritable bowels syndrome, learning disabilities, thyroid dysfunction, and pituitary gland dysfunction.
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9): Folic Acid deficiency signs, natural food sources, what it is used for.
Food Cravings: What foods do you crave and why? This page lists the most common cravings and some reasons why they happen.
Fructo Oligo Saccharides (FOS)
Germanium–A Holy Trace Mineral: Certain disease conditions respond favorably to germanium supplementation including: arthritis, asthma, neuralgia, diabetes, leukemia, food allergies, yeast infection, HIV/AIDS, chronic viral infections like Epstein Barr syndrome, angina, stroke, Raynaud’s disease, burns and pain associated with cancer. Germanium may reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol and favorable influence the immune system. Natural food sources of germanium include.
Ginger: Ginger comes in many forms. You can cook with the powder, grate the raw root into your cooking, or use ginger juice or paste to make a nice cup of tea. The other way to use it is to take a couple of sugared ginger slices or cubes (also called crystallized ginger) after you eat your meal. More tips and ways to use ginger as a culinary herb and medicinally include. . .
Ginseng Types & Benefits: Ginseng is grown in many parts of the world. The roots are the part of the plant used for all Ginseng products. Each variety has its own health benefits. Ginseng benefits are cumulative. Taking the herb for several months to a year is far more effective than short-term doses. Ginsengs discussed are Panax (Asian, Chinese), Siberian, American, Pseudo ginseng, and Manchurian Wild ginseng which is valued more than gold!
Honey Health Benefits: Honey is a natural sweetener with proven antibiotic and antiseptic properties. It’s best to get honey that was produced in your area if possible. Honey is made from flower nectar. The nectar turns to honey with the help of invertase, an enzyme bees mix in with the nectar. Honey contains vitamins and enzymes necessary for the proper metabolism and digestion of glucose and other sugar molecules. Many beauticians use honey to extract blackheads.
How to Choose the Best Piece of Fruit: The most nutrition, vitamins and minerals are in foods that are picked fresh. Asking the produce manager at the store how to pick individual fruits and vegetables is a really good thing. They know how to choose the best quality produce, but here are few tips that you will be able to use….
Iron Deficiency Anemia: Sometimes I see clients with that characteristic tan mark around their cheeks and chin indicating early iron deficient anemia. When this happens the client is feeling run down, but not run down enough to cause them to go to a doctors office–yet. It’s my job to help the person supplement their diet so they don’t have to take iron pills, which can be harmful on the system…especially for iron, if a little is good, a lot is not better!
Jerusalem Artichokes: Jerusalem Artichoke tubers can be eaten raw, boiled or baked like potatoes and were used as survival food by Native America Indians. It grows wild in the fields or along streams but Jerusalem artichokes are a wonderful domesticated medicinal vegetable in any home garden. Jerusalem artichokes have historically been used as a dietary supplement for people suffering from diabetes and other pancreatic complaints to reduce blood sugar levels and minimize the need for insulin.
Just Like Sugar: In addition to throwing off the body’s homeostasis, excess sugar may result in a number of other significant consequences. The following is a listing of some of sugar’s metabolic consequences from a variety of medical journals and other scientific publications. Here are 78 reasons to use Just Like Sugar and cut back on the intake of table sugar. . .
Lithium Sources for Depression: Lithium is a trace mineral found in the earth’s crust (and I bet you thought it came in a little pill the doctor gives people!) The medical field refines this crust to produce lithium arginate. It is most often known for its use in manic-depressant syndromes, but did you know that it is also used for treating ADD, epilepsy, alcoholism, drug withdrawal, kidney stones and migraine headaches? Some research shows that it may also be effective in treating malignant lymphatic growths, arteriosclerosis and chronic hepatitis.
Mineral Best Bet Foods and List: Most people would rather just pop a pill when it comes to vitamins, but is that the BEST way to get your minerals? In my practice, I recommend specific foods to replenish deficiencies.
