The High Energy Diet!
Energise Your Meals with High Energy Foods and Herbs!
March 26, 2022
By Karen Unsworth Berger, BAA, TFH
Updated April 13 2023
- Create a high life force energy with a high life force diet! Buy organic and read labels to avoid omega 6 oils.
- What we need to know and avoid
- Corruption and the food industry
- Sometimes foods that should be healthy, are not!
- Avoid dead and low energy foods
The importance of organic food today
Create a high life force energy with a high life force diet! Buy organic, and read labels!
Creating a "high life force energy" body and positive mental outlook begins with a high life force energy diet. With todays logistics, scientific, and anatomic knowledge, the possibility to achieve soaring levels of health and longevity is right there for us, orders of magnitude more than in previous generations. But the possibilty of chronic illness and shortened lifespan is also right there waiting if we are not informed, and follow the masses.
It is not realistic to expect to have optimal health and energy by feeding your body anything but high life force foods. It's like the old line " the definition of insanity is doing the same thing and expecting different results"... look around you! Our population is chronically ill and not in good shape. Why should any of us expect to be better off unless we make positive changes? If we eat dead, processed, adulterated foods, what will support our energy levels? These products have literally 0% life force energy. We were designed to thrive on natural, high energy, organic foods, therefore loading up on packed processed foods is literally a killer over time.
Grocery stores and even health food stores today are like a minefield. The best way to navigate it is to buy organic as much as possible, use culinary herbs detailed below, avoid processed and GMO "foods", and read labels on all foods your buy looking for toxic omega 6 seed and vegetable oils. They are in a LOT of foods, including supposedly healthy organic foods. (ie. crackers, bread/pastry, pies, sauces, dressings). Choose organic not just because it is higher in energy, but also due to the heavy use of glyphosate ("roundup') on crops - especially GMO crops which are bred to tolerate huge amounts of it, but also non organic wheat, oats, hemp seed, and other grains where it is used as a desiccant to kill the plant so it dries out, saving the farmer harvesting time. THEN it is send to processing to make our bread and other products. How yummy does that sound?!
Ideally this means beginning with organic fruits and vegetables, grass fed meats, a small amount of wild fish such as sockeye or coho salmon, mackerel, sardines, and anchovies, and good natural fats such as grass fed butter, organic cream, coconut oil, and certain herbs and seasonings. These foods have far higher nutrient density AND Life Force Energy than conventional chemical laden foods, even though they appear similar. (See comparison chart below.) So don't let their perfect appearance fool you!
What about the price of organic food??
People often say it is too expensive, but pay in the long term with their health and appearance. There are organic foods that are inexpensive when you calculate per meal and calculate the nutritional/energy value. Organic herbs and seasonings, carrots, boxes of fresh salad sprouts, apples, eggs, light spelt flour, frozen organic berries, frozen peas and other organic vegetables...these are all very inexpensive considering they go a long way. A box of fresh, living broccoli sprouts still in soil, are incredibly nutrient dense, contains the equivalent of 5 servings of broccoli (you need less per meal), and costs the same as a bag of potato chips!
First - Avoid dead and low energy foods
Many young people in their 20's today have very low life force energy - about 20-30% - due to a low quality conventional (non organic) diet, radiation exposure, and other stress factors. As we approach 40 -50 years old, our youthful life force energy we are born with naturally diminishes unless supported by high energy foods. the other hand we have healthy 70 and 80+ year olds with 70-75% life force energy because they eat organically, avoid certain foods, and have the right environment and lifestyle.
Sometimes foods that SHOULD be healthy, are not...
My experience with high mercury levels!
Even traditionally wonderful foods, like wild salmon, have been destroyed through man's pollution of their home waters. I was shocked when, after eating wild salmon at least 2 x week and sushi (including tuna) at least 1 x month, when I was diagnosed with very high mercury levels - the maximum safe level is 19ppm and mine was 30!! My doctor started me on Chlorella 2 x day, and by my next appointment it was 15, and now is down to 8. Wild sockeye and coho come from cleaner waters and may be safe 2 x month. Small fish such as herring, sardines, and mackerel, do not live long enough to accumulate a high percentage mercury in their tissues.
