Personalized Diet Approach
It’s best if your diet is based on your nutritional needs. Ultimately, if you listen to the feedback your body is giving, you can determine the foods you were designed to eat. Are you tired, fulfilled, or starving 20 minutes after you eat? If you feel really tired, hyper, or sad soon after you have finished a meal, maybe you are eating the wrong foods for you. Also look into food allergies. You can get tested for food allergies, or just eat a suspicious food by itself and see what happens. Allergies to wheat and other products can cause relapse and physical problems, even death.
General Recovery Diet
- Fresh food is best; frozen is the next best.
- Protein: Eat meats three times a day in moderate portions; also consider amino acid supplements.
- Supplements: Take daily:
- High-quality amino acids until your diet improves
- Vitamins and minerals (cold press, food state)
- Fresh vegetables: All colors. As many and as much as possible.
- Fresh fruit: Equivalent 1 to 2 cups a day.
- All fats: Omega 6 and 9, but mostly Omega 3.
- Greatly reduce or eliminate all processed foods, processed sugar, and flour.
- Includes most cereals, packaged meals, and a lot of restaurant food.
- Eliminate all artificial sweeteners.
- No caffeine or nicotine.
- No foods you’re allergic to.
It’s especially important to follow this food program during the amino acid repair phase. This is usually a 3 to 12-month period, but varies with the person.
Bread: The best breads are apparently sprouted grain, stone ground whole-wheat, rye, or pumpernickel. Though these are healthier options, you still want to limit your intake.
Sugar: Processed or refined sugar is addicting, and it is a contributor to diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, and obesity. All of those conditions damage your brain.
Salt: Salt is also addicting. Alkalizing mineral salt is supposed to be the better option and is very good for you, meaning you can use a reasonable amount and still be healthy. This product is expensive.
- Steaming vegetables
- Baking fish
- Replacing butter, cheese, sour cream, salad dressing (oil), etc. with smaller amounts, unless…
- Using extra virgin olive oil or coconut oil
- Using almond, coconut, or rice milk
- Reducing Omega 6 fat
- Using organic products