In my experience, Dr. Mark Hyman is absolutely right when he says: “A few simple upgrades can transform your diet without radically altering your life. While simple, these seven replacements can create dramatic changes in your diet that don’t feel restrictive or ‘diet-ish.'”
And if you can’t do all seven right now, you can always start with one or two. Right now I’m at 6 out of 7, and that’s good news for my bone health! 😉
To read Dr. Hyman’s article, click on this link: http://drhyman.com/blog/2015/02/26/7-easy-replacements-without-dramatically-changing-your-diet/
“I’m getting over a cold. I slept probably about 10 hours last night. Now I am drinking green tea with key lime juice and a greens shake, trying to boost my pH and my body’s ability to function correctly.
“I must get it through my head that I can’t eat the way my husband eats. I can’t drink coffee and creamer every day and expect my body to be happy about it. Now, see, I type that and I don’t quite believe it. I think to myself, “But, the caffeine helps my pulmonary vessels and blood vessels to start the day on a better note.” And there’s the rub: I haven’t really made a solid deduction about which is better. I still haven’t decided whether it’s good to drink coffee in the morning or not. And I still haven’t decided whether my body is okay with eating dairy, sweets, and processed carbs along with my husband.
“But, I’ll tell you what: I know that my body prefers green tea with lemon and a greens shake when it’s trying to get well. That ought to tell me something, if I were paying attention. And I know that my body functions at a higher metabolism when I go to the gym in the morning. And I know that sugar really isn’t good for me because it causes a rise in triglycerides and fat storage. And finally, I know that my body is leaner when I eat exclusively fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, lean meat, high quality oils, and pure water.
“So, when am I going to act decisively on this knowledge?”
I came across an interesting book in the library: Low Carb High Quality Cookbook by Fredrij and Karolina Paulun. Originally published in Sweden, this cookbook features no-sugar-added recipes that accent nutritional quality. That’s good news for those of us who are concerned about bone health because added sugar is quite acidic and because high nutrition leads to high bone quality. At first glance, the recipes look delicious and not to difficult to cook. Ease of preparation is always a plus for me!