Michi’s Ladder for Whole Foods and Natural Remedies

Everyday, researchers are finding new links between the environment, diet, and health. It’s not easy, though, to protect your health in a world bombarded with impurities. A bit of knowledge about what goes on your plate can empower you to make intelligent choices.

The Bountiful Beauty of Fruits and Veggies

The rainbow of colors you see in fruits and vegetables represents and provides important nutrients that help protect the body from the toxicworld around us. There are more than 10,000 known phytonutrients (“plant-based nutrients” with specific pharmacological benefits). These include phytonutrients such as lycopene in tomatoes and EGCG from green tea. It’s no secret that most diets are severely lacking in phytonutrients and other whole nutritious foods. In fact, the traditional western diet is based on animal foods, such as meat and dairy products. This diet does not offer many fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. It should come as no surprise, then, that the typical western diet has been linked to many of the health issues Americans face today. Even prestigious research institutions, including the National Cancer Institute, are urging Americans to eat more varied, well-balanced diets that are rich in dark, leafy greens. The phytonutrients in locally grown whole foods have been shown in scientific research to play an important role in the healthy maintenance of the human body.

Nutrition On the Go

In today’s fast-paced world, consumers often rely on fast and processed foods, and not on a well-balanced, nutritious diet. Most people do not get the daily-recommended allowance of vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients that are required for optimal health and wellness. Both vitamins and minerals are fundamental to the growth, development, metabolism, maintenance, and repair of tissues, coenzyme systems, and general ongoing health. Multivitamin and mineral formulas help to bridge the nutrient gap in daily diets. So, for those who believe they should get most of their nutrients from the foods they eat who want a multivitamin and mineral supplement to support that philosophy, look to whole food-based multiples. While there are many of these types of supplements in the marketplace, the one I use and recommend to my clients is Shakeology. No matter your activity level, dietary habits, age, gender, or health status, supplementing the diet with a nutrient dense meal replacement with over 70 different fruits, vegetables, minerals, and nutrients through super foods can be the perfect antidote to today’s busy, stressful lifestyles.  Checkout more:  Shakeology Ingredients {Best Vitamin Drink}



What is Michi’s Ladder?

The list below offers a visual representation of the benefits of various foods. One way you can begin to eat fewer processed foods is to replace them with whole foods.  I use this list, post it on my refrigerator, and take it to the grocery store with me. It’s called Michi’s Ladder, and helps you understand which foods you need to be eating.

The Michi’s Ladder diet is based on the Japanese term “michi,” which represents “the way.” It is a tool for revamping your diet based on a clean eating approach that emphasizes unprocessed, whole foods. The plan is designed to guide followers toward foods that provide the most “bang for your buck” in terms of nutrients per calorie. All foods consumed under this plan must be eaten raw, steamed, baked, or broiled; fried foods are verboten with this plan.

How does it differ from a standard meal or portion plan? Simple – it teaches you how to include foods that promote a healthy lifestyle. No going “on” or “off” a diet – with Michi’s Ladder you can examine your current diet and swap out foods from higher tiers to improve your overall nutrition. Michi’s Ladder puts you in control – the more foods you eat from the higher levels, the better the results.


To get  the list:
1) Create your FREE account HERE to get started.

2) Once your account is created, click the “Eat Smart” tab, then click “Michi’s Ladder” tab

3) Print this off and keep on hand. ONLY eat from the top 2 tiers of foods!

4) Finally, I want to get to know YOU & YOUR goals better. ==> Fill out this quick form <==



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