The HealthWorks doctors took a look at the recent health documentary, What the Health, and compared the claims to what research has to say about our diets.
1) Just eat real food. If you don’t know what the ingredients are on the label—IT’S NOT REAL FOOD.
2) Farming practices greatly influence the quality of food you consume.
- Eat grass fed AND grass fattened/finished red meat
- Eat pastured (raised on pasture to scratch in the dirt, eat grubs and worms, NOT fed a grain-based “vegetarian diet”) chicken and eggs.
- Eat pastured pork if you choose to consume.
3) Eat organic or locally grown fruits and vegetables and eat more of them! https://www.ewg.org/foodnews/summary.php#.WcqEKbKGMd4
4) Never consume genetically modified foods. http://www.ewg.org/research/shoppers-guide-to-avoiding-gmos?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIgv32sqfD1gIVE2t-Ch0Xvwp1EAAYASAAEgJAxfD_BwE#.WcqEgrKGMd4
5) Choose uncured processed meat products.
6) Choose low-mercury fish like: Anchovies, Catfish, Clam, Crab, Crawfish, Croaker (Atlantic), Flounder, Haddock, Hake, Herring, Mackerel (North Atlantic, Chub), Mullet, Oyster, Pollock, Salmon, Sardine, Scallop, Shrimp, Sole, Squid, Trout, Whitefish.
7) Eat a moderate amount of quality protein. 2-4 ounces daily is healthy and easier on digestion.
8) Reduce simple carbohydrate intake and have a low complex carbohydrate intake. Note: eliminating an entire food group is not only necessary unless you are suffering from a particular health crisis. Ex: Autoimmune disorders have shown to heal with the elimination of grains and nightshade vegetables and those with seizures show almost complete remission of episodes following a ketogenic (very high fat) diet.
9) Drink ½ your body weight in ounces (no need to exceed a gallon/day) of clean, filtered water.
Here are links to some of the articles mentioned in the video:
- Milk proteins and human health: A1/A2 milk hypothesis
- Ischaemic heart disease, Type 1 diabetes, and cow milk A1 beta-casein.
- A systematic review and meta-analysis of the effects of pasteurization on milk vitamins, and evidence for raw milk consumption and other health-related outcomes.
- Increase in the intake of refined carbohydrates and sugar may have led to the health decline of the Greenland Eskimos
- Saturated fat does not clog the arteries: coronary heart disease is a chronic inflammatory condition, the risk of which can be effectively reduced from healthy lifestyle interventions
- The Evidence for Saturated Fat and for Sugar Related to Coronary Heart Disease.