In the battle against your health, your FORK is your weapon of choice.
But if you are a true health ninja, a Health Warrior, you need to use your weapon wisely.
After you have “unjunked” your kitchen (your first wise move towards your health goals), it is now a safe zone, a health sanctuary, where you cannot “cheat” and make poor and nutrient-low food choices.
As discussed in a previous blog, keeping your kitchen free of all junk food and "toxins" is important to maintaining a healthy and vibrant lifestyle.
As a species, we are hunters and gatherers and we are meant to eat 6-8 small meals a day. This is contrary to the sociological concept that we eat three, sedentary communal meals a day, which has only become a societal tradition and practice throughout the last few thousand years. Once we restock your kitchen, you will be able to live, and snack freely, during all hours of the day.
What to NOT Have in Your Kitchen
- All gluten
- All dairy (besides grass fed butter or ghee)
- All processed and processed sugars
- Anything that has more than 5 ingredients on the ingredient list
What You SHOULD Have in Kitchen
- Organic fruit
- Every single vegetable you can imagine!
- Grass fed beef
- Free range chicken
- Wild caught Salmon (preferably Copper River salmon)
- A variety of ethnic seasonings (curries and Asian spices)
- Free range eggs (rich in omega-3’s)
- Organic lentils, garbanzo beans, and a myriad of other beans
- Dried fruits
- Most all coconut products
- Grass fed butter
- Coconut oil
- Toasted Sesame oil
- Chili Oil
- Avocado Oil
- Walnut Oil
- Pine Nut Oil
- Truffle Oil
- Almond Milk
- Hemp Milk
- Coconut Milk
- Cashew Milk
- Soy Milk (use sparingly due to the high levels of estrogen, which can lead to breast cancer)
- Rice Milk (use sparingly due to the simple fact that rice is a grain)
*Use all sweeteners sparingly.
- Maple Syrup
- Coconut Sugar
When you are functioning on a high level through proper nutrition and exercise, you are not really in need of caffeine to stimulate you and raise your dopamine levels. When you eat food containing the amino acid dopamine, and its close cousins, epinephrine and norepinephrine (which comes in the form of the essential dietary amino acid phenylalanine), your mood, energy, focus and attention are all boosted, ultimately thwarting the need for coffee and caffeine.
Foods containing these amino acids are high quality proteins such as lean poultry, fish, beans, nuts, needs and eggs.
However, if you are a coffee lover (like I know so many of you go-getters are), Bulletproof coffee is your savior.
I am not a proponent of caffeine, but I am a proponent of fat, and the ketogenic diet.
Bulletproof coffee is essentially a power, fat cocktail. If you want to start your day right, Bulletproof coffee (or tea, if you don't want caffeine, but just the fatty goodness - think Yak butter tea in the Himalayas) is one of my favorite treats to start the day if I want to be sharp, and ultra-focused to start my morning.
Bullet Proof Coffee
- 8 oz of coffee with 2 tbs of unsalted grass fed butter (you can also use coconut butter or ghee)
- One tbsp. of “Brain Octane” MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides) oil
- One tbsp. of raw, unrefined coconut oil.
- Blend in Vitamix or any blender and enjoy.
- (Add cinnamon for flavor)
Follow the Roadmap
Now you have everything you need to know in order to take back your health, and stock your kitchen with the proper nutrient rich, whole food that will catapult you into a world of wellness and longevity.
The quest for vitality and ultimate health and happiness is within your reach. I have given you the road map that most doctors, or most health coaches would have charged you thousands and thousands of dollars for the same information.
My goal is to show you that this is easy.
If you want to continue to believe that collective narrative that it is too hard to get healthy, too hard to make good decisions, and too expensive to take care of yours and your families health, then just know that I am going to stand here, defiant in my belief, and change your mind, one by one.
The battle for your health is in your hands, now let me just provide you with the right tools to prepare for the war of your life. But the beautiful part about the battle is that you can never lose, you can just decide that it is not time to fight.
You will always win if you are able to believe in yourself, love yourself, and have a community that supports you through every step of the way.
With those tools in hand, you will soon find yourself victorious, and living a life you always dreamed of!