Chicken and Pork
Surprisingly, chicken is not the high quality food we are told UNLESS it is "pastured". Organic, free range, etc. are not good enough. Chickens - even organic - are fed with grains which are high in linoleic acid (Omega 6), which is toxic in the high levels we are exposed to today. It oxidizes in the body creating free radicals and inflammation. Chickens (and also pigs), like humans, only have one stomach and lack the ability to modify omega 6 fats to omega 3. Cows and sheep have multiple stomachs and are able to create omega 3 from omega 6. For this reason, beef and lamb are a healthier choice of meat for us than chicken and pork, unless the chicken and pork are pastured. Pigs in certain European cultures may be raised on chestnuts, which would make their meat a healthier (and very expensive) choice.
Commercial Processed Foods
Commercial processed foods will cause our life force energy to decline as we age and will not support long term health. One of the worst culprits of all time, is vegetable vegetable and seed oils as they are a source of omega 6 fatty acids, which oxidize in our cells producing inflammation, illness and disease. This includes canola, corn, sunflower, avocado (it is often blended), and unfortuately, thanks to the Italian agro-mafia, Italian olive oil. (Find Greek and Spanish olive oils, which are typically not adulterated.) It is safe to say that all restaurant fried foods use these oils, as well as most baked goods and salad dressings. For salads, drizzle a bit of quality Greek or Spanish olive oil, baslamic vinegar, lemon, or other home made dressing. Do your own baking using pastured butter!
At all costs, avoid vegetable and seed oils, which are toxic, inflammatory, and loaded with linoleic acid (omega 6) which is a priority cause of disease. Omega 6 fatty acid bonds are unstable and break easily, causing free radical damage and degeneration through oxidative stress.
Avocados are fine in moderation – up to a few times a week. Healthy fats are most important for a healthy metabolism, and contrary to what we have been led to believe by the food industry, natural saturated fats are a healthy fat because they do not oxidize in the body .
The Fallacy of Fats and Fried Foods
Many people still believe that animal fat is bad. This was "disinformation" that began decades ago by the food industry, and an inaccurate study. In fact animal fats from pastured animals are vital - even lard in frying. I remember my Scottish mother used to save the fat from fried bacon, and fry other foods with it. Ghee may seem more appetizing today, and coconut oil is the only vegetarian fat that is healthy and does not contain omega 6 fats. Grass fed butter is a fantastic fat, and also high in vitamin A, which vegetable fats and even coconut oil do not contain. We use a LOT of butter in low temperature frying, in cooked vegetables, and baking. Ghee (clarified butter) is wonderful for frying at slightly higher temperatures.
The deadliest fats - for your weight, health, and brain - are vegetable and seed oils. If you have fake butters/margarine, sunflower, corn, canola, soy, or any of the common vegetable and seed oils in your home, please... throw them out if you want yourself and family to achieve optimal health and live long, healthy lives. These have been traced to disease, Alzheimers, inflammations of all kinds. Plus - it takes 7 years for your body to ellminate these bad fats.
Purge your cupboard - one of the highest sources (besides chicken), is baked goods, cookies, pies (use crisco) and crackers. I found ONE line of rice crackers that does not contain sunflower oil. Walkers real Scottish shortbread contains only butter as it's fat. (Be careful - some cheaper shortbreads use cheap oil instead of real butter). The best solution is to bake your own, using butter instead of oils. Restaurant food is one of the worst sources - look at the oil they pour on the grills for frying, or deep frying - this is all "bad fats". I still find Japanese CAN be a healthy option for a restaurant meal. Just don't order anything fried!
Glyphosate laden foods - even non GMO foods can contain Glyphosate!
