Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Healthy Beauty: True Food Kitchen

Dr. Andrew Weil is one of my heros, whose health philosophy is best summarized by the following quote:

His book Eight Weeks to Optimum Health is my bible, and adheres to healthy habits including these highlights:

1. Buying fresh flowers for your home and work space every week
2. Walking outdoors for 45 minutes a day
3. Using virgin olive oil instead of cooking oil
4. Drinking green tea religiously
5. Eliminating processed foods and fast food from diet, and replacing with fresh food, herbs for flavor, butter instead of margarine and lots of beans and sweet potatoes for protein
6. Red wine and cheese are okay daily in small portions (YAY!! This one is my favorite)
7. Avoiding negative influences including horror movies and the news (However, this is no excuse not to vote it is a national responsibility to keep our politicians honest)
8. Avoid white flour and eat more grains such as brown rice and bulgar wheat
9. Eat foods rich in Omega 3s and antioxidants such as salmon and broccoli every week
10. Avoid polluted air or at least minimize exposure by having a home air filter

I highly recommend picking up his book below for more information.

I recently dined at his new restaurant in Newport Beach, which is a certified green restaurant. The dishes we sampled included Chicken Panang Curry, Organic Ricotta Lasagna, Halibut Tacos and Lemon Olive Oil Cake, all of which were healthy and guilt-free
Here is a Dr. Weil's food pyramid which I nabbed from the True Food website.

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