Take Three Steps to Wellness

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  1. truestarhealth

    truestarhealth New Member MEMBER

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    All three-step approach of hormonal, caloric and pH balance. Our large selection of delicious meals and snacks is the fundamental tool in helping you achieve your personal health goals. Whether it is weight loss, athletic training or disease prevention you are seeking, start by following our three simple steps to get there!

    Step 1 Eat in hormonal balance
    Hormones are the messengers in the body that work to maintain the balance and regulation of all systems. Examples of hormones are insulin, testosterone and estrogen. Hormones have a domino effect in the body, meaning one reaction will cause another which in turn causes another. Maintaining hormonal balance improves energy levels, promotes weight loss and may help prevent, and even reverse, disease processes such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.

    To eat in a hormonally balanced manner, the best ratio to follow is the 40:30:30 Method of Eating. In other words, the breakdown of your meals should look like this:

    40% carbohydrates
    30% protein
    30% fat
    All of the meal plans you will find on Truestar site, with the exclusion of certain restricted diets (gluten-free diets and dairy-free wheat-free diets), are hormonally balanced. Gluten-free diets and dairy-free wheat-free diets are as hormonally balanced as possible.


    Step 2 Eat in caloric balance
    Calories from carbohydrates, fats and proteins provide the fuel necessary to run the body. Research clearly shows that consuming fewer calories is one of the best anti-aging steps to take. In fact, most of the prevalent diseases occurring today such as obesity, type 2 diabetes and heart disease are due to over indulgence. At Truestar, we believe you should eat until you are sufficiently sufficed, not stuffed! In other words, we encourage you to eat meals and snacks until you are 80% full.

    Our nutritional program will provide you with the exact number of calories you need to maintain your current body weight or, in our weight loss section, the number of calories required to lose weight. The scientific equation used to calculate the number of calories specific for you include the following:

    Your age
    Your sex
    Your height
    Your weight
    Your activity level
    With the delicious meals we have created using fruits, vegetables, slow-burning carbohydrates, lean proteins and essential fats, our members will be able to consume plenty of healthy and tasty food while losing weight and feeling energized.


    Step 3 Eat in pH balance

    Balanced body chemistry is of the utmost importance for the maintenance of health and the prevention of disease. The scale used to measure the acid/alkaline balance in the body is called pH scale (potential of hydrogen). The normal pH level of saliva ranges from 6.8 to 7. A higher level shifts you to a more alkaline state and a lower level shifts you to a more acidic state.

    All foods are burned in the body, leaving behind an ash residue that is either acidic or alkaline, depending on the mineral composition of the food. It has been determined that for optimal health the body should be slightly more alkaline than acidic. In other words, 70 to 80% of the food you eat should be derived from alkaline-forming foods such as leafy greens, most fruits, soy products and seeds; only 20 to 30% should be derived from acid-forming foods such as grains, red meat and dairy products. By eating within this ratio, the body is protected from a state of acidosis which can create an opportune environment for disease, infection and inflammation. All Truestar meal plans have been created with an emphasis on alkaline foods such as vegetables, most fruits and lean proteins. Please refer to the charts below for information on alkaline- vs. acid-forming foods.

    Alkalizing Foods

    Vegetables Fruits Protein Other
    Alfalfa
    Asparagus
    Barley grass
    Beets
    Broccoli
    Brussels sprouts
    Cabbage
    Carrots
    Cauliflower
    Celery
    Chard
    Chlorella
    Collard greens
    Cucumber
    Dandelions
    Dulce
    Edible flowers
    Eggplant
    Fermented vegetables
    Garlic
    Kale
    Kohlrabi
    Lettuce
    Mushrooms
    Mustard greens
    Nightshade vegetables
    Onions
    Parsnips
    Peppers
    Pumpkin
    Rutabaga
    Sea vegetables
    Spirulina
    Sprouts
    Squash
    Watercress
    Wheat grass




    All berries
    Apples
    Apricots
    Avocados
    Bananas
    Cantaloupe
    Cherries
    Currants
    Dates and figs
    Grapefruit
    Grapes
    Honeydew
    Lemons
    Limes
    Nectarines
    Oranges
    Peaches
    Pears
    Pineapple
    Tangerines
    Tomatoes
    Tropical fruit
    Watermelon





















    Almonds
    Chestnuts
    Chicken breast
    Cottage cheese
    Eggs
    Fermented tempeh
    Fermented tofu
    Flaxseed
    Millet
    Nuts
    Pumpkin seeds
    Sprouted seeds
    Squash seeds
    Sunflower seeds
    Whey protein powder
    Yogurt





















    Apple cider vinegar
    Banchi tea
    Bee pollen
    Dandelion tea
    Fresh fruit juice
    Ginseng tea
    Green juices
    Green tea
    Herbal tea
    Kombucha
    Mineral water
    Organic milk
    Probiotic cultures
    Vegetable juices
    Water
    Sweeteners
    Stevia
    Spices
    All herbs
    Chili pepper
    Cinnamon
    Curry
    Miso
    Mustard
    Sea salt
    Tamari
    Oriental vegetables
    Daikon
    Dandelion root
    Kombu
    Maitake
    Nori
    Reishi
    Sea vegetables
    ****ake
    Umeboshi
    Wakame







    Acidifying Foods

    Fats and oils
    Avocado oil
    Canola oil
    Corn oil
    Flax oil
    Hemp seed oil
    Lard
    Olive oil
    Safflower oil
    Sesame oil
    Sunflower oil

    Grains
    Amaranth
    Barley
    Buckwheat
    Corn
    Hemp seed flour
    Kamut
    Quinoa
    Rice
    Rice cakes
    Rolled oats
    Rye
    Spelt
    Wheat
    Wheat cakes




    Nuts and butters
    Brazil nuts
    Cashews
    Peanut butter
    Peanuts
    Pecans
    Tahini
    Walnuts

    Animal protein
    Beef
    Carp
    Clams
    Fish
    Lamb
    Lobster
    Mussels
    Oysters
    Pork
    Rabbit
    Salmon
    Scallops
    Shrimp
    Tuna
    Turkey
    Venison




    Drugs and chemicals
    Chemical drugs
    Herbicides
    Medicinal drugs
    Pesticides
    Psychedelic drugs

    Beans and Legumes
    Almond milk
    Black beans
    Chick peas
    Green peas
    Kidney beans
    Lentils
    Lima beans
    Pinto beans
    Red beans
    Rice milk
    Soy beans
    Soy milk
    White beans










    Alcohol
    Beer
    Hard liquor
    Spirits
    Wine

    Dairy
    Butter
    Cheese (cow and goat)
    Processed cheese
    Sheep milk

    White pasta
    Macaroni
    Noodles
    Spaghetti

    Fruits
    Cranberries

    Other
    Distilled vinegar
    Potatoes
    Wheat germ
     
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    very well said i now see the health of it all and the right
    foods & snacks thanks for sharing this upon the family
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    enjoy and continue to spread the wealth of knowledge
     
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    hey and welcome
    this is a wonderful list
    lots of information
    Peace
     
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