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Every snack, meal and beverage you have either helps to heal your body or it adds stress to your body. During your treatment, it is important to consume foods and drinks that will provide the nutrition you need for recovery and overall health and avoid foods and drinks that contribute to inflammation, stress, extra weight and disease. Ultimately, these recommendations should become life long habits to live and be your best at any age.

The information that is provided is based on how the body functions and what it needs to thrive. We do not make recommendations based on marketing hype and diet trends.

Here are the quick Do’s and Don’ts.


  • Buy Organic. At the very least, buy the foods listed in the 2016 Dirty Dozen list in organic varieties. These are the top produce that have the most pesticides and chemicals as reported by the USDA.
  • Eat at least 5-9 servings of fruits and vegetables daily.
  • Properly hydrate with water.
  • Add spices to your meals. Ie. turmeric has anti-inflammatory nutrients in it.
  • Eat most of your produce fresh, not cooked or processed. It has more nutrition and is enzyme-rich.


  • Don’t drink sodas or energy drinks.
  • Don’t eat more than 7-9 tsp of added sugar in a day.
  • Don’t eat white flour products.
  • Don’t eat artificial sweeteners.
  • Don’t eat MSG or flavor enhancers.
  • Don’t eat fried foods.

If you are new to eating healthy, the Don’t list can be overwhelming. We promise that it is achievable to bring this down considerably! Be honest with yourself. If there are bad habits that are tough to kick, let us know. We can help with ideas that have been successful with us and other patients.

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Additional Resources:

Sunizona Family Farms – Willcox, AZ. They deliver certified organic, non-gmo, vegan produce to a pick-up location close to you. You can customize your crate or choose a standard option and get a surprise crate.

Arizona Community Farmer’s Market – Find a market near you. Get to know the farmers and where your food is coming from. Farmer’s markets are a great way to eat foods in season. Produce is typically picked just before heading to the market so they are at its peak ripeness. What this means to you is more nutrition in each fruit or veggie. Produce at a typical grocery store are picked weeks if not months prior AND in most cases travel thousands of miles before it gets to your plate. Eat local, when you can.