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Eat and Live

by Vlad and Joy Robles*

It seems not a day goes by without us receiving a request asking what foods we consider worth eating or what could be eaten to improve this and that condition. A man once said, "Let your food be your medicine, and let your medicine be your food". There is some wisdom in that.

The food recipes on this website all promote good health in one way or another. In addition, below you will find a list of what we eat at home on a regular basis. This is by no means a recommendation or suggestion. We do not have anyone person or condition in mind as we share this. It is simply a list of items we consume on a regular/consistent basis, and have nothing but good results from them. This is what we eat before, during and after each pregnancy. This is what we raised our children on. This is what we hope to continue to eat as we get older.

Anyone that takes the time to read the following books would arrive at the same or similar conclusions: Nourishing Traditions, The Cholesterol Myths, Diet and Heart Disease and Unraveling the Mystery of Autism.

Cultured Foods

  • Kombucha
  • Sauerkraut
  • Kefir
  • Yogurt
  • Sourdough breads
  • Whey
  • Butter milk
  • Sprouted grains, nuts, seeds, etc.

Unprocessed Dairy (unhomogenized, and preferably raw)

  • Cows milk
  • Goat's milk
  • Kefir
  • Butter
  • Cheeses
  • Ice cream
  • Butter milk
  • Whey

Meats and Seafoods

  • Fertilized eggs (preferably from free-range hens)
  • Beef (preferably grass-fed)
  • Venison
  • Salt water fish (from deep-sea, not farm-raised)
  • Freshwater fish (not farm-raised, avoid unless you are sure of origin)
  • Cage-free poultry (not battery-raised, but pasture-fed)
  • Meat broths
  • Bone broths

Grains and Legumes (preferably soaked and/or sprouted)

  • All beans and lentils (always soaked and rinsed properly)
  • Breads (no yeast)
  • Flours (freshly ground)

Oils, Spreads, and Fats

  • Extra-virgin coconut oil (cold-pressed)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil (cold-pressed)
  • Butter
  • Nuts (raw and/or soaked)
  • Nut butters

Fruits and Vegetables

  • All fruits (always with it's pulp)
  • All vegetables

Drinks

  • Water
  • Kombucha
  • Raw milk
  • Herb teas (hot or cold)
  • Yogurt drink
  • Kvass
  • Fruit juices (always freshly made with it's pulp)
  • Vegetable juices
  • Smoothies and shakes
  • Ginger ale (home-made)
  • Apple cider (home-made)
  • Root beer (home-made)
  • Rice or oat or rye or barley milk (home-made)
  • Nut milks

Sweeteners

  • Raw honey (we keep in the fridge a small amount slightly diluted with water for ease of use)
  • Rapadura
  • Stevia
  • Molasses
  • Sorghum
  • Maple syrup
  • Licorice root
  • Date sugar

Condiments, Dressings, Sauces, Etc.

  • Meat stocks/broths
  • Herbs/spices (both fresh and dried)
  • Raw apple cider vinegar (undistilled)
  • Nutritional yeast
  • Real sea salt (not just sea salt)
  • Mayonnaise (many home-made variations available)
  • Lemon and lime juice

Consume at Your Own Risk

The following items have, in more ways than one, been associated with degeneration, autoimmune diseases, susceptibility to illness/sickness, undesirable side-effects, etc. We avoid them as a norm.

  • Refined and artificial sweeteners of any kind (fructose, high fructose corn syrup, white and brown sugar, Sweet & Low, Equal, Xylitol, etc.)
  • Canned goods (unless home-made)
  • Precooked or already cooked anything
  • Restaurant and fast food
  • Cold and boxed cereals
  • Unfermented soy anything
  • Homogenized milk and it’s byproducts
  • Store-bought already milled flour and it’s byproducts
  • Soft drinks
  • Store-bought fruit juices (including NOT from concentrate and 100%)
  • Bleached or white anything (after processing)
  • Hydrogenated oils/fats of any kind

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