What do I actually eat on the Equilibrium Diet?

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?

The Roots of the Most Powerful Diet on Earth

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

Goodbye calories, my old foe

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

Fast, easy, natural weight loss that stays off!

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!

Are you Nutritionally Bankrupt? I was…

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…

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. 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

How I beat candida naturally in less than 6 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

What Happens on the World’s Most Efficient Diet?

When we get healthy, when we decide we are worth the investment of the highest quality lifestyle on the planet, shit changes really fast. I got physically healthy. Over those first six years I detoxed all the candida, Hashimotos Thyroiditis, seasonal allergies and sinus infections, and I eliminated every single health issue I had ever had and felt GREAT while doing it. (Granted there were a few rough patches of detox but in general I had more energy, a stronger immune system, and was way happier than EVER before). I had a very sudden spiritual awakening; I guess you could say I detoxed the atheist too! When you get healthy, it is just the natural state of things, there is no stopping it! And I then had to learn all about surviving and managing the world as an “empath”— and we are all empaths to some extent; some of us are more open to the idea than others but we are ALL empaths. … More What Happens on the World’s Most Efficient Diet?

How Economics Saved My Life

We were pill-popping, fast food eating standard Americans so when the medical community struggled to diagnose and help either one of us, I started looking for my own answers. This is how economics saved my life and just possibly many others too. I started asking the simple questions I would in any economic situation or potential research question. I asked “Why—why is the world this way?” … More How Economics Saved My Life