Doctor Oz had Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness Cleanse: The 21-Day Essential Guide to Healing Your Mind, Body and Spirit, on his show to teach us how to change ourselves from the inside out. Kathy Freston is changing the way that we eat! She recommends choosing what we eat with integrity and care. Our biggest misconception about the power of food is that people think they have to overhaul their entire diet for it to work… this is not true! You can make small changes and they will build up to make big changes in your health.
Kathy Freston and Dr. Oz love the Mediterranean Diet, which can reduce heart disease by 1/3. Walnuts have great omega 3’s, chickpeas are a wonderful source of protein, and you really do not need meat for protein. Kale, which is usually served as decoration underneath steak at a steak house, is a wonderful vegetable packed with lots of vitamins. Phytonutrients and the chemical balance of natural fruits and vegetables make them much better than taking vitamins. And of course, in a Mediterranean Diet you would have to include wine and olive oil!
Kathy Freston says that people are only now starting to think about the things they ear. You should ask yourself what is the process by which this food has come to me? What are the consequences for my health?
Kathy says that we should all do a 21-day cleanse (such as the one in her book that Oprah has tried: Quantum Wellness Cleanse: The 21-Day Essential Guide to Healing Your Mind, Body and Spirit) once or twice a year to detox ourselves, so that your whole system reboots. Give up sugar, gluten, animal products and alcohol. You will discover lots of great foods that you don’t usually eat like beans, legumes and faux meat.