Foods and pharmaceuticals containing glyphosate (the main active ingredient in "Roundup") are dangerous, toxic, and of course low energy. Most people associate it with lymphoma, in wake of Monsanto's lost lawsuit where they were forced to pay millions to lymphoma victims and their families. However Glyphosate has also been shown to negatively impact the brain, associated with autism in the young, Alzheimers in older people, and violence in others. It is though that it's mechanism of harm is due to the fact that it is a "chelator" in that it removes vitamins and minerals from the body. The impact on the brain is believed to be related to it's chelation Niacin (Vitamin B3) from the body, creating dramatic deficiencies found in those suffering from these illnesses.
Glyphosate is found in GMO foods (bred to withstand huge amounts of glyphosate), non GMO foods such as non organic wheat, oats, and hemp seed (it is sprayed on the crops to act as a desiccant to make harvest faster and easier), and found heavily in vaccines where gelatine is widely used. Gelatine is made from the bones of GMO fed commercial cattle.
Corruption and the food industry
What about the new plant based "meats"? Stay away from them!!! These are ultra processed fake "foods" that have 0% life force energy - avoid them at all costs as they will ultimately make you sick! Certain power hungry business people today are intentionally destroying our food supply, and trying to convince us we can "do the right thing" protect the environment with this type of diet, but this is simply and absolutely not true. I have been a "fishaterian" most of my life, but I understand that meat IS a healthy food and happy, properly raised farm animals are an important part of healthy, balanced, agriculture, and do NOT produce excess nitrogen when raised properly, as some would have us believe.
The true way to bring the earth aback into balance is by reverting back to natural, no till, farming methods. But there is no big money to be made on this so it's not on the table, literally. The best way to eliminate this massive health threat is to avoid their products.
One of the great tragedies of the food industry is that they prey on the very young and the very old and sick. If you havn't already, read the labels on commercial baby formulas, and high calorie beverages for the elderly and those with cancer. I believe it is criminal, and a crime against humanity. These cheap junk foods will degrade the health of babies, and shorten the lives of the sick and elderly.
High energy foods will transfer their energy to YOU!
The importance of organic food today
People sometimes look at me skeptically when I emphasise the importance of organic food, because they wonder if the foods are truly organic. They normally are - organic foods are strictly regulated, and I have never found fresh produce labeled organic, that does not test well. The fact is today more than ever, modern "farming" practices, GMO's, and ultra processed foods produc low to 0 energy, toxic food due to chemicals from chemical laden depleted soils, and toxic animal products from the GMO fed animals. This "food" is draining your health and energy.
To illustrate this, I have used refined muscle testing to measure the difference in life force energy between conventional and organic foods. As you can see there is a HUGE disparity between them.
- conventional blueberries 5% life force, 25% stress. organic blueberries 70% life force, 0 stress
- conventional broccoli 8% life force, 15% stress, organic broccoli 50% life force, 0 stress
- conventional grocery store eggs 8% life force, 24% stress, health food store free range organic eggs 50-60% life force, 0 stress
- conventional rib eye steak 5% life force, 33% stress. grass fed rib eye 50% life force, 0 stress
- farmed salmon 3% life force, 35% stress. Wild sockeye salmon 50% life force, 1% stress (likely from ocean pollution)
- commercial plant based burgers, popular brand 0% life force, 45% stress. Grass fed hamburger patty 50% life force, 0 stress.
- Canola and corn oil, 0% life force, 45% stress. (Imagine what this does to your foods!) Organic coconut oil for frying 40% life force, 0 stress. Grass fed butter for low temperature frying 50% energy 0 stress.
- Water: Toronto city tap water 4% life force, 8% stress, bottled spring water in plastic bottle, 8% life force 4% stress. Filtered tap water (using Santevia jug filter) 20% life force, 0 stress. Santevia filtered tap water after structuring, 70% life force energy.
These are the facts - You decide! Is it any wonder why we see so much fatigue and illness in modern societies? Young people in their twenties I have tested almost always have a very low life force energy - typically 15-20%, because most do not eat organic foods.
Sustaining the energy of youth!
