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Essential Foods ~ Online Nutrition Course


The Healing Power of Food: Conscious Eating
The Healing Power of Food: Conscious Eating by Julianne Koritz, a registered, licensed dietitian. – Learn how food can heal your body by strengthening your immune system and increasing your energy level – create a plan for boosting your immune system. Lessons address common health complaints and offer up remedies for issues such as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, memory loss, joint pain, depression, anger, and weigh loss. Make food your best friend to energize, nourish and heal your body! [ Course Overview]   [ Enroll Now]   [ Course Reviews ]



"...I understand that a proper diet is crucial for self-transformation and for the transformation of society."
~ Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, Fifth Mindfulness Training


Essential Foods: Embracing the Foods You Need
By Julianne Koritz

Did you know that foods offer about fifty different nutrients that our bodies require for normal growth and development? We require some foods daily, others every other day - or weekly.

The important foods in your diet are ones that improve your immune system, increase your energy level, repair your tissue and maintain your metabolism. These are essential foods.

These foods include whole grains, such as old-fashioned oats, whole grain breads, whole-wheat pancakes that provide fiber and B-vitamins to fight colon cancer. Anti-oxidant foods that destroy free radicals in your blood system include fresh fruit, green leafy vegetables (e.g., kale, collard greens, spinach, broccoli) and dark orange colored vegetables (e.g., sweet potatoes, acorn squash, butternut squash and carrots).

Foods that are NOT Essential
We do not need pre-packed snack crackers with peanut butter, low fat chocolate ice cream sandwiches, soda, sugary beverages, sweetened ice tea, frozen TV dinners, canned pasta, flavored chips, etc. These "filler" foods have a low nutritional value and are very low in fiber and high in fat.

Processed foods that leave an orange residue on your hands should be banned!

Be aware of the alternative food items in the market. Rice milk, for example, should never be used as a substitute for cow's milk due to the differences in the nutrient content. Both products have carbohydrates, however, 8 oz of cow's milk has 8 grams of protein, while 8 oz of rice milk has 1-2 grams of a poor protein source and is very low in calories.

Some people cannot tolerate cow's milk due to allergies or preference. They can use soymilk as a substitute, but may need to supplement other minerals and vitamins. Read labels and know the level of protein, carbohydrate and fat in the food items, as well as the major nutrient present.

Resources to Check out:
Check out this Essential Foods/Healing Foods Pyramid

Memory boosting herbs and fruits





Excerpted from the online nutrition course The Healing Power of Food: Conscious Eating by Julianne Koritz, a registered, licensed dietitian. This online nutrition course includes printable recipes and is available through www.selfhealingexpressons.com.


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