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Jun, 27
2012

Spelt, Quinoa and Sprouted Grains

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause The basis of the Phase 1 diet is no grains, potatoes, corn (which is a grain, not a vegetable) or sugar. Giving up grains is the toughest part of the diet for most people, which leads many to look for alternatives to the grain products they miss so much. Among those grain alternatives are spelt and sprouted grains. 

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Jun, 27
2012

Black Beans, Tortillas and Salsa

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause In Texas, we love our Mexican food. Growing up in my family, Mexican food wasn't called Mexican food, it was just called food. We ate it all the time! Much to my disappointment, I learned that corn chips were definitely not on any of Doug's diets. A lot of the food I had grown up eating wasn't on Phase 1 or 2 because many Mexican dishes are loaded with corn, corn breading and rice. No queso, no chips, no sopapillas - I was really bummed out.

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Jun, 27
2012

Oregano Fixed My Stopped Up Nose

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause I usually don't get sinus or allergy problems. They only time I have ever struggled with air contaminants was while snow skiing in early spring. On the slopes I was fine, but back in town (which was hovering around 40 or 50 degrees), my eyes watered, my nose stopped up, and general misery ensued. Lately, I've been eating less than optimally, working a lot, sleeping not nearly enough and forgetting to supplement. Four days ago, sure enough, the same misery I experienced in that damp, mountain town returned with a vengeance. 

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Jun, 27
2012

Health Food and Healthy Food

Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause The term health food tends to conjure up images of taste-bud offending concoctions that look like the sludge on your lawn mower after trimming the grass on a damp day. Or powders that bear little semblance to food at all except when mixed with water (and even then it is debatable). 

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Jun, 27
2012
Michael Smith Blog - Know The Cause Last night I went to the store to stock up for a new commitment; I'm living a week adhering to healthy, phase 1 dieting, revolving mostly around fruits, veggies and nuts. (Don't get me wrong - I love meat. It is just hard to come by clean sources of grass-fed animal protein these days, and when you do, it can get expensive...) I loaded up on berries, nuts, spinach, tomatoes, avocados, and a variety of other fruits and veggies, selecting each for their nutritional benefits. 

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