~ EAT 2 OR 3 EGGS PER DAY, boiled-one-minute or poached, not fried. Should be organic cage-free. Yoke is much more important than the whites for nutrients.
(If your doctor said to avoid eggs, s/he is wrong. A large egg contains about 185 mgs of cholesterol so 3 eggs contains less than 600 mgs of cholesterol. The human body needs and makes up to 2,000 mgs of cholesterol per day. If you eat 600 mgs, then the body just makes that much less cholesterol.)
Eggs are one of the most nutritious foods on the planet.
~ EAT VEGETABLES OF DIFFERENT COLORS, some cooked and some raw as salad.
~ FOR SALADS USE DARK GREENS such as chard.
~ EAT WHOLE FRUIT BUT IN MODERATION, such as blueberries, organic strawberries, grapefruit, (try to avoid the highly glycemic such as bananas and grapes.) Diabetics should especially minimize fruit.
~ EAT WALNUTS AND/OR MACADAMIA REGULARLY (Omega 3) A few brazil nuts provide a day’s need for selenium). Almonds and other nuts okay (but not peanuts). Nuts are mostly omega 6 but that’s okay for nuts. (Omega 6 vegetable oils must especially be avoided.)
~ INCLUDE AVOCADOES, preferably daily
~ USE A LOT OF COCONUT OIL (example: mix into cooked vegetables. Can use like butter.)
~ EAT MEAT ONCE PER DAY Organic chicken or other organic meat, organic grass-fed liver and beef from US Wellness Meats is excellent.
~ EAT FISH LOW IN MERCURY at least once per week. (examples: Alaskan wild salmon, sardines.)
~ FOR SALAD DRESSING TRY ORGANIC OLIVE OIL – unrefined, cold pressed, and has not been diluted with vegetable (seed) oil, mix with apple cider vinegar. (Absolutely avoid standard commercial dressings.)
~ SOME DAIRY IS OKAY such as organic sour cream. Hard cheese is okay except for people with high lipoprotein(a)!! Organic butter is okay, ghee is better. (NO MILK)
~ ORGANIC YOGURT IS OKAY, but should be whole fat. (It’s high in calcium so eat in moderation.)
~ SALT: Use Himalayan pink salt or Celtic Sea salt. If you get plenty of sodium and want more potassium consider “LOSALT” (one third salt, 2/3 potassium chloride) or “NoSalt” which is potassium chloride.
~ DRINK ENOUGH WATER but not excessively as too much will flush out eletrolytes. In most areas do not drink tap water unless filtered.(ZeroWater makes a pitcher with replaceable filter – better than most pitcher systems.)
~ ABSOLUTELY AVOID ALL PROCESSED REFINED VEGETABLE (SEED) OILS such as canola oil, safflower oil, sunflower oil, soy oil, corn oil, cottonseed oil, peanut oil. Also avoid hydrogenated and trans fats which includes margarine, Crisco, etc.
~ AVOID GRAINS, ESPECIALLY WHEAT. (NO bread, pasta, etc. not even oat meal). Avoid all cereals.
~ AVOID ALCOHOL
~ AVOID SODA, SUGAR, high fructose corn syrup
~ AVOID PROCESSED FOODS IN GENERAL as much as possible
~ AVOID SOY AND CORN (GMO).
~ AVOID FRUIT JUICES (too much natural sugar) eat whole fruit instead.
~ NO MILK (organic yogurt okay)
~ Avoid peanuts
~ Preferably no coffee during recovery period.
I agree with the principles that inform Paul Jaminet’s “Perfect Health Diet.” For someone with coronary atherosclerosis but NOT diabetes the macros would be approximately 20% protein, 30% carbs, 50% fat.
If diabetes is an issue try to increase fat: 15% protein, 20-25% carbs, 60-65% fat. (Or consider doing ketogenic for a few months.)
Intermittant fasting (at least 12 hours per day or more) is recommended for most people.
An EXCELLENT site to help you determine your percentages of fat, carbs, protein and other nutrients is: