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Clean Fifteen

Okay to eat non-organic

Dirty Dozen

Avoid unless organic

The Plant Paradox
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Lectin Foods To Avoid
  • REFINED STARCHES:  Pasta, rice, potatoes, chips, milk, bread,​ tortillas, pastries, flour, crackers, cookies, cereal, sugar, agave, splenda, sweet n' low, diet drinks, maltodextrin.

  • VEGETABLES:  Peas, sugar snap peas, legumes*,  green beans, chickpeas* (inc. hummus), soy, tofu, edamame, textured vegetable protein, pea protein, all beans (inc. sprouted), all lentils*.

  • NUT  & SEEDS:  Pumpkin, sunflower, chia, peanuts, cashews.

  • FRUIT:  Cucumbers, zucchini, pumpkins, squashes, melons, eggplant, tomatoes, bell peppers, chili peppers, goji berries.

  • NON-SOUTHERN EUROPEAN COW'S MILK PRODUCTS (i.e. the A1 casein containing milks):  Yogurt, Ice cream, fro-yo, cottage cheese and cheese.

  • PSEUDO-GRAINS & GRASSES:  Wheat, einkorn wheat, kamut, oats, quinoa, rye, bulgur, white rice, brown rice, barley, buckwheat, kashi, spelt,, corn, corn products, cornstarch, popcorn, wheatgrass, barley grass.

  • OILS:  Soy, grape seed, corn, peanut, cottonseed safflower sunflower, canola and "partially hydrogenated" vegetable oil.

So What's Left??  The Yes Foods

  • OILS:  Olive, coconut, macadamia oil, MCT oil, avocado oil, walnut and sesame.

  • SWEETENERS:  Stevia, just like sugar from chicory root/ inulin and xylitol.

  • NUTS & SEEDS:  Macadamia, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, coconut (not water), coconut milk/ cream (full fat), hazelnuts, chestnuts, Brazil nuts (not too many), pine nuts (not too many), flax seeds, hemp seeds, hemp protein powder, psyllium.

  • OLIVES:  All types.

  • DARK CHOCOLATE:  72% or greater.

  • Vinegar:  All types as long as there is no sugar added.

  • HERBS & SPICES:  All except chili pepper flakes, miso is OK.

  • FLOURS:  Coconut, almond, hazelnut, sesame, chestnut, cassava, green banana, sweet potatoe, tiger nut, grape seed and arrowroot.

  • DAIRY:  Rumiano's carries the type 2 cows milk products, ghee, goat milk & cheese, organic heavy cream, organic sour cream and organic cream cheese.

  • WINE:  Red.

  • SPIRITS:  Limited to 1 oz. daily.

  • FISH:  Tuna, salmon, shrimp, crab, lobster, scallops, calamari, clams, oysters, mussels, sardines and anchovies.

  • FRUIT:  *Limit all except avocado...  Avocados, blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, strawberries (go organic), cherries, crispy pears, pomegranates, kiwi, apples, citrus (avoid juices), nectarines, peaches, plums, apricots, figs and dates.

  • VEGETABLES:  Broccoli, Brussel sprouts, cauliflower, bokchoy, Napa cabbage, Chinese cabbage, Swiss chard, arugula, watercress, collards, kale, green and red cabbage, radicchio, raw sauerkraut, Kimchi celery, onions, leeks, chives, scallions, chicory, carrots (raw), artichokes, beets (raw), radishes, daikon, sunchokes, hearts of palm, cilantro, okra, asparagus, garlic mushrooms, romaine, red and green leaf lettuce, spinach, dandelion, fennel, butter lettuce, parsley, basil, mint and sea vegetables..

  • PASTURED POULTRY (not free range):  Chicken, turkey, duck.

  • GRASS FED MEAT:  Bison, wild game, venison, boar, elk, pork (humanely raised), lamb and beef.

“The Golden Goddess” – turmeric recipes

#1 - Fire Cider from Mountain Rose Herbs

This first delicious recipe is an age old remedy from my dear friend and world-renowned herbalist, Rosemary Gladstar. It boosts your immune system and helps your digestion. It could be used as a salad dressing, added to marinades or taken as a shot!


1/2 cup fresh grated organic ginger root

1/2 cup fresh grated organic horseradish root

1/2 cup fresh grated organic turmeric root

1 medium organic onion, chopped

10 cloves of organic garlic, crushed or chopped

2 organic jalapeno peppers, chopped

Zest and juice from 1 organic lemon

2 Tbsp. of dried rosemary leaves

1/4 tsp. organic cayenne powder

organic apple cider vinegar

1/4 cup of raw local honey, or to taste


  • Prepare your roots, fruits, and herbs and place them in a quart-sized glass jar. If you've never grated fresh horseradish, be prepared for a powerful sinus-opening experience!

  • Pour the apple cider vinegar in the jar until all of the ingredients are covered and the vinegar reaches the jar's top.

  • Use a piece of natural parchment paper under the lid to keep the vinegar from touching the metal, or a plastic lid if you have one. Shake well.

  • Store in a dark, cool place for a month and remember to shake daily.

  • After one month, use cheesecloth to strain out the pulp, pouring the vinegar into a clean jar. Be sure to squeeze as much of the liquify goodness as you can from the pulp while straining.

  • Next comes the honey. Add and stir until incorporated.

  • Taste your cider and add more honey until you reach the desired sweetness.

Golden Milk Turmeric Tea from Epicurious

It's anti-inflammatory, antioxidant-rich and memory boosting powers make drinking Golden Milk a no brainer.


1 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk, preferably coconut milk beverage or almond milk

1 (3-inch) cinnamon stick

1 (1-inch) piece turmeric, unpeeled, thinly sliced, or 1/2 teaspoon dried turmeric

1 (1/2-inch) piece ginger, unpeeled, thinly sliced

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon virgin coconut oil

1/4 teaspoon whole black peppercorns

Ground cinnamon (for serving)


  • Whisk coconut milk, cinnamon, turmeric, ginger, honey, coconut oil, peppercorns, and 1 cup water in a small saucepan; bring to a low boil.

  • Reduce heat and simmer until flavors have melded, about 10 minutes.

  • Strain through a fine-mesh sieve into mugs and top with a dash of cinnamon.

Stay curious,

Nick Polizzi

Host of Remedy: Ancient Medicine for Modern Illness

& Founder of The Sacred Science

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.


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