The Nutrition No No List

Do not read this article if;

  • You are not committed to your health.
  • You think health can come in a box, can or processed package.
  • You think organic is over rated.
  • You think fast food is convenient.
  • You are only willing to make changes that are comfortable to you.
  • You are looking for the secret to health.

            It is time to cut the nonsense and own up to the fact that most of us already know we should not be ingesting what is on this list, and yet we do. Why? Probably because of this excuse and that excuse….trust me, I’ve heard them all, or at least enough to encourage me to write something a little more abrupt than the average article saying “these are bad for you so don’t eat them.”

I hope you don’t mistake my passion for this topic with ranting and raving, but since I am losing friends, family and clients every year at an alarming rate to cancer and disease for “unknown” reasons, every little bit counts. I know it may seem difficult and maybe even extreme, so if you need to take baby steps, great, do that. Just do whatever it takes to get this list out of your system before it is too late to rid your body of them. This is a great start to helping your body cleanse itself.

My job is to challenge your views on health and make sure that YOU are the one making the decisions when it comes to your health, and not the government, popular magazines, famous people or anyone else.

No matter what the reason, if you are eating any of the following ingredients/additives and you would like to be healthy, please stop consuming them right now. It’s that simple. You cannot be healthy if you routinely consume any of the following 14 items.

I am not going to list the details of why these additives and other toxic ingredients are terrible for you, because if you need to know WHY you shouldn’t have artificial coloring in your blood stream, then you’re just not ready yet. Maybe you need to do some research on your own first (all of these can be Googled); I know I had to before I believed any of this stuff! Otherwise, just put your faith into my 17 plus years of research and reputation and simply eliminate this list NOW =).

Ok then, that was a little on the serious side, but hopefully now you understand my passion for your health and how important this knowledge is for you to thrive in life, not just survive and get by. Before we get to the list, check out a few of the problems that the things on The No No List can cause, i.e. reasons for you and your family to stay away from them!

  • Food allergies,
  • Increased waistlines, obesity and weight gain
  • Decreased absorption of minerals and vitamins
  • Cancer
  • Toxic reactions
  • Nervous disorders
  • Bloating
  • Fatigue
  • Arthritis
  • Migraines
  • Lowered immune function
  • Cavities
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Depression
  • Exaggerated PMS symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Itchy skin
  • Dizziness
  • Respiratory issues
  • Digestive disorders
  • Circulatory dysfunctions
  • Coronary problems
  • Hyperactivity and ADD in children
  • Visual and learning disorders
  • Nerve damage.
  • Liver and kidney damage
  • Hair loss
  • Behavioral problems
  • Fetal abnormalities
  • Growth retardation.
  • Diarrhea and anal leakage
  • Heart disease
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Elevated cholesterol
  • Impairs fertility
  • Miscarriages and birth defects

Here is The NO NO LIST….in no particular order. It is up to you to read labels and find out where you are getting them in your diet. The goal is not to be uptight about this list and feel guilty every time you have something on it. The goal is to slowly train your habits so that this list is naturally avoided.

If you eat fresh, whole, organic foods, you won’t have to worry about any of this.

  1. Artificial Sweeteners
  2. Refined Sugar
  3. Pesticides
  4. Monosodium Glutamate (MSG)
  5. BHA and BHT
  6. Sodium Nitrate and Nitrite
  7. Soda
  8. Artificial Colors
  9. Olestra (Olean)
  10. Brominated Vegetable Oil (BVO)
  11. Partially Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil (Trans Fat)
  12. Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)
  13. High Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS)
  14. Growth hormones in animals
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Asparagus Frittata (A, AB, B, O)

 

Ingredients:

3 T olive oil

½ pound fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into one inch pieces

½ pound fresh portobello mushrooms, sliced into ½ inch pieces

6 eggs

1 T water

1 tsp chopped fresh thyme

3 T grated parmesan cheese (for B types) or 3 T mozzarella (for A, AB and O types)

Directions:

• Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.

• Heat olive oil in an oven-safe skillet over medium low and stir in asparagus. Cook until the asparagus is tender.

• Stir in the mushrooms and continue cooking 5 more minutes.

• Whisk together eggs, water and thyme in a bowl. Pour the egg mixture into the skillet and reduce heat to low. Cover and cook for 5 minutes.

• Transfer the skillet to the preheated oven. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until eggs are no longer runny. Top the mixture with the cheese. Turn on the broiler and broil until cheese is melted and slightly brown.

Adapted from the Allrecipes, Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata recipe, to accommodate all blood types.

80/20 Rules

These 80/20 rules are great for obtaining and maintaining health, losing weight, and more. Sometimes other ratios are necessary;

  • 90/10 for those who are WAY out of balance and need a boost towards health.
  • 60-80/20-40 for athletes depending on intensity
  • 50-60/40-50 for those trying to gain weight
80% 20%
  • Healthy & balanced
  • Alkaline foods
  • Plate of veggies
  • Stomach full
  • Eat what you want!!
  • Acid foods
  • Plate of meat or starches
  • Stomach empty

 

This a rule that seems impossible to follow if you are a meat and starch person like me. However, after filling my plate up with 60-80% veggies and the rest starch or protein, I would be totally full and not have any cravings afterwards. Plus all the enzymes form the veggies help to digest the other foods.

If you don’t like vegetables then this rule can make or break the diet for you. If you want to be healthy, then listen to your mom and eat your veggies!