- The big myths:
We hear a lot of false things about nutrition today. Here are the biggest myths. For example, that saturated fats are dangerous, they clog the arteries, and make you fat, this is not true. Also, that salt is bad and raises blood pressure or that cheese raises cholesterol is not true! It is often said that the more fiber you eat, the better, but not always! It is said that sauces are bad for your health but it depends, if they are without added sugar they are not bad! During this period we can hear for example that red wine is good for health? Obviously, this is not true! It is important to know that not everything is a question of calories and that the vegetarian diet does not contribute to longevity! Finally, when we say “a little deviation doesn’t hurt anyone”, well, it depends!
- The big problems of the food industry:
There are many.. like genetically modified foods: 90% of wheat, corn, soy, rapeseed and now papaya, beet, etc.. pesticides, insecticides, fungicides. The lack of minerals, vitamins, other micronutrients. There is too much sugar: corn syrup, sweeteners but also over-oxidized oils (overheated) are rancid, then deodorized! Pasteurized products are dead food. Finally, glutamate is everywhere (bouillon cubes, prepared sauces, spices, etc.) CCL: Modern food = empty calories: little fat, little protein, little salt, little red meat, no offal, but full of sugars, full of hydrogenated oils, pesticides and heavy metals!
- What is a good and healthy holiday meal?
First of all, you have to choose real food: butter, fresh cream, duck fat, homemade sauces made with cooking juices (rich in nutrients). We should avoid all prepared food and prefer homemade food! It is necessary to eat organic and/or local food from small producers: go to the markets. You can prepare (wild) meat or fish: poultry, roasted meat, dishes in sauce (without flour) + vegetables. Also, you can eat seafood (rich in minerals), foie gras, blood sausages, pâtés, terrines, rillettes, etc.
Don’t forget the basics: broths for minerals, animal fats for the brain, fermented foods for digestion, animal proteins for cell renewal, and vegetables for cleansing.
- My holiday meals:
Here are some examples!
- For appetizers : Mixed vegetable or fruit juices; organic wine or champagne; various nuts, fish eggs on gluten-free bread, olives, pickled garlic, pickled anchovies, smoked trout, wild smoked salmon, raw salmon (Gravelax); fish eggs.
- Oysters and other seafood
- Foie gras; gourmet salads (without bread)
- Game in sauce; duck breast in sauce, stuffed turkey, capon, goose…
- Celeriac purée, cauliflower rice, sweet potato gratin.
- If bread is needed: gluten-free or flower bread is preferred
- Fruit desserts, crème brûlée, chocolate desserts (gluten-free).
- Finally, everything is homemade, with little/no sugar, favoring the ketogenic or GAPS diet.
Everything is individual, you have to keep a certain discipline while allowing yourself some deviations with knowledge; don’t drop everything and everything depends on where you are in your program. Pain is always a motivating factor. If you gain weight, get back on your diet immediately.
To help you: fasting, charcoal, green clay, Nux Vomica, Desmodium, dandelion, peppermint E.O., ginger, cider vinegar, Betaine HCL, enzymes, vegetable juices, and enemas.