Mineral Boron: Natural food sources for boron, signs of deficiency, what boron does, what diseases is it good for and cautions and comments about boron.
Mineral Calcium: Natural food sources of calcium, herbal sources, 11 types of calcium, signs of deficiency, what calcium does, cautions and comments.
Mineral Chromium: Food, natural and herbal sources of chromium, signs of deficiency, what chromium does, what it’s used for and helpful links.
Mineral Copper: Copper containing foods, herbal and other sources, signs of deficiency, what copper is used for health-wise, cautions and comments about copper.
Mineral Germanium: Food and herb list of Germanium containing foods, deficiency signs, what germanium is used for, what it does, cautions and comments and helpful links.
Mineral Iodine: Food and herb sources of Iodine, uses for iodine in disease, what iodine does in the body, cautions and comments, helpful links and resources.
Mineral Iron: Food and herbal sources of iron, what iron does in your body, what diseases it helps, cautions and comments and helpful links and resources.
Mineral List: Adding a general all-around mineral supplement will not correct the deficiency of the one or two minerals you are deficient in.
Mineral Lithium: Food and herbal sources of lithium, deficiency signs, what lithium does in the body and what diseases it’s used for, cautions and comments, helpful links.
Mineral Magnesium: Food and herbal sources of magnesium, types of magnesium, what magnesium is used for, comments and cautions, helpful links and resources.
Mineral Manganese: Food and herbal sources of manganese, what is it used for and how is it used in the body, cautions and comments, helpful links.
Mineral Molybdenum: Food sources of molybdenum, what it is used for, cautions and comments.
Mineral Phosphorus: Food sources of phosphorus, signs of deficiency, what it does and cautions and comments.
Mineral Platinum: When I research information for handouts on my website, I gather several sources and consolidate them to give the reader the best overall information. I’m not so sure about this mineral. I’d be really hesitant in taking a product containing ONLY platinum.
Mineral Potassium: Food and herbal sources of potassium, what potassium is used for, drug interactions with potassium, helpful links and comments on use.
Mineral Selenium: Food and herbal sources of selenium, what selenium is used for, signs of deficiency, what it does, cautions and comments.
Mineral Silica: Food and herbal sources of silica, signs of deficiency, what it does in the body, cautions and comments.
Mineral Sodium: Food and herbal sources of sodium, what sodium does in the body, signs of deficiency and excess, cautions and comments, helpful links and resources, Celtic sea salt link.
Mineral Sulfur: Food and herbal sources of sulfur or sulfur, signs of deficiency, what it does in the body, cautions and comments.
Mineral Vanadium: Food and herbal sources of Vanadium, what vanadium does, cautions and comments on how to take vanadium.
Mineral Zinc: All about natural sources of zinc: herbs containing zinc, zinc deficiency signs, side effects of too much zinc, sources of zinc, what zinc does, list of foods high in zinc, and helpful links and resources related to zinc.
MSG Sources (Monosodium glutamate) : 7 top adverse reactions 70 little-known reactions to MSG, sources, detoxification technique and safe foods.
NutraSweet: The FDA has received more complaints about adverse reactions to aspartame than any other food ingredient in the agency’s history. There are over 90 registered side effects to this food supplement (42 are listed below)…
Oils, Fats and EFA’s: Putting saturated fats and hydrogenated fats into our system can often be likened to putting the wrong weight of oil into our car’s engine. Complete list of oils and how they are best used in nutrition.
Parsley Benefits: Parsley helps with anemia, digestion, hormone balancing and acts as a diuretic. It is also a source of very high natural calcium. . .
