The Dirty Dozen

Don’t automatically trust a “natural” sticker that’s been slapped on a package in the store. If we find out where our food comes from, we can better appreciate the importance of eating whole, organic foods.
Bottom-line: Food that’s grown wild on this earth, that hasn’t been genetically engineered, processed or tampered with, is good for us. Everything else is questionable.
Eliminating the following things from our diets can make a dramatic and positive impact on our health:
• Bleached, refined flours
• Refined sugars, high-fructose corn syrup
• Table salt
• Transfats and refined oils (including processed corn, canola, sunflower, safflower and vegetable oils)
• Meats treated with hormones or antibiotics; farmed fish
• Foods sprayed with pesticides and herbicides
• Genetically modified foods
• Non-organic dairy products
• Additives such as preservatives, nitrates, and artificial flavorings and colorings
• Fast and fried foods
• Sodas and juices with added sugars
• Tap water
• Alcohol