Youth in itself gives young people an advantage that they may not yet recognise because the life force energy which we are born with is often still high enough to keep away symptoms. They feel invincible. But this life force can drain down very quickly if not supported with high energy foods, and a supportive home environment (see my blog "Create a Supportive Environment"). It IS easy to maintain a high life force energy throughout your life, which will in turn maintain a high level of health and energy throughout your life. It's simply a matter of choices!
Life force energy sustains our body energy...
It is not always easy to follow the diet we would like to, for various reasons. Many people cite cost as their reason for not eating organically, and for some larger families this may be a valid point. In this case, organic frozen fruits and vegetables are less costly and highly preferable to conventional. Conventional meats, eggs, and dairy, and farmed salmon, should be avoided as they are highly toxic - just eat a smaller portion of meat and load up on vegetables, and even the highest quality pastured eggs are inexpensive in relation to their high quality protein. Everyone can spend the money on a few good organic dried herbs and basics to enhance your meals.
- Raise the energy of low quality "high demand" meals containing starchy carbs such as white rice and pastas
- In some situations balance the odd small sugary desert
- Optimise already nutritious meals to an even higher energy level
All we have to do is use specific complementary power packed herbs and seasoning into our cooking! For example, in our home, my husband loves potatoes. I have stayed away from the nightshade vegetables for years due to my genetic predisposition to developing arthritis, therefor I rarely eat potatoes. I’ve found that it is actually easy to reduce the stress and optimise the energy of potatoes by method of preparation, and adding specific herbs and foods to enhance them.
Certain herbs have a very high frequency and high nutrient density. When these herbs are used with a compatible but less desirable food such as wheat, other grains, tomatoes, and potatoes, they increase the over all energy , and reduce stress from that food. There are also certain foods can also be used in this manner.
For example cilantro is a very high frequency herb and can be used fresh chopped, stirred into many type of dishes including starchy low nutrition carbs like white rice and pasta. It is very nutrient dense, and increases the vibrational energy of compatible foods it is combined with – always keep fresh organic cilantro on hand and use it liberally - a handful of chopped organic cilantro per serving will typically enhance a pasta dish by about 40 percentage points! You can also use it in scrambled eggs, chili, salads, and countless savory dishes.
Key organic foods we can use to energise foods and meals:
Organic Herbs: Lovage, cilantro, oregano, thyme, sage, black pepper,
Himalayan salt, ginger
Organic Foods: wild or organic blueberries (fresh or frozen), organic hemp seed, lemon (peel and juice), yams, broccoli micro greens, sunflower sprouts
The term "French Paradox" is familiar to many. This relates to the fact that in the French culture many people do smoke and drink, yet they remain slim and healthy. I believe this may be related to the abundance of fresh herbs associated with the French kitchen. Certain herbs are particularly nutrient dense and high energy foods, which support and maintain health.
Fresh organic herbs are preferable but not always realistic due to the quantities required and availability in winter months. You can also use a combination of fresh and dried herbs, and if necessary, organic dried herbs work well.
Lovage is one of the best all round meal energisers - and is a member of the celery family. It grows tall, and produces an abundance of leaves which can be chopped and added to a sprout salad, eggs, and meats. Sage is hardy even through the winter here in Toronto, and easy to grow outside in large quantities. Fresh organic cilantro is widely available for purchase in bunches, or dried. Keep containers of oregano and thyme that you can move inside for the winter - I have a black wire 3 shelf rack which looks nice and fits well in our sunny kitchen patio window. You can cook lovage in with foods, but when using fresh oregano, toss it in at the end. You can buy candied ginger to add to baking to support blood sugar (baking with butter only - no vegetable oils), if you run it under very hot water to wash off any sugars. Keep a good supply of organic black peppercorns on hand - this is a very high energy food, as well as pink Himalayan salt, which contains 84 minerals and is a clean salt.
NOTE: The only sugar that tests well is Sucanat (also called Rapadura) which is organic ground sugar cane. It contains all the minerals and fiber in the sugar cane, including molasses. This is not an "energiser" like the other foods mentioned, however it is a healthy substitute for refined sugar, and can be used in baking in the same quantities.
