Travel & Food

On healthy eating


With so much info out there about what’s good and bad for us it’s hard makingyour mind about what to feed your body. My rule of thumb is keep it simple and as traditional as possible, and eat a variety of foods including animal, grains, dairy, fruits and fats.

For protein close fresh, pasture-raised meats like beef, lamb, chicken, turkey, duck, organ meats (again from pastured animals), seafood, eggs, and if you’re game… try a little game.


Your carbohydrates should be sourced from whole grain products that have been properly treated to remove phytates (nasty anti-nutrients that prevent the absorption of several nutrients, and generally mess around with digestion). These include but are not limited to sourdough, sprouted grain breads and cereal grains, soaked and fermented lentils, beans, and chickpeas, seeds, and nuts. Also get a variety of fresh organic fruits and loads of vegetables but don’t over do it as they are quite high in sugar.

Fats are essential for the absorption of various nutrients. Get your fat on (it will help with getting the fat off, seriously) by eating fresh cultured butter and cream from happy pasture-fed cows, lard and beef, lamb, goose and duck fat from pastured animals. Oils are good too so try to include extra virgin olive oil on salads, unrefined flax seed oil and coconut oil for cooking.

For your milky fix opt for dairy products that are raw when possible and deffinitely whole milk (banish the skinny stuff), and come from pasture-fed cows and goats. Include cultured dairy products in your diet in the form of yoghurt, piima milk, kefir and raw cheeses.

Rethink your drink. Choose filtered, high-mineral water. Sally Fallon also recommends lacto-fermented drinks made from grain or fruit; meat stocks and vegetable broths.

Enhance the flavour and nutritional value of your food with unrefined sea salt, spices (use sparingly); fresh herbs (try growing your own); naturally fermented tamari or soy sauce as well as raw vinegar.

Avoid processed foods as much as possible. If you are what you eat then why would you want to be something tampered with and artificial.


As always,


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