Yup, we hear this comment all the time from everyone – you are what you eat. But, are you eating for you or are you eating for the masses? What do I mean by that?
What I mean by that question is simply that each and every one of us has a unique metabolism, has unique digestive issues, has unique genetics, has unique health issues.
We ARE unique so what is good for someone else might be a toxin for you AND what you can eat in the morning might give you gas in the evening. There are many variables in this nutrition game.
Often, I hear the frustration of clients who are wanting to turn their health around through nutrition. They are confused and overwhelmed by the never-ending and increasing amount of, often, contradictory information on what’s good nutrition and what foods are the best for whatever ails you.
There’s Paleo, Vegan, vegetarian, raw food, thyroid diets, metabolic diets and so much more. Add in detoxes and it’s no wonder people give up in frustration and stick with what they are eating even though they are feeling like crap.
So, here’s my suggestion and solution – it’s been working for me but, then, I’m on my own so it’s easy.
MUSCLE OR ENERGY TEST EVERYTHING you put in your mouth. This is what I do 85% of the time unless I’m truly needing to heal something. Then, it’s 100% until the healing is complete. I do this for food and for supplements.
The biggest push back against this suggestion I get is that the person needing to make changes is cooking for a family or a spouse and, if they started doing this, they would have to prepare 2 meals every time. In truth, they are right, maybe, but the funny thing is that the rest of the family or the spouse would probably benefit from the cook’s muscle tested choices.
Regardless of how you approach this and make it work for your unique situation, I would suggest that the first step in changing your nutrition for the better (especially if you have any health concerns – however big or small) is to take the following out of your diet right away (this list is courtesy of Anthony William – Medical Medium) or start reducing until it’s out:
- dairy (clogs the lymphatic system – think of clogged sewer lines – and is filled with bovine hormones)
- eggs (feeds any viruses you have hiding in your organs/glands/nerves and are hormonal balls)
- gluten (hard for most people to digest)
- corn (most corn is GM0)
- pork (go back to the bible on this one)
- farmed fish (too much disease in them now)
- canola oil (impossible for us to digest)
- processed beet sugar (the word ‘processed’ is key)
- all preservatives
- all artificial flavors
- all natural flavors (MSG in disguise)
- artificial sweeteners
- citric acid (the additive)
Here’s what to avoid with supplements:
- glandular supplements
- whey protein (made with dairy)
- fish oil supplements (use plant-based omega’s)
- iron supplements
Most people find it daunting to change their diets – especially the dairy and eggs – however, removing those two plus reducing your gluten intake will give you the biggest bang for your buck in turning around your health. I laugh when I’m told “Well, there goes my breakfast! What am I supposed to eat now?” And, I say, “Everything else that grows in the ground or comes off a tree! Become friends with fruit and veggies.”
The trick to easing dairy out is to eat lots of sweet fruit and some nuts as these replace the lactose (sugar) and the fat content that comes from dairy. When I made took out dairy, eggs and most gluten, I became 17 lbs lighter and haven’t gained an ounce back after 6 months. Plus my sinuses cleared up, nerve pain went away and joints quit hurting.
The absolute best resource for helping you get used to more fruits and vegetables – and herbs and wild foods – is to buy the book “Life Changing Foods” by Anthony William. It’s one I recommend to everyone and it’s the book that seems to jump off the shelf into the hands of anyone who needs it.
This book gives a more colourful account of the healing benefits of some of the more common foods – the micronutrients and phytochemicals provided, the organs, glands and tissues supported by ingesting these foods. Plus, there’s a section that tells you what conditions or symptoms you might have that these foods will help heal.
In addition, and this is what I love, there’s a section on the emotional support a food will give you and the spiritual lesson that you are processing. With the occasional recipe thrown in to get you started, it’s a treasure!
Now, if you don’t know how to muscle test for foods, here is a video that makes it fun and easy!
Please try this. Start with testing the foods in your cupboard and fridge just out of curiosity. Be willing to let go of anything that gives you a BIG NO! Try making a meal just using only the foods that you test positive for in the moment.
When I do this, I test for which foods my body wants based on what I have available and, for fun, will test how much of each my body wants plus how to eat it – raw or cooked or a mix – and which herbs to add to the pot for flavor. Each time I do this, the meal is awesome!
Knowing which supplements you need, which brand you suits you best, how many to take in a day and for how long is as easy as muscle testing yourself each step of the way.
Still don’t believe it will work? Then, pay attention to what this woman had to say about healing her allergies by muscle testing everything!
Now, go! Muscle test your way to splendid health!