Foods you *think* are healthy—but are NOT!

There is a lot of great (but deceptive) marketing in the grocery store, coffee shops, your Instagram feed, and pretty much everywhere you are. This is why I train my patients to be detectives.

Read the small print clues on the back of a package instead of the colorful and splashy phrases on the front. They often do NOT tell the same story.

For example, sugar has 62 and counting sneaky names, and is hidden in the most unlikely of places. Click here for my list

The only way to really know EXACTLY what you are putting into your temple/body is to make it! Yes, I get it. We are all super busy, and making our own food can seem totally overwhelming.

But it doesn’t have to be—packed, and processed convenience is another great marketing scam. Cooking fresh, healthy, and delicious meals can be a simple way to connect with yourself and your relationship with food.

This is why I made seasonal recipe books loaded with super easy-to-make alkaline recipes that all of your family and friends will love. They are neatly ordered in categories by meal type, and even the self-proclaimed “non-cook” can make them without hesitation.

Today is the day to surprise and empower yourself and your family with homemade healthy alkaline recipes!     

And now it is time to get to work. Put on your detective gloves as we dissect the unhealthy secrets of so-called “health foods.”

    1. Buzz Words: All-natural, gluten-free, high-fiber, live active cultures, sustainably sourced, vegan. They all sound superior and virtuous—but the whole product may not actually be good for you. For example, Oreos are vegan, greasy chips can be gluten-free, and super sugary yogurt painted with food dyes can have live active cultures. Don’t get stung by the buzz!
  • Matcha Tea Lattes: Yes, mighty matcha is sugar-free and fuels you with powerful health benefits, BUT NOT when sipped via Starbucks or Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf’s avalanche of sugar! Just one medium latte crams in 35-41 grams of SUGAR! A full-size Snickers bar is only 20 grams of sugar! 
        1. An actual healthy alternative: Energize with these Natural Energy Drinks that you can make at home!
  • Energy Bars: Most “healthy energy and protein bars” have more sugar than candy bars and are filled with inflammatory ingredients! However, we have all been taught these processed bars that can last forever in our cabinets are “good for us.” 
        1. An actual healthy alternative: Make your own superpower alkaline energy balls via this recipe!
  • Peanut Butter: I know this is an American child’s staple and has been ground into our awareness as a great source of protein. However, peanuts have 21 different forms of aflatoxin, one of which is a known carcinogen that can impede liver function and has also been shown to stunt growth in children. Another is a cancer-causing mycotoxin fungus. Avoid this one like the plague! SERIOUSLY! Learn more about this nutty nonsense here.
      1. An actual healthy alternative: Still go nuts for nutty butters! Just switch to ones with almonds, hazelnuts, flax seeds, cashews, etc. 

    There are a lot of simple swaps you can make that will eventually become habits. Below are a few of my favorites!

    Finally, the one thing I know to be TRUE for every person at any time in history is consuming GREEN SUPERFOODS is one of the best ways to leap into your best health ever! Including just 1 scoop of Acid-Kicking GREENS gives you 5 SERVINGS OF VEGETABLES, including spinach, broccoli, and wheat grass! It’s certainly a good time to be alive because all it takes is one daily scoop! And that is just peachy

    P.S. The unusual suspects of super unhealthy “healthy” foods is a surprisingly long list. Stay tuned for parts 2 and 3 in the coming months!

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