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Rationale for Avoiding Gluten, Sugar and Most Dairy at Suppers

Suppers has only one food rule: avoid processed foods and do personal experiments and observations to determine which whole foods are best in your highly individual body. This means that the food you learn to prepare and develop a palate for at meetings will be primarily single, whole, fresh ingredients. A can of coconut milk, some organic chicken broth, or a jar of prepared salsa with no sweeteners represent the most processing you will find at our meetings. They are the foods that are most likely to satisfy normal hunger and least likely to trigger addictive feelings.

10 Toxic Household Items You Should Stop Using Now

This paper was prepared by Aly Cohen, MD, FACR, medical advisor to The Suppers Programs. 

Could your choice of shampoo or cookware be harming your health?

As a rheumatologist, I am often asked why patients have developed a particular autoimmune disease. I take a holistic view of their illness, so I inquire about the patient’s stress levels, diet and exercise patterns – and any chemicals they may be exposed to. This helps me better understand the role their environment may play in their health.

Whole30® Introductory Videos

Does your way of eating make you feel light, fully alive, alert, and pain free? In the true Suppers spirit of experimentation, we periodically run Whole30® groups for people who are ready to start -- or just want to learn more -- about this 30-day dietary program that helps you identify the foods that are making you feel sluggish, bloated, and generally unwell.

Here are video excerpts from a Suppers introductory workshop.

Learning Brains: A Suppers Programs Workshop

1. The number one nutrient for the brain is oxygen. Minerals, water, and oxygen are essential nutrients because they have to be obtained from an external source either because the organism cannot make them itself or because insufficient quantities are produced.

If your child (or you) doesn’t breathe well, stop and look no further. Problems with the human “airway” or breathing mechanism are on the rise. Signs:

The Suppers Programs 10 Points of Supported Behavior Change

  1. Develop a palate for real food.
  2. Learn to cook real food.
  3. Come to desire the foods that make you well while you…
  4. Let go of the foods that keep you sick, fat, depressed, or addicted.
  5. Come to understand that how you feel is data and that you can rely on your body to tell you which foods are the healthiest for you.
  6. Give and get social support in a community that helps you while you experiment and learn to distinguish treat foods from triggers and…


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