I have had several readers ask me, “What do you eat? What do you buy?” And what a great conversation starter because it shows what the Equilibrium Diet looks like once “equilibrium” has been reached (physical at least) and how things change. My purchases and meals are identical in many ways to when we first began this lifestyle in 2010, and they are different too. … More What do I actually eat on the Equilibrium Diet?
Had I stuck to what doctors, nutritionists, and even health-food experts had said, I would have ended up buried in data, research, statistics, and opinions and I probably never would have gotten healthy; and I definitely wouldn’t have experienced enlightenment. But I didn’t stick to what anyone else said – I cared about one thing and one thing only – finding an equilibrium way of eating and I didn’t care where it came from or what “rules” it broke.
And it broke all the “rules” – shattered them actually, and my own identity in the process; because I discovered equilibrium wasn’t about exercise and restricting fat and pleasure of ANY kind – it was about full-fat everything, eating as much as I cared to eat, and doing whatever made me feel good in my body! And that is the key – getting into your body and out of your head.
Ultimately, the Equilibrium Diet is rooted in the diets of primitive tribes untouched by modern society and modern convenience foods like wheat, sugar and pasteurized dairy; and the diet is also rooted in the natural cycle of the day. As humans we cycle with the sun and moon and before electricity, our night time activity was restricted. So we need more energy, more food and more fuel early in the day and virtually nothing before we go to bed. … More The Roots of the Most Powerful Diet on Earth
A calorie is nothing more than a unit of measure; and yet for many people, this unit of measure monopolizes their lives. So, what does this unit actually measure?
Does it measure the amount of nutrients you receive from a given food?—No. Does it measure the increase in your well-being that you get from eating a certain food?—No. Wait, does it measure the amount of energy the body is given? Absolutely not.
A calorie measures the temperature increase in water that incinerated material creates. And although our stomach can be seen as a metaphorical incinerator, the stomach processes involve acids and enzymes instead of straight fire. And technically, we can compute the calorie output of anything, so long as it is flammable. We could compute the calories of sticks, or leaves, or rope if we so desired. … More Goodbye calories, my old foe
I used to suffer from almost monthly migraines. Migraines so intense the smallest ray of light would make me cry in pain, so intense I would almost always throw up—debilitating. Perhaps you know the kind. I have been migraine and medication-free for over six years now and in those six years of research and personal experimentation, I have found a few remedies that seem to work for headaches and migraines. Some of these are long-run supportive solutions, others are a quick fix. The good news is that when we use the long-run preventers, we rarely need the quick fixes because the migraines just disappear. … More Migraines: Relief and Prevention
Toxic load refers to the amount of toxins we expose ourselves to on a daily basis and it goes hand in hand with nutritional bankruptcy. Usually, when one is present, so is there other. Toxic load includes: air pollution; drinking and bathing water laden with chlorine, fluoride, and pharmaceutical, plastic, and chemical residues; chemical off-gassing from furniture, sheetrock, paint and other building materials; body products like toothpaste, soap, shampoo, shaving cream, conditioner, hair dyes and lotions; heavy metals from vaccines and mercury tooth-fillings, foods that the body can’t digest: pasteurized dairy, wheat/gluten, and processed foods laden with chemicals and preservatives or GMOs (genetically modified organisms), and sugar (white sugar is a double-whammy toxin because it’s sugar and it’s GMO). … More QUIZ: What is your Toxic Load?
Unfortunately, today many Americans have very low immune systems and acidic bodies. Candida isn’t bad in it of itself; in fact, it is always around to help the body. Candida eats waste laying around in the body: toxins and food build-up that the body (particularly, the liver) hasn’t had a chance to deal with yet. However, this “candida employee” comes at a cost: it loves sugar and demands to be fed either with sweets or processed carbs; hence, it is behind many sugar cravings. Candida emits major gas as it eats—this equates to brain fog or feeling drunk, body aches, belching, flatulence or bloating, either intestinal or all over (I felt like I looked puffy or had the texture of a mushroom). So by hiring candida, the body gets some waste cleaned up, but it pays a price. … More What is Candida?
I remember looking in the mirror before that summer of 2010 and dreading the thought of having to wear a swimsuit, let alone a bikini. I had tried dieting a bit to lose weight, had tried some low-calorie diets and exercise; but no matter what I seemed to do, I still looked puffy and I didn’t lose any weight. I didn’t feel sexy – I felt frustrated.
Later that summer, when I set out to find equilibrium health, weight-loss found me. … More Fast, easy, natural weight loss that stays off!
Nutritional Bankruptcy occurs when the costs of operating the body and digestive processes exceeds the nutrients derived from foods consumed for extended periods of time.
I was an economist surviving through life on sugar, fast food and caffeine in 2010. My husband got really sick and everything changed. I discovered we were both nutritionally bankrupt and that each of us is totally and 100% responsible for our own health.
My husband and I inched our way out of nutritional bankruptcy over the next several years and we learned a TON and realized that health – vitality – is our natural state as living beings. That being said, the #1 way you can reclaim the vitality that is your birthright is through diet. … More Are you Nutritionally Bankrupt? I was…
In 2010, I’d lived with chronic fatigue for over two years, my husband had lived with prostatitis for almost 5 years. I was sleeping 12 hours a night, taking a 2 hour nap during the day and I still never felt rested. It seemed like I woke up just as tired as when I went to bed. After two years, it was beginning to get depressing – I was just SO tired all the time. Back then I was in my early 20’s and they weren’t exactly roaring, if I were a car, I’d probably have been some 1970’s slow-moving clunker.
And I know I wasn’t the only one, I know countless women with “Hashimotos” (thyroid imbalances) suffering the same levels of exhaustion. … More How I Beat Chronic Fatigue Naturally in less than 3 months
In 2010, I’d lived with chronic fatigue for over two years, my husband had lived with prostatitis for almost 5 years. We both were on antibiotics twice a year for “sinus infections” and we survived on sugar, wheat and caffeine. Back then, we were two former Division I college athletes in our early 20’s, and yet we were tired, run down, and getting sick all the time.
Today, exactly six years later, we have two energetic toddlers and we are both healthier and more rested than we were six years ago. Actually, today we are healthier than we have been in our entire lives. . … More How I beat candida naturally in less than 6 months