Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the healthiest food choices?
A: Nutrient-dense, organic whole foods. A “whole food” generally has one ingredient!
Q: Where can one find the healthiest food?
A: The healthiest foods are organic foods, and they are thankfully being made available in more and more conventional grocery stores (if your local store does not carry a good variety of organic choices, ask them to – most stores will try to accommodate). There are a growing number of grocery stores dedicated to whole foods and healthy living – this guide has resources for healthy food sources.
Q: How important is it really, to buy organic?
A: Buying organic means you are assured the food you are buying contains no artificial ingredients, harmful dyes, fractionated (hydrogenated) oils, or genetically modified organisms (GMOs). Perhaps someday the rules will change, and food will need to be labeled “Contains pesticides, dyes and preservatives”, or “processed”. For now, eating organic is eating as nature intended.
Q: Isn’t organic food expensive?
A: It’s not “fancy” to buy organic, it’s smart. Keep in mind that cooking has always been the way to save money on food. Buying organic ingredients to make that big pot of soup is definitely still a money-saver overall, serving many meals for the price of one family “take-out”.
Q: Does it matter how I prepare meals for a child in the process of healing?
A: Yes. What we cook our food in and how we cook it can make a big difference in preserving nutrients and avoiding toxins.
Q: Is non-stick cookware safe?
A: The EPA has determined certain non-stick surfaces may cause health problems. See Cooking Food Safely for information on non-stick cookware.
Q: What is the best and safest way to store food?
A: It is important that food is stored in a container or packaging that does not leach any unwanted chemicals or contaminants. See Storing Food & Packaging for safe solutions.
Q: How important is filtered, or purified, water?
A: We believe very important, and recommend filtering your water at home for drinking and cooking, and bathing if at all possible.