One of the most powerful drugs anybody can take is called food
Proper nutrition is more important to the achievement and preservation of health than prescription medications and supplements.
Food intake has been traditionally associated with calories, and less understood in its other biological interactions. We know now that food is actually information like software disks in computers. Insert the wrong disk or a virus and you know what happens.
The truth is that food influences gene expression. Eating changes cells and bodily functions through foods’ communication with hormones and genes. Healthy cellular communication resulting from proper food choices leads to a healthy body with good genetic expression and overall well being. Inappropriate food choices cause unhealthy communication leading to dysfunction and disease.
Genomic testing provides helpful information to create an optimal diet customized to each person. Targeted dietary changes empower individuals to operate beyond the, “What can you do anyway, it’s nobody’s fault… It’s all in your genes” approach most people have been led to believe.
At FWSI, we evaluate you as an individual and provide clear, science-based instructions on eating to improve your health, strengthen your biochemistry, protect yourself against diseases, and work toward reversing imbalances within your body.
In general, FWSI recommends the following dietary guidelines for optimal health and vitality.
What to increase in your diet:
- Vegetables, especially leafy greens and salads
- Fiber, including whole grains, beans, and nuts
- Fish without high levels of heavy metals such as mercury
- Healthy oils
- Garlic, onions, herbs, and some spices
What to decrease and even avoid as much as possible in your diet:
- Animal meats and especially red meats
- Dairy products
- Grains made with white flour
- Unhealthy fats
- Processed and prepackaged foods
- The Great Life Makeover – Daniel A. Monti, MD & Anthony J. Bazzan, MD
- The China Study by T. Colin Campbell, PhD
- Foods That Fight Cancer: Preventing Cancer Through Diet by Richard Beliveau, PhD, and Denis Gingras, PhD
- Living Foods for Optimal Health: Staying Healthy in an Unhealthy Worldby Theresa Foy Digeronimo and Brian R. Clement
- The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals by Michael Pollan