Healthy fats : Avocado, Coconut Oil, Avocado Oil*, grass fed butter, ghee, Bone broth
Hemp seeds, hemp oil*, chia seeds * note these oils are best uncooked
Good quality protein: eggs, grass fed meat, legumes, nuts: walnuts, cashews
Vitamins and minerals from vegetables. Lots of vegetables. Go green!
Broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus, kale, carrots, beets,
Prebiotic Fiber: Artichoke, jicama
Probiotic: Kimchi, yogurt
Herbs + Spices : Black pepper, oregano, cinnamon, clove
Move towards Organic whenever possible.
Omega 3 : Algae Omega or Cod Liver Oil
Vitamin D: 2,000 - 5,000 IU Daily
Echinacea : Tincture or drink as tea
Physical exercise stimulates the ECS
Yoga Hiking Running .....
What ever gets your body moving and makes you happy!
Avoiding pro inflammatory foods can greatly support the ECS by reducing inflammatory burden that toxic food can have on the body, primarily the digestive tract.
Sugar : Cane sugar, high fructose corn syrup found in sweet beverages.
If you are fruit lover like I am, opt for berries which are lower in sugar and provide antioxidants rather than apple, banana, or watermelon. Sugars that are ok occasionally honey, maple syrup, and fruit.
Glutenous grains: Gluten is a protein which the human body cannot properly digest. Rather it is either stored as a toxin or eliminated. Avoiding gluten can reduce intestinal inflammation. This includes breads, pasta, cereal and crossiants. There are gluten free alternatives however be weary of the ingredients as they may be loaded with sugar.
Unhealthy fats: processed vegetable oil such as corn, soy and canola oil. These oils are extremely unstable and easily cause free radical damage and wreak havoc on healthy cells.
Food additives: synthetic colorings, flavorings, pthalates. This includes aspartame found in most diet sodas, MSG, pesticides and artificial flavorings.