Use sprouts instead of conventional salad for a MUCH bigger nutritional punch - Two of the best are sunflower sprouts and broccoli microgreens. You don't need a lot of these foods, they make a nutritionally dense small side salad, or a tasty topping for many dishes. One small portion of broccoli microgreens contains a similar amount of sulforaphane as a larger serving of broccoli.
Synergistic Enhancement - Raising good foods to the next level!
Our goal is to achieve at least 50% life force energy meals - preferably over 60 and up to 80%, to maintain a high level of health and vitality throughout your life.
Following these methods, your home prepared meals can easily reach 70 or even 80%. If using dried organic herbs, it takes ¼ to ½ tsp per serving of dried herbs per portion, to balance foods, so use liberally - also use a lot of black pepper!
Here is how we can energise organic vegetables and other foods!
I have indicated the improvement in life force energy using the indicated ingredients.. Most organic vegetables and foods have a life force energy of about 50%. Fish and meats are important sources of protein and a vital part of our diet, but their life force energy on their own is not high. Luckily, they respond extremely well to this type of combining - see below! Be careful to buy only pastured meats and eggs – “factory” fed animals are fed GMO corn and soy are highly toxic with glyphosate. Metabolic disease may also be associated with corn. Contrary to what we are told, most chicken is not healthy meat any more unless pastured - grain fed chicken is a major source of Omega 6 linoleic acid - a main source of today's inflammatory diseases.
Asparagus: Saute in ample pastured butter, add Himalayan salt and 2 sprigs fresh thyme per serving.
From 50% up to 70% life force.
Broccoli (steamed): butter, Himalayan salt (50% up to 70%)
Green string beans: Oregano, Himalayan salt, grass fed butter (from 50% up to 80% life force)
Eggs: Lovage, ample black pepper, Himalayan salt, pastured butter. Use pastured eggs only. For scrambled eggs, add structured water. 50% up to 70%.
Fennel and Bok Choy: For other green vegetables such as kale, bock choy, and fennel, and it is good to season with any combination of sage or cilantro, black pepper, and Himalayan salt. (with pastured butter.)
Kale: Saute in butter with Himalayan salt and chopped lovage. 50% to 70%,
Cauliflower: Black pepper, tarragon, Himalayan salt, pastured butter.
From 40% up to 60%
Mackerel: Use a lot of fresh ground black pepper (See "Optimized meal" photo - add slightly more broccoli microgreens than shown.) 20% up to
Meat Loaf: My husband occasionally enjoys meat loaf from a local German deli. As it comes, the meat loaf only has 3% energy. Top it with 3 chopped lovage leaves and 3 chopped sage leaves, it rises to 50%.
Use ample chopped lovage or sage, black pepper and Himalayan salt are the best over all seasonings for meats. 20% up to 60%.
Mushrooms/shitake: cilantro, thyme, black pepper, grass fed butter, Himalayan salt
Organic frozen peas have about 50% life force energy. When you combine peas with grass fed butter, Himalayan salt, black pepper, and chopped cilantro, the life force rises to 70%.
Salad: For the most nutrient dense salad, use broccoli and sunflower microgreens, and chopped lovage or cilantro, one chopped radish, with a bit of real, raw sauerkraut on the side. (See photo. The small salad shown tests as equivalent in sulforaphane to 2 servings of cruciferous vegetables.) Use a touch off quality extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar as a dressing.
Classic green salad with commercial dressing has 0 life force energy (greatly due to the dressing), up to 80%.
Shitake mushrooms: These are the most nutritious mushrooms I have found.
Butter, lovage or thyme, black pepper, Himalayan salt. 50% up to 70%
Spinach (sautéed): lovage, cilantro, butter and HImalayan salt. 40% up to 70%.
Vegetable soups: add 1 tsp dried oregano, lovage, sage, thyme, ½ tsp ground black pepper, Himalayan salt, include sweet potato and lots of broccoli florets. without these energising ingredients, typically 50%, up to 80%. Be sure to structure blended soups! (see below)
Yams: pastured butter, Himalayan salt, black pepper, oregano, lovage, or sage.
