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🌿 My FOOD PHILOSOPHY (*MY*, the key word here): stick to WHOLE FOODS, unprocessed and unrefined (avoid preservatives, additives, artificial ingredients) eat mostly PLANTS (cooked, they are easier to digest that way) consume high quality PROTEINS (plant-based or free range/grass fed/organic meats and poultry) don’t rely too heavily on GRAINS, but when you do partake, sprouted is the best for gut health (there is a link between grains and autoimmune thyroid disease, thyroid disease runs in my family) high quality FATS (cold-processed, extra virgin oils, whole food plant sources) limit fried foods, oils become damaged and reactive LIMIT processed SUGAR (i use dates, honey, maple syrup in baked goods and treats); but when you’re enjoying yourself, ENJOY YOURSELF! DAIRY, a treat for me when I’m in social situations or out to dinner (2-3 times per month) AVOID that which you have serious adverse reactions to (for me that’s eggs, wheat & soy); I get severe nausea, acid reflux, bloating, brain fog, mood changes, fatigue, amongst other things; it’s best for me to avoid these altogether —— find what works for you. this is what works for me. we are all different. most importantly, NEVER EVER feel guilty about your choices. you have one life and do what makes YOU feel good. NOT what others tell you to do. this way of eating has allowed me to feel my best and be mindful of what I’m putting into my body.