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September 3, 2013

Eating your way to healthy

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Tonawanda News — Please don’t mix your starches and proteins, they digest differently — don’t eat potatoes, pasta, polenta, quinoa, millet or rice with fish. Try sticking to eating greens and salads with your fish dishes (or any animal protein).

Potatoes can create a little inflammation so it’s important to pair them with veggies like kale, arugula, chard, spinach, collard greens and asparagus, when in season, daily.

Chewing your food well will allow the enzymes that are in your saliva to begin the digestive process of breaking down proteins and carbs turning your food into energy. Take your time and eat like it’s a meditation. Keep food there chewing it to allow these enzymes to work for you.

Don’t forget to exercise daily. Hike, walk, ride a bike, play tennis, golf, basketball, baseball, surf, swim, walk up the stairs, you’ll start to get into it more as you do it. Moving your body will make you feel better. Remember you don’t have to spend a chunk of time exercising, even if you only spend 10 minutes here and five minutes there so that they add up to 20 to 60 minutes each day you will still feel the benefits.

These diet tips worked for me. I trust they will do the same for you as you self-heal through eating right, exercising and reaching out for emotional support. The following simple recipes are just a few from my book.

By following the simple recipes and guidelines I hope you will enjoy preparing these foods as much as I do, and that they will inspire you to create some of your own.

Luscious lemon cream pie

Juice of 3 medium to large lemons

3 large avocados

3/4 cup organic coconut oil

1/4 cup raw tahini

1 tablespoon raw honey

1 tablespoon lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup shredded coconut

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