50% up to 80%
A typical conventional restaurant meal could be 0 to 5% life force. Organic vegetables and eggs typically have about 50% life force. Certain fresh herbs have a whopping 80%. By combining these herbs generously with even conventional foods, you can dramatically increase the life force energy of your meals, and therefor yourself.
Fats and oils: The best fats to cook with are pastured butter at low temperature, ghee made from pastured butter is good at higher temperatures, and organic coconut oil at medium temperatures or if you want to brown something like pancakes - as long as it doesn't smoke.
Structure liquids to increase their energy:
Make water, smoothies and other blended foods healthier!
Anything we blend becomes “destructured”, which dramatically reduces it's energy. The best way I can describe this is to say the the structure of the food becomes scrambled, and "incoherent" on a cellular level.. I discovered this a few years ago when making vegetable juice with a friend who had a farm. She saw me throwing away large quantities of vegetable pulp, and asked me if it might be good food for her animals. I thought that was a great idea, but was astounded when I tested the pulp – it actually had 0% life force energy, therefor would not be beneficial to her animals. I also could not believe that the life force energy of the juice itself was only 5% despite all the organic vegetables.
The problem is the food is no longer in it's natural form - the structure has been changed and as a result, the Life Force Energy of the food drops dramatically. The most commonly affected foods would be sauces, smoothies, blended soups, and juices, etc.
Imagine dumping all the building materials to build a house in one pile, and then trying to sort it out!
However you CAN return cellular coherence or "order" to the liquid after blending, by the quick process of “structuring”, and return it to a high Life Force Energy of 70-80%. Simply stir briskly 40 times left, then 40 x right, creating as deep a vortex as possible. You can actually taste the difference before and after. For example if you are beating or scrambling eggs, finish by "re-structuring" whisking the eggs left then right, and this will raise the energy of your end result.
In some recipes which must just be "stirred to moisten" only, structure liquids or eggs first before adding them to the dry. This will raise the Life Force Energy of the whole recipe.
Structured water can also be used for detoxifying non organic fruits and vegetables. Occasionally when organic has not been available, I have had to purchase something like conventional blueberries. They muscle test as stressful even after washing in tap water. But, if you wash them in structured water you can effectively neutralise harmful chemicals, and the life force of the berries will go up - although not as high as with organic berries. I always keep a jug of filtered, structured water on the counter. Place the berries in a bowl and pour structured water over them - leave it for about 30 seconds and drain the water.
Add structured water to your pet's food
Its not easy to give our pets good organic food because it's simply not available, but adding a bit of structured water - say 2T - to a cat's portion of food, will help to neutralise chemical stress and increase life force energy of wet food. For example our cat's expensive veterinary food has about 5% life force and 8% stress. Stir in a bit of structured water and it raises the life force to 40%, and 0% stress (be careful not to use too much - about 2T). You can definitely do this with wet dog food and kibble to make a gravy. Of course give them structured water in their water bowl.
Optimising less healthy foods:
Sometimes we have family members who LOVE certain foods which are not doing anything for their health. Cooking them with these herbs and foods will act a bit like an “antidote” to reduce the stress and increase the energy of the foods. This method is not to be used if someone has an allergy to a food, such as celiac disease - avoid the food completely. The nightshade family (“Deadly Nightshades”) are often a family favourite – especially tomatoes and potatoes - but have never tested beneficial for anyone I have worked with. The nature of the plant is high in inflammatory lectins, despite the fact that they do contain nutrition – it’s not enough benefit to counteract the negative effect. Use the “antedote” herbs liberally.
Aubergine (Eggplant) – This is an especially stressful food and is best avoided, with 0% energy and 45% stress before preparation. Using this technique will raise it to 50% life force and 0% stress which is acceptable. First cut out the seeds and peel the eggplant (or don't eat the peel). add Oregano, black pepper, Himalayan salt. Be sure the olive oil you are using is high quality Spanish or Greek. (You cannot raise the life force using toxic adulterated oils such as most Italian olive oils, due to corruption of the agro mafia.)
