General Food Guidelines

Family eating together, smiling, enjoying
  • Eat foods of the highest vitality – foods where you can see and feel “Life force”.
  • Eat fresh, organic, seasonal and locally grown foods whenever possible.
  • Eat foods in an acid (20%) and alkaline (80%) balance
  • Eat high fiber, high water content, and high nutrient-dense plant foods.
  • Eat a high percentage of warmed or room temperature raw and live food.
  • Eat according to food combining principles.
  • Chew foods well “digestion begins in the mouth”.
  • Eat in a relaxed calm state.
  • High Hydration – Drink clean, filtered water. Drink 1/2 your body. weight converted into ounces, in water every 24 hours.
  • Upon waking, have a 6-8 oz. glass of water with 1 teaspoon of fresh-squeezed lemon or lime juice. This will hydrate and flush your system, before the intake of other liquids or foods.
  • Liquids either 30 minutes before meals or an hour after. Only small amounts of fluids with meals if needed. Warm lemon water works well.
  • Green tea and Pu’er are very good for after meals, as they aid digestion
  • Have your food program match who you are, where you are and what you’re doing – Your age, activity and lifestyle, work, the weather and season. This is will direct your food intake.
  • Eat according to your workout and training schedule. Proper micro and macronutrient and caloric intake. Get to know your metabolism, digestion and absorption rates. Also your bowel transit time and check to see what’s digesting and what’s not.
  • Eat the right amount. Avoid overeating. Eat simple and smart.
  • Eat meals around the same time of day and around the same amount of food.
  • Stop eating at least 2-3 hours before bed.

The information on this handout is for educational purposes only and is not a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. For more information pertaining to your personal needs, please see a qualified health practitioner.

All rights reserved Dr. Malik Cotter, www.malikcotter.com Copyright © 2019

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *