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Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet...Sounds Familiar

There are hundreds of diets out there today, and lots of them can be a successful way of eating for many. Most people choose a diet based on their own habits and what aligns with their's the most. Some pick a diet that avoids a certain complaint about food, like hormone injections in meat, which is an unfortunate modification in our food nowadays. And some just want to try something different.

One diet out there that's becoming more well known with documentaries and media is the whole food, plant-based diet. It's a good one, but not that different than another that's much more popular...

What is Whole Food, Plant-Based Diet?

It's exactly that - a diet based on eating whole, unrefined plants. That means your diet would consist of eating fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and some nuts and seeds. You'd be cutting out of the diet meat, dairy, and any sugary or processed foods. But that sounds really familiar...

It's called the vegan diet. It's just being titled something else.

Don't Be Fooled

It's always recommended to eat fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains, etc. and to stay away from dairy, sugar, processed foods, or meat with antibiotics / hormones. That's always going to be the case for a natural, nutrient-rich diet. But beware, this whole food, plant-based diet sometimes recommends eating gluten, caffeine, coffee, and oats (contains gluten) - all of which are NOT good, for anyone!

Verdict

Enjoy this diet if you'd like, because this (and a vegan diet) is a great food plan. We simply advise to not follow it (or anything else) blindly - if something's not good for you, it's not good 100% of the time. Meaning, use your own judgement and if it says to eat something bad, like candy for the sake of an obvious example, and you know it's bad, just avoid consuming that, because that's ridiculous.

Extra note - we have seen the best success with eating according to your blood type AND food combining properly as shown in our Guide to Smart Food Choices book. We just want you to know that a vegan diet and the whole food, plant-based diet go hand-in-hand with this. They do not conflict at all, because you can be on these diets and still stick with the foods that work well with you blood type, plus food combining is actually easier to do since you've eliminated eating meat in those diets.

So, live it up and enjoy these healthy lifestyles :)

Digest Right!

Digestion is really important stuff! It's what our body does to break down food so it can move through our intestinal tract (stomach, small intestine and colon). Sometimes the body has difficulty doing this and needs some help or a change in lifestyle. If you don't think so, just think back to any time you've been bloated, constipated, had diarrhea, acid reflux (heart burn), felt compacted, or couldn't go to the bathroom well. Having second thoughts now?! Yep. Those are all things going on in the intestinal tract.*

Knowing that, you can do some little things that can go a long way for your comfort and health to ensure you have a good day, everyday* :)

1 - Good Diet

The first thing would be to eat well. And you might be saying, "Okay. Well, what does that mean?! Easier said than done, because there's a lot of diets out there!" I hear you loud and clear. We have been around lots of diets over the years, and they all come and go, but one thing remains the same - we all basically have the same organs, have to eat food to survive, and go to the bathroom. It's the body's way of living well. Taking in the good and pushing out the bad, through an assembly line of organs. All of which have a specific job or more. The more we can eat in a way that supports these functions and not create difficult situations, the better we'll be.*

The two diet recommendations we've seen that are the most effective and simply makes sense are*:

  • Food combining properly
  • Eat according to your blood type

People can see benefit with either one of these, but we've noticed they work best together!* CLICK HERE if you'd like to find out more on these two concepts or view our book "Guide to Smart Food Choices."

2 - Enzymes & Probiotics!

Yes! Our bodies produce these naturally, but it's a great idea to supply more to our body, because this will only help the body digest our processed, organic or not, everyday foods. And the probiotics will help support the good bacteria in the body and support a good immune system! All positive points there.*

Together, enzyme supplements and probiotic supplements help support a balanced digestive system and a healthier you.*

3 - Go to the Bathroom!!

Very important this one. Most of the world is uncomfortable talking about this subject, but not us! Let's go over this.