Beans: I always use white Italian cannelini beans in bean or chick pea recipes such as hummus. They are less stressful than kidney beans, black beans, and chick peas, which all contain inflammatory lectins (proteins). Use grass fed butter, lovage, Himalayan salt, black pepper. Cumin blends well for taste, although it is not really an "energiser".
Dairy: Personally I choose goat’s cheese over cow, but on the occasion we have parmasan, I will make sure I add a lot of chopped cilantro to the dish. Use lovage for any cow's milk products such as parmasan. For goat and sheep cheeses, black pepper and oregano. You can purchase a log of soft goat cheese, roll it in black pepper, and sprinkle with oregano.
NOTE: butter and heavy cream have a high fat content and are digested as more of a fat than protein, so they are often well tolerated when normal cow’s milk products are not.
Sweet Peppers- These are best avoided, but if you must, roast and peel off the skin, cut out seeds. Thyme, black pepper, Himalayan salt. 0 to 10%
Carb dishes such as Pasta, bread, riceWhite rice (less inflammatory than brown since brown rice is high in lectins) and pasta should be considered just as a calorie base to load up with good fats, vegetables and herbs! Cook rice and pasta in water salted with Himalayan salt. The best rice I have found is organic white Jasmine. The top herb for energising and balancing high carb meals are oregano, then thyme, and black pepper. Use ample grass fed butter or ghee, and garlic for pasta. Sprinkle oregano on bread and butter - it's even excellent with raw honey!
NOTE: For baking, white spelt flour is better option than wheat flour as it is lower in gluten. Again, contrary to what we have been told, white spelt (or wheat) flour is lower in inflammatory lectins than the whole grain. If using white wheat flour, it must be organic because conventional wheat is sprayed with glyphosate ("Roundup") BEFORE harvesting. Wheat cannot be genetically modified, but conventional wheat is exposed to glyphosate. If buying dry pasta, buy brands made in Italy as they do not contain glyphosate.
Potatoes, fries: To prepare potatoes, peel and sit in a bowl of cold running water for about 3 minutes. (Very small potatoes or "french fries" for baking, require only about 2 minutes.) Eat potato recipes with home made applesauce (steamed mashed organic apples only), cilantro, black pepper, Himalayan salt, pastured butter. For home made baked French fries, slice potatoes, rinse as above in cold water, pat dry, coat with olive oil, generous black pepper and some Himalayan salt. You can do the same with yams.
Sugary desserts: It is definitely a good idea to keep these to a minumum, but on occasions where you must, serve 1/3 cup organic or wild blueberries on the side with the dessert. If baking, add ginger and organic hemp seeds, or add blueberries to a cake or muffin recipe. For a basic buttercream icing, use ¾ cup organic icing sugar, 1/3 cup soft pastured butter, and 2T organic hemp seed OR ¼ tsp ginger powder. (Hemp seed always has to be organic, because like wheat, non organic is typically sprayed with glyphosate before harvesting!)
For regular baking, use Sucanat sugar (also called Rapadura) instead of white or brown sugar. This is made from whole, ground sugar cane and contains fiber and molasses.
Tomatoes: Ideally blanche and seed. Season well with oregano, black pepper, Himalayan salt.
Wheat or other grains, including gluten free: Spinach – for example stir a handful of spinach into a serving of pasta until wilted. Shitake mushrooms, thyme, blueberry, blackberry, black current, spreads on toast (“Crofters” make organic spreads which not contain sugar – they use juice as a sweetener).
Vegetable and Seed oils: These are high in omega 6 which makes them very toxic in the amounts we eat them in today. There is evidence that sage and black pepper help to counteract the stress and increase digestion of these bad fats which include sunflower, canola, corn, safflower oil, most olive oil (it is adulterated), avocado, fried foods, baked goods, dressings. Read all the labels in your cupboard and fridge - especially vegan foods. If you have margerine or fake butters in your home, THROW THEM OUT!