Raw Foods & Thyroid Disease: A Goitrogen is a substance in some foods that prevents the thyroid gland from working correctly by blocking the uptake of iodine. I think the best way to handle these kinds of problems is to find out what the core cause is, correct that, minimize what you can, eliminate what you can and repair the damaged thyroid cells with protomorphogens and glandular supplements. Alternative therapies that seems to be working include:
Salt Fun Facts: A friend was misled into believing that salt was not hurting him when he did some web research (as his blood pressure went up a notch or two each month.) He started salting everything. One morning he put so much salt in our oatmeal I gagged and almost vomited. I knew this information was wrong, but I did not have anything to substantiate my gut instinct—until I read Sea Salt’s Hidden Powers—then it all came together for me. I hope it helps you as well.
Seeds & Nuts–How to Keep Them Fresh: People don’t eat enough seeds and nuts, so most of us are missing out on all those great, polyunsaturated oils. In my practice, I often remind my clients to take their calcium supplements with some kind of fat like the fat in nuts or nut butters. These fats help calcium absorb into the system and get utilized by the bones better.
Soy Hazards: For years I have purchased soy milk, stocked it on my shelf, told myself I should open it and include it into my diet. After opening it though, it just sits in the refrigerator for a month or two. Then, of course, it’s too old to drink, so I throw it down the sink and the cycle repeats itself a couple months later.
Splenda: Humans using Splenda have experienced symptoms including: Bloating (severe), bright red rash and welts, chest pain, decreased coordination, diminished driving skills, dry heaves, dulled senses, excessive crying (emotional wreck), food poisoning symptoms (lasting for days), forgetfulness, generalized body pain, headaches, hypersensitivity to noise, hypertension, insomnia, irregular heartbeat, irritability, itching, knee and leg pains (shooting pain), lack of focus, moody, panic attacks, stomach cramps (severe), withdrawn and disinterested from life and feeling zoned out. Also see List of Splenda Foods.
Sugar and Copper Deficiency: Symptoms caused by copper deficiency include: Loss of hair color, dry brittle hair with split ends, diminished senses of taste and smell, sagging eye lids, skin, breasts and stomach, varicose veins, anemia, thyroid disease, arthritis, ruptured discs, learning disabilities, high LDL blood cholesterol and more (in this article). What else does sugar do? Here’s a list. . .
Sugar Substitutes: My doctor told me to cut back on the sugar, so I switched to honey, the man proceeded to tell the checker as he patted his gallon of honey. “Little diabetes problem, you know.” What’s wrong with this picture?
Sugar Substitutes–Just Like Sugar:
Sugar Substitutes–Licorice Root: I had just learned how great licorice root was for ulcers from one of the herb distribution companies when I first started practicing natural medicine, so I ordered a couple bottles. Within a week, I had two ulcer cases that week, which is usually the synchronistic way things happen in my life. . .The second client came back with an almost full bottle in her hand. “Have you ever tasted these?”. . . I popped one into my mouth and chewed. “Woof!” I said, as I made a dash to the sink to wash my mouth out. “I had NO idea!”
Sugar Substitutes–Stevia: Stevia is a great sugar substitute known to help regulate blood sugar, helps to lower high blood pressure, aids in weight loss by decreasing the desire for sugary foods. Some people even report that it reduces their desire for tobacco and alcoholic beverages. Stevia is also used in facemasks to smooth out wrinkles and heal skin blemishes and acne. So why don’t we see more of it?
Sulfites: Many consumers of the standard American diet experience severe allergy symptoms, including headaches, asthma, hives, post nasal drip, racing heart, high blood pressure, and even seizures from sulfites. Food list and homeopathic treatments.
Ultra Pasteurized Milk I bought some organic milk from our local co-op over three weeks ago and opened it just before we went on a 40-day juice fast. I thought I’d give this milk to our cat (knowing it would spoil soon and we’d have to get a smaller container for the cat.) It has been three weeks now and the milk has not spoiled. How can this be?
Vitamin A: Vitamin A deficiency signs, health concerns vitamin a is used for, what vitamin a does, natural food sources for vitamin a, herbs high in Vitamin A, signs of overdose, precautions.
