Top 5 Steps to a Healthier Diet

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Are you…

  • dealing with puzzling health conditions like eczema, autism spectrum disorder or fibromyalgia?
  • wondering about pesticides and chemicals in the environment and their effects on your health?
  • just wanting to take some steps toward being more healthy?

Trying to decipher all of the healthy information can be completely exhausting.  There is so much out there and it seems like it changes all the time.

Well, I've been (still am sometimes) overwhelmed by it all too.

In order to help you (and myself when I get overwhelmed), I've put together a quick go-to list called the Top 5 Steps to a Healthier Diet.

The 5 Steps are over at a new site called The Better Mom.  Today is my first post as a contributing writer over there.

There's a great group of ladies over there, so go and check the site out, read my post 🙂 and let me know what you think!  I think you'll be impressed and moved.

I'll be checking in from time to time to answer comments and of course, you can also pop back over here and drop me a line.  I love hearing what you think!

What about you?  What is the next step for you on the path to healthier eating?

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  1. Losing Fat says:

    Hi Adrienne,

    I’m sorry that your son has a form of autism. I just learned about asperger’s disease (sp?) from a movie I watched, you’re probably aware of it. Anyway, I am a health freak that stays away from anything that is not natural, had have for the past 27 years.

    I wish there were more people spreading the healthy word to help educate people, like you are doing on this blog. I just purchased some detox drops from ebay and that’s how I found you… but after looking at your blog, I was impressed.

    Like I started to say, I just wish there were more people like you that were as health conscious as me so that our kids were not getting sick. People are more concerned about saving time and money than researching the healthiest products to give to their families.

    Did you know that if families fed their children pork products two to three times per week, that they’d have nine (9) more chances of acquiring leukemia? I’m talking pepperoni, bolona, sausage, bacon… anything processed with nitrites and nitrates… (even store bought turkey bacon has nitrites and nitrates added as preservatives!!!) and then they sit in the hospital with their kids that have cancer and wonder how it happened… only to find out years later that they, too, are sick as a result of the same thing… yet they never really ever change because they are too ignorant to know the difference.

    Anyway, I just wanted to give you a huge thumbs up… and I’m praying for your son that the Lord will protect him, give him favor with everyone he comes into contact with, open doors for him that only He can open and close doors that the Lord wants closed in his life. I pray a special prayer of blessings in his future, that the Lord will create a life for him that is unlike any other, and that He will heal him completely from any health condition or challenge in Jesus Name, amen.

    • Wow. Thanks for the incredibly thoughtful comment. Thanks for taking the time.

      Do you by any chance have the stats on that statement about the pork? We’ve been avoiding that and I can’t believe how many things nitrates are in. Even lunch meat (not that I buy it ever….).

      I really needed the encouragement today. I am going to go and give him a big hug right now.

      By the way, if you meant Temple Grandin’s movie, we did see it and she spoke here at a local college so we saw her speak and met her as well. Amazing. Perhaps you meant some other movie as I believe they spoke about autism in that one.


  2. Adrienne, Thanks for linking up last week at Healthy 2day Wednesdays! I love your tips over at The Better Mom! What a great opportumity to be a writer with them, I saw when they were accepting applications. Congrats! I added this post to my top three this week! Yay!

  3. Great information as always for those who may be new to nutritional problems or life changing issues. My dad is one of those people who taught me to live off of the land and for as long as I can remember we have grown our own beef, gardens, etc.

    Thanks for sharing at the hearth and soul hop.

    • I wish that I had that heritage. We have finally got a somewhat viable garden growing and hope to have a small greenhouse this winter. As for beef….well, we live in a typical suburban neighborhood, so that would be a big move. Probably more than I can handle right now, but maybe down the road. We are hoping our city passes an ordinance to allow for chickens in the coming year.

  4. I wanted to stop by and thank you for participating in the Get Wired Blog Hop. I am following you through Networked Blogs and Facebook.

    Have a wonderful day!


  5. Thanks for this post! It’s always good to remember all of this! (And your photo looks yummy enough to eat – I must be hungry!)

  6. Congrats on the new writing adventure!!! And thanks for this post! It seem this is always the struggle with finding healthy and tasty foods for families!

  7. Thank you for sharing this very helpful post with the blog hop Adrienne. Your tips are great, and they are definitely do-able! I hope you will visit again today, as Alea and I have some exciting new developments with the hop to announce.

  8. I have been on a kick to be kinder to my body which includes healthier eating. I’ve cut out all the bad guys such as high fructose corn syrup, artificial sweeteners and soda. I am trying to add more fiber, protein and vegetables. I am still struggling with portion control though!

  9. Our family is on a continual journey of healthy eating. I have found that making small changes here and there is a key (we don’t have any pressing medical issues that make drastic changes necessary).

  10. Great article!

    My next step is to eliminate soda. I drink diet, but its still bad for you.

  11. Some great information. I am dieting and it’s been a struggle.

    Stop by and link up at What’s Cooking Wednesday!

  12. Thanks so much for sharing with Momtrends for our Friday Food Linky. Heading over to Better Mom now to check out your 5 steps. Have a great weekend.

  13. You’re right eating healthy is not easy, but it is certainly doable. The first step for me was omitting items with partially hydrogenated oils from my family’s diet. We also avoid foods with artificial flavors and colors. By doing that, I noticed huge changes in my youngest daughter’s behavior. I swear food coloring makes her crazy!

    • Hi Denise. I am hoping to get a post up today or tomorrow that will touch on some dietary changes that we have tried in healing our son’s autism. Our power was out this morning, however, so it might go out later. Hope to see you around! Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Getting enough sleep — which is tricky with three children five and under who interrupt mine…

  15. I hear ya on the whole grain vs no grain. There’s SO much conflicting info on eating well {mainly because of the special interests and lobbyists and poor education}…going to check out your guest post.

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice! I like your blog {right up my alley}

  16. We drink filtered water and I buy organic produce when I can; we also eat local beef. However, I have a serious sugar problem so that is the first issue I need to tackle for myself and my family. Thanks for sharing your list and for providing me a little motivation!

  17. Ellen Marceau says:

    Hi Adrienne, I found your blog through TheBetterMom, and I am so pleased! You are doing everything I am trying do to right now 🙂 I have the Nourishing Traditions cookbook by Sally Fallon, but I am always up for new recipes for soaking grains. I would love a copy of the e-cookbook if it is still available. Looking forward to following your posts and catching up to a few old ones – the Arsenic Chicken one was very good, love the dry humor. Thanks!!

    • Hi Ellen!
      Thanks for stopping by!
      I would be happy to send you a copy of the book. I’m a bit behind though with those. My son handles them for me. Would you mind requesting a copy on the post for the cookbook please? That is how he manages the e-book.

      Thanks again!

  18. Great advice! Thanks for sharing!

  19. Excellent post. Following those suggestions would take us a long way!