In previous posts, you may remember that my hubby is a physician. He is pro-medicine. So am I. So when he started going to a radical chiropractor for some joint problems, he was skeptical, but open minded. The chiropractor insisted that changing his eating would help him.
And water. He was dehydrated.
Here was my response. "Great. I can't help you, I have 2 kids to feed. Let me know how it goes."
And it went beautifully. He looks better, feels better, acts better and is now off of all prescription medication he was taking, and having significantly less problems with his joints than he was.
What did we do to change this? Here are the 5 easiest steps.
1) We started buying all grass fed beef. Local. Straight from the farm. On Tuesday or Saturday we head up to the farmer's house and buy beef from the farmer that raises cows in her pastures and lets them eat grass. Not corn. We eat less of it because it is so filling and it tastes better.
2) We stopped eating cereal for breakfast. We switched to eggs, greek yogurt, and fruit smoothies. We aim for high protein low carb meals.
3) We added at least 1 if not 2 vegetarian meals a week. Vegetarian chili, and stir fry are now staple. They help to offset the cost of the expensive meat.
4) We stopped buying anything with more than 5 ingredients listed. Things that resemble food more than non-foods. Including going away from low-fat items because they are filled with substitutes. We still buy ice cream, crackers and potato chips. But they take up a much smaller portion of our food intake than they used to, and we switched to local ice cream with ingredients like sugar, milk, strawberries instead of a laundry list of artificial ingredients. Chips too, can have as little as 3 ingredients: potatoes, oil, salt.
5) Water. We are desperately trying to drink more.
Let me say that it has not been an easy switch in the kitchen, neither practically nor financially. But I will say that if it works, which I am starting to see, then I would MUCH MUCH rather spend my money on food now, than on medical bills later. Stay tuned.