They include the following:
- Food should be organic as much as possible.
- Avoid junk food and processed food. (This means most of your shopping will take place on the perimeter of the grocery store where the fresh foods are usually found.)
- No foods with additives and preservatives.
- No sugar or caffeine. ( I know, but you will feel so healthy and alive that you won't need it, right?)
- Drink adequate amounts of pure water. (Preferably filtered and free of chlorine and other contaminants.)
- Avoid microwaves. (Concerns include the leaching of chemicals from plastic containers and possible destruction of nutrients while cooking.)
- No genetically engineered foods. (Soybeans and corn are often genetically modified.)
- Identify hidden food allergies. (For instance, many migraine sufferers have food allergies.)
- Address nutritional deficiencies. (You may need a blood test to identify vitamin/mineral deficiencies.)
- Eat whole foods in their natural state as much as possible. (See why Raw food is optimal.)
So no matter where you are today in your journey to a more whole life, you can't go wrong with the principles of holistic nutrition. At its most basic level, it will lead you toward a feeling of well-being, a better quality of life and a higher level of functioning.