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Here are some food related tips.

Gut Flora / Bacteria


There are many diets out there. Here are some that have received recommendations:


Great Websites

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General Food Info

Useful Sites

Brain Impact

Eating Out

Eating out at a restaurant can be a challenge when on a specific diet. Here are some handy links.

Foods (Specific)


Fasting vs Snacking


  • Small Oily Fish - [www.marksdailyapple.com/10-primal-foods-you-arent-eating-enough-of/ 10 Primal Foods You Aren’t Eating Enough Of] (Mark's Daily Apple)
  • Consumer Guide to Mercury in Fish (Natural Resources Defense Council]
    • HIGHEST MERCURY (Avoid eating): Mackerel (King), Marlin, Orange Roughy, Shark, Swordfish, Tilefish, Tuna (Bigeye, Ahi)
    • HIGH MERCURY ( 3 servings or less per month): Bluefish, Grouper, Mackerel (Spanish, Gulf), Sea Bass (Chilean), Tuna (Canned Albacore), Tuna (Yellowfin).
    • MODERATE MERCURY (Eat six servings or less per month): Bass (Striped, Black), Carp, Cod (Alaskan), Croaker (White Pacific), Halibut (Atlantic/Pacific), Jacksmelt, Lobster, Mahi Mahi, Monkfish, Perch (Freshwater), Sablefish, Skate, Snapper, Tuna (Canned chunk light), Tuna (Skipjack), Weakfish (Sea Trout)
    • LEAST MERCURY: Anchovies, Butterfish, Catfish, Clam, Crab (Domestic), Crawfish/Crayfish, Croaker (Atlantic), Flounder, Haddock (Atlantic), Hake, Herring, Mackerel (N. Atlantic, Chub), Mullet, Oyster, Perch (Ocean), Plaice, Pollock, Salmon (Canned/Fresh)**, Sardine, Scallop, Shad (American), Shrimp, Sole (Pacific), Squid (Calamari), Tilapia, Trout (Freshwater), Whitefish, Whiting

Foods to avoid

Fox News "researched" and reported the "7 Foods You Should Never Eat":

  • The Endocrinologist Won't Eat: Canned Tomatoes.
  • The Farmer Won't Eat: Corn-Fed Beef
  • The Toxicologist Won't Eat: Microwave Popcorn. A great alternative is putting organic popping corn in a brown paper bag and putting it in the microwave.
  • The Farm Director Won't Eat: Nonorganic Potatoes.
  • The Fisheries Expert Won't Eat: Farmed Salmon.
  • The Cancer Researcher Won't Drink: Milk Produced With Artificial Hormones.
  • The Organic-Foods Expert Won't Eat: Conventional Apples.

Fruits & vegetables

Dirtiest (Buy organic)

In 2011, Chatelaine revealed the "dirty dozen" fruits & vegetables that contain the most pesticides and harmful chemicals. These should be bought in the organic section to avoid all the side-effects the bad chemicals can pass on to eaters. Ranked from most toxic to least, the dirty dozen are:

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Bell pepper
  4. Celery
  5. Nectarines
  6. Strawberries
  7. Cherries
  8. Kale
  9. Lettuce
  10. Grapes
  11. Carrot
  12. Pears

Cleanest (buy non-organic)

It's generally recommended to buy organic as much as possible, but we all feel the pinch of the current economy. These fruits & vegetables are the cleanest in the produce aisle:

  • Onion
  • Avocado
  • Sweet corn
  • Pineapple
  • Mango
  • Asparagus
  • Sweet peas
  • Kiwi
  • Cabbage
  • Eggplant
  • Papaya
  • Watermelon
  • Broccoli
  • Tomato
  • Sweet potato



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