Poop, fecal matter, feces, waste - it's poisons and toxins - bad stuff. You don't want poisons nor toxins in your body. It was food that we ate, and then the body took all the nutrients out of it to get energy and survive, then it transformed it into what you see in the bathroom. The body has no use for it anymore, so it gets rid of it.*

When we don't get it out, all that waste stays in our body, mostly the colon (large intestine) and as a result of it staying in there our body can absorb the toxins from our colon. As you can imagine, that would not be a good thing.*

So, what do I do? Well, the 2 points stated above (good diet, enzymes & probiotics) will help this situation. You can also incorporate drinking more water (we recommend a gallon every day), but sometimes the body needs extra help in performing this natural action. You could get different herbs from the store that you can either eat naturally, get them in some form like liquid or powder, or simply get a supplement that has them. Ones that are known to help regularity are cascara sagrada, senna, psyllium, aloe vera, barberry, slippery elm, rhubarb and others.*

We offer a colon cleanser that has all these and is our most popular product - Colon Magic. It's a safe, gentle, effective, non-habit-forming, herbal formula to help cleanse, feed, stimulate, and rebuild the tissue and muscles of the stomach, small intestine, colon and gastrointestinal tract.*

 

Whatever way you incorporate these 3 principles, great! We want you to have healthy success!

Food Combining & Blood Type Foods!

Ever been bloated, constipated, had diarrhea, acid reflux (heart burn), felt compacted, or couldn't go to the bathroom well? Not fun, huh? Yeah. It's not. Well, our diet can be a factor in these situations.*

Having a good diet can limit the possibility of running into these types of things. There are some really good guidelines we've gathered together to help ensure you have a good day, everyday* :)

Good Rules to Follow

We have been around lots of diets over the years, and they all come and go, but one thing remains the same - we all basically have the same organs, have to eat food to survive, and go to the bathroom. The body has a set way of working and that's it. The more we can eat in a way that supports the body's functions and not create difficult situations, the better we'll be.*

The two diet recommendations we've seen that are the most effective and just make sense are 1) food combining properly, and 2) eating according to your blood type. People can see benefit with either one of these, but we've noticed they work best together!*

 

Food Combining

Food combining is a concept that advises mixing our food groups in certain combinations for best digestion and absorption. The main food groups would be fruits, vegetables, starches/grains, and proteins. The simplified recommendations would be*:

  • Always eat fruit alone.*
  • Other meals are eaten as vegetables WITH grains (starches), or vegetables WITH protein. Never mixing grains with proteins.*

This would mean no fruit in your green-leafy salads, no meat and potatoes, no turkey sandwiches, no sushi (rice & fish together), no chicken pasta, etc.*

I know, that sounds like some amazing meals right there! And I agree. But the fact behind all this is that the body produces stomach juices to digest these food groups. When these juices that don't mix together, say juices that digest fruit and juices that digest protein mix, it's like a war. Ever been bloated just 15 minutes after starting to eat a meal? Yep. The body can react that fast!*

Just try it for a week, see how you feel... :)

 

Blood Type Food

Food combining can do wonders for our digestion, but even if we do that we may not be able to absorb all the nutrients from certain foods we eat. You may have heard of the "blood type diet" before. Well, it's gotten some attention lately, but it's actually been around for years. And when I say years, I mean YEARS! It's not something new. It's just gotten popular for whatever reason. But the important thing is that it's been recognized by many professionals and has shown importance worth considering.*

Not everyone digests and absorbs oranges the same way. Same goes with bread, or chicken, or even tomatoes! Yes, these popular foods may be passing right through you without giving your body as much as you'd like them to.*

There are 4 main blood types to know of:

  • O (most people, universal donor)
  • A (2nd most prevalent)
  • B (3rd most prevalent)
  • AB (rarest and the "universal receiver")

There are "+" and "-" symbols that are attached to these blood types (O+, B-, etc.), but that isn't a concern with food. All you need to know is the letter.*

You can look up any number of books to get more information on this approach, reading lots and lots of pages, but if you'd rather get the good information and organized lists of the foods that go with your blood type and foods to stay away from you can simply get our "Guide to Smart Food Choices." This is a book, long in the making, to help everyone to know what foods they and their family and friends will get the greatest nourishment from. We've also included an "ALL" sections that incorporates every blood type, so that you can serve a family meal or party food that is good for everyone! Just trying to make it simple and easy for you all!* ;)