My online journal includes tips on how you can live a healthy lifestyle, as well as stories from my journey towards bettering myself. It's never been easier or more accessible than now to achieve and maintain personal wellness.
Your body needs nutrients to flourish. Chips, cookies, cakes, and delicious crispy warm bread from an Italian bakery in Brooklyn, are exactly what is causing your rashes, migraines, and lethargy. There is no special cream or a little pill to replace a nutrient-dense diet.
I used to think everything in moderation was the way to live. I stopped eating gluten about a decade ago. In My Journey to Better Health, I have written about how I detoxed from gluten. The mysterious belly aches that I had my whole life, just disappeared after a few weeks of detoxing. It was worth every minute!
After the gluten was out of my body for about a year, I started craving raw vegetables. Of course, I was working at Whole Foods and that helped a lot!
But, after a while, I put all the processed foods behind me and I went to work on myself. I started cooking tons of vegetables. The more I ate, the better I felt. I started following the Paleo diet and started a yoga practice too!
The "A-Ha" Moment
My dad knew I was watching everything I ate and suggested I watch Know The Cause on TV. He said, "This guy knows what he's talking about!"
My dad was referring to Doug Kaufmann, host of Know the Cause.
I watched 15 minutes of one show, and I knew, just like my dad, this guy knows what he's talking about! I bought one of his books and read it cover to cover. I made a copy of The Phase 1 Diet from the book, and I taped it to my refrigerator door.
The Phase One Diet is all about getting rid of the harmful fungi in your body and changing your diet so you're eating correctly to maintain a good population. There's good and there's bad and you have to find a happy medium.
I thought I was eating so well on Paleo, and I was, but I had to make a few tweaks to my food supply to be 100% vested in the Kaufmann Phase One Diet.
Have You Considered Mold?
What happens when you get sick and you go to your physician, they run up a $10,000 bill, and send you on your way with no diagnosis. I know more than one person this has happened to! Sometimes doctors just don't know what you have. Maybe you have something they don't look for: fungi.
Some mold you see and avoid, but what about mold you can't see, you can't smell and you certainly can't taste? Is your food toxic?
Not a believer? The USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) website tells you exactly where the mold is. Check out this article: Molds on Food: Are They Dangerous?
Phase One is the most incredible diet ever! To reap the benefits of Phase One, you really have to kick a bunch of bad eating habits and really stay focused. There is a pot of gold at the end of that rainbow. Millions of people have gotten their lives back from following the diet.
The Kaufmann Phase Two Diet is The Bomb!
So do Phase One for two weeks, 2 months, or maybe a year, and then come on over to Phase Two! While on Phase One you can eat roasted cauliflower, on phase two you can eat cauliflower with organic cheese and some brown rice on the side. Your choices are expanded!
Phase Two brings back some of the higher carbohydrate foods you eliminated on Phase One. By rotating new foods in, one at a time, you can see where your sensitivities are and manage them. I call Phase Two The Ultimate Low Carb Diet. Keto is nice and you will lose weight quickly, but Phase One and Phase Two reduce the inflammation and weight, and fill your body with nutrients like no other diet.
You can do it too! Take a look: Phase One.
Sprouts Grocery Store in Homestead, Florida
Homestead is really cool because it now has a Sprouts Farmers Market! I can get lots of organic produce and grass-fed meat and supplements, shampoo, and a few other things. It's about a half-hour north of Key Largo and I go quite often.
I went in on the day they opened and took some photos. I love new grocery stores!