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

Easy Meatloaf (B, O)


¼ tsp cayenne pepper

½ tsp chili powder

½ tsp dried thyme

¼ onion, chopped

½ carrot, peeled and roughly chopped

2 whole garlic cloves

¼ red bell pepper

16 oz ground beef

¾ tsp salt

½ egg, whisked


• Heat oven to 325 degrees F.

• Mix together the cayenne pepper, chili powder and thyme. Place this mixture into a large bowl.

• Combine the onion, carrot, garlic and red pepper in a food processor bowl and pulse until the mixture is finely chopped, but not pureed.

• Combine the vegetable mixture and ground beef with the spice mixture.

• Season with salt.

• Add the egg and combine thoroughly.

• Pack the meat into a loaf pan and cook for about an hour or until meat is thoroughly cooked.

For B types, you can add ¼ cup of oatmeal, ground finely, to the mixture for a “fluffier” meatloaf.

Saute some spinach packed with anti-oxidants in a little bit of olive oil and fresh garlic for a side dish.

To really complete your meal, grill some organic pineapple. The bromelain, which are enzymes in the pineapple, naturally aid in the digestion of proteins! Not only will you feel less bloated after your meal, it will help with indigestion amongst other things.

(And one more thing, since you are allowed one cheat meal per week, try this delicious, tangy bbq glaze to bring the taste up a notch.) The sweet and sour flavor of this glaze is in a category of its own!


¼ c bbq sauce (we recommend Annie’s Naturals Organic Bbq Sauce)

½ tsp ground cumin

¾ tsp Worcestershire sauce

Dash hot pepper sauce

1 ½ tsp honey

Mix all the ingredients together and brush the glaze onto the meatloaf after it has been cooking for about 10 minutes.

This recipe has been altered from Alton Brown’s “Good Eats Meatloaf” recipe to accomodate type Os and As.

Cooking & Eating Rules


         ~ preserving the nutrients & enzymes~

  • The more raw the better in general
  • Buy small quantities and cook/eat fresh foods (shop at least 2x per week)
  • Cook at low temperatures; personally I never cook above 4 (out of 10) unless I am boiling water or cooking a stew or something similar
  • Do not microwave, fry, smoke, or broil at high temperatures unless you are heating something that is already void of nutrients
  • Plan your meals so you can shop ahead and prepare ahead for 2-4 days at a time
  •  Cook with love and attention, seriously, the food will absorb that energy
  • Use enough oil so things don’t stick to the pan, but don’t overdo it
  • Make sure your pots and pans are good quality and don’t have tears in their lining so the metals leak out
  • Make sure your oils are not old, they will go rancid quicker than you think. Just smell them and you will know.
  • Cooking is to activate your foods enzymes, not make it black or brown. Keep the food crisp and fresh even after cooking


  • Organic, cage free, grass fed, unprocessed,
  • Chew food into liquid
  • Don’t eat stressed or rushed
  • Food gratitude
  • Small bites helps digestion
  • Drink ½  body wt in oz h2o/day
  • Get a juicer & juice fruits & vegetables @ least 1x wk
  • Eating fruits in morning on empty stomach is best
  • Eat only one kind of protein/meal
  • Have sweets & desserts by themselves
  • Milk; drink it alone or leave it alone
  • Do not eat a lot of fat w/proteins
  • No cold water w/meals, use 4oz max liquid 15 min before or until 60 min after meal
  • Dried Peas, Beans, and Soybeans; combine mainly with veggies.
  • Huge meals = waste products
  • Follow the 80/20 rules
  • Balance yin & yang foods
  • Balance alkaline and acidic foods
  • Use natural, fermented foods to help digestion; sauerkraut, pickles, vinegar, and more.
  • Don’t eat within 3 hrs of bedtime