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin): Vitamin B-1 deficiency signs, health concerns Vitamin B-1 is used for, what Vitamin B-1 does, natural food sources for VitaminB-1 (Thiamin), herbs high in Vitamin B-1, signs of overdose, precautions and comments about Vitamin B-1.
Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin): Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin, Cyanocobalamin, Methycolbalamine) deficiency signs, what Vitamin B12 is used for, what Vitamin B12 does, natural food sources for vitamin B12, herbs high in Vitamin B12, signs of overdose, precautions.
Vitamin B15: Vitamin B15 deficiency signs, what Vitamin B15 is used for, what Vitamin B15 does, natural food sources for vitamin B15, signs of overdose, precautions.
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin): Vitamin B2 (thiamin) deficiency signs, what B2 is used for, what Vitamin B2 does, natural food sources for Vitamin B2 (Thiamin), herbs high in Vitamin B2 (Thiamin), signs of overdose, precautions and comments about Vitamin B2.
Vitamin B3 (Niacin): Vitamin B3 (Niacin/Niacinamide) deficiency signs, what is Vitamin B3 used for, what Vitamin B3 does, natural food sources for Vitamin B3(Niacin), herbs high in Vitamin B3, signs of overdose, precautions and comments about Vitamin B3.
Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid): Vitamin B-5 (Pantothenic Acid, Pantethine) deficiency signs, what Vitamin B-5 is used for, what Vitamin B-5 does, natural food sources for vitamin B-5, herbs high in Vitamin B-5, signs of overdose, precautions.
Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine): Vitamin B-6 (Pyridoxine) deficiency signs, what Vitamin B-6 is used for, what Vitamin B-6 does, natural food sources for vitamin B-6, herbs high in Vitamin B-6, signs of overdose, precautions.
Vitamin B9 (See Folic Acid):
Vitamin C: Vitamin C (ester c, bioflavonoids, ascorbic acid, rose hips, acerola) deficiency signs, what Vitamin C is used for, what Vitamin C does, natural food sources for vitamin C, herbs high in Vitamin C, signs of overdose, precautions.
Vitamin D: Vitamin D deficiency signs, what Vitamin D is used for, what Vitamin D does, natural food sources for vitamin D, herbs high in Vitamin D, signs of overdose, precautions.
Vitamin E: Vitamin E deficiency signs, health concerns Vitamin E is used for, what Vitamin E does, natural food sources for Vitamin E, herbs high in Vitamin E, signs of overdose, precautions and comments about Vitamin E.
Vitamin H ( See Biotin): Vitamin H (Biotin) deficiency signs, what biotin is used for, natural food sources for vitamin H, herbs high in Biotin, signs of overdose, and precautions.
Vitamin K: Vitamin K deficiency signs, what Vitamin K is used for, what Vitamin K does, natural food sources for vitamin K, herbs high in Vitamin K, signs of overdose, precautions.
Vitamin Best Bet Foods: It’s absolutely amazing what you can accomplish when you eat the right foods that strengthen your deficiencies. Here is a list of foods most often identified as “Power Foods” in my practice.
Vitamin List: I often find a deficiency of vitamins when doing my medical intuitive exam. Vitamins in general are high in raw fruits.
Which Supplements are Best for Me?: I’m often asked that question, but in reality an evaluation of your genetic predispositions, stressors, diet, disease processes, medications and supplements you are already taking ALL influence which supplements would be best for you.
Zone Blood Type Eating: What I’ve done is take the Zone diet block system and put them on three separate sheets (Best, Good, and Poor Choices). The Yellow items are the foods that are OK to eat for your blood type. The Purple blocks you should try NOT to eat. There is also a volume of food for each food. This is the amount one has to eat to make up one whole Zone block. system. Basically a Block Balanced meal consists of one box of Protein, one box of Carbohydrate and one box of Oils/Fats.