Bone broth is rich in minerals that support the immune system and contains healing compounds like collagen, glutamine, glycine, and proline.
The collagen in bone broth will heal your gut lining and reduce intestinal inflammation. In addition, collagen will support healthy skin and can reduce the appearance of cellulite. Also, the glycine in bone broth can detoxify your cells from chemicals and improve the look of your skin. I have found bone broth to be the #1 thing you can consume to:
- Heal leaky gut
- Overcome foods intolerances and allergies
- Improve joint health
- Reduce cellulite
- Boost immune system
Studies have shown that eating coconut oil regularly helps reduce belly fat, helps regulate blood sugar, reduces risk of Alzheimers, and is fantastic for cooking.
Coconut oil, when used topically, also has anti-fungal and anti-bacterial qualities, which makes it very useful for the skin. It’s one those amazing super use foods, translating into hair and scalp care, makeup remover and even personal lubricant. superbonuscextra – oil pulling. Google it.
Fermented foods are potent chelators (detoxifiers) and contain much higher levels of probiotics than probiotic supplements, making them ideal for optimizing your gut flora. In addition to helping break down and eliminate heavy metals and other toxins from your body, beneficial gut bacteria perform a number of surprising functions, including:
Mineral absorption, and producing nutrients such as B vitamins and vitamin K2 (vitamin K2 and vitamin D are necessary for integrating calcium into your bones and keeping it out of your arteries, thereby reducing your risk for coronary artery disease and stroke5)
- Preventing obesity and diabetes, and regulating dietary fat absorption
- Lowering your risk for cancer
- Improving your mood and mental health.
Pastured dairy products
Grass-fed butter provides vitamin K, and saturated fats work with the omega-3 fatty acid DHA on CLO, ensuring proper development of brain and nervous system, and protection against inflammation. Calcium from dairy products and bone broth (with Vitamins A,D and K) builds strong teeth and bones.
Fermented Cod Liver Oil
Nothing beats this powerhouse ‘food’. It has key nutrients that keep our bodies happy, healthy and strong .
- Vitamin A, mineral metabolism, strong bones, successful reproduction and normal growth, healthy skin and good eyesight.
- Vitamin D, mineral metabolism, nervous system function, insulin production, immunity and protection against depression.
- Vitamin K2, necessary for good facial structure, strong bones, healthy arteries and optimal function of the brain and nervous system.
- Vitamin E (necessary for reproduction and protection against free radical damage) and DHA (supports optimal visual and brain function, helps resolve inflammation and supports the immune system).
The vitamins in FCLO work with other nutrients. This is the brilliance of Nature. The foods that work synergistically together also happen to taste great when blended (ex fish and butter). Dr. Weston Price always gave CLO with high vitamin butter oil, made from vitamin dense spring butter. The result was a product particularly rich in what Dr. Price called Activator X, now believed to be vitamin K2. Vitamin K2 works synergistically with vitamins A and D ( supplied by CLO). A, D, and K, work together to endure proper absorbtion of water-soluable vitamins and minerals in our diet. When consumed in higher doses by pregnant and nursing mothers, and growing children, these fat-soluable vitamins ensure the development of attractive, strong bodies, freedom from tooth decay and a high immunity to disease.
Eggs are the single most plentiful, nutrient dense foods you can eat . They average 6 grams of protein, giving you prolonged energy and focus throughout your day. But their star quality comes from the choline. Haven’t heard of it? Choline is the commuter train for vitamins and minerals, promoting robust cell activity and liver function. Egg yolks are the richest source of the super carotenoids lutein and zeaxanthin. These are fat soluble antioxidant nutrients that are powerful enough to protect skin from sun damage and reduce the risk of colon and breast cancer. Yet
If you’re pregnant , choline will contribute to fetal brain development and prevent birth defects.
Eggs provide eight essential, protein building amino acids, B vitamins and a type of iron ( a mix of heme and non heme) that is easily absorbed, making it ideal for those on the anemic side.
Wild, or pastured meats, including organ meats and wild caught cold water fish.
Extra Omega-3s. Meat from grass-fed animals has two to four times more omega-3 fatty acids than meat from grain- fed animals. Omega-3s are called “good fats” because they play a vital role in every cell and system in your body. For example, of all the fats, they are the most heart-friendly. People who have ample amounts of omega-3s in their diet are less likely to have high blood pressure or an irregular heartbeat. Remarkably, they are 50 percent less likely to suffer a heart attack. Omega-3s are essential for your brain as well. People with a diet rich in omega-3s are less likely to suffer from depression, schizophrenia, attention deficit disorder (hyperactivity), or Alzheimer’s disease.
The CLA Bonus. Meat and dairy products from grass-fed ruminants are the richest known source of another type of good fat called “conjugated linoleic acid” or CLA. When ruminants are raised on fresh pasture alone, their products contain from three to five times more CLA than products from animals fed conventional diets.
A steak from the most marbled grass-fed animals will have the most CLA ,as much of the CLA is stored in fat cells.)
Vitamin E. The meat from the pastured cattle is four times higher in vitamin E than the meat from the feedlot cattle and, interestingly, almost twice as high as the meat from the feedlot cattle given vitamin E supplements. In humans, vitamin E is linked with a lower risk of heart disease and cancer. This potent antioxidant may also have anti-aging properties. Most Americans are deficient in vitamin E.
One tablespoon of dried sea vegetable will contain between 1/2 milligram and 35 milligrams of iron, and this iron is also accompanied by a measurable amount vitamin C. Since vitamin C acts to increase the bioavailability of plant iron, this combination in sea vegetables may offer a special benefit.
Brown algae (including the commonly eaten sea vegetables kombu/kelp, wakame, and arame may be unique among the sea vegetables in their iodine content.
Amongst the many health benefits of honey, what is most impressive to me is that honey can be a powerful immune system booster. It’s antioxidant and anti-bacterial properties can help improve digestive system and help you stay healthy and fight disease. Start every day with this cleansing tonic if you want to see this health benefit of honey: before breakfast, mix a spoonful of honey, a dash of cinnamon, lemon juice and apple cider vinegar into a cup of warm water and drink it.
Comprised of glucuronic acid, a compound used by the liver for detoxification,
Kombucha is a dynamic blend of B vitamins, minerals, helpful digestive enzymes and organic acids that help establish balance in the body’s internal ecology and reinvigorate immune health.