February 6, 2017

Tom Brady's Anti-Inflammatory Diet

Tom Brady and wife Gisele B√ľndchen (photo by @gisele / instagram)

When you learn what Tom Brady's diet is, it's not a surprise that at 39 years old he is playing at his best. Meanwhile, most NFL players have a three to four
year career due to health issues and become reliant and addicted to pain medications.


Brady eats an anti-inflammatory diet, which means his body heals and recovers much faster than other athletes eating junk food.

As featured on Forbes.com, check out his eating guidelines below:
  • 80 percent of what they eat is vegetables... if it’s not organic, I don’t use it.
  • And whole grains: brown rice, quinoa, millet, beans.
  • The other 20 percent is lean meats: grass-fed organic steak, duck every now and then, and chicken. As for fish, I mostly cook wild salmon.
  • No white sugar. No white flour. No MSG.
  • I'll use raw olive oil, but I never cook with olive oil. I only cook with coconut oil. Fats like canola oil turn into trans fats.
  • I use Himalayan pink salt as the sodium. I never use iodized salt.
  • No coffee. No caffeine. No fungus. No dairy.
  • He will eat bananas in a smoothie. But otherwise, he prefers not to eat fruits.
  • We stick to gluten free for everything

[Tom] doesn't eat nightshades, because they're not anti-inflammatory. So no tomatoes, peppers, mushrooms, or eggplants. Tomatoes trickle in every now and then, but just maybe once a month. I'm very cautious about tomatoes. They cause inflammation.

Doesn't it sound a lot like some of the guidelines you have heard in my classes?

February 5, 2017

Panera Bread removing artificial ingredients

If you can't read it don't eat it. Artificial ingredients do absolutely nothing for your overall health and in fact hurt it in many ways.

Panera Bread has made the move to remove all artificial ingredients from their menu:
"ITS ENTIRE U.S. FOOD MENU AND PORTFOLIO OF PANERA AT HOME PRODUCTS ARE NOW FREE FROM ALL ARTIFICIAL FLAVORS, PRESERVATIVES, SWEETENERS, AND COLORS FROM ARTIFICIAL SOURCES" Read more here.

Don't get your hopes up, I'm still not a fan of bread however they have a great selection of other things that are much healthier!

We can only hope that others follow in their footsteps.